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Today in Billboard History

Nov. 12, 2011

Rihanna begins her longest Billboard Hot 100 reign, as “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, spends its first of 10 weeks at No. 1.

Nov. 8, 1997

Sing along, “Dawson’s Creek” fans. Fifteen years ago today, Paula Cole’s theme to the series, “I Don’t Want to Wait,” began a six-week stay at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs.

Oct. 11, 1997

Elton John’s tribute to the late Princess Diana began a 14-week command on the Billboard Hot 100.

Oct. 9, 1993

Blind Melon (and its video “Bee Girl”) ascended to No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart.