Mariah Carey's “I'll Be There,” from her “MTV Unplugged” special, topped the Billboard Hot 100. As the Jackson 5's original version hit No. 1 in 1970, the song is one of nine to lead the list as recorded by two artists.
Twenty-two years ago today, the Mariah Carey era began on Billboard charts. The then-20-year-old newcomer made her chart entrance with debut single “Vision of Love,” which began at No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 85 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It would eventually lead both charts.