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Dec. 2, 1995

Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men begin the longest reign in the 54-year history of the Billboard Hot 100, as “One Sweet Day” spends its first of 16 weeks (or, 112 sweet days) atop the tally.

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Sept. 13, 1997

Mariah Carey coats the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in “Honey,” her 12th No. 1 on the list.

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June 20, 1992

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.

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June 2, 1990

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.

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May 23, 1998

Mariah Carey scores her lucky 13th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with “My All.” She’s since upped her total to 18 leaders, the most among all solo artists in the chart’s history.

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May 13, 2006

Six years ago today, Rihanna reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time with “SOS.” Amazingly, RiRi has added 10 more No. 1s since then, tying her with Whitney Houston for the third-most leaders among women all-time. Only Mariah Carey (18) and Madonna (12) have more.