Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2001 #FBF

Published: Friday 30th Oct 2015 by Rashad
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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, just as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This time we press play on Mary J. Blige‘s party-starter ‘Family Affair,’ which shot to the top of the charts this week in 2001.  Coming as the R&B royal’s first reign atop the chart nearly 10 years after she burst on the scene with her debut album ‘What’s the 411?,’ the Dr.Dre produced cut ousted Jennifer Lopez‘s ‘I’m Real’ right off the Hot 100 throne.

Enjoying a six week run at #1, the tune came as MJB’s first and last chart-topper on the tally.  But, with a catalogue as impressive as hers, we’re sure she’s not too mad about it.  Get into the “crunk” number and the other 24 tracks that occupied the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100 this week in 2001:

Hot 100’s Top 25 This Week In 2001

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Hot 100’s Top 20 This Week

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See the full list by checking this week’s ‘Chart Check.’


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  1. Mya Stan October 30, 2015

    This goes to show that #1s really don’t mean s*** because Mary has soooooo many MEMORABLE classics. Btw where is Aaliyah? Can’t find her.

    • King Mark111 /.\ October 30, 2015

      In heaven while Mya is stripping for rent money.

      • Taylor Tori Azalea October 30, 2015

        Ha! You tried it! Thotliyaah is not in heavan

      • BeyRihLiyah October 30, 2015

        @taylor tori azalea death at you calling someone a thot when taylor is the queen of being a industry thot and death at you also stanning for iggy when her ex pimp threatened to leak her S*x tape

    • BeyRihLiyah October 30, 2015

      But she’s on their rock the boat is on the list @ number 21 and not a mya stan trying to throw shots when mya doesnt even have a multi-platinum album to her name even ashanti and ciara have a multi-platinum album mya is the mandy more of 90’s/early 2000’s teen r&b lmaooo mya flop ass couldnt even go silver in the uk lmaooo mya barley sold 7 million worldwide

      • Tea4Daze October 31, 2015

        Britney Spears = Brandy
        Christina Aguilera = Monica
        Jessica Simpson = Aaliyah
        Mandy Moore = Mya

        Tell me I’m lying!!!

      • BeyRihLiyah October 31, 2015

        @tea4daze your lying

    • lisa489 October 30, 2015

      Jennifer Lopez (JLO’s) I’m real is REALLY sung by Ashanti, why does she get credit for I’m Real when you know fully well Ashanti’s full vocal was used and they auto-tuned it with Jlo’s off key vocals.


      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig October 30, 2015

        @Lisa489 The same goes for ‘Play’, which we all know was 50% Christina Milian’s vocals. Mariah said it best.
        I DON’T KNOW HA!!!!

      • She by shere October 30, 2015

        Also Ashanti sung ain’t it real remix for jlo

  2. King Mark111 /.\ October 30, 2015

    I remember this year so well. It was fun and ended so sad. The Janet Icon Special, All For You. DC Survivor, Usher 8701, Aaliyah self-titled, Alicia Keys amazing Songs In A Minor, Mariah Carey TRL meltdown and Glitter flopping, Virgin PAYING her to get off the label. MJ last album and that amazing 4th Anna special.
    Sad note, the death of Aaliyah, 9/11 and Glitter box office numbers.

    • What now October 30, 2015

      I find ur comments funny af, but b real 4 a sec… you only shade Mariah bc u wanna f*** Stephy?

      • King Stephy October 30, 2015

        LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Speak that truth sista gurl. He’s obsessed with me & my motha Mariah. kii

    • Kyle October 31, 2015

      2001 was by far my FAVORITE year for music, especially the summer of ’01. I honestly believe that was the year R&B dominated the charts and had somewhat of a ‘commercial renaissance.’

  3. Bravo!! October 30, 2015

    Family affair is not Mary j blige only number #1 on the hot 100. Don’t forget about Be without you. Which was a number #1 as well on the hot 100 as well.

    • Taylor Tori Azalea October 30, 2015

      Be without you was #2 sis

      • MissMaam October 30, 2015

        Be Without You was #3 on the Hot 100.. but #1 on the R&B charts..

        Speaking of Mary.. 2016 would be the year she releases another album (since she does so every 2 years)

        2016.. Missy, Beyonce, Mariah, Mary, Rihanna (I guess)

        Its gonna be a tough 2017 grammys

  4. Suicide Blonde October 30, 2015

    Rock the Boat and Be Like That still sound fresh today, 2001 was a great year until the 9/11 and the death of Aaliyah, music was still good around that time, 2003 was the worst year of my life tho.
    Now playing: Aaliyah’s One in a Million.

    • King Mark111 /.\ October 30, 2015


      • Suicide Blonde October 30, 2015

        Believe it or not, i’m a huge fan of Aaliyah, i was obsessed with her.

    • What now October 30, 2015

      I would have never guessed in a million years that u wud b an Aaliyah stan.

    • Royalkev November 1, 2015

      I was pretty big on Aaliyah around that time too! I thought she was soooo beautiful and s*** (in an understated way).

  5. King Mark111 /.\ October 30, 2015

    It seems that NO one remembers early free spirit Nelly F. Lights was my favorite for a lil bit. I think she won Best New Artist that year as well. Michelle Branch had good songs back then as well and I don’t know what happend to her. That year a lot of fresh new talent were popping, like Averl, Branch, Keys and I’m sure Norah Jones came out that year as well. I’m sure of it.
    (When Ashanti was singing J.No hooks. Lol)

    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 30, 2015

      “I’m Like a Bird”, “Do It”, and “Bucket list” are among my favorites from her. I couldn’t get into “Big Hoops, though”. It seemed forced and unlike her.

  6. King Mark111 /.\ October 30, 2015

    Where’s Beyonce? Oh that’s right, she wasn’t a thing. She was using Kelly and Michael for support after throwing away 3 other girls. Lol

    • Lover of music October 30, 2015

      Your obsession with Beyonce and Mariah is scary…get help sis…At first it was all fun but now it makes you look like a little scorned bit©h…
      And I like how you always cry like a little phagg¤t you are when the hive always bring Rihanna’s name in posts that has nothing to do with her…..
      Get help sis

      • What now October 30, 2015

        U don’t have s*** 2 say 2 Tyler and his sick obsession with Rihanna, so don’t play the devil advocate

      • Lover of music October 30, 2015

        The thing is Mark was the one who said beyonce fans (who i cant stand sometimes)like to bring other artists’ names into posts that absolutely have nothing to do with them…And yet if you go to the lasts 5 posts that had nothing to do with beyonce,he was the first to bring beyonce and Mariah’s names….And yet he always complain when they do the same with Rihanna…..
        The obsession is corny as h£ll

  7. Taylor Tori Azalea October 30, 2015

    Turns out Focus is not as trashy as I thought

  8. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 30, 2015

    Ooh, yes! Mary SERVED that choreography to death! Up in that dancery for sure! It’s a shame it’s her only #1, but at least it’s iconic, lasted as #1 for more than a week, and it’s still memorable, so she won.

  9. Barb-wire October 30, 2015

    RIP Aaliyah 🙁 you may have been a flop before your death but your 6 remaining stans still loves you.

    • King Mark111 /.\ October 30, 2015

      Flop? She had a blockbuster hit and was filming that year. #2 album with 190K first week, gold the week before she passed with a #59 single. She had a #1 smash hit the year before in 2000, something Nicki has yet to get. “Back to the Billboard Hot 100 that you just performed. Which is hard to gey, not everyone has one of those…” -Mariah Carey
      Two double platinum albums before death, again, something Nicki has yet to get. First single was a top 5, what was Nicki’s first single? Massive Attack? Aaliyah won 2 moon mans (thay same award show that Nicki made a big deal about because they didn’t accept her body that she paid a lot of money for), and a MTV movie award that same year in 2001. She was also interviewed by some slow talking spoiled girl from Houston on the red carpet at the MTV movie awards. I think I said enough.

    • BeyRihLiyah October 30, 2015

      Not when flopnika only has 1 platinum album to her name not when flopnika second album only went platinum because of shipments not when the pinkshït isnt platinum after almost a year not when flopnika was just selling her tour tickets on groupon not when flopnika still dont have a number 1 after a 1000679 singles and features not when one in a million outsold flopnika whole albums discography lmaooo yall call rih a singles artist when trashnika is the definition of a singles artist

    • ????Queen Molly???? October 30, 2015

      Kiiii so mean

    • Adele’s snatching wigs October 30, 2015

      LMAO @ Barb-wire, no lies detected, Aaliyah was a flop.

    • Taylor Tori Azalea October 30, 2015

      Lol drag it back to life

  10. ????Queen Molly???? October 30, 2015

    Not Blu CantSell ????????????

    • King Mark111 /.\ October 30, 2015

      Wasn’t she Jay Z’s ex girlfriend during this time? Shade is in the name blu.

      • ????Queen Molly???? October 30, 2015

        I think jay fuckkked her once or twice smh

    • What now October 30, 2015

      Making fun of Blu wen ur REAL fav can’t do the same? The hypocrisy of it all.

      • ????Queen Molly???? October 30, 2015

        I got that from a Got2Bereal episode stop being so sensitive s***.

    • Adele’s snatching wigs October 30, 2015

      Wait, not a Ciara stan saying someone can’t sell, girl, BOO BYE!

      • ????Queen Molly???? October 30, 2015

        Bye RihNavy

  11. God October 30, 2015

    Mary J. Blige has 9 multi-platinum selling albums and one #1 hit. That’s a true slay. What artist can sell millions of albums without a hit? Not Beyonce. Not Mariah. Not WHitney. None, but Mary Jesus Blige. My chosen one.

    • King Stephy October 30, 2015

      Honey, Mary wasn’t a POP act. She wasn’t suppose to be a HOT 100 type artist. Motha was Queen of R&B. She dominated the URBAN charts. She has PLENTY of hits. Bye

  12. AJ October 30, 2015

    RIP good music 🙁

  13. Lover of music October 30, 2015

    I somehow prefer Be without you over this song,,It should have been #1,,It is rare to see somebody slay like that without number 1s

  14. King Stephy October 30, 2015

    Be Without You >>>>>.

    This was a good yer in music.

  15. What now October 30, 2015

    I hated this year n music. I only liked 5 or 6 songs. I feel music didn’t become back good until mid 03 and stayed until around 06/early 07. Ever since it’s been an up and down spiral with over saturated microwavable artists.

    • Taylor Tori Azalea October 30, 2015

      Not 5/6 songs when your fave had like 10 songs this year

  16. Adele’s snatching wigs October 30, 2015

    I see the Hive and Stephy have dragged Markishia so much, that this Queen is full of bitterness LOL constantly bringing up Queen Bey, and MC.

    • Taylor Tori Azalea October 30, 2015

      Yes sis Mark is dragged for the Gods from His shack to Aliyaah’s grave to hell then back to Centurions village
      It was better when he trolled as Keri Kween that thing was dragged for the satans that it even dragged itself

      • Adele’s snatching wigs October 30, 2015

        LOL, Speak on it girl.

  17. Like a prayer October 30, 2015

    Not MYA Stans and NICKI stana trying to come for Aaliyah. She has something those two wish they had. Multi plantinum albums, number 1 single and a legacy.

  18. Me October 30, 2015

    Age ain’t nothing but a number DOUBLE platinum
    One In A Million: TRIPLE platinum
    Aaliyah: DOUBLE platnium
    Mind you… This is based on us sales ALONE! she accomplished all of this by the age of 22.
    So fall back b******

  19. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 30, 2015

    Tiziano Ferro is so damn s***! I love that thick Italian man. His cakes are the truth. Yes, give me something I can grab at night when I’m feeling bad and in rare mode!

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