While Beyonce‘s career-long Hot 100 resume has lent her a number of entries into its history books (i.e. longest run at #1 in history in one calendar year by a female, most cumulative weeks at #1 for a female 2000-2010, only artist to chart 10 weeks at #1 in a group and as a solo artist, many more), there’s no denying her impact on that particular tally post-2010 has not been able to rival that of her Billboard 200 stats of the same time period.
Yet, thanks to albums ‘4,’ ‘Beyonce,’ and ‘Lemonade,’ what the songstress has been welcomed to is a seat at the table of some very exclusive Hot 100 clubs. In addition to being the first female act to see all of the songs from one album simultaneously impact the Hot 100 (a feat accomplished with her most 2016 LP), this week – courtesy of her feature on the now #3 hit, ‘Mi Gente’ – the 36-year-old became one of just 8 female acts who can boast at least a 20 year time span between their first and last top 10 hit on the singles chart. The list is as follows:
- Cher – 33 years (1965 to 1998)
- Barbra Streisand – 32 years (1964-1996)
- Madonna – 28 years (1984 to 2012)
- Tina Turner – 22 years (1971 to 1993)
- Dionne Warwick – 22 years (1963 to 1985)
- Diana Ross – 22 years (1963 to 1985)
- Aretha Franklin – 20 years (1967-1987)
- Beyonce – 20 years (1997-2017)
As reported here, the Queen Bey gave the J.Balvin hit her royal blessing as part of ongoing hurricane relief efforts for Puerto Rico. Not even a day after its unveiling, the tune hit #1 on iTunes sales chart – a feat that later lead to its impressive jump on this week’s Hot 100.
See who joins her on this week’s refreshed TGJ Chart Check: