The Billboard Hot is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales physical and digital , radio play , and online streaming in the United States. The weekly tracking period for sales was initially Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in , but was changed to Friday to Thursday in July This tracking period also applies to compiling online streaming data.
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1. "You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson
Subscriber Account active since. In the history of modern music rankings, only a handful of songs have ever debuted at No. The Hot is widely considered the definitive all-genre singles chart in the US. Although it was officially launched in , Billboard began using modern airplay and sales data in — allowing for more time-sensitive calculations and accurate rankings. Moreover, Billboard began incorporating digital sales data in and YouTube data in The chart methodology is updated at least once a year , to reflect rapidly evolving listening trends. Although more than 1, songs have reached the coveted No. Only 41 songs in history have achieved the rare feat. Keep scrolling for the complete list, in chronological order. It was the lead single from Carey's fifth studio album "Daydream.
BTS delighted fans earlier this week when they announced their plans to release a new English-language single on Aug. Over the last few years, BTS has become a fixture on the Hot , which ranks songs based on a combination of sales, streams and radio airplay in the United States. BTS has an incredible track record with physical and digital sales, and their new single is all but guaranteed to follow in the footsteps of previous hits. The BTS ARMY has already mobilized on social media to buy the new single en masse, raising tens of thousands of dollars via donation funds to help fans purchase the track.