Carey Earns Her 16th No. 1 Song on Billboard’s Dance Chart

It’s a Sweet Sixteen for Mariah Carey

The 42-year-old part-Venezuelan singer is celebrating her sixteenth No. 1 track on Billboard’s Dance Club/Play Songs chart, as her latest single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” climbs to the top of the summit.

Mariah Carey

The new American Idol judge, aided by remixes of the original track, leaps 2-1 on the survey to be released on next Thursday (October 18).

It’s her first leader in more than three years, since “Obsessed” topped the chart the week of October 3, 2009.

With 16 No. 1s, Carey ties Kristine W for fifth-place among artists with the most leaders in the list’s 36-year history. Madonna leads the pack with 43 No. 1s, followed by Janet Jackson (19) and Beyonce and Rihanna (18 each).

On the overall Billboard Hot 100, Carey has notched 18 No. 1s, the most among women and the second-most among all artists after the Beatles‘ 20.

Here is a recap of Carey’s sweet 16 Dance/Club Play Songs to reach No. 1.

Title, Chart Date Reached No. 1

“Someday,” March 16, 1991
“Emotions,” Nov. 30, 1991
“Dreamlover,” Oct. 16, 1993
“Anytime You Need a Friend,” Aug. 27, 1994
“Fantasy,” Oct. 21, 1995 (three weeks at No. 1)
“Honey,” Oct, 18, 1997
“I Still Believe,” April 10, 1999
“Through the Rain,” Feb. 8, 2003
“It’s Like That,” May 21, 2005
“We Belong Together,” Aug. 6, 2005
“Don’t Forget About Us,” Jan. 21, 2006
“Say Somethin’ “ (featuring Snoop Dogg), May 27, 2006
“Touch My Body,” May 10, 2008
“I Stay in Love,” Feb. 14, 2009
“Obsessed,” Oct. 3, 2009
“Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” Oct. 27 2012

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