The Billboard Hot 100 had FOUR new Top 10 entries this week: “No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande, plus “ATM”, “Kevin’s Heart”, and “KOD” by J. Cole.
That’s interesting, because Ariana and J. Cole have yet to reach #1, so there’s a chance that their time could be coming soon. Up until this point, Ariana has maxed out at #2, while J. Cole’s peak is #6, so he’s yet to crack the Top Five.
Here are EIGHT other surprising artists who have yet to hit #1:
1. Nicki Minaj. She peaked at #2
2. Selena Gomez. She peaked at #5.
3. Twenty One Pilots. They peaked at #2.
4. Future. He peaked at #5.
5. Zedd. He peaked at #4.
6. Shawn Mendes. He peaked at #4.
7. Imagine Dragons. They peaked at #3.
8. Florida Georgia Line. They just reached #2 with their Bebe Rexha collaboration, “Meant to Be”.
Those come from a Billboard.com story focusing on today’s biggest pop stars.
So, we did some digging and put together a rundown of 40 (somewhat surprising) OLDER acts without a #1 hit. They are:
One Direction, Bruce Springsteen, Backstreet Boys, Missy Elliott, David Guetta, James Brown, Don Henley, Chaka Khan, Black Sabbath, Creedence Clearwater Revival, En Vogue, Bob Dylan, Babyface .
Sheryl Crow, MC Hammer, Pat Benatar, New Edition, The Pointer Sisters, AC/DC, The Clash, Green Day, Jimi Hendrix, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Metallica, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Sting, Tom Petty . . .
The Who, Bob Marley, KISS, the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., Johnny Cash, the Kinks, Dolly Parton, and David Hasselhoff.