The Devolution of Black American Music . . .

Total of weeks at #1 in the ’70s (as a lead artist):

  • 1. The Jackson 5 (24 weeks)
  • 2. Aretha Franklin (22 weeks)
  • 3. Stevie Wonder (22 weeks)
  • 4. Marvin Gaye (21 weeks)
  • 5. Al Green (16 weeks)
  • 6. The O’Jays (16 weeks)
  • 7. Earth, Wind and Fire (15 weeks)
  • 8. James Brown (15 weeks)
  • 9. Gladys Knight & The Pips (14 weeks)
  • 10. The Spinners (14 weeks)

Total of weeks at #1 in the ’80s (as a lead artist):

  • 1. Michael Jackson (29 weeks)
  • 2. Stevie Wonder (27 weeks)
  • 3. Freddie Jackson (19 weeks)
  • 4. Lionel Richie (18 weeks)
  • 5. Prince (17 weeks)
  • 6. Diana Ross (14 weeks)
  • 7. Kool & The Gang (13 weeks)
  • 8. Rick James (12 weeks)
  • 9. Aretha Franklin & Janet Jackson (11 weeks)
  • 10. Cameo, Marvin Gaye (10 weeks)

Total of weeks at #1 in the ’90s (as a lead artist):

  • 1. R. Kelly (31 weeks)
  • 2. Whitney Houston (30 weeks)
  • 3. Janet Jackson (21 weeks)
  • 4. Usher (19 weeks)
  • 5. Monica (18 weeks)
  • 6. Boyz II Men & TLC (17 weeks)
  • 7. Brandy, Deborah Cox & Puff Daddy (16 weeks)
  • 8. Jodeci (14 weeks)
  • 9. Mariah Carey (13 weeks)
  • 10. The Notorious B.I.G. (12 weeks)

Most Weeks at #1 in 2000s (lead and featured appearances):

  • 1. Alicia Keys (41 weeks)
  • 2. Usher (34 weeks)
  • 3. Beyoncé (31 weeks)
  • 4. Jay-Z (23 weeks)
  • 5. 50 Cent, T-Pain  (22 weeks)
  • 6. Jamie Foxx, Nelly (20 weeks)
  • 7. Mariah Carey, Keyshia Cole (19 weeks)
  • 8. Ashanti (18 weeks)
  • 9. Mary J, Blige, Missy Elliott (17 weeks)
  • 10. Yung Joc  (16 weeks)

Most Weeks at #1 in 2010s (lead and featured appearances):

  • 1. Drake (32 weeks)
  • 2. Lil Wayne  (31 weeks)
  • 3. Usher (26 weeks)
  • 4. Chris Brown (17 weeks)
  • 5. Trey Songz (14 weeks)
  • 6. Kanye West (13 weeks)
  • 7. Alicia Keys (12 weeks)
  • 8. Rihanna (11 weeks)
  • 9. DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Miguel (10 weeks)
  • 10. Melanie Fiona, Kevin McCall, Tyga (9 weeks)

Need I say more?

#BAM

– Nicholas Payton aka The Savior of Archaic Pop

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