This Week in Billboard Chart History: 20 Years Ago, Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men Began a Record Reign

NewsNovember 30, 2015Billboard

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Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.


Dec. 5, 1998

Another notable date in the Billboard Hot 100's archives: with many radio hits no longer released as commercially-available singles (as labels wanted consumers to purchase full albums), Billboard allows such songs, as well as album tracks, to chart on the Hot 100 for the first time. Among hits that appeared on the list thanks to the change: R. Kelly and Celine Dion's "I'm Your Angel," at No. 1; Shania Twain's "From This Moment On" (No. 5); and Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" (No. 9).