CHART BEAT: Bootylicious

Stevie Nicks appeared in Destiny Child's video for "Bootylicious."
Stevie Nicks appeared in Destiny Child’s video for “Bootylicious.”

SUPREME ACHIEVEMENT:  Only three girl groups in the history of The Billboard Hot 100 have been No. 1 for more than five cumulative weeks. The leader of the pack is the Supremes, with a total of 22 weeks. Close behind is TLC, with 18 weeks. This issue, Destiny’s Child is within striking distance of TLC, as “Bootylicious” (Columbia) remains at No. 1 for a second week, giving the act an aggregate total of 17 weeks at the summit. The Supremes’ total comes from 12 different chart champs, spread over five years, four months, and two weeks. TLC reached its total with only four singles and in a slightly faster time frame: four years, eight months, and one week.

Destiny’s Child also needed four No. 1 singles to achieve its total: “Bills, Bills, Bills” (one week), “Say My Name” (three), “Independent Women Part I” (11), and “Bootylicious” (two to date). But the act pulled this off in record time–a mere two years and three weeks.

THE WRITE STUFF:  Chart Beat reader David Brunot of Guys Mills, Pa., wrote to ask where Stevie Nicks ranks among songwriters with the longest span of No. 1 songs, given that Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious” samples her “Edge of Seventeen.” A few months ago, Nicks would have been in eighth place. But the rankings have since changed dramatically: This year, four contenders entered the top 10 for the first time. That means Nicks, with 24 years, one month, and three weeks between Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and “Bootylicious,” is in 12th place. The record was set a few weeks ago by Bob Crewe, with 38 years, six months, and two weeks between the 4 Seasons’ “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya & Pink’s “Lady Marmalade.” Crewe sent previous record-holder Chip Taylor into second place, with 34 years and eight months between the Troggs’ “Wild Thing” and Shaggy Featuring Rayvon’s “Angel.”

In third place are Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, and George David Weiss, with 31 years, eight months, and three weeks between the Tokens’ “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and UB40’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Newly positioned in fourth place are Ahmet Ertegun and Eddie Curtis, with 27 years, two months, and two weeks between Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” and Shaggy’s “Angel.”

Also ahead of Nicks are Kenny Nolan (26 years, three months, one week), Cameron Lewis and Arthur Wright (25 years, six months), Brian Holland (25 years, five months, three weeks), Elton John and Bernie Taupin (24 years, 11 months, one week), Gerry Goffin (24 years, nine months), Lamont Dozier (24 years, five months, two weeks), and Bill Withers (24 years, five months).

DIAMOND LIFE:  Neil Diamond’s first chart album of the new millennium is his highest-debuting of all time. Three Chord Opera (Columbia) enters The Billboard 200 at No. 15, topping the 1993 No. 28 debut of Up on the Roof-Songs From the Brill Building.

Fred Bronson / Billboard / August 11, 2001

For What It’s Worth (2022)


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March 10, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Los Angeles, CA
SoFi Stadium

March 15, 2023
Seattle, WA
Climate Pledge Arena

March 18, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena


March 23, 2023
San Francisco, CA
Chase Center


March 26, 2023
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center

March 30, 2023
Oklahoma, OK
Paycom Center

April 2, 2023
New Orleans, LA
Smoothie King Center

April 5, 2023
Birmingham, AL
Legacy Arena at the BJCC

April 8, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Arlington, TX
AT&T Stadium

May 12, 2023
Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena

May 16, 2023
Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena

May 19, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Nashville, TN
Nissan Stadium

May 22, 2023
Atlanta, GA
State Farm Arena

May 25, 2023
Orlando, FL
Amway Center

June 16, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Philadelphia, PA
Lincoln Financial Field

June 20, 2023
Toronto, ON
Scotiabank Arena

June 23, 2023
Chicago, IL
United Center

Jun 27, 2023
Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center

August 5, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Columbus, OH
Ohio Stadium

August 19, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Kansas City, MO
Arrowhead Stadium

September 23, 2023
Foxborough, MA
Gillette Stadium

October 7, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Baltimore, MD 
M&T Bank Stadium

November 10, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Minneapolis, MN
U.S. Bank Stadium

December  8, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Phoenix, AZ
Chase Field

Two Icons One Night presented by Live Nation

2022 Tour

Stevie Nicks

Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass, CO
Labor Day 2022

Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
September 8, 2022
September 10, 2022

Pine Knob Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI
September 13, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Sea Hear Now Festival
Asbury, NJ
September 17, 2022

Xfinity Center
Mansfield, MA
September 19, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Maine Savings Amphitheatre
Bangor, ME
September 22, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Sound on Sound Festival
Bridgeport, CT
September 24-25, 2022

Ohana Festival
Dana Point, CA
September 30, 2022

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
October 3, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ak-Chin Pavilion

Phoenix, AZ
October 6, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Woodlands, TX
October 9, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Alpharetta, GA
October 12, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, TN
October 16, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Credit One Stadium
Charleston, SC
October 19, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, NC
October 22, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, FL
October 25, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, FL
October 28, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Orion Amphitheatre
Huntsville, AL
October 31, 2022


Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands, TX
November 2, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ
November 5, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton


Edge of Midnight (2020)

Beautiful People Beautiful Problems (2017)

New Release

Stevie Nicks, Stand Back 1981-2017, compilation