Female artists lock up the top three positions on the Billboard Hot 100 for the seventh consecutive week. That's the longest that women have owned the top three slots since early 1999, when, for 10 straight weeks, a man didn't have so much as a "featured" credit on a top three hit. Lorde's "Royals" is #1 for the fifth week. Katy Perry's "Roar" holds at #2 and Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" holds at #3.
Billboard's Gary Trust reports that the last time women controlled the top three spots this long was from Jan. 23 to March 27, 1999. The main difference this time around is that just these three songs have locked up the top three for seven weeks. In 1999, six songs bounced in and out of the top three to account for the 10-week lock.
The songs included Britney Spears' first hit, "…Baby One More Time," and Cher's most recent major hit, "Believe," as well as Brandy's "Have You Ever?," Deborah Cox's "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here," Monica's "Angel Of Mine" and Whitney Houston's "Heartbreak Hotel" (featuring Faith Evans & Kelly Price). The female lock was finally busted the week of April 3, 1999 when Sugar Ray's "Every Morning" cracked the top three. Which male hit will finally break into the top three this time? Place your bets.Read More »from Week Ending Oct. 27, 2013. Songs: Women Roar, Twerk & Crush The Competition