The Number One Hits Of 2006
|December 31, 2005 – January 13, 2006
Don’t Forget About Us
Mariah Carey has received numerous awards, including 5 Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, and 11 American Music Awards.
Don’t Forget About Us was a bonus track on Mariah’s 10th studio album, “The Emancipation of Mimi”.
|January 14, 2006 – January 20, 2006
D4L was an American hip-hop group formed in Atlanta, Georgia, consisting of Fabo, Mook-B, Stoney, and Shawty Lo.
Laffy Taffy is known for its playful lyrics and infectious beat, contributing to its popularity as a ringtone.
|January 21, 2006 – February 3, 2006
Nelly featuring Paul Wall, Ali, and Gipp
Paul Wall is a Houston-based rapper known for his contributions to the “chopped and screwed” subgenre, while Ali and Gipp are members of the St. Louis rap group St. Lunatics.
Grillz is a song about the popular hip-hop fashion trend of wearing decorative dental grills.
|February 4, 2006 – March 10, 2006
Beyonce featuring Slim Thug
Check on It
Slim Thug, a Houston-based rapper, rose to fame with his debut album “Already Platinum” in 2005.
Check on It is an uptempo, dance-pop song with a catchy hook and features a guest appearance by rapper Slim Thug.
|March 11, 2006 – March 17, 2006
James Blunt is a British singer-songwriter and former British Army officer known for his emotional ballads.
You’re Beautiful is a romantic ballad that gained widespread popularity for its heartfelt lyrics and memorable melody.
|March 18, 2006 – March 31, 2006
Ne-Yo, born Shaffer Chimere Smith, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer who has also dabbled in acting.
So Sick is an R&B ballad about the pain of heartbreak and longing for an ex-lover.
|April 1, 2006 – April 7, 2006
Sean Paul, a Jamaican dancehall artist, has been credited with popularizing dancehall music worldwide.
Temperature is an energetic dancehall track with a catchy beat that became a dance club favorite.
|April 8, 2006 – May 12, 2006
Daniel Powter, a Canadian singer-songwriter, is known for his emotive, piano-driven pop songs.
Bad Day is an uplifting pop song about finding hope and resilience in the face of adversity.
|May 13, 2006 – June 2, 2006
Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman who has sold over 250 million records worldwide.
SOS samples Soft Cell’s Tainted Love and showcases Rihanna’s dance-pop sound.
|June 3, 2006 – June 16, 2006
Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone
Krayzie Bone is a member of the influential hip-hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
Ridin’ is a hip-hop song about evading law enforcement, featuring Chamillionaire’s rapid-fire delivery and Krayzie Bone’s melodic flow.
|June 17, 2006 – June 30, 2006
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
Hips Don’t Lie
Wyclef Jean, a Haitian musician and former member of the Fugees, has released several successful solo albums.
Hips Don’t Lie is a dance-pop song with Latin and reggae music elements, celebrating Shakira’s Colombian heritage.
|July 1, 2006 – July 7, 2006
Do I Make You Proud
Taylor Hicks rose to fame as the winner of the fifth season of “American Idol” in 2006.
Do I Make You Proud is an inspirational pop ballad released as Hicks’ debut single after his “American Idol” win.
|July 8, 2006 – August 18, 2006
Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
Timbaland, an American record producer, and rapper, has worked with numerous high-profile artists, including Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, and Jay-Z.
Promiscuous is a dance-pop track with a playful, flirtatious exchange between Furtado and Timbaland.
|August 19, 2006 – September 8, 2006
Fergie, born Stacy Ann Ferguson, was a member of the pop group The Black Eyed Peas before launching her successful solo career.
London Bridge is an energetic hip-hop and dance-pop track that showcases Fergie’s unique vocal style.
|September 9, 2006 – October 27, 2006
Justin Timberlake, a former member of NSYNC, is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer.
SexyBack is an electro-funk track with a futuristic sound that helped redefine Timberlake’s image as a solo artist.
|October 28, 2006 – November 10, 2006
Ludacris featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams, an American musician, record producer, and fashion designer, is also a member of The Neptunes production duo.
Money Maker is a hip-hop track with a catchy hook, featuring Pharrell’s signature production style.
|November 11, 2006 – December 1, 2006
Justin Timberlake featuring T.I.
T.I., born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., is an American rapper, actor, and record producer known for his contributions to Southern hip-hop.
My Love is an R&B-infused pop track that features a guest verse from rapper T.I.
|December 2, 2006 – December 15, 2006
Akon featuring Snoop Dogg
I Wanna Love You
Snoop Dogg, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., is an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur known for his laid-back flow and West Coast hip-hop style.
I Wanna Love You is a smooth hip-hop track with a catchy chorus, featuring a collaboration between Akon and Snoop Dogg.
|December 16, 2006 – February 23, 2007
Beyonce, an American singer, actress, and entrepreneur, rose to fame as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child before establishing a successful solo career.
Irreplaceable is an R&B ballad with empowering lyrics about moving on from a failed relationship, showcasing Beyonce’s vocal range and emotional delivery.
The Biggest Pop Artists of 2006 include:
(HPS music data is compiled from charts, including Billboard’s Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance, and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)