I'm setting some ground rules for my singles rate.
#1: The #1 has to be from a woman who is alligned in the pop world. This means no Ashanti, Ciara, etc. Beyonce is pop to me, so she's a go ahead. I'm debating Alicia Keys' inclusion in this.
#2: The woman on said #1 must be the lead artist. If it's an equal sharing song, there can't be more than 2 people. If there are features, there can't be more than two either (producers don't count)
#3: "Urban" sounding #1s are ok if the artist has been proven to be a "pop" alligned star (ie: Baby Boy and JLo's #1s are ok by me)
#4. The song must have gone #1 between the beginning of January 2000 and the end of November 2011.
EDIT: Oh and I'm not including American Idol #1s. Sorry. This includes Moment Like This
Any questions or comments? Because I'm compiling my list of #1s right now
EDIT 2: There are 56 #1s. This includes Alicia Keys. I'm still not including Ciara or Ashanti.
So, yeah, I'm definitely not participating in that single rate.