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Usher’s Billboard Hot 100 No. 1’s
Throughout his career, Usher has attained nine number 1’s on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, tying him at 9th place with The Bee Gees, Elton John and Paul McCartney for artists with the most chart toppers. His number 1 singles have spent a total of 47 weeks atop the charts making him 5th with artists with the most cumulative weeks at number 1. He was named Billboard’s Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s decade and is ranked at 14th place on Billboard’s All-Time Top 100 Artists list making him the highest ranking act from his generation. Usher is also only the fifth artist to score number 1 singles in three consecutive decades. [x]

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The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 6, 2001, honoring the best music videos from June 10, 2000, to June 8, 2001. The show was hosted by Jamie Foxx at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. This was also the last awards show to be held prior to the September 11 attacks, which occurred five days later, and it featured the World Trade Center towers in Limp Bizkit’s winning rock video. The show also featured memorials for Aaliyah and Joey Ramone. Many of the night’s winners dedicated awards to the two fallen musicians over the course of the telecast. Janet Jackson introduced a tribute to Aaliyah. Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Ginuwine and big brother Rashad Haughton gave tribute to Aaliyah at the show. Missy Elliott sported a white and pink tribute jacket with an airbrushed picture of Aaliyah. Usher sported his own Aaliyah tribute shirt as well.