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  • Only 40 songs in history have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the music industry's definitive all-genre singles chart for US releases.
  • Michael Jackson's 1995 hit "You Are Not Alone" became the first No. 1 debut after the chart began using modern airplay and sales tracking in 1991.
  • Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj's collaboration "Trollz" is the most recent song to achieve the rare feat.
  • Ariana Grande currently holds the record for the most No. 1 song debuts with four instant chart-toppers — while Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, and Drake each have three.
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In the history of modern music rankings, only a handful of songs have ever debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Hot 100 is widely considered the definitive all-genre singles chart in the US. Although it was officially launched in 1958, Billboard began using modern airplay and sales data in 1991 — allowing for more time-sensitive calculations and accurate rankings.

Moreover, Billboard began incorporating digital sales data in 2005 and YouTube data in 2013. The chart methodology is updated at least once a year, to reflect rapidly evolving listening trends.

Although more than 1,000 songs have reached the coveted No. 1 spot, it's far more difficult for a song to debut in the top position; it typically means a much-promoted single has met high expectations, or at least that an artist is supported and beloved by a legion of fans.

Only 40 songs in history have achieved the rare feat. Keep scrolling for the complete list, in chronological order.

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(CNN)Kid Cudi and Eminem released their first collaboration on Friday titled "The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady." The song touches on a number of topics, from people refusing to wear masks to police brutality.

The pair released an animated video of the new track, which features Kid Cudi and Eminem as what appears to be crime fighters or superheroes.Never one to back down from controversy, Eminem appears to take aim at the Trump administration and calls out people who refuse to wear a mask.
    Bunch of half-wits up in officeHalf of us walking around like a zombie apocalypseRead MoreOther half are just pissed off andDon't wanna wear a mask and they're just scoffingAnd that's how you end up catching the s--- off 'emI just used the same basket as you shoppingNow I'm in a f------ casket from you coughin'Eminem, not one to mince words, is very critical of those who refuse to wear masks and talks about police brutality.Prayers to George Floyd and Ahmaud ArberyHow the f--- is it that so many cops are dirty?Stop, man, please, officer, I'm sorryBut I can't breathe when I got you on top of meYour goddamn knee's on my carotid arteryEminem even takes a shot at New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, possibly in response to his recent comments about disrespecting the flag. Brees would later apologize for his "insensitive" comments.
      The song hints at the possibility of two more collaboration tracks between the two artists, saying that the "trilogy continues."Eminem released his 11th album titled "Music to Be Murdered By" in January. Kid Cudi has released two other songs this year and he recently had a role on HBO's "Westworld."

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