List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart

List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart

The following is a list of artists who have reached number one on the Adult Contemporary singles chart in "Billboard" magazine since its inception in 1961. The chart has gone by a variety of names since its beginning, including "Easy Listening", "Pop Standard", "Middle-Road", "Adult Contemporary", and the current "Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks".

A

* ABBA
* Paula Abdul
* Bryan Adams
* Christina Aguilera
* Air Supply
* Herb Alpert
* America
* Ed Ames
* Paul Anka
* Marc Anthony
* Louis Armstrong
* Eddy Arnold
* Rick Astley
* Atlantic Starr
* Patti Austin
* Frankie Avalon

B

* Backstreet Boys
* Joan Baez
* Anita Baker
* George Baker Selection
* Kenny Ball
* The Bangles
* Sara Bareilles
* BBMak
* The Beatles
* Natasha Bedingfield
* Bee Gees
* Regina Belle
* Brook Benton
* Acker Bilk
* Stephen Bishop
* Blood, Sweat and Tears
* James Blunt
* Michael Bolton
* Debby Boone
* Boy Meets Girl
* Boyz II Men
* Michelle Branch
* Laura Branigan
* Toni Braxton
* Bread
* Breathe
* The Brotherhood of Man
* Peabo Bryson
* Michael Bublé
* Jimmy Buffett

C

* Colbie Caillat
* Glen Campbell
* Captain & Tennille
* Mariah Carey
* Bob Carlisle
* Vanessa Carlton
* Eric Carmen
* The Carpenters
* Kim Carnes
* Vikki Carr
* Keith Carradine
* The Cars
* Mel Carter
* The Cascades
* Johnny Cash
* David Cassidy
* Peter Cetera
* Chad and Jeremy
* Champaign
* Ray Charles
* Ray Charles Singers
* Cher
* Chicago
* Eric Clapton
* Petula Clark
* Kelly Clarkson
* Nat King Cole
* Natalie Cole
* Phil Collins
* Shawn Colvin
* The Commodores
* Perry Como
* Ray Conniff
* Rita Coolidge
* Jim Croce
* Christopher Cross
* Sheryl Crow

D

* Dale and Grace
* Daughtry
* Mac Davis
* Sammy Davis, Jr.
* Skeeter Davis
* Taylor Dayne
* Jimmy Dean
* DeBarge
* Kiki Dee
* Cathy Dennis
* John Denver
* Teri DeSario
* Neil Diamond
* Dido
* Celine Dion
* Dixie Chicks
* Donny & Marie
* Joe Dowell

E

* The Eagles
* Sheena Easton
* Edward Bear
* Yvonne Elliman
* England Dan & John Ford Coley
* Enya
* Gloria Estefan/Miami Sound Machine
* Melissa Etheridge
* Expose

F

* Harold Faltermeyer
* The 5th Dimension
* Firefall
* Roberta Flack
* Fleetwood Mac
* Dan Fogelberg
* Foreigner
* Connie Francis

G

* Art Garfunkel
* Gale Garnett
* John Gary
* Genesis
* Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto
* Bobby Goldsboro
* Amy Grant
* Lorne Greene
* Josh Groban

H

* Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
* Marvin Hamlisch
* Albert Hammond
* Harpers Bizarre
* Rolf Harris
* George Harrison
* Sophie B. Hawkins
* Faith Hill
* Heart
* Don Henley
* The Highwaymen
* Mary Hopkin
* Bruce Hornsby
* Whitney Houston
* Engelbert Humperdinck

I

* Natalie Imbruglia
* Janis Ian
* Frank Ifield
* James Ingram
* Burl Ives

J

* Terry Jacks
* Janet Jackson
* Jermaine Jackson
* Michael Jackson
* Tommy James
* Horst Jankowski
* Al Jarreau
* The Jets
* Jewel
* Billy Joel
* Elton John
* Johnny Hates Jazz
* Michael Johnson
* Howard Jones
* Jack Jones
* Tom Jones
* Journey

K

* R. Kelly
* Kenny G
* Carole King
* Fred Knoblock
* Kool & The Gang

L

* Frankie Laine
* Nicolette Larson
* Cyndi Lauper
* Steve Lawrence
* Brenda Lee
* Peggy Lee
* Julian Lennon
* The Lettermen
* Gary Lewis & the Playboys
* Huey Lewis and the News
* Leona Lewis
* Orsa Lia
* Lifehouse
* Gordon Lightfoot
* Lobo
* Kimberley Locke
* Dave Loggins
* Kenny Loggins
* Gloria Loring
* Love Unlimited Orchestra

M

* MFSB
* Mary MacGregor
* Madonna
* Melissa Manchester
* Henry Mancini
* Chuck Mangione
* Barry Manilow
* Bobbi Martin
* Dean Martin
* Al Martino
* Richard Marx
* Johnny Mathis
* Paul Mauriat
* John Mayer
* Martina McBride
* Paul McCartney
* Maureen McGovern
* Brian McKnight
* Don McLean
* Christine McVie
* Bill Medley
* John Mellencamp
* Sergio Mendes
* George Michael/Wham!
* Bette Midler
* Mike & The Mechanics
* Roger Miller
* Ronnie Milsap
* Joni Mitchell
* Hugo Montenegro
* The Moody Blues
* Bob Moore
* Michael Martin Murphey
* Anne Murray

N

* Johnny Nash
* Me'shell Ndegeocello
* Ricky Nelson
* Aaron Neville
* New Vaudeville Band
* Juice Newton
* Olivia Newton-John
* Maxine Nightingale
* Harry Nilsson

O

* Gilbert O'Sullivan
* Billy Ocean
* Oliver
* Roy Orbison
* Tony Orlando & Dawn
* Marie Osmond (solo as well as with Donny)
* The Osmonds

P

* Martin Page
* Dolly Parton
* Peter, Paul & Mary
* Gene Pitney
* Poco
* Daniel Powter
* Elvis Presley
* Pure Prairie League

Q/R

* Eddie Rabbitt
* Gerry Rafferty
* Rascal Flatts
* Lou Rawls
* Chris Rea
* Helen Reddy
* The Rembrandts
* Diane Renay
* Mike Reno (Loverboy)
* Restless Heart
* Charlie Rich
* Lionel Richie
* The Righteous Brothers
* LeAnn Rimes
* Miguel Rios
* Smokey Robinson
* Julie Rogers
* Kenny Rogers
* Linda Ronstadt
* Rooftop Singers
* David Rose
* Diana Ross
* Andy Russell

* Sade
* Barry Sadler
* Kyu Sakamoto
* Santana
* Savage Garden
* Leo Sayer
* Seal
* John Sebastian
* Neil Sedaka
* Bob Seger
* Sheriff
* Carly Simon
* Paul Simon
* Simon & Garfunkel
* Simply Red
* Frank Sinatra
* Nancy Sinatra
* The Singing Nun
* Michael W. Smith
* Patty Smyth
* Phoebe Snow
* Sonny & Cher
* David Soul
* Sounds Orchestral
* J.D. Souther
* Spandau Ballet
* Bruce Springsteen
* Spyro Gyra
* Ringo Starr
* Starship
* April Stevens
* Cat Stevens
* Ray Stevens
* B. W. Stevenson
* Stevie B
* Al Stewart
* Rod Stewart
* Barbra Streisand
* Surface
* Survivor
* Patrick Swayze
* Swing Out Sister

T/U/V

* A Taste of Honey
* James Taylor
* Nino Tempo
* 38 Special
* B.J. Thomas
* Rob Thomas
* Sue Thompson
* The Three Degrees
* Three Dog Night
* Tiffany
* Toby Beau
* Toto
* Tina Turner
* Shania Twain
* Uncle Kracker
* USA for Africa
* Jerry Vale
* Vangelis
* Randy VanWarmer
* Billy Vera
* The Village Stompers
* Bobby Vinton
* The Vogues

W/X/Y/Z

* Jack Wagner
* WAR
* Jennifer Warnes
* Dionne Warwick
* We Five
* Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell
* Margaret Whiting
* Roger Whittaker
* Andy Williams
* Mason Williams
* Roger Williams
* Vanessa Williams
* Ann Wilson (Heart)
* Wilson Phillips
* Steve Winwood
* Lee Ann Womack
* Stevie Wonder
* John Paul Young
* Paul Young
* Zager & Evans


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