Music and fandom are fragmented in the second full year of the Soundscan era on the Billboard charts as Gen-X takes charge of the pop culture, but individual genres are blossoming, the music biz is prospering, and CD-single genres like Hip-Hop and R&B are ruling the Hot100.

#1 Song of the Year   

  • Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

Artists of the Year   

  1. SWV
  2. Whitney Houston
  3. Shai

Artist with Most Charting Songs   

  • TIE: Whitney Houston/SWV (4)

Average #1 Artist Age   

  • 28.6 years

#1 Songs   

  1. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (November ’92, 14 wks)
  2. Peabo Bryson & Regina Bell – A Whole New World (March, 1 wk)
  3. Snow – Informer (March, 7 wks)
  4. Silk – Freak Me (May, 2 wks)
  5. Janet Jackson – That’s the Way Love Goes (May, 8 wks)
  6. SWV – Weak (July, 2 wks)
  7. UB40 – Can’t Help Falling in Love (July, 7 wks)
  8. Mariah Carey – Dreamlover (September, 8 wks)
  9. Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) (November, 5 wks)
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