The world bites its fingernails over the Y2K computer bug as females dominate the pop charts like never before. Latins invade, TLC returns, Auto-Tune appears and teenaged Millennials launch idols Britney, Christina, Backstreet Boys and ‘NSYNC to pop stardom with a little help from MTV’s Total Request Live.

#1 Song of the Year   

  • 702 – Where My Girls At?

Artists of the Year   

  1. Whitney Houston
  2. Backstreet Boys
  3. Goo Goo Dolls

Artist with Most Charting Songs   

  • 3-WAY TIE: Shania Twain/Jay-Z/R. Kelly (5)

Average #1 Artist Age   

  • 28.3 years

#1 Songs   

  1. Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing) (November ’98, 2 wks)
  2. R. Kelly & Celine Dion – I’m Your Angel (December ’98, 6 wks)
  3. Brandy – Have You Ever? (January, 2 wks)
  4. Britney Spears – …Baby One More Time (January, 2 wks)
  5. Monica – Angel of Mine (February, 4 wks)
  6. Cher – Believe (March, 4 wks)
  7. TLC – No Scrubs (April, 4 wks)
  8. Ricky Martin – Livin’ la Vida Loca (May, 5 wks)
  9. Jennifer Lopez – If You Had My Love (June, 5 wks)
  10. Destiny’s Child – Bills, Bills, Bills (July, 1 wk)
  11. Will Smith – Wild Wild West (July, 1 wk)
  12. Christina Aguilera – Genie in a Bottle (July, 5 wks)
  13. Enrique Iglesias – Bailamos (September, 2 wks)
  14. TLC – Unpretty (September, 3 wks)
  15. Mariah Carey – Heartbreaker (October, 2 wks)
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