Congratulations to Thomas Rhett! His current single, “Sixteen,” is at the top of Billboard’s Country chart in Canada for a second week! It’s his 9th #1 hit since the chart began its weekly list six years ago, putting him in third place for the artist with the most #1’s, behind Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, who are tied for first at 12 top hits, and Florida Georgia Line at second with 11 #1’s. Rhett is also third for the artist with the most total weeks at number one – 26. Blake Shelton is way out in the lead at 38 total weeks and Luke is second at 28.

Since the charts started six years ago, here’s a look at the songs and artists who began each of the last six years at #1:

2018 – Brett Young dominated the month of January with “Like I Loved You,” his second #1 hit. Having reached the top of the chart on Dec. 30, 2017, the song spent five consecutive weeks there. BTW, the record is six consecutive weeks.

2017 – The year began with Brett Eldredge earning his second #1 with “Wanna Be That Song.” It stayed at the top for three consecutive weeks and was the last time he scored a #1 hit.

2016 – Thomas Rhett had the top song at the start of the year with “Die a Happy Man.” His second #1, it first peaked at the end of 2015 and stayed at the top for six consecutive weeks, the longest any one of his hit have been there. It set the record for the longest time a song spent at #1 (six weeks) and set the record for the most consecutive weeks at #1 (also six weeks). Both records have since been tied.  The only other song to do that was Dierks Bentley’s “Different For Girls,” with Elle King, at the end of the summer of 2016 and through most of the fall.

2015 – Kenny Chesney had the first #1 of the year with “Till It’s Gone,” his second #1. Eric Church’s “Talladega” knocked it off the top of the chart the next week but Kenny’s hit still had more life in it, knocking Eric from his perch and staying there for another two weeks.

2014 – Florida Georgia Line became the first (and, so far, the only) group or duo to start the year off at #1 when “Stay” became their third chart-topper. It stayed at #1 for four consecutive weeks.

2013 – The chart began on January 5 that year and Kip Moore has the distinction of being the first artist at the top with “Beer Money,” his first and only #1 song on the chart.