The all-star collaboration, a tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G. (Evans’ husband), ruled the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 11 weeks in 1997, wrapping as that summer’s biggest song. The Hot 100 success of the single, which interpolates The Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” powers its No. 1 rank on SiriusXM’s new limited engagement channel Billboard Top 500 Summer Hits.
“Puff said he wanted to make the biggest tribute record that’s ever been done,” Evans said on SiriusXM as the countdown’s No. 1 song was revealed.
The Billboard Top 500 Summer Hits channel is celebrating the hottest summer hits from 1958 through 2020 based on Hot 100 chart data, featuring artists such as The Beatles, Bee Gees, Mariah Carey, Drake, Elton John, Madonna, Katy Perry, Elvis Presley, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones, Usher and Donna Summer.
Joining Puff Daddy (aka Diddy, born Sean Combs), Evans and vocal group 112 in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 500 Summer Hits spotlight are fellow summer smashes by Brandy and Monica, Andy Gibb, Lil Nas X, Prince and the Revolution and more.
After launching Friday (July 16) and running through July 30, Billboard Top 500 Summer Hits on SiriusXM channel 104 and the SiriusXM app is counting down the songs that made summers feel even hotter over the past six decades-plus. You can also listen to the countdown on-demand in the SiriusXM app from July 30 to Aug. 13, with the full chart to post on Billboard.com Aug. 16.
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