Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson’s Hot 100 Record

Katy Perry’s current single “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this week, making the pop superstar the second artist in the 53-year history of the Hot 100 to produce five No. 1 singles off the same album.

The first to accomplish this feat? The late King of Pop.

Although Perry ties with Michael Jackson by having the most singles off the same album to hit No. 1, the 26-year-old is the first woman and the only living artist to achieve the record.

Perry’s hit singles come from her Capitol Records album “Teenage Dream.” Since it was released last September, “Dream” has sold 1.7 million copies.

The star took one year, two months and one week to hit the record, beginning from the first week “California Gurls” topped the Hot 100 with the June 19, 2010 chart.

Her five hits are: “California Gurls” (featuring Snoop Dogg), “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).”

Michael Jackson’s quintet of No. 1’s came from “Bad,” over a span of nine months and two weeks: the title track, “Dirty Diana,” “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” (with Siedah Garrett), “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Man in the Mirror.”

Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” just bumped LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” from the top spot, enabling her to make Hot 100 history.


Posted on August 18, 2011, in Hollywood Buzz and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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