Katy Perry Makes History With Fifth No. 1 ‘Teenage Dream’ Single
Katy Perry has officially made history after scoring her fifth No. 1 single off of her ‘Teenage Dream’ album, making her the only artist to do so in nearly 19 years. ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’ recently climbed from No. 2 to No. 1, and this achievement will surely see Perry’s name imprinted in pop culture books worldwide.
Aside from ‘Last Friday Night,’ Perry saw four other ‘Teenage Dream’ singles skyrocket to No. 1. ‘California Gurls’ featuring Snoop Dogg, ‘Teenage Dream,’ ‘Firework,’ and ‘E.T’ featuring Kanye West all claimed the No. 1 position on the Billboard Pop Songs chart.
Both Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake were tied for the record before Perry trumped their numbers. Timberlake and Gaga each had four chart-topping singles off of ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ and ‘The Fame,’ respectively.
According to a report from Billboard, Perry’s latest single also “sets the mark for most weekly plays in the chart’s history.” Wanna know the funny part? The track that previously held this title was Perry’s own ‘E.T.’
Before her history-making ‘Teenage Dream’ tunes were released, Perry had already pocketed two No. 1’s on the Billboard charts with her ‘One of the Boys’ tracks ‘Hot N Cold’ and ‘Waking Up in Vegas.’
Perry is also up for another huge honor if ‘Last Friday Night’ can top the Billboard Hot 100. ‘Teenage Dream’ would be the first album to garner five No. 1 singles since Michael Jackson‘s 1987 release, ‘Bad.’ Can you imagine what it must feel like being on the cusp of breaking a record set by the King of Pop? We’re sure 26-year-old Perry is on cloud nine, just like her ‘Teenage Dream’ album cover.
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