Thursday, August 18, 2011

Katy Perry Ties Jackson's Record

Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson, in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to #1, as 'Last Friday Night (TGIF)' becomes the fifth chart leader from her sophomore release, 'Teenage Dream.'

The historic Hot 100 achievement follows the album's prior #1s 'California Gurls' (featuring Snoop Dogg), 'Teenage Dream,' 'Firework,' 'ET' (featuring Kanye West). 

While Perry is the first woman to achieve the honor, she is the second artist to manage the feat after Jackson. Jackson sent five songs to #1 from his 1987 album, 'Bad.' 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You,' 'Bad,' 'The Way You Make Me Feel,' 'Man In The Mirror' and 'Dirty Diana.'

Additionally highlighting Perry's stretch of dominance, she has inhibited the Hot 100's top 10 for an unprecedented 66 consecutive weeks. 

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