Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson With Fifth #1 Song

Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson With Fifth #1 Song

The King of Pop has company in the record books.

Published August 4, 2011

When it comes to hits, Katy Perry makes dreams a reality. The pop star has just raked in her fifth number-one single from the 2010 blockbuster album Teenage Dream, a distinction previously held solely by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Perry's latest smash "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, following in the footsteps of previous Teenage Dream singles "California Gurls," "Firework," "Teenage Dream" and "E.T."

Michael Jackson is the only other artist to score five number-ones from a single album, spawning a quintuplet of chart-toppers with 1987's Bad. Perry is the first female to earn the honor.

In all, the 26-year-old singer has scored seven number-ones, which puts her in a category with Lady Gaga and Pink. Rihanna is ahead of the pack for now with eight.

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Written by Reggie Ugwu


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