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Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson's Billboard Record

Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson's Billboard Record

Katy Perry has become the first woman – and second artist after Michael Jackson! – to have five songs from her album hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The 26-year-old entertainer’s “Last Friday Night” took the top spot on the Hot 100 this week after ousting LMFAO‘s “Party Rock Anthem”.

Previous singles from Teenage Dream to hit #1 were “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.”

In case you were wondering, Michael‘s five singles were from Bad and included “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Man in the Mirror,” and “Dirty Diana”.

Congrats, Katy!!

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  • http://nottd.blogspot.com Dina

    Cute song but #1? Really?

  • Mason

    Katy Perry is voluptuous, gorgeous, sexy and beautiful. I love her. She’s a really sweet girl.
    Now she has to drop that ugly old horse’s ass husband of hers, Russell Brand. It is unfortunate that she is as attractive as she is misguided with her poor taste in men. She should be with someone around her age not a guy who obviously can’t handle women around his age.

  • Palacinko

    Okay… with the remix it was expected! California gurls,teenage dream and e.t even Firework but Last friday night? doesn’t deserve the number one spot and i love katy so.. congrats anyway

  • raena

    don’t get me wrong, I think Katie is a wonderful pop singer and great at what she does, and I have complete respect for someone who makes such a prosperous career for themselves…… But, it also makes me kind of sad that my generation’s music is going to be defined by the likes of her, J-Lo, Britney, Justin Bieber etc. Michael Jackson’s songs were so so so much more real, and showed far more singing talent than any of their music.

  • YAAAS HONEY!!!

    Plz die Katy Perry. kthnx

  • Wes

    Congrats Katy!!!

  • bae

    Congrats!

  • Sara12

    Yeah…I don’t really know how I feel about this. Its nice to see her have this, but I feel like it from the wrong album. Her first album was real and honest were Teenage Dream is just Top 40 songs that have no real meaning behind them. Its sad to see what it takes to have a #1 song, this year alone the charts have been dominated by dance songs (not counting Rolling In The Deep) and its truly getting boring. I know most people here don’t like Lady Gaga but I’m just using her as an exlample of the current state of music. With her First album she put out generic Top 40 song that went to #1. With her second album she got more honest and real, and though her album is selling well, look at how the singles are performing, same goes for Beyonce. Its sad to know that only generic pop can top the charts. Yeah…I don’t really know how I feel about this. Its nice to see her have this, but I feel like it from the wrong album. Her first album was real and honest were Teenage Dream is just Top 40 songs that have no real meaning behind them. Its sad to see what it takes to have a #1 song, this year alone the charts have been dominated by dance songs (not counting Rolling In The Deep) and its truly getting boring. I know most people here don’t like Lady Gaga but I’m just using her as an exlample of the current state of music. With her First album she put out generic Top 40 song that went to #1. With her second album she got more honest and real, and though her album is selling well, look at how the singles are performing, same goes for Beyonce. Its sad to know that only generic pop can top the charts.

  • bobjustbob

    I don’t mind Katy’s music, it’s catchy and easy to sing along to (and unlike her peer Rhianna, she doesn’t ONLY sing about f screwing boys and taking her clothes off), her music is fun harmless pop.

    But I DOUBT VERY MUCH that any of us will remember or be humming Katy’s songs even 10 years from now. In this respect, she can’t match MJ at all . They won’t be playing Teenage Dream or any ofher songs at EVERY SINGLE wedding like they do Thriller.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/fernand0junior fernando

    The Billboard QUEEN!! #CongratsKatyPerry

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    The Billboard QUEEN!! #CongratsKatyPerry

  • Elisa

    take that lady gaga !!!

  • Kelly rip

    thats whats up…can’t compare to MJ..tho..
    ..Apple bout to launch new iPhone & for their 50th anniversary.. http://goo.gl/RbL1T so they giving out iPhone 5..i got 2…ahha

  • sillyme

    That’s really quite sad. Michael Jackson is a legend who will be remembered forever. Katy Perry will probably be forgotten in a few years. Plus, if you compare a song like Man and the Mirror to California Gurls. There’s just no comparison. He songs will not last either, not even on the easy listening stations.

  • LaCroix

    UNBELIEVABLE!! This woman can’t even sing live! Don’t blame Billboard blame the teenagers who actually think this woman is talented. Michael Jackson’s record in latent far surpasses any one of these so called artist. I’m shocked this woman even has a record deal.

  • HH

    I like katy perry but her music is generic compare to MJ classic songs. No body deserve to top MJ ,I guess this is time of the times. I perfer her music anyday than Britney and Kesha so she deserve all of teh sucess cause she has more talents.

  • laverdadduele

    It doesn’t change the fact that her music is c r a p.

  • cam

    @sillyme:

    Why is it sad? Michael was a great artist & Katy is also a great artist. No one is saying Katy is better than Michael only that she tied his Bilboard record. The music field is big enough for many artists to achieve greatness & I think Michael would agree.

    Katie’s acheivement in no way deminishes Michaels’ achievements so don’t be “sad”.

  • moonlight

    It’s impossible how she could do it.
    Micheal was much much much ……better than this B!tc#
    I dont hate katy but this new made me so angry

  • catchy

    how can you compare her to the king of pop?

  • moonlight

    God bless Micheal and God bless him MUSIC
    KATY you selfcan’t be like MICHEAL
    Sorry your songs are not very bad but you are still selfish wh0re

  • moonlight

    God bless Micheal and God bless him MUSIC
    KATY you can’t be like MICHEAL
    Sorry your songs are not very bad but you are still selfish wh0re

  • Gilmore

    @LaCroix:

    Please do not blame all of the teenagers. Others I suppose do enjoy the crap that she spits out and calls music but some of us, like me, don’t enjoy it. It’s sad to see what we call good and bad music now. I can think of a sh*t load of bands and singers who are so underrated and don’t get the appreciation and recognition for their music, yet she puts out one catchy and bad pop song then bam! It’s somehow a hit.

  • josh

    eew yuck i cant take this! mj is the greatest musician ever lived, love katy but ugh mj is the best

  • True

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk has better pics and better written articles….

  • Elena

    You see guys, this is what people mean when they say ‘quality not quantity’.

    This girl can sell as many records as she wants, she’s nothing more than a hot piece of ass.

  • NickCarterLove

    Wow. How embarrassing that those are my generation’s top 5 right now. Just one of her songs doesn’t stand up to any of MJs songs!!

  • xtincta

    Well if selling your single to 69 cents, releasing a awful remix, and putting out one of the most generic CDs in recent memory is worthy of praise then the apocalypse can’t come soon enough.

    And LOL @ people trying to come for Britney because it’s become cool. Toxic>>>> any song Katy will EVER do. I’m a slave 4 u>>>>> Any Music Video Katy will ever do.

  • UmWTF

    How In gods holy name can u compare a masterpiece like Man in the Mirror and Bad to crap like California girls and teenage dream?? Really?? I think I just threw up in my mouth.

  • LIZ

    omg dont compare her to MJ!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu26H-TjecE

  • SensationalSensFan

    A MASSIVE CONGRATS TO KATY & HER LEGION OF FANS WHO MADE THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT AND HONOR POSSIBLE!!!!!

  • Michelle

    Advance Happy bday MJ!
    thank you for the music

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu26H-TjecE

  • COME ON !!!

    I can’t believe it !! This nonsense just shows how music is first of all a business and has nothing to do with creativity. Katy Perry is NOT an artist, she’s just an ambitious bimbo who CANNOT sing live.
    Her music is made with special effects created in studios.
    FIREWORK is the lamest song I’ve ever heard after the awful sh!tty duet she did with Timbaland IF WE EVER MEET AGAIN.
    To compare her with the great and unique Michael Jackson makes me
    want to puke. This is an insult to his talent.

  • james

    well I have to say her accomplishment still doesnt say much for the quality of her songs. I mean, I Want It That Way is a better song than all of her #1s.

  • jessa

    just cause it is popular, doesnt make it good. coldplay has obviously better quality songs, even if they dont make #1.
    and even the I Want It That Way comment is spot on, which only made it #6 on Billboard but I highly doubt any of Katy’s number #1s would top even that song on any countdown.

  • CC

    Not a big surprise , Her record label has been SHOVING her down our thoughts since that stupid album came out!!
    I used to like Katy! Hell, I even bought the album when it came out! BUT, I am Sooo SICK of her now!! She NEEDS to seriously go away for a looong while! !!!

  • torrance

    @CC: u know by buying her album that u contributed to her super spectacular wedding in india that we’re still hearing about a year later, right? it’s ok, we forgive u.

  • potter534

    katy perry deserves them.she is the third best singer for me after rihanna and lady gaga.even if she has won this clasification rihanna is the best.

  • marq

    I defy anyone here that is currently bashing the delightful KP, while at the same time, extolling MJ, to link to anything, anywhere, to show that they stood up for Michael, during his darkest hours.

    Most likely, you were all part of the hysterical mob, screeching in delusional outrage, to crucify him.

    “There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.” — Herodotus

  • hayley

    @marq: i personally wasnt part of “the mob”, but even if i was it wouldnt change that his MUSIC is better than katy perry’s…………..
    i can think tiger woods is a cheating pig but still know he’s a great golf player. GET A CLUE.

  • http://@LifeEras Sarah

    I kinda agree with majority of y’all comments.
    Michael wouldn’t mind unless someone took his title as king then, all hell will break lose. But Katy Perry music is cool & all I’m not a fan; I’m a fan of Michael but Michael would like some people to succeed. unless they are rude then no. Anyway I still think michael will top any artist in history then Elvis, The beatles & the other legends. I really don’t think Katy would be a legend but be remember for something.

  • In The Know

    Apples and Oranges and a completely different era. A #1 means almost nothing in 2011.

    The whole statement is disingenuous and reeks of her PR.

    Go to a real record industry board and see what they are saying about precious Katy.

  • marq

    @hayley: a clue, sure:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvZGl1NqBRc

    I both came to MJs defense when it was very unpopular to do, and I greatly admire Russell Brand, for his talent, for overcoming serious addiction and for landing the delectable Katy Perry, as well.

    I adore Kart Perry, especially for her humanity, such as she aptly exhibits in “Firework”. It speaks volumes that her numbers apparently now rival those of the King of Pop’s, himself.

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  • chase

    LOL I Want It That Way?
    Larger Than Life is better than her #1s.

  • http://@WHOSTHATBOY80S JOE

    I LOVE KATY PERRY AND IM SO PROUD OF HER BUT MICHAEL JACKSON WILL ALWAYS BE THE KING OF POP THE KING OF MUSIC AND DANCE THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER IN THE WORLD SO BEHAVE YOURSELFS DON’T GO SAYING OMG NOW KATY IS BETTER THAN MJ YEAH RIGHT OVER MY DEAD BODY ANYWAY CONGRATS KATY BLESS YOUR HEART IVE ALWAYS LOVED YOUR MUSIC X].

  • http://@WHOSTHATBOY80S JOE

    I LOVE KATY PERRY AND IM SO PROUD OF HER BUT MICHAEL JACKSON WILL ALWAYS BE THE KING OF POP THE KING OF MUSIC AND DANCE THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER IN THE WORLD SO BEHAVE YOURSELFS DON’T GO SAYING OMG NOW KATY IS BETTER THAN MJ YEAH RIGHT OVER MY DEAD BODY ANYWAY CONGRATS KATY BLESS YOUR HEART IVE ALWAYS LOVED YOUR MUSIC X].

  • http://@WHOSTHATBOY80S JOE

    MJ IS STILL THE KING NOBODY CAN CHANGE THAT NOT EVEN THE ONES WHO ARE READING THIS COMMENT RIGHT NOW X.

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    vote BSB for VMA bets pop performance:

    http://newsroom.mtv.com/2011/08/12/best-vma-pop-performance/

  • Hamilton

    I would first like to acknowledge that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I fully respect that fact.

    With that said,  it makes me rather sad and disappointed to read all the negative comments that have been posted. 

    I imagine the whole point of JJ posting this news was to share and inform readers of a rare milestone reached for only the second time in music history. Not to mention the first time by a female artist. 
    I highly doubt this news was meant to spark a comparison or popularity contest  between two artists. 

    Whether or not you like Katy Perry’s music or even Katy Perry herself (not that anyone knows her personally) should be irrelevant. 

    Katy Perry reaching this milestone in no way discredits Michael Jackson reaching it first. And on the flip side Michael Jackson reaching it first does not and should not discredit Katy Perry reaching it second. 

    I think it’s truly impressive that Michael Jackson was able to set such a record and equally as impressive that Katy Perry was able to match it.
    I think both artists deserve all the credit in the world for such massive accomplishments!

    I personally am very happy for Katy Perry and I wish her nothing but continued success for many years to come!

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