Katy Perry Sets Record with “T.G.I.F.”
With her latest single, “T.G.I.F,” ascending to the coveted number one position, Katy Perry has become the first female to amass 5 no.1 songs from a single album.
Teenage Dream is the only album to achieve such a feat in the entire 19-year history of Billboard 100 Pop Music chart.
According to Billboard.com, “T.G.I.F.” has also set the record for most weekly plays in the chart’s history—12,468 to be exact. The previous song to hold the weekly record was also a Perry track. “E.T.” grabbed the honor back in May when it racked up 12,361 plays in a single week.
The latest no.1 places Perry’s Teenage Dream ahead of Lady Gaga’s The Fame (2009) and Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006-07), which were previously sitting in a 3-way tie at four no.1 singles each.
“T.G.I.F.” is also firmly planted in the no.2 position on the Bilboard Hot 100 chart. However, if the single can keep its fierce momenteum for another week and overtake LMAFO’s “Party Rock Anthem” for the no. 1 position, Perry will join Michael Jackon as one of only two artits to achieve 5 consecutive no.1’s from the same album on that chart as well.
Regardless of whether or not the songstress can overtake the King of Pop remains to be seen, but with Perry’s history it’s a safe bet this won’t be the last bit of record-breaking news we hear from the diva.