Katy Perry Sets Billboard Record with Latest No.1

Katy Perry‘s “Teenage Dream” finally snagged the record as the first album from the Billboard Pop Songs chart to have five number one singles.

The ascent of “Last Friday Night” to No. 1 follows the same success achieved by “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” Firework,” and “E.T.” Before “Last Friday Night,” Perry’s “Teenage Dream” album was tied with Lady Gaga’s “The Fame” and Justin Timberlake’s “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” both of which generated four number one singles on the Billboard mainstream chart.

Perry’s “Teenage Dream” would tie Michael Jackson’s “Bad” if “Last Friday Night” reaches the top of the bigger Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. “Last Friday Night” improved to number two last week. Jackson’s “Bad” is, so far, the only album to produce five chart-toppers on the Hot 100.

Overall, Perry now has seven No.1s on the Pop chart counting “Hot N Cold” and “Waking Up in Vegas” from the album “One of the Boys,” putting her one shy of the record currently held by Rihanna.