Katy Perry has been flying high as of late, especially with her nine VMA nominations, and the accolades keep pouring in as THR reports that her Teenage Dream album became the first from Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart to have five number one singles with the addition of "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)."
The song joins her four previous chart-toppers, "Teenage Dream," "California Gurls," Firework" and "E.T.," making this a unique accomplishment. Who were the previous owners of this coveted record? Only Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006-2007) and Lady Gaga's The Fame (2009) ever crossed the four number one single threshold, so Katy's in good company.
Add those songs to Perry's previous number one hits, "Hot and Cold" and "Waking Up in Vegas" from her One of the Boys album, and what you get is a whopping seven hit songs, one shy from Rihanna's record of eight. What's more interesting is to see if "Last Friday Night" can crossover to the Hot 100, which would make Teenage Dream join Michael Jackson's Bad as the only albums ever to produce five number one songs on the Hot 100 charts. Looks like everyone's favorite pop star is headed to the next level!