Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ becomes the only album in Mainstream Top 40 to reach five No.1’s on a single album

By April Chieffo,
Singer Katy Perry poses for a portrait in New York July 24, 2011. Picture taken July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)

Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream definitely didn’t suffer the sophomore slump.

Perry’s follow-up to 2008’s One of the Boys has surpassed Lady Gaga’s 2008 album The Fame and Justin Timberlake’s 2006 album Future Sex/Lovesounds on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 pop charts to become the only album to reach five No. 1 hits on a single album.

According to The Los Angeles Times, The Fame and Future Sex/Lovesounds both had four mainstream Top 40 hits. Teenage Dream just earned it’s fifth No. 1, with Perry’s “Last Friday Nigh t(T.G.I.F).” Her four past singles, “California Girls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” and “E.T.” have also reached No. 1 as well.

Perry also recently broke the record for most weeks spent in the Billboard Hot 100 charts, previously held by Ace of Base. Her singles led her to spend an entire year, or 52 weeks, in the top 10.

The release of “Last Friday Night,” which currently sits at No. 2 on the Hot 100 charts is very close to hitting the top spot, which will make 26-year-old Perry the only female to accomplish five No. 1’s on the Hot 100 singles chart.

The only other artist to have five No. 1’s is Michael Jackson, from his album Bad.



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