Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson's Historic Hot 100 Record
Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson, in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart leader from her Capitol Records set "Teenage Dream."
The historic Hot 100 coronation follows the album's prior No. 1s "California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg), the lead single from Teenage Dream; the title cut; "Firework"; and, "E.T." (featuring Kanye West). The set bowed atop the Billboard 200 album chart dated Sept. 11, 2010, and has sold 1.7 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
While Perry is the first woman to achieve the honor, she is the second artist to manage the feat after Jackson. The late King of Pop sent five songs to No. 1 on the Hot 100 from Bad in 1987-88: "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (with Siedah Garrett); the title track; "The Way You Make Me Feel"; "Man in the Mirror"; and, "Dirty Diana."
Jackson notched his quintet of No. 1s from Bad over nine months and two weeks. Perry's five toppers from Dream spans one year, two months and one week, dating to the first week at No. 1 for "Gurls" on the Hot 100 dated June 19, 2010. (The newest Hot 100 is dated Aug. 27, 2011).
While Jackson earned the achievement more quickly, Perry has spent more time atop the Hot 100 in each artist's respective commanding stretch: Jackson's five No. 1s from Bad totaled a combined seven weeks in charge. With the first week on top for "Friday," Perry is up to 18 total weeks at No. 1 with her No. 1s from "Dream."
Following "Gurls," which reigned atop the Hot 100 for six weeks, the title song from Dream began a two-week command on the chart dated Sept. 18, 2010. "Firework" spent four weeks at No. 1 beginning Dec. 18, 2010, and "E.T." landed at the apex for five weeks starting April 9, 2011.
Perry's streak of five Hot 100 No. 1 singles promoted to radio is the most by a lead artist since Mariah Carey scored a similar run in 1990-91. Whitney Houston holds the chart record with seven consecutive leaders in 1985-88.
"Friday" takes over the Hot 100 summit by spending a second week atop Hot 100 Airplay, registering 148 million in all-format audience (up 1%), according to Nielsen BDS. The song rebounds 5-4 on Hot Digital Songs with 156,000 downloads sold (up 14%), according to SoundScan.
Capitol last week released a remix of "Friday" featuring Missy Elliott. The remix accounted for 25% of the song's overall digital sales in the Aug. 8-14 sales tracking week. All versions of the song were discounted to 69 cents at the iTunes and Amazon mp3 stores in that span.
"Friday" spent two weeks at No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs in early July following the premiere of its eight-minute-plus video which features cameos from the likes of musicians Rebecca Black, Kenny G, Debbie Gibson and Hanson and actors Corey Feldman, Darren Criss and Kevin McHale, the latter two of whom star in Fox's Glee. The clip has registered 80 million views on YouTube.
Perry ascends to Hot 100 history by displacing LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, after the song spent six weeks at No. 1. The track dips to No. 2, slipping 1-2 on Hot Digital Songs (160,000, down 13%) and holding at No. 2 on Hot 100 Airplay (142 million, down 3%).
At No. 3 on the Hot 100, Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, bounds up five places with dual Greatest Gainer/Digital and Airplay awards. "Jagger" swaggers 2-1 on Hot Digital Songs (219,000, up 38%) and 32-18 on Hot 100 Airplay (47 million, 37%) following the premiere of its video Aug. 8.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10 are Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" (3-4); Bad Meets Evil's "Lighters," featuring Bruno Mars (5-5); Lil Wayne's "How to Love" (6-6); Pitbull's "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer (4-7); Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" (13-8) (the chart's sole title making its first top 10 appearance; it led Alternative Songs for five weeks beginning in June); Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go" (7-9); and, OneRepublic's former No. 8-peaking "Good Life" (11-10).
All charts, including the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay will be refreshed tomorrow (Aug. 18) on Billboard.biz.