Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson: Most #1 Singles From Album

Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson: Most #1 Singles From Album

Katy Perry and Michael Jackson can now be mentioned in the same sentence.

Perry has become the second artist to have charted five number one singles from the same album.

In the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 (the singles chart of note), the feat has been accomplished just once—Michael Jackson’s Bad produced five number one singles between 1987 and 1988.

The five number one singles from Perry’s Teenage Dream album are “California Gurls (Featuring Snoop Dogg),” the title song, “Firework,” “E.T. (featuring Kanye West),” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).”

The single “Last Friday Night” was the record setter.

However, some believe the single didn’t summit the chart organically. They think a remix featuring Missy Elliott and the song’s download being discounted to $0.69 were the real causes behind the single reaching numero uno.

Jackson’s five singles were “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.”

The King of Pop accomplished the historic feat in far less time than Perry (nine and half months to 14 months) but the buxom songstress has spent more time at number one (18 weeks compared to seven weeks).

While this feat is very impressive, it must be put into perspective. This can be done by asking a simple question: are her five number one songs from Teenage Dream more memorable than five songs from Blood on the Tracks, Dark Side of the Moon, Exile on Main St. , Joshua Tree, London Calling, Nevermind, Paul’s Boutique, Ziggy Stardust, or any Beatles album?

The answer is a firm “probably not.”

Then again, you can say that the five singles from Bad are surpassed by any five songs from Thriller.

Bottom line, the accomplishment has more to do with marketing than music (and in Perry’s case timing since no one is buying recorded music anymore).

Still, five number ones from the same album is an amazing achievement (as well as a nice paycheck). If it wasn’t, then it wouldn’t have happened just twice in more than half a century.

KP won’t have much time to celebrate her historic accomplishment. The pop diva is currently touring the United States and selling tons of Katy Perry tickets.

The singer’s “California Dreams Tour” just finished up successful treks in Europe, Australia, and the Far East Asia. Her latest North American leg launched in June with several additions and improvements.

After all, Perry needs to put on a show that’s worthy of an artist that has five number one singles from the same album.

“Tour.0 is the re-envisioned version of the California Dreams tour,” explains Perry’s concert director Baz Halpin. “This tour is running for over a year so it’s great that every time that it goes back to a new territory it’s gotten bigger and it’s different and there’s new elements added, and it’s Katy making sure that everybody gets a fresh perspective and fresh new show every time they go see it.”

“Tour.O” has added three more trucks of equipment, two new dancers, more pyrotechnics, and a brand new layout.

“If you don’t like kittens or cotton candy, get the f— out!” joked Perry during a new behind-the-scenes video about her tour.

Perry remains in North America until mid-September. She’s then in South America for three gigs before playing a string of concerts in the UK and Ireland.

On Nov. 15, Perry returns to America for a performance in Hartford, Connecticut. The show is the first of five slated for the United States.

>>Sept. 7 – Katy Perry in San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
>>Sept. 8 – Katy Perry in New Orleans, NO @ New Orleans Arena
>>Sept. 10 – Katy Perry in Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
>>Sept. 11 – Katy Perry in Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
>>Sept. 13 – Katy Perry in Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
>>Sept. 14 – Katy Perry in Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
>>Sept. 16 – Katy Perry in Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
>>Sept. 17 – Katy Perry in Tulsa, OK @ Bok CEnter
>>Nov. 15 – Katy Perry in Hartford, CT @ XL Center
>>Nov. 16 – Katy Perry in New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
>>Nov. 19 – Katy Perry in Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
>>Nov. 21 – Katy Perry in Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
>>Nov. 22 – Katy Perry in Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

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