Since the release of his groundbreaking 1987 solo Bad, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] has held the record for the most number one singles released from the same album, but that’s all about to change.
One pop star is on track to break that long-held record for having five number one singles from one album, and become the first artist since MJ’s Bad to score that many number one hits. But which pop star will beat his record? [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]? [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Justin Bieber[/lastfm]? We have the answer for you here!
It’s [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Katy Perry[/lastfm]! The “Teenage Dream” singer and voice of Smurfette in the new animated feature is set to become the first artist since Michael Jackson to achieve five number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 from the same album.
Perry’s teenage pop anthems from her latest album Teenage Dream have dominated the charts since its release, and her latest single “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” is said to hit number one on the hot 100 later this week.
Her previous singles to top the charts include her 2010 summer anthem “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework” and “E.T.” Her current single “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” also includes a very special cameo by WAVE favorite Kenny G in the star-studded 80s themed video.
Michael Jackson’s singles from Bad that reached number on the Hot 100 charts include “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Man In The Mirror,” and “Dirty Diana.”
Perry’s latest single is said to be the final release from her current album, but she could keep going with her dance hit “Peacock,” which has the potential of being a sixth number one hit for the pop star.