Katy Perry breaks records with “Last Friday Night”
It’s official! Katy Perry is setting and breaking records after her latest single from the “Teenage Dream” album topped the charts this week! “Last Friday Night (TGIF) is her FIFTH single to hit #1 on the Mainstream charts, and with it creeping up on Billboard’s Hot 100 list, she could be breaking some more!
Perry finally snagged the record as the first album from the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart to have five #1 singles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Perry’s Teenage Dream album is the first in the nearly 19-year history of the chart to achieve the feat, thanks to “Friday Night” bumping up one spot to #1 this week.
“Friday Night” joins the other chart-toppers from Perry’s Dream album, which include the title track, “California Gurls,” “Firework” and “E.T.” The record puts her in pretty impressive company, landing Perry just ahead of Lady Gaga (The Fame) and Justin Timberlake (FutureSex/LoveSounds, whose albums yielded four #1s apiece.
“Friday Night” also broke some other new ground, setting the high watermark for most weekly plays in the chart’s history (12,468), blowing past the old record, which she also held with “E.T.” (12,361). Even more impressive, the five singles from Dream account for five of the six songs with the chart’s highest-ever weekly spin totals, with Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” acting as the spoiler at #4 with 12,107.
The next potential record to fall could be the biggie Perry’s been waiting for. She’s still looking to become just the second artist ever to mark five #1 singles from the same album on the Billboard Hot 100, a mark held by Michael Jackson’s Bad. She’s got four #1s already and “Friday” moved up from 3 to 2 on last week’s chart, so it could happen.