Katy Perry To Break Michael Jackson’s Chart Record
Whether you love her, hate her or plain don’t understand the hype that surrounds her, Katy Perry‘s winning right now in a major way. According to Billboard magazine, the Californian vixen is on the verge of tying an incredible Billboard Hot 100 chart record—held by none other than Michael Jackson—thanks to some help from another powerhouse female, Missy Elliott.
MJ, arguably the greatest entertainer of all time, owns the record for the most Hot 100 No. 1 singles from one album, with five from his 1987 album, Bad. Perry has four number ones from her Teenage Dream album (“California Gurls,” “Firework,” “E.T.” and the title track) with its fifth single, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)” currently resting at No. 2 on the chart. A new remix of the track, featuring Elliott, hits radio airwaves, the web and digital retailers today and could push the song to the coveted number one spot.
While they’re all great pop tracks from Perry, let’s put things in perspective shall we? Here are MJ’s five number ones from Bad: the sensual yearning of “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” the frenetic title track, the classic “The Way You Make Me Feel,” the even more classic “Man In The Mirror” and the genre-defying “Dirty Diana.” Just listing those songs makes me want to switch my iTunes playlist back to that album and put ‘em on repeat. It’s incredible how music changes over time, with artists like Perry and Rihanna now breaking chart records from historic acts like MJ, Elvis Presley and The Beatles.