Katy Perry makes Billboard history with ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’

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Katy Perry continues her hit-filled year, as the singer has notched her fifth No. 1 single from the platinum-selling ‘Teenage Dream.’

With current single ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’ set to hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s pop chart, according to the Nielsen BDS-based pop radio-airplay ranking, the singer’s sophomore effort is the first album in the more than 15-year history of the Adult Top 40 mainstream chart to log that many No. 1 singles.


‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),’ with its kooky ‘80s-inspired video, joins the Kanye West-assisted ‘E.T.,’ ‘Firework,’ ‘California Gurls,’ featuring Snoop Dogg, and the title track, which was ranked the fourth-best single of 2010 by Rolling Stone -– ‘Glee’s’ version of the single also went on to become a huge hit. If ‘Last Friday Night’ hits the top spot on the coveted Hot 100 chart -- it’s currently No. 2 -- it would be only the second album to achieve that ranking. The other? Michael Jackson’s 1987 disc, ‘Bad.’

‘Teenage Dream’ leads Justin Timberlake’s ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ and Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame,’ which both featured four Mainstream Top 40 No. 1’s.

Perry, who performs at the Nokia Theatre on Friday, recently received a leading nine Video Music Awards nominations, including video of the year.


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