Katy Perry Reacts To Her Hot 100 Record

Aug 18th, 2011 // 11 Comments

Katy Perry really is living the (teenage) dream. With “Last Friday Night (TGIF)” topping Billboard‘s Hot 100, the candy-coated pop star is now officially the first woman to score five #1 singles off the same album, tying only with Michael Jackson. And Perry knows just how big a deal that is. Read her exclusive statement to Billboard about hitting her new record after the jump.

“Hitting No. 1 is always a great moment, but when it turns into a small piece of history, you’re reminded of how many millions of people are connected to each other by even one tiny event,” she says. “Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Ever since I was 9 years old, singing into my hairbrush, I’ve dreamed very big dreams, but today is bigger than my dreams. What a nice first birthday present for Teenage Dream!”

She also gave a more informal statement via Twitter: “What a way to wake up! SO proud to announce that the little-engine-that-could of a song ‘LAST FRIDAY NIGHT’ is officially #1 & made HISTORY! & u know, I couldn’t have done it with out ya, really I owe u guys BIG… so take this moment to give yourself a high FIVE!!! #allbecauseofu.”

Katy’s sophomore album Teenage Dream was released almost a year ago — August 24 2010. In that time, not only did every released single off the album top the Hot 100, but she became the first artist in history to have a song in the Top 10 for 52 consecutive weeks. The LP was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year.

Good luck trying to top yourself with your third album, Katy!

[Via Billboard]

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  1. Nyan

    I hope she releases a sixth single…. She could just maybe get a sixth #1. I don’t know why but I would find that funny. Hummingbird Heartbeat could make it with a great music video, a remix, and good promo…

  2. abeljose19

    or maybe peacock.. it’s a fun summer song.

  3. Jerry

    Congrats Katy, nice accomplishment . I think you are very talented. I remember when Michael Jackson was the first to do it with songs from the BAD album. He did it in around nine months, shorter that Katy. And back then it was very hard for an Afro-American artist (even of his talent) to have their music get enough actual record sales and radio play to make it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Now they factor in online downloads which helps artists in the new internet era.

    Michael will always be the King of Pop. Katy is one of the best of the new talents, and I am sure if Michael was still here, he would congratulate you.

  4. Letty

    She should definitely release a 6th single to see if it makes it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, that would be awesome! Especially if she’s the only woman with that kind of record, that’d be great! :)

  5. isabella!

    they are well deserved songs, i like all of them. of course katy perry is going to release a 6th single she will probably release three more. but i don’t think any of the other songs on teenage dream could go #1 all of the ones that did were the best off the album.

  6. sam!

    UUUUUUmmmmmmmmmm i am not hating or anything but how did last friday night go #1? i mean it is not #1 on ituens, amazon, wal-mart, and those are the main music websites. so how is it that this song went to #1 without being #1 on any website? something ain’t right here, i mean seriously look up the 100 on itunes, amazon and wal-mart last friday night is in the top 10 but not #1.

  7. Razz

    I have to agree with Sam here, something smells fishy indeed! I am a Katy fan but I am also wondering how is being paid to so and so?? The single has not been so successful in just about every other country, so yes it just seems so vague how she ended up being number one which would coincidentally tie her with MJ for the most amount of number ones from one album? hmmmmmmmm its stinks alright…..Oh and by the way MJ is a legend, Katy Perry has a long , long, long way to go to reach that status!!

  8. @austin

    A huge chunk of the factoring of the billboard hot 100 is radio airplay. And last time I checked she was #1 in that by a long shot.

  9. Lacey

    She also released the remix with Missy Elliott one week ago, sold at a discounted price of $0.69 on iTunes, which helped bump up sales of the song. The remix was pretty crappy, but it did its job in manipulating sales.

  10. I’m a Katy Perry fan and i definitely think she will release another #1 single off her Teenage Dream album. I loved just about every song, especially The One That Got Away and Who Am I Living For. Although i agree that she does have a long wat to go before she can be compared to MJ, she’s still in the beginning of her career and I’m looking foward to her proving Linda Perry and everyone else who’s doubted her talent wrong. I can’t wait to see her in concert in a few weeks! Congrats Katy!

  11. tracksone

    There’s two problems to this success. One, it wasn’t all Katy’s. Her producers and the writers (who yes katy’s record label did pay for on every song) deserves most of that credit. They are the ones with the innovation and ability to consistantly put out catchy bubble pop tunes that makes just about every female kid to young adult go crazy over. Two, is the comparison of Katy five hit single success to MJ’s five hit single success. One involved not one (california gurls), not two (e.t.), but three (a remix with missy elliot) features of other known artist to gain that landmark. MJ met his success by himself.

    Grats to katy though, but more importanly grats to her record label and her team behind the music. She better not let go of them.

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