Katy Perry’s “Part Of Me” Tops ‘Billboard’ Hot 100

Becky Bain / February 22, 2012

Someone finally overthrew Adele’s reign at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100, and that someone is no stranger to topping the charts. Katy Perry’s new single “Part Of Me”, fresh off her performance of the tune at The Grammys, is now her seventh #1 single. However, “Part Of Me” (you can find the lyrics over at Direct Lyrics) doesn’t count as a single from Teenage Dream as it’s off the re-release of her hit LP, so Katy remains tied with Michael Jackson’s record for producing the most #1 singles off one album with five. (Sorry, Katy.)

Tweeted Katy earlier today, “Thank U to all the AMAZING radio stations playing ‘Part Of Me’ & the Katycats that keep requesting the ish out of it! #ioweuandiwilldeliver.”

Oh, and as for Adele, don’t feel too bad for her — “Rolling In The Deep”, “Someone Like You” and “Set Fire To The Rain” are all in the Top 10, making her the first woman to have three singles in the Top 10 at the same time as a lead artist in the history of the chart. So yeah, more good news for her on the one-year anniversary of 21.