A year ago today, the star tied Michael Jackson's mark for the most No. 1s from an album.
"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," the fifth single from her album "Teenage Dream," became the fifth consecutive No. 1 on the Hot 100, following "California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg), the title cut, "Firework" and "E.T." (featuring Kanye West).
The album became the first by a woman and just the second among all acts to generate a quintet of Hot 100 toppers, following Michael Jackson's "Bad," which produced five leaders in 1987-88: "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (with Siedah Garrett), the title track, "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Man in the Mirror" and "Dirty Diana."
"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," Perry beamed to Billboard upon learning of her achievement last year. "Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen.
"Ever since I was nine years old, singing into my hairbrush, I've dreamed very big dreams, but today is bigger than my dreams!"