On this date 24 years ago, the King of Pop achieved a chart first. Only Katy Perry has matched the feat since.
Twenty-four years ago today, on July 2, 1988, Michael Jackson made history on the Billboard Hot 100.
On this date, the late King of Pop claimed his fifth No. 1 on the list from his album "Bad" with "Dirty Diana." At the time, the achievement made him the only act to notch five No. 1s on the Hot 100 from one album. (The Hot 100 launched the week of Aug. 4, 1958.)
Jackson scored his quintet of "Bad" No. 1s on the Hot 100 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." The set will be re-issued in celebration of its 25th anniversary next month.
Since 1988, Jackson's record has been tied only by Katy Perry, who collected a five-pack of Hot 100 toppers from her 2010 release "Teenage Dream." She completed the feat on the Aug. 27, 2011, Hot 100, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" hit No. 1. The song followed the set's prior leaders "California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg), the lead single from "Dream"; the title cut; "Firework"; and, "E.T." (featuring Kanye West).
Perry has since claimed another No. 1 on the Hot 100 with "Part of Me," the first single from the " Dream" expanded deluxe re-issue, "The Complete Confection." While Perry has tallied six Hot 100 No. 1s from "Dream" and its re-released version, she remains tied with Jackson for the most toppers from an album over one release.