Katy Perry Notches Record Fourth Adult Pop Songs No. 1 From 'Teenage Dream'
Another week, another record-setting chart achievement for Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream."
The album becomes the first set in the 15-year history of Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart to generate four No. 1s, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" ascends 2-1.
The song follows "California Gurls," the title cut and "Firework" to the top of the Nielsen BDS-based adult top 40 radio airplay ranking. The album just missed yielding another No. 1; fourth single "E.T." peaked at No. 2 for four weeks (below Adele's "Rolling in the Deep").
"Dream" pushes past two albums - neither by solo women - that each produced three Adult Pop Songs leaders: Daughtry's self-titled debut effort (2007-08) and Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons" (2005-07).
With the coronation, Perry matches Nickelback and P!nk for most leaders (five) in the chart's archives. She first spent four weeks at No. 1 in 2008-09 with "Hot N Cold," from her debut Capitol Records album "One of the Boys."
"(Perry) constantly keeps the water coolers buzzing with her fashions and cool videos," says Sue O'Neil, operations manager of adult pop reporter WTSS (Star 102.5)/Buffalo, N.Y. "I think she is here to stay."
The rise to the Adult Pop Songs summit marks the latest chart honor for Perry. Two weeks ago, "Friday" ascended to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 to become the fifth No. 1 on the survey from "Dream." The set became the first by a woman and just the second among all artists in the chart's 53-year history, following Michael Jackson's "Bad" (1987-88), to produce five No. 1s each.
The five radio singles from "Dream" have likewise topped Billboard's Pop Songs chart, making the album the only release to propel five songs to No. 1 on the BDS-based mainstream top 40 airplay tally, dating to the chart's 1992 launch.
All charts, including Adult Pop Songs, Pop Songs and the Hot 100, will be refreshed Thursday (Sept. 1) on Billboard.com.