Katy Perry's 2011 Record-Setting Chart Juggernaut Continues: Notches Fourth Adult Top 40 No. 1
Katy Perry's 2011 Record-Setting Chart Juggernaut Continues: Notches Fourth Adult Top 40 No. 1

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 Top 40 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 radio airplay ranking. The album just missed yielding another No. 1; fourth single "E.T." peaked at No. 2 for four weeks.

"Dream" pushes past two albums - neither by solo women - that each produced three Adult Top 40 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 top 40 reporter WTSS (Star 102.5)/Buffalo, N.Y. "I think she is here to stay."

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The rise to the Adult Top 40 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 Mainstream Top 40 chart, making the album the only release to propel five songs to No. 1 on the BDS-based mainstream pop airplay tally, dating to the chart's 1992 launch.

All charts, including Adult Top 40, Mainstream Top 40 and the Hot 100, will be refreshed Thursday (Sept. 1) on Billboard.biz.

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