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Aug. 27, 2011
Katy Perry scored a fifth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," from her album Teenage Dream, marking an historic coronation: the set joined Michael Jackson's Bad, in 1987-88, as the only albums ever to generate five Hot 100 No. 1s each.
"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 told Billboard upon learning of the achievement. "Ever since I was 9 years old, singing into my hairbrush, I've dreamed very big dreams, but today is bigger than my dreams."