Katy Perry logs the fastest No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an artist signed to Capitol Records in nearly 43 years, as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, rises 2-1 in its fourth week on the chart.
The song makes the quickest sprint to the summit by a Capitol single since Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe" likewise reached the top spot in four weeks on the chart dated Aug. 26, 1967. Five months before Gentry, the Beatles' "Penny Lane" had also zipped to No. 1 in four frames.