The set, which was released in 2010 and debuted at No. 1, is only the 25th album to spend at least 200 weeks on the chart since it began using Nielsen Music point-of-sale data on May 25, 1991. It joins such other titles as Taylor Swift‘s Fearless, Bruno Mars‘ Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Mumford & Sons‘ Sigh No More and Nirvana‘s Nevermind in the 200 weeks (or more) club during the Nielsen era.
(Previous to the inclusion of Nielsen data, a number of albums also lingered for more than 200 weeks, including Carole King‘s Tapestry, Pink Floyd‘s The Dark Side of the Moon, Johnny Mathis‘ Johnny’s Greatest Hits and more.)
As Perry’s second album celebrates its 200th week on the chart, its cumulative sales creep ever closer to 3 million (2.97 million sold through the week ending March 1).
Teenage Dream is also only the second album to generate five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, following Michael Jackson‘s Bad. Teenage Dream spun off the chart-topping “California Gurls,” the title track, “Firework,” “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).”