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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2011, Katy Perry Matched Michael Jackson With 5th ‘Teenage Dream’ No. 1

"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" made "Teenage Dream" just the second album with five Hot 100 leaders, following Jackson's "Bad."

Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.

Aug. 21, 2010
Eminem notched his fourth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (of five), and featured vocalist Rihanna her seventh (of 14), with “Love the Way You Lie,” which spent its first of seven weeks at the summit.


Aug. 22, 1987
Who was that girl at No. 1? The Material Girl, as Madonna‘s “Who’s That Girl,” from the movie of the same name, became the sixth of her 12 Billboard Hot 100 leaders.

Aug. 23, 1969
The Rolling Stones scored their fifth and final Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 of the ’60s (they’d follow with three more in the ’70s) with “Honky Tonk Women.”

Aug. 24, 1985
Let’s go Back to the Future: Huey Lewis & the News topped the Billboard Hot 100 with “The Power of Love,” their theme from the Michael J. Fox time-travel blockbuster.

Aug. 25, 2001
Eve‘s “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” featuring Gwen Stefani, crowned the Pop Songs airplay chart. In 2005, the stars would reteam (with Stefani in the lead role) for “Rich Girl,” a No. 4 Pop Songs hit. On the Billboard Hot 100, the songs reached Nos. 2 and 7, respectively.

Aug. 26, 1995
Batman Forever spurred Seal‘s sole Billboard Hot 100 No. 1: “Kiss From a Rose” led the list 22 years ago today.

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 (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. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen,” Perry told Billboard upon learning of her 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.”

Meanwhile, Perry, aka, Kathy Beth Terry, wrangled a host of guests for the mini-movie video for “T.G.I.F.,” including Rebecca Black, Darren Criss, Hanson, Kenny G, Corey Feldman and Debbie Gibson (the latter two as her ’80s alter-ego’s parents … Kirk and Tiffany).