Katy Perry is no one-hit wonder. In fact, she’s not a two-, three-, or four-hit wonder either.
This week, her latest single, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” reached number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The track is her fifth number-one single off her latest album, “Teenage Dream,” which ties her for the most all-time off of one record. Michael Jackson was the only other artist to ever reach that number with his album, “Bad.”
“Last Friday Night” joins “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” and “E.T.” as number one hits off of the record. Will there be a sixth? Ian Drew, Senior Music Editor at US Weekly, thinks there might be. “Katy’s like this quiet storm who won’t go away,” he asserts. “You think she’s a one-hit wonder, and then there’s hit after hit after hit. A sixth is possible.”
“Teenage Dream” is a 12-song album, so there are seven more possible singles. There has been speculation that either “Not Like the Movies” or “Hummingbird Heartbeat” could be given the green light. Still, there has been no confirmation that a sixth single will be released.
“We want to savor five right now, but in the world of Katy, you never know,” says Greg Thompson, EMI’s Executive Vice President of Marketing and Promotion. “This historic achievement just speaks to Katy’s hard work.”
Jackson’s five number one’s off “Bad” were “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Man in the Mirror,” and “Dirty Diana.” His five number-ones spanned nine months and two weeks, while Perry’s has covered one year, two months, and one week.
Do you think Perry will try to break the record? We should find out sooner rather than later. In the mean time, check out her video for “Last Friday Night” here. And don’t forget to grab tickets to catch her live right here on Dynamic Tickets!