Katy Perry Joins Michael Jackson in the Record Book; Jay-Z is On the Beatles’ Ass

The legendary Michael Jackson has company on the other side in the record books. Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson, in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1 (via Billboard). Katy’s latest song, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) becomes the fifth chart leader from her Teenage Dream album.

“The historic Hot 100 coronation follows the album’s prior No. 1s “California Gurls” (featuring Snoop Dogg), the lead single from “Teenage Dream,”; the title cut; “Firework”; and, “E.T.” (featuring Kanye West). The set bowed atop the Billboard 200 album chart dated Sept. 11, 2010, and has sold 1.7 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.”

“The late King of Pop sent five songs to No. 1 on the Hot 100 from “Bad” in 1987-88: “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” (with Siedah Garrett); the title track; “The Way You Make Me Feel”; “Man in the Mirror”; and, “Dirty Diana.”

In other chart news – surprise! – Watch the Throne opens up at Number 1 in both Canada and the USA, and pretty much everywhere in the world where there is oxygen. In the States, the disc sold 436,000 copies. If you recall, iTunes had the exclusive sale of the album for the first part of the week. As such, it should come as no surprise that almost 75% (321,000 copies) of the album’s sales were digitial. Nearly 290,000 of those downloads came from iTunes alone. Jay-Z tells us a few times on Watch the Throne that he has 11 Number 1’s, after having surpassed Elvis with his 10th number 1. Let him spit it:

“11 in a row, Bill Russell rings, Michael Jordan swag
Yall think Michael Jordan bad;
I got a 5 more rings than Michael Jordan had
Elvis has left the building, now I’m on the Beatles ass.”

Jay-Z is indeed on the Beatles’ ass – Watch the Throne gives Jay-Z his 12th number one album; only The Beatles have more (19). As for Kanye West, this marks his fifth number one.

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