Katy Perry ties with Michael Jackson in charts

Thursday August 18, 2011

Katy Perry has become the first woman to score five number one songs from one album in the US Billboard charts.

The I Kissed A Girl star – who was dismissed by some critics as a one-hit wonder when she first came on the scene – set the record with her new single Last Friday Night (TGIF).

This is the latest top chart-topper from her platinum album Teenage Dream.

Only Michael Jackson had five number ones from a single record before Katy, from Bad.

But the king of pop spent a total of seven weeks at the top with his Bad songs.

Meanwhile Katy, 26, has been on top now for a cumulative 18 weeks.

The singer – married to British funnyman Russell Brand – had her first major hit with I Kissed a Girl in 2008.

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