Katy Perry Scores Another Number One Single With 'E.T.'
Katy Perry has become part of an elite chart club in America after scoring her fourth number one single from the same album. "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album in more than six years to yield four chart-topping songs on the Billboard Hot 100, as "E.T." ends Lady GaGa's stranglehold on the top of the charts.
"Teenage Dream", "California Gurls" and "Firework" have previously shot to the top of the countdown. Usher is the only other artist this century to release four number ones from the same album, 2004's "Confessions". And Perry is the first female act to score the feat since Mariah Carey enjoyed four number ones from her eponymous debut in 1990 and 1991.
"Teenage Dream" becomes only the ninth album to feature four number ones. Perry tells Billboard.com, "I am so thrilled that E.T. has landed at number one. I want to thank all the fans who contributed to this amazing feat and radio, which has been an essential part of my continued existence. I truly appreciate all the support of my creative twists and turns."
The tune is expected to enjoy a long run at the top of the charts after Perry premieres the space-age video to accompany the song on U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, March 31. Meanwhile, Perry's pal Rihanna also climbs up a spot on the new chart - her "S&M" takes over at number two, and Cee-Lo Green's "F**k You" ("Forget You") jumps back up the chart to three.
Lady GaGa's "Born This Way", which spent six weeks at number one, falls to number four and the Black Eyed Peas' "Just Can't Get Enough" rounds out the new top five.
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