There are only two artists in music history to lift five Hot 100 #1s from a single LP – Michael Jackson and Katy Perry. Via their ‘Bad’ and ‘Teenage Dream’ albums respectively, the duo launched a quintet of chart-toppers to the coveted tally on the hems of awe-inspiring music videos and very dedicated fanbases.
Jackson’s iconic hits spent a collective 7 weeks atop the charts while Perry’s
forgettable modern pop offerings spent nearly triple that time reigning. But, while the latter has his name etched in history books as the ‘King of Pop,’ Billboard thought it time to remind fans that this pop princess’s impressive sales performance is by no means anything to downplay.
Indeed, it’s no secret that her domination of today’s charts knows few rivals. But, just as the diva’s takeover of Superbowl XLIX’s halftime show approaches, the music Bible stacked up the pop titans’ follow-up records, ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Prism’ to see how well they compare to their respective preceding releases as well as each other’s.
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