Katy Perry Beats Mariah Carey With New ‘Pop Songs’ Chart Record

Published: Thursday 6th Mar 2014 by David

Mariah Carey may stand tall as one of Pop’s highest selling entertainers, but it seems not even she could brave the force that is Katy Perry this year, watching the star pull the rug from beneath her heels with her new single ‘Dark Horse.’

How Perry has become the chart-topping thorn in her side?

Full story below…


As of this week, Perry‘s time atop Billboard’s ‘Pop Songs’ tally now sits at the 46 week mark.

Why this is important? Well, its this milestone that sees her claim the ‘Pop Songs’ throne, with more time spent at #1 on the chart than any other artist in US chart history, snatching the record from Carey- who can boast of 45 weeks spent at the top.


Of the 11 Perry songs to dominate the chart, ‘Horse’ is the eighth to spend at least four weeks at the top, doing so after it surpassed sales of 3.5 million units and its older sister ‘California Gurls’ spent a chart-scorching seven weeks at #1 on the very same tally!

Weeks at No. 1, Artist:

46, Katy Perry
45, Mariah Carey
32, P!nk
32, Rihanna
29, Ace of Base
26, Maroon 5
25, Christina Aguilera
23, Beyonce
23, Boyz II Men
23, Nelly

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  1. Navy Nick March 6, 2014

    We live in a world where KATY PERRY (whom I have no issue with, honestly, she makes CUTE music), is breaking MARIAH CAREY, & MICHAEL JACKSON records! LORD help us……. this is just sad (dark horse, really?)

  2. Gaga”s fan March 6, 2014

    Please retire, Grandmariah…


  3. Wendy Williams’ tea March 6, 2014

    You’re Mine is a…….. FLOP !!!

  4. LOL March 6, 2014

    Beyonce danced like a stripper and yet failed to match Mariah’s record. How sad is that?

  5. LOL March 6, 2014

    Rihanna sang like a goat …..and I understand why she cant overtake Mimi.

  6. ***FLAWLESS March 6, 2014

    Beyonce : 5#1’s -23 weeks
    Rihanna : 13#1’s – 32 weeks

    Beyonce continously shits on her

  7. Pop Tart! March 6, 2014

    Mimi should embrace these illuminati symbols in her music videos and then maybe she will slay again.

  8. seriously March 6, 2014

    Beyonce: 5#1s- thanks to payola a** husband…

  9. ***FLAWLESS March 6, 2014

    Rihanna is payola QUEEN. Couldn’t she afford more weeks at #1?

  10. LOL March 6, 2014

    Why is katy killin Rihanna like this?

  11. ABC March 6, 2014

    Records are made to be broken. Get over it, seriously. Like Katy said: “Mariah is good for a throwback….”

  12. Realest March 6, 2014

    Yet with all those weeks at number one, NOT EVEN ONE of Katy Perry’s songs will be remembered in ten years. 46 weeks of Kids BOP, generic, nursery rhyme garbage. Mariah is unbothered by this

    • musiclover August 2, 2014

      I like other artists no doubt about that and i respect them all.
      But what are we arguing? Is it about the video? is it about the singing/voice? The charts? The sales? For me it is really about the voice we are talking about “singing”.

      There are many videos that garner appreciation but not the song itself or the artist. There are without videos to accompany a single or song but makes it popular.

      When it comes to singing of course Mariah Carey is undeniably one of the few on the top (if we are talking about singing perse).

      Music is diverse, it has many genres..If you are into a certain music or genre then its fine.

      I just hope people will have the respect not to bash artists online (it just tells something negative about you). Its not justifying that what you said is true or not.

      We are fans of certain singers some not by how they sound or his/her voice. Some because of the music only (there are singers who really cant sing professionaly peace! but regardless of it all, we must celebrate the music.

      Bashing online, saying hateful derogatory remarks wont help. What we should do is love support an artist. If you are not a fan of this and that artist then just walk away. A fan is a fan i know but its not okay to be negative especially online. Comment nicely with a heart still.

      If singing is what people argue about and its for a fact fan or not we all know who they are.
      Singers who can really be called a “singer” are: Irene Cara, Donna Summer, Barbara Streisand, Jody Watley, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Shania Twain, Mary J. Blige, Patty LaBelle, and many more.
      I am only listing some who can really sing. Its not about the music anymore or the Awards or the hits..

  13. ABC March 6, 2014

    This is the pop songs chart, not Hot 100
    Most of Mariah’s #1s were only #1 for a week or two anyway

  14. ABC March 6, 2014

    Whose to say what will be remembered in ten years? I don’t remember most of Mariah’s #1s myself.

  15. Lovebird March 6, 2014

    Well it’s not really an impressive record to beat seeing that Mariah achieved that with PAYOLA.

    Title should read, Basic Perry sets new LOCAL record and is conveniently missing in terms of GLOBAL #1s.

  16. seriously March 6, 2014

    Mariah- 19#1 but only Hero is an evergreen song.


  17. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT March 6, 2014

    The Lamb Chops will have to deal.

  18. Lovebird March 6, 2014

    Rihanna gets GLOBAL #1s; how many #1s do Basic Perry or Beyozobille have outside the USA?

  19. seriously March 6, 2014

    Mariah is so 90s…look at her cheap slutty prom queen dress…


  20. Vee March 6, 2014

    LOOL Katys soon to snatch the one thing tha Navy can cling to tbh! Rihanna who?

  21. Lovebird March 6, 2014

    Are the lambs really trying it with forgettable music when 90% of Mariah’s discography is forgettable generic garbage.

    Is anyone still listening to lover boy, sweetheart, heartbreaker, touch my body, obsessed, through the reign and many of those generic payola hits?

  22. RoyalKev March 6, 2014

    Wow, Congratulations to Katy!

  23. seriously March 6, 2014

    I remember when Lambs hailed Mariah as Bank of America and she won’t collapse. Oh well, today is a sad confirmation that Mariah is a has been.

  24. Vee March 6, 2014

    And Katy does it without 28362728 different songs.

    And also DEAD @ the number of weeks Beyonce has been at #1 in comparison with 5 #1s. Longevity Hits. Not microwave hits.

  25. Lovebird March 6, 2014

    Madonna has got more memorable hits than the generic rubbish from MANriah and Tranet.

  26. TinaMinaj March 6, 2014

    Congrats to Katy. But no one cares for Hasbeenriah and her PAYOLA hits..

  27. Kisses Down Low March 6, 2014

    Shouldn’t Rihanna be doing this?

  28. Kisses Down Low March 6, 2014

    Congrats Katy though. She is deffo the POP queen now.

  29. Wendy Williams’ Tea March 6, 2014

    The problem is Mariah, she refuses to evolve and she digs her own grave by releasing songs with Miguel, Nicki Minaj, Ne-yo and etc.

    So yucks!!!!

  30. Theman March 6, 2014

    U don’t have to remember most of Mariah’s number ones, because people who appreciate real music do.. ^^^^^ Katy’s embarrassing Beyonce, but u didn’t mention that.. MC still spent the most wks at number one.. Lol once again Sam is being pressed over Mimi.. U are a bytch for a man sir.. She has multiple number ones so it should be easy for her to go triple platinum.. As far as the throwback thing MC just had a hit in “Beautiful”.. Ir must be said when u have great visuals & two smash singles and can’t reach one point five million.. Lol Sam is great for distorting stuff? Where’s Beyonce on this list tho?

  31. Barb B**** March 6, 2014

    Good bye bye Payola Carey.

  32. Slayriah! March 6, 2014

    I see the old-donna stans are still pressed about Mariah and Janet! Mimi & Damita >>> Mandonna! LOLZ!

    And pfft, basic perry ain’t got nothing on Mariah Carey mmmkay hunties! Sit!

  33. Wendy Williams’ Tea March 6, 2014

    Mariah had her day too.

    Did you guys knows that ‘Touch My Body’ managed to get the #1 position on Billboard thanks to a downloading contest organized by her record company…just like Lady Gaga with Applause ???

    Mariah cheated, too u know… 🙁

  34. Amelia March 6, 2014

    Mariahs songs suck and sound the same. One of the most boring and least innovative discographies ever. Congrats Katy.

  35. LOL March 6, 2014

    “OMGGGG!!! *MusiCharts* just announced that BEYONCE only sold 2.9 Million copies in ONLY 11 COUNTRIES and it’s actually sold almost 5 Million Globally, more precisely 4.853,700 Million WW!!
    It’s not 3 Million WW it’s 3 Million in only 11 countries, but 5 Million Gobally.. in less than 3 Months!! #QUEEN Slayyyyyyy”

  36. Lovebird March 6, 2014

    So lover boy and heartbreaker is real music? LMAO

    How is that different from teenage dream or last friday night? They both sound like Nick Jr kids bop rubbish. Lambs need to stop.

  37. History Repeating March 6, 2014

    Mariah’s songs…sucks !!!!

    The only reason she went to the top by selling her body and opening her legs to a mafia named Tommy Mottola and then married this man just to be famous.

    Everyone knows Mariah was a s*** when she was in her 20s-30s. Just like……… Beyonce.

  38. History Repeating March 6, 2014

    The original queen of payola was Mariah…now Beyonce.

  39. The Boy Toy March 6, 2014

    The only thing the navy has to cling to? Let’s hope that Katy can get two successful (90m and $142m, respectively) worldwide tours, 7 Grammys, a 6m and 9m selling album amongst countless other accolades and achievements. I do not hate Katy and her and Rih are FRIENDS, but y’all be trying it! 🙄

  40. Touché March 6, 2014

    I don’t usually care for chart positions but wow. I’m surprised that Michael or even Madonna have never gotten that record especially seeing as how popular they were. As much as I like Mariah’s music I never thought she would be the one with that record. Just the fact that someone as mediocre as Katy got this is beyond pitiful. Honestly, I would understand if someone like Rihanna or Beyonce got this but Katy? That’s just…..I’m lost for words now.

  41. slay_hive March 6, 2014

    Why is @TheMan always concerned with Beyonce tho? kii

  42. Lovebird March 6, 2014

    I heard Stephy’s B**** so wide you can drop a couple of babies in there and never find them.

  43. Lovebird March 6, 2014

    Stephy needs a garment and a cleaning crew to clean up them walls; how you have walls that wide?

  44. dark horse March 6, 2014

    Yaaaas Katy slaying all your favs and yall can’t take it…

  45. dark horse March 6, 2014

    The lambs have been super pressed this week Lmao

  46. dark horse March 6, 2014

    Why isn’t Gaga or Britney on this list? Lmao

  47. Pop & Couture March 6, 2014

    Mariah struggles because she is unaware of actual pop market, and her team is practically herself. She relays in her own, drunk in her ego.

    It is so simple:
    Pop is structured by sound, marketing strategy and image design.

    Instead of going for adult contemporary, and follow Adele’s successful steps, Mariah doesn’t have a sound,she fills her records with some producer-material, quite cheap, and her outdated sound-the-same ballads. Her marketing is horrible: singing to her fans by a surprise like she’s still news and the queen of Billboard, posting pictures of herself and her family and leaving You’re Mine outside, it’s always about herself like young people were not really young for her music back in the day. And her image, same diva, curvy dresses with cleavage too-New-Years-Eve-dinner.

    I’m happy she flops because she’s blind. Go adult contemporary or refresh for Pop, that simple. Look at Katy she has no talent and still is the pop queen AND deserves it, even when Roar is not so innovative, Half Prism is chart material, funny videos, super designed presentations, no voice, no dance, and that’s enough.

    I’m worried that Britney is going her way since she just lost the sound she had with Britney Jean. These old woman really don’t wanna try, kudos to Madonna, at least she works her ass off.

  48. yonce March 6, 2014

    moooriah who ?

  49. yonce March 6, 2014

    Katy and Beyonce run this shiit.

  50. DIGGER BEY March 6, 2014

    Lmao @ Katy. Within 48 hrs of someone throwing potential shade @ THE QUEEN. They clear that sh*t up fast, noting it wasn’t shade towards her. See Mylie, Katy and Chaka. But Katy had yet to release an statement on whether that was shade thrown towards Mariah. So i guess she doesn’t give a sh*t how Mariah and her lambs take it KIIIIIIIIIII

  51. DIGGER BEY March 6, 2014

    And other sites and blogs ran the story also

  52. JER March 6, 2014

    But that’s a chart that start in 1993 and has been renamed and changed 3 times BYE

  53. Bey-Minaj March 6, 2014

    Umm Beyonce has 9 #1 hits, if you can count Rihanna’s collabs with other artistes, then we can count DC #1’s. 9 #1’s

  54. GRUMP March 6, 2014

    Oh TGJ. When will the hate stop? You left out the fact that Mariah has 45 weeks with only 6 songs and Katy got 46 weeks with 11 songs. You also left out the fact that this chart was created in October 1992 after Mariah’s first two albums. I’m sure if it was around then she would have 5 more songs and more weeks from her 5 #1 singles on those albums. But hey go on. Keep hating.

  55. Slayriah! March 6, 2014

    Mimi simply has more talent than all y’alls fav combined. She has set the bar very high. U can call her a flop, a hasbeen or payola all u want. She’s still the BEST and that’s why u lessors keep coming for her, checking for her and are obsessed with her even when she’s not doing so good LOL. Mimi Rulz! Just saying. 🙂

  56. GRUMP March 6, 2014

    @ Pop & Couture I totally agree with everything you’re saying but if you’ve been following Mariah you will realize she’s been saying everything she’s been doing recently is for her fans. I might be wrong but I don’t think she cares about the success anymore. I mean look at what she’s doing with her new single. Her new team took 2 weeks to send it to radio. She released it and went to Italy after to holiday with her twins. She basically doesn’t care anymore. I mean when Celine hasn’t had a hit in years, Madonna hasn’t, All these old girls haven’t. Why should she be held to a different standard?

  57. Kitty March 6, 2014

    i see Beyflop way down at the bottom of the list once again *sips tea*

  58. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 6, 2014

    Why are THE beyonce fans and Birdshit so mad in this post? This list is irrelevant. It is only pop songs. Mariah still leads with the most overall weeks at #1 on the billboard hot 100 with 79 weeks. + her debut album was @ #1 for eleven weeks. Your faves will never.

  59. LOL March 6, 2014


  60. Mariah March 6, 2014

    I dont understand how anyone can refer to Maria Carey as a flop when no other black female artist has surpassed any of her accolades…Mariah is a legend in this industry and ALL artist strive to gain the respect and success that she has garnered..If doggin her out will make you feel better and somehow make your fav look better than i guess we can all be delusional together..CONGRATS to Katy on her achievement..and just like Mariah’s predecessors (Aretha Franklyn and the likes of) she will ALWAYS be a legend..

  61. Jesso March 6, 2014

    Lol the way Katy shaded Mariah in that interview was soo funny.

  62. DIGGER BEY March 6, 2014

    But THE QUEEN 5 #1s charting that many weeks is greater thean those h*** with 13#1s and counting. Plus shes DRAGGGGGGGGING these h*** by their p**** lips now. #SO U FAIL C*NT

  63. Metzo March 6, 2014

    Wowwww O.O. Congrats to Katy perry!!! Damn girl doing her thangg!! 10 #1’s in only 6 years.

    Congrats to Bey and Rih as well.. The only 2 black females killing it. Forget Mooriah the HasBeen

  64. Slayty Perry (9 #1s) March 6, 2014

    Lmao @Trashbird are you upset that Katy and Mariah are chart queens while R****** can’t keep up? When was the last time the Great Wh*re topped the charts as a solo act with a song that wasn’t a lead single? Katy has been scalping your fav since 2008 and will continue to do so.

  65. #Jump March 6, 2014

    Damn Beyonce!! 23 weeks with only 5 #1’s? Do the ratio, she slays all the others.

    Anyways congrats to Rihanna and mostly Katy Purry who’s coming for Rihanna’s #1 hit fiesta; the only and ONLY thing the navy can cling to. That’s right.

  66. DIGGER BEY March 6, 2014

    Only 4 people on that list had or got raw talent. Some have talent and the rest are lessers. #SHRUGS

  67. #Jump March 6, 2014

    BTW, I’m glad to see that even with all her #1’s, way more than Beyonce’s, Katy Perry come to realize that #1’s and twitter fans don’t mean s***. Power, quality and talent reigns over anything. And Katy noticed that on Beyonce.

  68. JOHNVIDAL March 6, 2014

    When an artist can´t translate their singles success into equaly big album sales I don´t give it any type of credibility or praise. It´s just a sign of the times we are living with the super manipulated singles charts made to give hits to the most generic songs.
    Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson´s amazing singles success translated into huge album sales. That´s the real deal.
    PD: Not to mention if Mariah had been pure pop her whole career she would be still above Katy Perry on this not very important list about pure pop songs. Katy´s single are just pop.

  69. HIMEROS March 6, 2014

    I’m sorry, but you can’t call lady gaga, ARTPOP and applause a flop when this Mariah thing is happening.

    Q: What actually set the bar for flop?
    A: when you struggle for 5 years to get that grammy and a girl named lorde takes them away

  70. JOHNVIDAL March 6, 2014

    I like your avi. Are you new in TGJ?
    What´s your favorite song on Artpop? You´d better be a true Gaga fan who likes talent and not one of those superficcial people who are just bandwagoners and of course now hate her and all that.

  71. BeYAWNce March 6, 2014

    Leave pop mainstream industry to kids, immature & underage bitchesssss!!!! Real music legacy lives on FOREVER

  72. ILOVEJAMESDEAN March 6, 2014

    Oh c’mon, Pop Songs chart is not really a significant chart. If you want to measure chart success, look at the Hot 100, Digital Songs, and Radio Songs charts. Not this stupid minor genre chart.

    Wanna see who got the most weeks at #1 on Billboard’s MAJOR charts?

    Most weeks at #1
    Hot 100 – Mariah Carey (79 weeks)
    Radio Songs (Hot 100 Airplay) – Mariah Carey (93 weeks)

  73. J.E March 6, 2014

    well congrats to katy! i like her. wow suprising to see Christina on the list, but I’m happy! She is really the dark horse in the game. And to the one who said we all need to shut up because all are faves combined doesn’t match Mariah, You are the one who needs to shut up! If i’ll add Beyonce and Christina, They are more than that moo.. Sorry i took it literally.

  74. J.E March 6, 2014

    Where is Britney on the List.. The Next Queen of Pop after Madonna? hehe

  75. TheOne March 6, 2014

    Sad day in music when a talentless act such as Katy Perry is breaking Real Legends records. The flip side is no one takes music seriously anymore so it doesn’t matter!

  76. Timago March 6, 2014

    “I can’t wait to HATE U [massive shart] Oh s***!! J.D., get me a bucket! Ray Ray? Trey Songz? Lambs?! Anybody?!?! Oh no… SMELLY FLOPLAND!! HERE I COME!!!!”

  77. mc!!! March 7, 2014

    Yea in “pop charts” Mariah is still untouchable on the regular charts!! 79 weeks!!!! Mariah has spent more weeks at #1 than any other artist In the history of RECORDED MUSIC….I REPEAT RECORDED MUSIC!!! #byefelicia

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