You know you’re pretty great when you beat records previously broken by yourself.
Last week, pop singer Katy Perry broke the record for most plays of a pop song in a single tracking week. Her hit ‘E.T.,’ featuring Kanye West, logged 12,330 plays on all 131 Pop Songs reporters, besting the previous record of 12,159 plays set by ‘California Gurls’ last summer.
But that’s not all. In fact, Perry holds the top four spots with all of her last four singles. Check out the numbers:
12,330, “E.T.,” Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, May 14, 2011
12,159, “California Gurls,” Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, July 17, 2010
11,857, “Firework,” Katy Perry, Jan. 22, 2011
11,841, “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry, Oct. 16, 2010
I know that every time I get into my car the XM radio is always playing a Katy Perry song of some sort, so it’s hard to disagree with this news. Must feel pretty great to be at the top – enjoy it while it lasts, and here’s to hoping for more great singles to come.
The fourth Number 1 single off her album Teenage Dream is directed by Floria Sigismondi (Christina Aguilera, Marilyn Manson) and stars the pop-star looking like Queen Amidala trading verses with Kanye West.
Although it may be inspired after the beloved Steven Spielberg classic starring the adorable space alien, the video has a darker Avatar-vibe feel. It’s definitely a step forward for Perry and her typical sexual silliness such as “California Gurls” or “Teenage Dream”. West is in his comfort zone and doesn’t quite steal the out-of-this-word love ballad from Perry, in fact her alien princess presence somewhat overshadows his egocentric versings.
Perry’s latest single recently shattered records on Billboard, as it became the first album to produce four No. 1 songs on the Hot 100 in six years. Teenage Dream is also the ninth album to produce four No. 1′s in the 52-year history of the Hot 100. The new single even put an end to Gaga’s reign with “Born This Way” that has dropped to number four on the Hot 100.
The video will make its television debut tonight at 7:53 p.m. on MTV, according to People.
Billboard announced today that Katy Perry’s album, “Teenage Dream,” has become the first album to hold four No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in six years, with the singles “E.T.,” “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” and “Firework.” Not only that, but “Teenage Dream” is also the ninth album ever to produce four No. 1s in the Hot 100′s 52-year history. Congrats, Katy!
“I am so thrilled that ‘E.T.’ has landed at No. 1,” Perry told Billboard.com. “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 highly anticipated music video for her hit single, “E.T.” featuring Kanye West, is set to premier at noon tomorrow on MTV.com, VH1.com, and LogoTV.com, followed by its first TV appearance on MTV at 7:53, says MTV.
Leading up to the video release, Perry has been tweeting pictures of fans after having been “abducted” by aliens. The alien invasion has also taken over Perry’s website and Facebook page by more pictures of fans adorned in all different types of face paint and glitter, as well as alien-encrypted posts.
“Can’t wait to share the video with you tomorrow,” Perry told Billboard. And we can’t wait to see it!