Katy Perry Joins Elite Club With ‘The One That Got Away’

Katy Perry’s at it again, her Grandma act for her latest magnum opus ‘The One That Got Away’ (that somehow resembles her bestie Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’) has gotten her a 6th consecutive top 10 hit from her ‘Teenage Dream’ album, as the single enters the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart this week. This achievement makes Katy only the 5th artist in the 53 year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to spawn 6 Top 10 Hits from a single album, while ‘Teenage Dream’ becomes the 7th album to do so.

Who else are the members of this élite club? Legends and pop royalties Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson both have 2 albums each that have spawned 6 or more Top 10 hits, with Janet Jackson being the only artist in history to have 7 consecutive singles from a single album reach the Top 5 of the charts from her legendary 1989 album ‘Rhythm Nation 1814′. The other two artists are George Michael and Bruce Springsteen. The last artist and album to achieve this feat was Janet Jackson in 1993 with the biggest selling album of her career, the iconic ‘janet.’ album.

Here is the complete list of albums that have achieved this feat :

1. Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) – Janet Jackson (7 Top 5 hits, including 4 # 1 singles)

“Miss You Much” (No. 1, four weeks),

“Rhythm Nation” (No. 2),

“Escapade” (No. 1, three weeks),

“Alright” (No. 4),

“Come Back to Me”(No. 2),

“Black Cat” (No. 1, one week),

“Love Will Never Do (Without You)” (No. 1, one week).

Janet would have additionally gotten an 8th Top 5 hit as the 8th single ‘State Of The World’ peaked at # 5 on the Airplay Charts, but not being released as a commercial CD Single disabled it from entering the main Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Either way it propelled ‘Rhythm Nation 1814′ to become the biggest selling album of 1990.

2. Thriller – Michael Jackson (1982) (7 Top 10 hits, including 2 # 1 singles)

“The Girl Is Mine,” with Paul McCartney (No. 2),

“Billie Jean” (No. 1, seven weeks),

“Beat It” (No. 1, three weeks),

“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ “ (No. 5),

“Human Nature” (No. 7),

“P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” (No. 10),

“Thriller” (No. 4)

3. Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen (1984) (7 Top 10 hits)

“Dancing in the Dark” (No. 2),

“Cover Me” (No. 7),

“Born in the USA” (No. 9),

“I’m on Fire” (No. 6),

“Glory Days” (No. 5),

“I’m Goin’ Down”(No. 9),

“My Hometown” (No. 6).

4. Faith – George Michael (1987) (6 Top 10 Hits, including 4 # 1 singles)

“I Want Your Sex” (No. 2) (first released on the “Beverly Hills Cop II” soundtrack),

“Faith” (No. 1, four weeks),

“Father Figure” (No. 1, two weeks),

“One More Try” (No. 1, three weeks),

“Monkey” (No. 1, two weeks),

“Kissing a Fool” (No. 5)

5. Bad – Michael Jackson (1987) (6 Top 10 hits, including 5 # 1 singles)

I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” with Siedah Garrett (No. 1, one week),

“Bad” (No. 1, two weeks),

“The Way You Make Me Feel” (No. 1, one week),

“Man in the Mirror” (No. 1, two weeks),

“Dirty Diana” (No. 1, one week),

“Smooth Criminal” (No. 7)

6. janet. – Janet Jackson (1993) (6 Top 10 Hits, including 2 # 1 singles) 

“That’s the Way Love Goes” (No. 1, eight weeks),

“If” (No. 4),

“Again” (No. 1, two weeks),

“Because of Love” (No. 10),

“Any Time, Any Place”/”And On and On” (No. 2),

“You Want This”/”70’s Love Groove”(No. 8)

7. Teenage Dream – Katy Perry (2010) (6 Top 10 Hits, including 5 # 1 singles so far)

“California Gurls,” featuring Snoop Dogg (No. 1, six weeks),

“Teenage Dream” (No. 1, two weeks),

“Firework” (No. 1, four weeks),

“E.T.,” featuring Kanye West (No. 1, five weeks),

“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (No. 1, two weeks),

“The One That Got Away” (No. 10, to-date)

Definitely a note-worthy achievement, although it still remains to be seen whether ‘Teenage Dreams’ matches the sales of the other albums of the élite club, cuz after 6 consecutive Top 10 Hits, the album has barely sold about 3.5 million units worldwide since it’s release.