Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Feat. Juicy J Gallops To # 1 On Billboard Hot 100

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KatyCats around the world – rejoice!

As ‘Unconditionally‘ faltered at a less-than-impressive # 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, Katy Perry had every reason to hype up on the third single from her # 1-debuting-yet-luke-warm ‘Prism‘.

And of course, what better way to promote your new single than to perform it on the Grammy stage on a broomstick leading a coven of witches? DUH. Seriously.

Ta-dah!

Perry’s ‘Dark Horse‘ featuring Juicy J rises to the penthouse of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, knocking Ke$ha and Pitbull’s ‘Timber‘ off the # 1 spot, thus becoming the chanteuse’s 9th number one single on the charts!

Katy Perry thus joins the élite ranks of Usher, Elton John, Paul McCartney and the Bee Gees – all of whom boast of 9 leaders on the Hot 100.

The legends ahead of Perry? Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder with 10 each, Whitney Houston with 11, Madonna and The Supremes with 12 each, Michael Jackson and Rihanna (the only non-legend here, as of now – sorry y’all, but no) with 13 each, Mariah Carey with 18 and The Beatles with 20.

Perry’s previous Hot 100 toppers? Here you go :

I Kissed A Girl” (2008)
California Gurls” (2010)
Teenage Dream” (2010)
Firework” (2010)
E.T.” (2011)
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (2011)
Part Of Me” (2012)
Roar” (2013)
Dark Horse” (2014)

I’m still baffled by the exclusion of ‘Wide Awake‘ – her best song in forever (#2 in 2012). But whatever, that’s a stellar list up there. You go girl!

Check out all the action on the top 10 of both the Hot 100 Singles and 200 Albums Chart right here!

The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :

1. Dark Horse – Katy Perry feat. Juicy J

2. Timber – Pitbull feat. Ke$ha

3. Counting Stars – OneRepublic

4. Say Something – A Great Big World And Christina Aguilera

5. Monster – Eminem feat. Rihanna

6. Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz

7. Let Her Go – Passenger

8. Team – Lorde

9. Royals – Lorde

10. Pompeii – Bastille

The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :

1. Frozen (Soundtrack) – Various

2. 2014 Grammy Nominees – Various

3. Is There Anybody Out There? – A Great Big World

4. Beyoncé – Beyoncé

5. Pure Heroine – Lorde

6. Kidz Bop 25 – Kidz Bop Kids

7. Mind Over Matter – Young The Giant

8. High Hopes – Bruce Springsteen

9. Prism – Katy Perry

10. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem