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Is Katy Perry as Successful as Michael Jackson?

A photo of Katy Perry

Yes. Yes, she is. Let’s take a weeping break, all right?

This is how this works. See, Katy Perry has released five singles from her second album, Teenage Dream: “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” and “Last Friday Night.” And every single one of those singles has reached the number one slot on Billboard’s pop charts. She’s the first lady who’s ever achieved that, and the only other person ever to get five number one singles off the same album? Michael Jackson. Bananas.

This really is crazy, right? Is Katy Perry really THAT popular? A quick Wikipedia check says that Lady Gaga‘s only had three number one singles altogether, which seems even more bizarre, and Justin Bieber hasn’t had any, at least in the U.S. I don’t know, maybe I’m just not understanding exactly how the Billboard charts work? Or perhaps the world really is going to hell in a handbasket. Those are the only ways I can figure that this girl is one of the most commercially successful singers ever.

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  • “Is Katy Perry as Successful as Michael Jackson?”

    Oh, boy!

    Let’s just say… the above question can be asked again when the likes of Katy Perry has a an artistic résumé that reads something like the following.

    And that’s without including the *basic facts such as: Already having a unique, natural gift/talent in both voice and showmanship to begin with.

    I agree with the author of this article!!

    • Looking at that wikilink… wow! And no, we don’t compare anyone to Michael Jackson. We just don’t. Especially not KP.

  • Listen to Katy Perry’s Unplugged acoustic set, and realize she can actually sing. Not to mention her songs are pretty catchy. You find them stuck in your head, even if you hate her.

  • I listen to her songs and I think uggh…then I hear them over and over again..and I LOVE THEM!!!! Her status I think is totally deserved!

  • This is a shame. Everybody knows that maybe she would like to be able to sing, but she can’t at all indeed. The title-question sounds like a joke. The answer is “NO”, obviously, and I think this Katy Perry’s record is an outrageous insult if we consider all the great, true, skilful artists that would deserve so much more than she does.

  • I’m not surprised about Justin Gayber not having any number 1 in the billboard. I mean, his songs are for kids and little girls. What to expect?