It’s sweet six-cess for Katy Perry on the latest Billboard radio airplay charts.
Perry’s “The One That Got Away” lifts 2-1 on Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs tally to become the record-extending sixth No. 1 from her album “Teenage Dream” on the survey.
(The purely radio-based Pop Songs chart is not to be confused with the hybrid Billboard Hot 100 ranking).
On Pop Songs, “One” follows the first five singles from “Dream”. When the lattermost song reached the summit in August, “Dream” passed two albums that each yielded four Pop Songs leaders: Justin Timberlake's “FutureSex/LoveSounds” (2006-07) and Lady Gaga's “The Fame” (2009).
Capitol Records executive VP/marketing and promotion Greg Thompson views the Pop Songs coronation of “One” as “tremendous recognition for one of the most talented artists in the world. We couldn’t be happier for Katy.”
"No artist has worked harder and deserves (the honor) more than Katy," adds Capitol senior VP/promotion and marketing Dennis Reese.
”One” concurrently also lifts 3-1 on the Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, marking the set’s record-extending fifth leader and Perry’s record-breaking sixth No. 1 on the list overall.
With her latest trip to the pinnacle, Perry passes Nickelback and P!nk to become the first artist with a six-pack of Adult Pop Songs No. 1s.
"One" marks the fifth No. 1 from "Dream" ("E.T." stopped at No. 2 on the ranking). Previously, two sets had generated as many as three leaders each: Daughtry's self-titled debut effort (2007-08) and Nickelback's “All the Right Reasons” (2005-07).
"Perry constantly keeps the water coolers buzzing with her fashions and cool videos," Sue O’Neil, operations manager of Pop Songs reporter WKSE (Kiss 98.5) and Adult Pop Songs panelist WTSS (Star 102.5) Buffalo, N.Y., told Billboard last year.
"She is here to stay."