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Katy Perry Ties Rihanna’s Top 40 Record

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Katy Perry has just tied some established records of Rihanna at radio, tying her for the most No.1s on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. ‘Wide Awake’, Perrys new single, just landed at No. 1, marking her ninth No. 1.

Rihanna’s career began in 2005 and Perry’s in 2008, so it didn’t take either of them very long to achieve all that success. The chart has been around since October 1992, making it an even more astonishing feat.

According to Billboard, the Mainstream Top 40 chart history remains dominated by women. Lady Gaga, Pink and Britney Spears all have seven No. 1s. Beyonce and Mariah Carey are in a diva deadlock with six No. 1s a piece.

Now the question remains. Who will score the 10th No. 1 first? Perry looks to have closed out promotion of ‘Teenage Dream’ with the reissue, which included ‘Wide Awake,’ while Ri is still banging out jams from ‘Talk That Talk.’ Both are expected to work on follow up albums sooner than later.


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