Katy Perry joins the likes of Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, and Nirvana as her album, Teenage Dream, spends its 200th week on the Billboard 200. The album was released nearly 5 years ago (Aug. 24, 2010), and its current position on the chart is #126. Not too shabby at all. To date it has sold nearly 3 million copies.
Teenage Dream becomes just the 25th album to remain on the chart that long. The album has set another record on the Billboard Hot 100 by becoming the 2nd album to have 5 #1 singles. Those singles included: ‘California Gurls’, ‘Teenage Dream’, ‘Firework’, ‘E.T.’, and ‘Last Friday Night (TGIF). The only other album to do so was Michael Jackson’s, Bad.
She went on to reissue the album with the title, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection in 2012. It included more hits: ‘Wide Awake, ‘Part of Me’,her remix to ‘E.T.’ featuring Kanye West, along with a few more extras.
I wasn’t a Katy Perry fan from her first album, One of the Boys, but this album surely made me take notice. First it was ‘California Gurls’, then came ‘Teenage Dream’, but ‘Firework’ sealed the deal for me. I wasn’t a huge fan of ‘E.T.’ and I’m still not, but the remix with Kanye works. Then how can you not rock out to ‘Last Friday Night’ (TGIF)’.
Out of the entire album I love ‘The One That Got Away’ the most and her acoustic version of that is really nice. Since then I’ve been all over her music. Meaning I’ve actually listened to the compilation as a whole and not just the singles. She’s a beast on the charts. No doubt about that.
Congrats to Katy on yet another chart topping honor!
Listen to the album below (via Spotify):