Katy Perry ties Michael Jackson five-hit record
The Beatles didn't do it. Elvis and Madonna never did it, either. But pop star Katy Perry just tied Michael Jackson for an impressive place in music's history books.
CBS News Correspondent Bill Whitaker reported the singer, known for her hits "Teenage Dream" and "California Gurls," has topped the Billboard charts with five No. 1 hits from a single album -- the first time that's ever been done by a female artist.
"Think about the big artists that haven't accomplished this," observes Michael Yo, celebrity correspondent with E! News. "Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber -- hasn't even had a top 10 hit yet, yet Katy Perry has come out with an album with five huge No. 1 singles. I mean, it's a big, big accomplishment."
In fact, the King of Pop himself is the only other artist to pull off such a feat, scoring five No. 1 hits with his 1987 album, "Bad."
Perry celebrated the milestone on Twitter, writing, "What a way to wake up! SO proud to announce that the little-engine-that-could of a song 'LAST FRIDAY NIGHT' is officially #1."
Perry said last year of her wild success, "I'm a confident woman, I don't want to feel entitled, ever. I don't want to think that I just deserve to be No. 1 in order to sell out tours or whatever."
Whitaker points out that Perry's accomplishment is all the more awesome, considering it's just her second album.
For more on Katy Perry's record, "The Early Show" spoke with Rolling Stone Contributor Alan Light. Click on the video below for his view of Perry and her accomplishment.
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