Katy Perry has been setting records since releasing her third album

By: Steve Smith  |   | 

Katy Perry’s third studio album Teenage Dream came with an even greater bang as it included 5 singles California Gurls, Teenage Dream, Firework, E.T., and Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) that reached #1 position on the Billboard chart. Its final single The One That Got Away charted at #3 while the album itself charted at #1 position in various countries including the U.S.A., Australia, Austria, and Canada.

She became the first female music artist to have released five #1 singles back to back from an album for which she was honored with American Music Award in November 2011. She even got her name inducted into Guinness Book of World Record for this achievement. She is the second artist to set the record after Michael Jackson. Also, her single Last Friday Night got her recognized as the first artist to stay in the top ten of Hot 100 for 69 consecutive weeks.

Likewise, her singles Roar and Dark Horse from the album Prism helped her set another record of becoming the first artist with more than one video to reach over a billion views on Vevo. The multi-platinum singles sold more than 10 million and 13 million copies, respectively. The album sold more than 4 million copies worldwide and charted at #1 position in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

Not only singles and albums but even tours have supported Katy in setting records, the first one being the Billboard Touring Award for Top Grossing Package. She was honored with this award for grossing $204.3 million worldwide from The Prismatic World Tour (May 2014 – October 2015). 

On 26 June 2014, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) declared Katy to be the Top Certified Digital Artist Ever for having sold over 72 million digital singles. She claimed the record for the first time in 2010 when the Guinness World Records announced that she made the Best Start on the U.S. Digital Chart by a Female Artist for selling over 2 million digital singles.

The NFL announced on 23 November 2014 that Katy was scheduled to perform at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on 1 February 2015. She was accompanied by artists Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott. A couple days after her performance, it was announced by the Guinness World Records that Perry had set the record of the most watched show in Super Bowl history by garnering 118.5 million views. It had beaten the viewership of the game show itself which was 114.4 million.

In 2015, Guinness World Records declared Katy to have become the most followed person on Twitter. The recognition came to her two years after she surpassed Justin Beiber on the title. As of July 2016, she is also the first person to have 90 million followers on the site. She is still on the top with more than 95.8 million followers.


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