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Does This Mean Katy Perry Is Better Than Lady Gaga And Rihanna?

Update-Katy Perry has finally done it!! The numbers are in the 26 year old pop singer has just tied Michael Jackson’s previously held record for most number 1 hit singles from the same album, as her latest hit, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F), finally made it’s way to number one this week. The current number to beat? 5 no. 1 singles on one album.

According to, Perry is the first woman and second artist overall (second only to King of Pop Michael Jackson of course), to garnish such a title in Billboards top 100, 53 year history.

Katy’s other number 1 hits from the Teenage Dream album includes, Firework, California Gurls, Teenage Dream and E.T (a Kanye West Collaboration).

Katy celebrated earlier by posting the following tweet;

“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.”

This momentous fete by Perry begs the question: Is Katy Perry a better pop star than her current peers like Lady Gaga and Rihanna? There is no question that while Katy did match Jackson’s record it would be unfair and almost blasphemous to compare her to Madonna and Whitney Houston who did have the level of technology that’s available today. Gaga and Rihanna are more comparable. Perry had long been noted a “one hit wonder” and many were just waiting for her time to bow out. Yet, she’s proved them wrong five times! Music enthusiasts are claiming there may be a 6th hit from Teenage Dreams!

In the social media game Lady Gaga and Rihanna have Katy Perry beat by miles – but as shown by Perry’s numerous hits – millions of Twitter and Facebook doesn’t equate to hit singles. The question still remains: What makes an artist better than another and should Katy Perry be considered a better artist than her counterparts Lady Gaga and Rihanna?

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12 thoughts on “Does This Mean Katy Perry Is Better Than Lady Gaga And Rihanna?

  1. Jtastic says:

    None of the artists named after her had to put their singles and videos for sale such as Katy. They’re real artists and do things the traditional way. No “remixes” and fame whoring like so many like Katy. Congrats, Katy! You totally don’t deserve to be tied with the KING OF POP. You’re nothing.

  2. Faiz says:

    No. Rihanna has TEN number ones. This record Katy has is because she remixes and dicounts every single.

  3. Athena says:

    U gotta be kidding me with this question! Her album has been out for a year and barely reaching the 2mill sales. Gagas album reached that in less than a month NOT including the amazon sale. The only reason she reached 5 #1s is because no one bought the whole album! and she keeps doing remixes and getting help from other artist to get there! Not too mention that she needs like 100 writers/producers to make “her” album.

  4. Judas says:

    Please…decreasing the price of your single just so you can tie with MJ. Pathetic! Her album sales will reflect on this. You can’t compare Katy to GaGa, because GaGa has it all. The ability to sing, dance, write, co-produce she has it all, she is a true ENTERTAINER!

  5. Paige says:

    it’s laughable to even compare Katy Perry with Lady Gaga. I mean Gaga has talent one thing Katy Perry will never have. If she didn’t have discount songs, remixes, or super producers she wouldn’t have these number 1’s. Katy Perry is a puppet. She produces hit after hit but can’t sell a actual album. Of course she’s getting no.1s because people would rather buy one of her songs than the whole album. People buy Gaga’s songs and her album. Minus the Amazon sales, she has still reached 1.3 million in three months. Katy hasn’t even reached 2 million yet. Micheal Jackson was credited as the king of pop by having more that five hit songs on one album. Katy Perry has no real awards and can’t sell albums. I wonder how her next album sells.

  6. JUSTIN says:

    I get more entertainment out of a GAGA 30 second tv spot than katy perry’s entire career. GAGA will top this eventually so let katy enjoy it…..but MJ is the ONE!!

  7. chill says:

    You are totally right.

  8. Heny says:

    well, on one hand you have perry that is all about beating that jacksons record. She will record just one more video so she can beat jackson, while on the other hand u have lady gaga and rihanna that are just going forward, not stopping on the same album like katy perry. i don’t like perry cause of that….

  9. Lily says:

    Wow, seems like there is a lot of jealous people here. No artist should ever be compared to another because it’s wrong to compare anybody to another for the sake of putting one down. They all have different styles and they ALL have talent. All of them are extremely successful and have dedicated fans. Anybody who puts down somebody they don’t know has some serious issues that they need to work out. It’s one thing to have an opinion but to say that Katy is untalented just because you don’t like her, or prefer someone else is ignorant. I personally don’t enjoy her music because it is not my taste. That’s a fair thing to say because it’s my opinion and doesn’t contradict with facts. If she wasn’t talented and couldn’t sell a thing, she wouldn’t be where she is today. The person who wrote this article and all others commenting and comparing her to Lady Gaga, Rihanna and MJ are the one’s who are WRONG for comparing her to other people. At the end of the day she’s happy, her fans (like my younger cousin) are happy, she’s making money, feel good music, and she’s creating a name for herself in the industry that will last longer than all of these comments. 🙂

  10. Otniel says:

    It’s obviouse that gaga is better because she has real talent and she doesn’t need discounts or help from remixes or other artists to be good. She is also more creative and has more things to entertain and she always stands out among the other pop stars who dress similar like in the vma’s 2011

  11. D-Rel Rimbauer says:

    all i can say is there all equally great even kesha and nicki minaj perhaps there even better then beyonce cos this girls actually right songs unlike…. the other girls b4 them so all i can say they have pure talents in versatility in work duties being an artist its not always about who can sing better its about who can make a greater song i think there only rivals in the music buss but behind the camera probably have each others song in there ipod….

  12. Sum1 says:

    You know what makes an artist better than the other? Hint: It’s not “number one hits” or “number of followers on Twitter.” TALENT is what makes another artist better than other artists. As far as I’m concerned, Katy doesn’t deserve all this success and fame because the only reason she got all those is because she sold her soul to the devil. Don’t believe me? Search it on youtube. She’s just a load of auto-tune and boobies. It’s a good thing she’s pretty. Why compare her to the likes of Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and even Madonna? Katy just can’t sing live, if she did, I’d be a big fan.

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