Michael Jackson's five No. 1 singles from Bad were: "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," "Bad," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Man In The Mirror" and "Dirty Diana." Katy's No. 1s include songs from Teenage Dream: "California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," "Firework," "E.T." remix featuring Kanye West and currently the "Last Friday Night" remix featuring Missy Eliot.
How amazing, right? This record has been untouched since 1988 until now. Wrong. Try again, Katy.
Back to reality, now. Two out of the five Katy Perry songs that have "reached No. 1" are remixes and are not even on the album. The original songs "E.T." and "Last Friday Night" on Teenage Dream did not reach No. 1. Instead, both songs were released as remixes and Billboard has even added the sales from the original and remixed versions of "Last Friday Night" together to calculate these figures and therefore... cheated.
It appears that this supposed record is nonsensical, just like her songs. Katy Perry will most likely never be on Michael Jackson's level in any way, shape or form. She may hold a record "officially," but theoretically she cheated. And Billboard is her accomplice.