Katy Perry becomes the first female to have five hits off the same album.

.....which makes us think.   Even though she is undeniably Pop, does this type of unprecedented success help her become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in the future?   Major Pop success has been a ticket to the Hall in the past.

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0 #3 Darryl Tahirali -0001-11-30 00:00
It is certainly a promising start for Perry, who right now finds herself tied with Michael Jackson and his Bad album for most Number Ones from the same album. However, Jackson, like Madonna, sustained his career for some time, which, as Spheniscus points out, Perry needs to show. So, only time will tell.

And that is the rub--only time will tell. Pop music has always been ephemeral--w hat is hot one year is not the next. Part of Madonna' s genius, which she shares with David Bowie, is her continual reinvention and a knack for staying ahead of the trends. That is what Perry, or any pop act, must continually overcome.
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0 #2 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
It sure didn't hurt the Beatles!
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0 #1 Spheniscus -0001-11-30 00:00
She hasn't been doing it long enough, but seven #1s in three years certainly seems to have the beginnings of a possible Madonna-type career. Of course, Madonna didn't bother to show up for her induction ceremony and people like Ted Nugent devalue the Rock Hall since she is a member. But it is a good starting point for her if that is her goal.
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