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Katy Perry Closing In on Michael Jackson Chart Record

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Katy Perry is getting dangerously close to matching a chart record set by Michael Jackson.

Her new single "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" is now at number four.  If it reaches number one, according to Yahoo! Chart Watch, it will be the fifth number one hit from Perry's album Teenage Dream.

The only other album in history to produce five number one hits was Jackson's 1987 release Bad.  Those chart-toppers were "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," "Bad," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Man in the Mirror," and "Dirty Diana."

While she's waiting to tie the King of Pop, Perry is also celebrating the success of her previous single, "E.T."  It just reached the four-million-downloads mark this week, her fifth song ever to do so.  No other artist has ever had that many songs reach the four million sales mark.

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