Issued at the end of October, Katy Perry’s “Firework” ascends to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The track is produced by the Norwegian production team Stargate and Sandy Vee. Stargate is currently responsible for the two Rihanna hits “Only Girl” and “What’s My Name?” as well as the recent Alexis Jordan hit “Happiness.” According to Billboard, this is the first time in 11 years that a female artist take three straight radio singles from an album to No.1 on the Billboard 100. The title track from Teenage Dream was a No.1 hit this summer, and was preceded by “California Gurls” – the collaboration with Snoop Dogg. “Firework” has also topped the singles chart in New Zealand and reached No.3 in the UK, but failed to chart in Sweden.
In 1998-1999, Monica managed to pull off the same feat with “The Boy Is Mine” (with Brandy), “The First Night” and “Angel of Mine.”