Katy Perry, perhaps expectedly, earns her victory as 2011’s most-played artist with 1.46 million detections tallied during the year. “Firework,” “E.T.” and “Friday” all topped Billboard’s BDS-based Hot 100 Airplay chart in 2011, as Perry made history as the first woman ever to notch five No. 1s from an album (“Teenage Dream”) on the airplay/sales/streaming hybrid Billboard Hot 100 survey. (Among all acts, only Michael Jackson had previously achieved the feat, with five Hot 100 toppers from “Bad” in 1987-88).
Perry wrests the mantle as the year’s most-played artist from Swift after two years, as Swift held the No. 1 slot last year (1.13 million) and in 2009 (1.29 million).
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