Katy Perry Completes 'Rise' to No. 1 on Dance Club Songs
Thanks to a variety of remixes, the politically charged song becomes Perry's 16th leader on the list.
Katy Perry earns her 16th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Oct. 22), as "Rise" does just that (2-1) to reach the top spot. The song is also Perry's 16th No. 1 in a row, extending her record for the most consecutive chart-toppers.
"Rise" is Perry's first No. 1 in two years, ending her longest drought. Since she first conquered clubs with "Waking Up in Vegas" on Aug. 22, 2009, she scored at least one leader per calendar year through 2014. "Rise" is Perry's first No. 1 since "This Is How We Do" on Nov. 15, 2014.
Perry, who performed "Rise" at the Democratic National Convention on July 27 in support of Hillary Clinton, reigns thanks to a wide variety of remixes for the song. In addition to commercially available versions from Purity Ring and Monsieur Adi, among others, "Rise" was remixed by Barry Harris, Dimo vs. Moto Blanco and Trilogee and Starjack, to name a few.
With the coronation, Perry passes Donna Summer and ties Kristine W and Jennifer Lopez for the sixth-most leaders in the chart's 40-year history. Dating to the Dance Club Songs chart's Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, here's an updated look at the acts with the most No. 1s:
19, Janet Jackson
17, Mariah Carey
16, Kristine W
16, Jennifer Lopez
16, Katy Perry
15, Donna Summer
14, Lady Gaga
14, Enrique Iglesias
13, Dave Aude
13, Whitney Houston
13, Kylie Minogue