Thanks to her husband, Katy Perry considers herself as an honorary Brit. But as the most frequent current inhabitant of the Billboard charts, she must wish we were all anglophiles.
If only America had a Christmas No. 1 competition as rabid and media-fueled as Old Blighty's! Katy would have that improbable, record-shattering sixth Hot 100 chart-topper from her Teenage Dream album all sewn up by year's end. All she'd have to do is call her current hit, "The One That Got Away"currently No. 4 on the Hot 100her bid for a Christmas No. 1, and thousands of pop buyers would comply.
But if she and her label, EMI, can't get us to give her a chart-topper the British way, they'll try other avenueslike peoples' hunger to fill that shiny new Apple gadget they're opening on the 25th.More »