Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Runs To No. 1 On Hot 100

    Billboard announced today, that Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J, has raced to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The song, infused with trap dance elements, marking a bit of a departure from her standard pure-pop fare, becomes her ninth career leader and second No. 1 hit off of PRISIM.

    “This No. 1 is the most unexpected one I’ve ever had,” Perry tells Billboard exclusively. “‘Dark Horse’ has been a dark horse of a song, since August when the KatyCats voted to release it early on iTunes, before ‘PRISM’ even came out. I’m so thrilled and grateful to have these moments.”

    “Dark Horse” marks Perry’s ninth Hot 100 No. 1, lifting her into a five-way tie for 10th place among artists with the most toppers in the chart’s 55-year history. Perry has tallied eight of her nine Hot 100 No. 1s in the ’10s, tying BFF Rihanna for the highest total this decade. As of this week, Perry becomes the only artist to have risen to No. 1 in each year of the current decade.

    Courtesy of Billboard.