Katy Perry Ties Pal Rihanna's Record On The Pop Songs Chart As Both Celebrate Multiple VMA Nods

Katy Perry

By: Elizabeth Lancaster (@lizzydl)

It’s a big day in the music world, especially for two of pop's biggest diva superstars!

The 2012 MTV Video Music Award nominations are out and they bring real-life friends Katy Perry and Rihanna together in the Best Female Video and Video of the Year categories. Perry is celebrating another Rihanna-affiliated achievement this morning as well: Her hit "Wide Awake" rises to #1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart, tying her with Ri's record.

As Perry's latest smash moves from second place to the pole position – "Awake" is sitting pretty at #3 on the Hot 100 as well – she and Rihanna now have an amazing, record-setting nine pop chart-toppers apiece. They are followed by Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Pink, who each have seven #1s on the Pop Songs chart, and Beyonce and Mariah Carey, who have six chart leaders.

Looks like Katy and Rihanna have plenty to celebrate this morning! Rihanna and Drake lead the overall VMA nominations with five nods each, and Perry is close behind with four.


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Check out the nominated videos for "Wide Awake" and "We Found Love" after the jump!

Rihanna, "We Found Love"

Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"

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