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Katy Perry Will Not Rest Until She Has That Sixth No. 1

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Given her recent personal and professional divorces, you might forgive Katy Perry for hanging up her blue wigs and hiding away for a couple of months. But you would be underestimating the formidable hit-making machine that is the soon-to-be-ex–Mrs. Brand. Perry, who is one hit away from breaking Michael Jackson's record for the most No. 1 songs from the same album, has released yet another remix of Teenage Dream weeper "The One That Got Away." (The first, featuring a verse for B.O.B., failed to deliver.) Her latest effort, produced by Fiona Apple pal Jon Brion, goes the acoustic route, and if nothing else, it will remind you that poor Katy is going through a breakup and could really use your sympathy right now. (Sympathy = radio play.)

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images