MTV Video Music Awards
Whether or not you’re a fan of pop star Katy Perry, her skyrocketing success cannot be denied. She won Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend, and recently became the first female artist in the Billboard Hot 100 history to have five singles from one album reach No. 1 — joining only Michael Jackson in achieving this feat. We asked music industry expert David Herlihy, associate academic specialist in the College of Arts, Media and Design, to examine how the music industry has changed since Jackson's reign.