Katy Perry Tops Digital Songs Chart
August 21, 2013


Katy Perry
As expected, Katy Perry's new single, "Roar," bows at #1 on the Digital Songs Chart this week with just over 557,000 downloads sold. The debut for "Roar" marks the sixth-largest sales week for a digital song ever, according to Billboard. "Roar" is also the biggest digital song sales week of Perry's career to date, surpassing "Firework," which sold 509,000. The new song also marks the biggest digital debut for Perry, surpassing "Part Of Me," which opened with 411,000 sold. "Roar" is the lead single from Perry's forthcoming album, Prism, which is due for release on October 22. Meanwhile, Perry has partnered with Pepsi for a Twitter campaign to debut snippets from two other new songs: "Dark Horse" and "Walking On Air." The more people tweet "#katynow," the sooner the material will be unlocked, culminating in the snippets streaming on August 24. Perry also will close out this Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards with a performance of "Roar," which will happen live from an undisclosed location in Brooklyn.

Capitol Music Group Chairman/CEO Steve Barnett commented, "Talk about an aptly named song! As impressive as these statistics are, it is the music Katy has created for Prism that will be embraced and remembered by millions of fans the world over. 'Roar' is just the beginning of what will surely be an exciting, memorable and long run for Katy Perry and Prism."

Back on the album sales chart, Country singer Luke Bryan debuts at #1 with his latest, Crash My Party, selling nearly 528,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
R&B singer K. Michelle has the #2 album with Rebellious Soul, selling 72,000, and Now 47 is #3 with 52,000. Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines descends 3-4 this week with another 48,000 sold, and the Civil Wars' self-titled album is #5 with 39,000.

In the back half of the Top 10, Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail is #6 with 37,000; the Teen Beach Movie soundtrack is #7 with 33,000; Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times is #8 with 31,000; Imagine Dragons' Night Visions is #9 with 27,000; and Five Finger Death Punch's The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell is #10 with 22,000.




 
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Mike McVay
SVP/Content & Programming
Cumulus Media

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