Katy Perry’s “Roar” Sets Record – Highest Sales in 2013 (@KatyPerry)

image003Roar,” the first single from Katy Perry’s forthcoming album, PRISM, sold 557,024 downloads in its first week of release, achieving numerous milestones, including the biggest Digital Song sales week of 2013 to date and two personal bests for the global pop superstar:

  • The biggest Digital Song sales week of Katy Perry’s career to date, surpassing “Firework” with 509K for week ending 12/26/10.
  • The biggest Digital Song debut of Katy Perry’s career to date, surpassing “Part Of Me” with 411K for week ending 02/12/12.

Perry will perform “Roar” live for the very first time during the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards,” which will air live from Brooklyn, NY this Sunday, August 25, at 9:00pm ET/PT. She is also slated to close the iTunes Festival at The Roadhouse in London on September, 30.  You can view the lyric video for “Roar” here.

On October 22, Capitol Records will release Perry’s new album, PRISM. The album follows the GRAMMY®-nominated Teenage Dream,which contained the No. 1 hits “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” “Last Friday Night” and “Part Of Me.” Since the 2008 release of One of the Boys, Perry has topped the charts in more than 25 countries and has sold more than 50 million digital tracks and mobile products, as well as 10 million albums worldwide.

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.”

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.