Katy Perry has clawed her way to the top once again!
The first single off of her upcoming album has spent two weeks on the charts in the second place spot, but finally managed to jump ahead of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines;” which saw a good 12 week run before being ousted by Perry’s “Roar.”
Entertainment Weekly reports that “Roar” has topped the Digital Songs chart for three straight weeks, and its sales figures are truly jaw dropping. In week one, the song sold 557,000 copies. In week two, it moved another 392,000 units. This week, “Roar” soared past the one million mark with a 14 percent increase (likely due to increased radio airplay and VMAs exposure) to 448,000 downloads.
The only other two female artists to surpass 400,000+ downloads in two weeks are Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift for “Born This Way” and “I Knew You Were Trouble,” respectively.
Preceded by hits like “Teenage Dream,” “I Kissed a Girl,” “Firework,” and “California Gurls;” “Roar” marks the eighth time the singer-songwriter has had a number one single since she signed with Capitol Records back in 2007.
Today is also the day the official music video for “Roar” premieres, so stay tuned to PopWrapped all you KatyCats! Until the full video drops, you can wet your whistle with the short teaser below.