Katy Perry's New Single To Debut With Over 500,000 Copies Sold
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.18.2013
"Roar" is a big hit and Gaga sells okay too…
Katy Perry has the fastest start of the year for any single in digital sales. Billboard reports that Perry's "Roar" is set for a debut between 525,000 and 550,000 downloads in its first week, making it the highest-selling opening week of the year to date. That will also be Perry's largest opening week to date, topping the 509,000 that "Fireworks" sold in the last week of 2010.
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga's "Applause" is holding steady with previous projections at 200,00 – 225,000 copies sold. The single debuted a day after Roar at digital retailers. Perry's album Prism releases on October 22nd while Gaga's ARTPOP releases on November 11th.