As Shakira swoops down and sits on the tree that is #6, Katy Perry storms through Pop’s forest on the hunt for higher ground today, riding the digital beast that is her Urban number ‘Dark Horse.’
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After peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, ‘Horse’ hops, skips and jumps over releases spawned by Rihanna, Lady GaGa, Beyonce and Ke$ha and now grazes at #1 on iTunes USA!
Platinum in New Zealand and peaking at #21 in the UK, the Juicy J– backed ‘Horse’ comes courtesy of Perry’s fourth studio album ‘Prism‘, now certified Platinum in the United States and saw her acquire the largest first week sales figure for a female artist in 2013 thanks to the 286,000 fans who purchased it in the market.
However, thanks to the 617,213 units moved by Beyonce‘s self-titled new set in the first three days of its release, the performer no longer holds the enviable record.