The Numbers Are In: Katy Perry Trumps Fantasia

Published: Tuesday 31st Aug 2010 by Trent

Katy Perry has captured to top spot on the US album charts, forcing Fantasia to settle for the #2 position. Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ managed to sell over 194k units while her R&B counterpart’s new album, ‘Back To Me’, opened with just 122k copies sold. This marks the 1st time that 1 of Perry’s albums has debuted at #1 in the US.

Another notable entry on this week’s tally was Usher’s ‘Versus’ EP which opened in the #4 position with 48k units sold. Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ album remains in the top 3 selling another 98.7k units. {Source}

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  1. BEYONCELOVER1993 August 31, 2010

    GO LADIES

  2. Alex August 31, 2010

    DAMMIIT!!! Candyfloss and tackiness beats talent

  3. Just Saying too August 31, 2010

    im just shocked at fantasia’s numbers

  4. AKisdabest August 31, 2010

    yessssssssssss SLAYty PERRY! lol…expected higher numbers but a #1 spot is all that matters!!!

  5. Beysbetter August 31, 2010

    i find this funny when ur last article said FANTASIA was outperforming her. Ya’ll are sooooo f***** off iwth your information> This site is turning into Mediatakeout i sware.

  6. TaeBr33zi August 31, 2010

    im still proud of fanny..go head!

  7. Ova It August 31, 2010

    Good Job Fantasia!!! Her highest debut on the charts! Number 1 R&B Album which will be a first for her… Again congrats Fantasia!

  8. stan August 31, 2010

    still not a bad number for tasia. her highest debut position yet.

  9. DimpZone August 31, 2010

    i expected more from KAty! that album is HOTT!

  10. Badd August 31, 2010

    ^^ LMAOOOOO @ the M** comment.
    But I think they said that.
    Because Katy was supposed to do better in terms of numbers.
    I mean Fantasia is right on her ass.
    & she’s a flop.
    & Katy had lots & lots of promotion.
    So it was supposed to do better
    & she was smart & released when NO ONE else was
    out so….really who else was going to get a number one album.
    Her record company really knows when to release.
    But anyways,,
    CONGRATS Katy !! 🙂

  11. Badd August 31, 2010

    @ Beysbetter

  12. GangsterA August 31, 2010

    yes katy slay b**** i thought of higher numbers but this still good congrats to fanny too her album is dope as well katy album is the best pop album alongside bionic while fanny and monica albums are best r&b albums this year so far but still last year music was better

  13. carl August 31, 2010

    Hmmm I’m sure the black people that will complain will be the same that didn’t buy the album. Think about that.

  14. Duh August 31, 2010

    Who gives a f*** about MANtasia and Tacky Perry?

    Eminem is killin those h*** 😀

  15. Duh August 31, 2010

    Lmao

    almost killing herself couldn’t give her a #1 or even past 150K lol!

  16. S*** August 31, 2010

    Wow, only 200K for Katy Perry & less for Tasia even with all that Promo & radio spins??

    MEH…

  17. Da Vinci August 31, 2010

    Trent it’s funny how both Katy in Rihanna both had massive promo in both sold about the same the first week but you completely trash Rihanna calling her a flop smh

  18. Badd August 31, 2010

    ^^ They called Katy a flop in another post.
    But RIhanna’s album didn’t go number one.
    But Katy only has it because they released
    at the right time when no one was out.

  19. CIARADABEES August 31, 2010

    @badd

    Katy perry sold more in her 1st week with her second album than gaga did
    So stfu u piece o s***

  20. Badd August 31, 2010

    @ Ciaradabess.:
    GaGa sold 175,000 with an EP that only had 8 songs
    & she actually had competition &she didn’t have half as much promotion.
    so,, b**** BOO.
    Go request some Ciara songs,, last time
    I checked she was hanging on that one
    last hair on 50 cent’s chinny chin chin.
    #FAIL.

  21. jonberry August 31, 2010

    Great job Fantasia! I am not surprised that “talented” *cough* Katy Perry took top honors. She is classified as a POP STAR, they are marketed differently. Fantaisia is a SOUL SINGER with actual talent. That is very difficult market these days! In addition to the mess that she has allowed herself to be entangled in!

    Funny Usher only sold 44k with all of the “you got next” media buzz in reference to Michael Jackson’s throne! Huh, Interesting!

    @Da Vinci,

    Trent called it right! Rihanna was a flop mainly due to the low-down and deceitful way she advertised her CD. With all of the sympathy she had managed to generate because of the BS she spewed on TV, everyone expected her to sell no less than 1/2 a million copies of Rate-Train Wreck the 1st week!

  22. ~AALEXISR~ THE SUMMER KING (THE BAHAMAS) August 31, 2010

    I bought Tasia’s album as well as Dondria’s… LAST WEEK.

  23. iLoveXtina August 31, 2010

    I did expect some better numbers for Katy seeing as both of her singles went to the top 10 of the BB Hot 100 & ‘Bittersweet’ didn’t even break top 70.

  24. MrIncredible August 31, 2010

    I’m not surprised that Fantasia didn’t sell better. She got what she deserved for manipulating the public, even if her album is a good one. Go Katy!

  25. heyheyhey August 31, 2010

    GIVE IT UP FOR FANTASIA!

    I DON’T GIVE A S*** ABOUT KATY!

    KATY’S NUMBERS ARE LIVING PROOF THAT IT’S ONLY THE TEENAGERS AND GAYS BUYING MUSIC LIKE KATY, RIHANNA, GAG-ME, KESHA ETC,,,

    ALL THE HARDCORE KICK ASS ARTISTS SELL MORE THAN 190K IN THEIR FIRST WEEK!

    HELL, USHER, BEYAWNCE, WHITNEY, MARIAH, CHRISTINA, MADONNA, JANET, JUSTIN, CARRIE, SUGARLAND, LADY ANTEBELLUM, JENNIFER HUDSON ETC….ALL SELL MORE THAN 190K IN THEIR FIRST WEEK. THEY EVEN SELL MORE THAN 300K IN THEIR FIRST WEEK!

  26. MrIncredible August 31, 2010

    By the way, this is Fantasia’s lowest debut to date, even outflopping her last effort.

  27. Kyle August 31, 2010

    Good for both of them. I expected Katy to sell more but this is her first #1 album so it’s definitely something to celebrate. Fantasia did well too. This is her highest charting album and I bet it will remain pretty steady with her reality show and the fact that it has a lot of strong R&B cuts that can destroy urban radio.

  28. XXOO August 31, 2010

    Im not here for Katy Perry…

    Go Fantasia! 122k is great for an R&B artist in todays market

  29. XXOO August 31, 2010

    & Katy Perry has 2 monster smashes this era & a string of promotional singles, a huge promo campaign and the best she could do is a little under 200k…

  30. MrIncredible August 31, 2010

    122 k is not great… don’t kid yourself, but it could have been worse I suppose.

  31. Mileka August 31, 2010

    @Carl – why does it have to be ‘the black people that complain’? I’m sure other races are open to complaining/moaning too lol
    I didn’t know it was her highest first week sales – that makes it even better, well done Fanny!

  32. Robier September 1, 2010

    Omg she was expected to sell 700+ bwaaahaaaa the buying public is finnicky. Oh Fantasia did better than I thought

  33. Lady September 1, 2010

    Of course Katy sold more Pop seems to slay everything these day. Even Usher went the pop root with OMG. And I’m impressed with Tasia sales I thought that album would flop first week actually. I’m disappointed in Usher’s sales. I didnt even realize he had a new album out until a few days ago. Why so quick didnt he just released one? I’m a fan but wtf was with the less than 100k in the first week? Emeniem is probably never gonna fall off the Billboard. And who knows why lol.

  34. boom.BOOM.P0W September 1, 2010

    GOOOOO FANTASIA!!!!
    She deserve it and more!
    Her album is amazing! This is a big slap in the face to all the haters and the naysayers.
    Katy Perry album sucks and I’m surprised how they were hyping it saying that she was going to sell 700k first week. HA! Yeah f****** right.

  35. Geronimo Deuces September 1, 2010

    Chris Brown’s latest single “Deuces” moved to the #1 position on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
    The break up song, featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall, climbed from No. 7 to No. 1 in a single week, making it the biggest leap to #1 since “Bills, Bill, Bills” by Destiny’s Child in 1999. “Deuces” is also the first record to go No. 1 and be No. 1 greatest gainer in the same week.

    + A NUMBER 1 MOVIE IN AMERICA

    go chris go

  36. Lady September 1, 2010

    And Katy Perry is another example of a “Singles Artist” everyone loves her catchy songs(I like her songs I must admitt) but they don’t really care to buy the album as much.

  37. Commander for Kelly & Ciara September 1, 2010

    even tho chris brown is no.1 NO1 GIVES A S*** ABOUT HIM..HES TOAST F*** A MOVIE THE ONLI PPL WHO LIKE HIM ARE THIRSTY TEENAGERS
    RIHANNA ALL F****** DAY RATED SLAY

  38. Geronimo Deuces September 1, 2010

    ^^ i cant blame you…………

  39. CIARADABESS September 1, 2010

    Guys that was not CIARADABESS.

    Yall should know that.

    The only female artist i hate is Keri hilson, and RITARDA. Ignore any other comments made against other artists.

  40. True Blue September 1, 2010

    Katy actually did a HELL of a lot better than I ever thought she would. I like her, but I’m one of the few people that will actually admit to doing so. That girl gets more hate than any other popular artist out there right now. Really, ever since she came out with “I Kissed A Girl”, I’ve mostly read negative reactions about her. I know her singles do really well, but I thought she was just a singles artist. Oh well, what does it say when an not-even-all-that-popular artist like Katy Perry can score an #1 album, yet Riyodel who’s been in the game more than twice as long and has put out twice as many albums, not to mention isn’t as disliked as much as Katy, has yet to have a #1 album. And Katy has only had 2 #1s so far, so 7 #1s don’t really mean much, do they?

  41. MUSIC LOVER September 1, 2010

    Those are great albums that did considerably well.

  42. Lady September 1, 2010

    @CIARADABESS
    I know which one is the real you. Name jackers are patheic. Like come on now get your own identity.

  43. Lady September 1, 2010

    Commander for Kelly & Ciara
    September 1, 2010 at 12:21 am
    even tho chris brown is no.1 NO1 GIVES A S*** ABOUT HIM..HES TOAST F*** A MOVIE THE ONLI PPL WHO LIKE HIM ARE THIRSTY TEENAGERS
    RIHANNA ALL F****** DAY RATED SLAY
    —————————–
    Obviously you care enough to post a comment about him on a post that had NOTHING to dow with him or Rihanna. And if he is #1 obviously SOMEONE does give a f*** about him. And he’s toast f*** a movie? Boo you sound mad! Takers is #1! Stay mad! And I really hate the stero-type of his fanbase. Its either his fans are ghetto hoodrats or thirsty teenagers. Shut up! Stop being so sterotypical. Thats like saying all Rihanna fans are f*** with no lives. You know how dumb you sounded though? “Even though Chris Brown is no.1 NO1 GIVES A S*** ABOUT HIM” like those two things didnt even make sense in the same sentence.

  44. Lady September 1, 2010

    @Commander for Kelly & Ciara
    Also if thats the case no one gives a s*** about Rihanna either. LOL! I’m sorry but your comment failed to make sense.

  45. JAZ0195 September 1, 2010

    @Commander for kelly and ciara I like ciara but where’s her #1 chris has been blackballed and going through legal troubles and still doing better than ciara

  46. jojo September 1, 2010

    i knew this would be about rihanna………do u think if katy perry released a album at the same time as rihanna,gaga,boyle,lambert,shakira…….the album would have sold that much first week? no
    do u think katy perry would have been number 1 that week? no

    do you think rihanna would have sold better and had a number one album if she released rated r this week? yes
    wtf of course katy sold better than rihanna and gaga her compition was fantasia

    and if i remember correctly on the week of november 23rd rihanna was 4th and gag was 5th

  47. Kevin September 1, 2010

    AHBABAAAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAH wtf why are idiotic stans bringing up chris brown and riri oh every post!?

    #lawls

    Let’s face it, Katy’s promo cost WAAAAAAAAY more money. Honestly, I would bet that Fantasia made more money, since she (her label) didn’t spend as much.

    Katy Perry is a singles artist. Just like Riri. Just like Ke$ha.

  48. Chulo September 1, 2010

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  49. BENJAMIN September 1, 2010

    Had a feeling that was gonna happen, but Katy’s album is actually pretty good, believe it or not. Wouldn’t want to see her live, but her album is pretty cool.

  50. JonathanGardnerTV September 1, 2010

    Very happy for both artists – particularly Fantasia! 😀

    Her highest debut position so far – though not her best opening week sales. However, her figures are very good for an R&B/Soul artist in this commercial climate! Congratulations!! BACK TO ME is a great album and deserves all the acollades and respect it can get!

    http://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/JONATHANGARDNERTV

  51. TEE September 1, 2010

    Fantasia did better than I expected

  52. wildcherry September 1, 2010

    Its a recession. Well I heard good things about fantasia’s album. The numbers are decent. Katy Perry too.

  53. WHITE JESUS September 1, 2010

    i’d be more shocked if either of them did better.talent and content-wise they’re exactly where they should be.

  54. FUTURESTARdelux September 1, 2010

    GO TASIA!, GO (AWAY) KATY!

  55. stan September 1, 2010

    this is the first time i heard people saying katy’s going to debut at 700k…. now THAT’S comedy. don’t get me wrong, she does have some successful singles, but you gotta be delusional if you think she can debut that big.

  56. S*** September 1, 2010

    http://i31.tinypic.com/2emhb2r.jpg

    Fantasia’s Suicide Letter: “Goodebye Crule Worold. I takted 24 Flintstone Vitamins. I shuld be Died by the time you rede these. Sincerrly Fantasia <3"

    Sorry Tasia but your little PUBLICITY STUNT Didnt work, It failed & so did your album. LMAO

    But seriously, Suicide is such a B**** move for her, It sends the wrong message to not only her fans but everyone including other celebs. Who cares if Teeny never found him a job!!, B**** Get your Black ass up & face your problems head on!

  57. ~TeAM WeeZY~ September 1, 2010

    I think Fanny did really well. She’s solely R&B so it’s expected to sell considerably less than a pop album.

    And Katy didn’t do well AT ALL. She did WAY more promotion, she’s pop (mainstream), AND she had a number one single, but she only sold 70k more than Fantasia.

  58. Diane September 1, 2010

    Congratulations Fantasia.

  59. Jeff_Turnbough September 1, 2010

    Considering today’s market, both did great! I love both albums and am happy to see them at #1 and #2. Fantasia may be the “better singer,” but Katy’s songs are everywhere. I think her numbers may be low bc everyone bought the singles off iTunes. Still, almost 200K is nothing to be ashamed of!!

  60. True Blue September 1, 2010

    @ ~TeAM WeeZY~:

    Considering how many people dislike Katy, I actually thought she did better than I expected her to.

  61. #STOP_IT_5 September 1, 2010

    Fantasia needs to go back to her roots and do gospel!! she just fit the mold of a “pop” star, fantasia has a strong voice (a bit too strong at times) so she needs to use it for a better purpose. both ladies are talented (contrary to popular belief) Katy Perry can actually hold her own behind all the s*** she has going on with in her “image”, strip her down to a mic and a guitar and you’ll be surprised, i kno i was.. (and she much easier on the eyes, if u wanna take it there)!

  62. MuzikJunkie! September 1, 2010

    I was hoping that Fantasia could of sold more, but hey at least she’s number two which is her highest debut position on billboard! Her first album debuted at # 8, second album debuted at # 19, and Back to Me was # 2!

  63. naijaboi September 1, 2010

    really expected more from katy………fanny sales was alrite kinda knew nobody would fall 4 that her suicide crap….but my suprise really was ush i really tot he would have done better eventhough the EP had a zero promotion right it should have been pushed forward cos this too low for someone of his status….

  64. chartfacts September 1, 2010

    Tasia did ok, i would have wanted to see her at 150k or more. Her 2nd week drop needs to be around 50-55% and not the usually 60% to give her a chance at 400k sold.

    Katy #s are a bit disappointing- she was everywhere, she has over 4mil followers, double platinum single- calif. gurls, plat single- teenage dreams and this is the best she can do?

    How about Usher? can u Black blogs quit hating on Tasia and get some perspective!

    Let’s see what u guys say when Ciarra, Keri Hilson, J-Hud and Rihanna’s next album drops.

  65. ~TeAM WeeZY~ September 1, 2010

    @True Blue

    I didn’t know she was disliked. Only recently did I see the dislike for her when she said some ish about Gaga’s video and Gaga stans got EXTREMELY upset which I think may have caused lackluster sales. But that’s all I’ve ever known of as far as a dislike for Katy.

  66. Elle September 1, 2010

    13-year-olds must be out in full force with their parents’ credit cards buying Teenage Dream, because most of the tracks I’ve heard are like a (very unfunny) comedy album. Perry’s lyrics are cheap as a fart joke…perhaps that’s why they had to make the CD booklet candy-scented!

    Congratulations to Fantasia — talent doesn’t always win the day, but second best ain’t bad.

  67. lakeisha September 1, 2010

    I CANT STAN TASIA MAE CATT FISH LOOKIN ASS..

    SUPPER HAPPY FOR KATY.. SHE WAXED THAT ASS..

    I LIKE HOW FANTASIA TRY TO KILL HER SELFF THEN GO ON A MEDIA BLITZ AND MOFO’S DONT GOT NUFFIN TO SAY, BUT WHE RIH DID HER MEDIA EVERY BODY SAYIN SHE WAS FAKE..

  68. Ken September 3, 2010

    I love this pic of Katy with her feet in the air behind her. She has such pretty feet. I would love to give her a foot massage!

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