Epic: Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ Enjoys 451% Sales Increase

Published: Wednesday 11th Jul 2012 by David

If your name happens to be Katy Perry, it’s safe to say you’ve got quite a bit to smile about today.

For, in what can only mark a monumental moment in her career, this week saw her 2010 release ‘Teenage Dream‘ achieve a mind blowing feat, by enjoying a sales increase of 451% in the space of a single week.

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Spearheaded by the release of her acclaimed ‘Popumentary’ ‘Katy Perry: Part Of Me’, the release rose by 22 spots on the Billboard 200 to #2 with sales of 76,555 copies.

Impressive, as the project is now two years old but outsold Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ and Usher‘s ‘Looking For Myself’, both of which were released less than a month ago.

Sat one spot beneath Chris Brown‘s ‘Fortune’, ‘Dream‘s sales boost meant she was a mere 57,000 units away from securing the #1 spot- a spot she may enjoy if sales of the album are unfazed by the release of Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange‘ which is set to dethrone Brown in the coming week.

Thus far, ‘Dream’ has been certified 2x Platinum in the US, 3x Platinum in the UK and a whopping 4x Platinum in Canada, debuting with sales of 192,000 copies following its August 2010 launch.


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  1. DestinyBoston July 11, 2012


    • Lalh July 11, 2012

      okay she sold a LOT more records thats what the OKAY means!
      Fan Pissed That Upon Meeting Rapper 2 Chainz; He Was in Fact Only Wearing 1 Chain http://goo.gl/wlYoq …funniest thing i read all day

    • Mark July 11, 2012

      Okay??? Umm, an album that came out a few years ago is selling better then albums that came out a few weeks ago. I bet the album came with movie tickets and counted as a sell. But still, this CD is still on top after two Rihanna CD, a Gaga and Britney. 6 #1’s and two top 3. I think this album will be our Control an will be remembered 20 years from now (as a POP album tho)

  2. Beyonce’s Blog July 11, 2012

    You forgot to mention the sales inflation was due to her cd being on sale at Amazon for .99 cents!

  3. robyn July 11, 2012

    How about the fact her movie came out which probably helped sales

    • James227 July 11, 2012

      No how about her song Wide Awake. #1 on itunes

  4. That B*tch July 11, 2012

    This woman has been milking the ” Teenage Dream” era for 2 years now. That’s just staight up ridiculous. I’m glad she’s finally putting this s*** to rest.

    • FAF July 11, 2012

      I Agree. She will burn out soon. Her label should’ve released a 3rd album..

    • Mark July 11, 2012

      No, this is how an album suppose to be, hot for a few years, not a few weeks. People were rocking MJ and Madonna and Janet albums for years. No matter how little your album sales, you keep dropping singles and promote it more then just for a week.

      • Viciousss July 11, 2012

        I agree. I’m tired of all these throwaway albums where someone promotes 3 singles and you’re expected to just but the whole 14 dollar hint no knowing what’s on it.

        Albums are supposed to last more than a year and Katy’s killing her contemporaries in terms of album sales and awards so she’s onto the right idea.

    • Lax July 11, 2012

      Yesssss shes milking it just like beyonce, does and what
      in the world is wrong with that.

      • TeamBreezy July 11, 2012

        Ri milked the f*** outta GGGB for over 2 years .. and that made her the star she is today …

        Bey did the same with bday


  5. Benron July 11, 2012

    She funded a movie in support of her album and sold 76,000 copies. Stop with the “percent” You use them for Nicki too and it just exaggerates the actual succsess.

    I.E. Beyonce 4 moves to number 567 with 5 copies sold (500% more than last week, which was 1 copy)

    • Beyonce’s Blog July 11, 2012

      LMAO!!!!! I can’t with you this morning!! DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Lax July 11, 2012

        @BENRON crying with laughter, right on.

    • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

      hahahahahahahaahah 😆

    • HeavyHeavy July 11, 2012

      hahaha dead! i love you for that comment

    • LORD July 12, 2012

      Yeahh… after about 7 years of 7M-11M kind of SLAYAGE, 2.6M is considered a FLOP!

      I agree with y’all

  6. Viciousss July 11, 2012

    I hope that was her goal all along cause her movie flopped.

    • Ugh July 11, 2012

      Did it? I was wondering who would check for a Katy Perry movie………………………

    • Mark July 11, 2012

      It did 7 mil and took a few mils to make AND her album sold some more, wheres the flop? Y’all throw that word around too lose. And to think that Ciara Basic Instinct was suppose to be release the same day as this album.

      • Viciousss July 11, 2012

        It came in last place for the releases that week.

        It did worse than recent previous concert movies.

        It did worse than the Jonas Brothers movie which was labeled underperforming for it’s time.

        So yeah, going by that it’s a flop.

      • Lax July 11, 2012

        Keep up the great work Katy!
        keep doing it up big time like u r.

  7. christinastherealtalent July 11, 2012

    What do you do when all other sales tactics have failed besides remixing your songs to help boost the sales? you release a pointless movie that you know only the teen girls and gay queens are going to watch to help boost album sales and sales of your current single. I can’t think of any other demographic besides the gay queens and teen girls going to see that ratched movie. This album will drop tremendously next week.

    • FAF July 11, 2012

      It flopped (the movie)

      • Lax July 11, 2012

        No matter what flopped Katy is still doing her dam thing…

    • Noel July 11, 2012

      Listen…I’m not a huge Katy fan, but you can’t knock her grind. Yes..the movie did bomb, but this album didn’t.

    • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012


    • christinastherealtalent July 11, 2012

      I like the songs teenage dream, peacock, and wide awake. But after a certain point with his era they just started getting greedy and desperate and it gets old and annoying after a while. 2 yrs later and shes still milking this era. Most artists are already working on the follow up and ready to release it but leave it up to Katy to drag this shiy out. I wouldn’t be surprised if they released a remix album next year and included all the remixes what she’s done already and remix all the other songs.

    • LORD July 12, 2012

      POOR Kandy-Tits Perry!

      **pats on my own cat’s head**

  8. CBE July 11, 2012

    99 CENTS LOL!!!

    she selling though

    • Lax July 11, 2012

      @CBE cosign

  9. Gilberto July 11, 2012

    Huge promo for Teenage Dream Movie + selling her album for 99 cents + re-release. DEAD.

    • Beyonce’s Blog July 11, 2012


    • Lax July 11, 2012

      If it was 10 cent shes still selling, though.

  10. ITSVERRYPERRY July 11, 2012

    its funny reading all those f****** pathetic excuses….they’r r even excuses for people who r actually watching the movie!!! lol like wtf!!! just because non of ur favs has a movie in cinemas and katy is the most successful female artist roadways , u don’t need to hate or make pathetic excuses to why she is SO successful. deal with it

    • Gilberto July 11, 2012

      Facts aren’t excuses. Her album was avaiable for 99 cents on Amazon and this explains why it had a huge increase this week. TD had a boost of 400% on sales!!! It shows that people were not willing to buy her album for the regular price.
      She’s successful, but she isn’t that impressive album seller. She has been promoting TD for over 2 years, over 5 #1 hits, a re-release, disconteded album etc. TD ‘just’ sold 2.3 million which it isn’t that impressive. 4 sold 1.3 without a single hit and just a few live performances. Lady Gaga sold that in less than a year, without a re-release and with underperformed singles.

      • Hush July 11, 2012

        I’m sorry, but Katy’s album has been out for 2 f****** years, has had 5 #1 singles… and is only double platinum. LOL

        WTF is THAT? Is anybody even making money from this album? Has it generated a real profit? Nsync, Backstreet and Britney had less hits than this album and they all went diamond…but this heffa is only 2x platinum. 😆

        Something is VERY wrong with this equation. I guess that’s just what happens when you ONLY appeal to teenage girls and gay guys. They just buy single downloads. Straight men — a market which wouldn’t dare touch a Katy Perry CD — actually buy full CDs.

      • theman July 11, 2012

        But Gaga did the 99cents thing as well, Katy only did it for day.

    • Lax July 11, 2012


  11. ITSVERRYPERRY July 11, 2012

    YES MARK YESSSSSSS!!! SAY IT LIKE IT IS!!! I HAD TO QUOTE THIS : “Okay??? Umm, an album that came out a few years ago is selling better then albums that came out a few weeks ago. I bet the album came with movie tickets and counted as a sell. But still, this CD is still on top after two Rihanna CD, a Gaga and Britney. 6 #1′s and two top 3. I think this album will be our Control an will be remembered 20 years from now (as a POP album tho)”

  12. Gilberto July 11, 2012

    You guys can’t deny that Teenage Dream era was extremely successful. She had hit after hit, her album sold over 2 million in US, she had a successful tour, her songs dominated radios for 2 years and now she’s coming for her 8th #1 hit.

    • Benron July 11, 2012

      I think Wide Awake and WHYB are going to stay in the top 10, but not go NUMBER ONE!

    • Stav July 11, 2012

      I can totally deny it. Big deal, she had a bunch of number one singles. That album underperformed in sales, and album sales are the whole point. Not singles. Singles are supposed to sell the album.

  13. BEYONCE’S WEAVE July 11, 2012

    This chick has snatched Lady Caca’s wig, she is on fire right now and is snatching left right and centre. Good for her, she is hardworking and has that special something, X – Factor if you will of a megastar. Go Katy and snatch.

    • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

      i agree. and she did it with slow but constant and wise moves !! really smart from her.

      • LORD July 12, 2012

        I CAN NOT see how, tho

    • Lax July 11, 2012


    • Benron July 11, 2012

      COSIGN! Thats what Lady Caca gets for thinking she is better than all the other b******. Katy is freinds with Adele and Riri, Riri with nicki and kesha. Now we will all watch them turn on her.

  14. the real xoxo July 11, 2012

    why does she have a flim? shes only been out a few years and hasnt had much cultural impact or musical impact. i like her songs but im just being honest.

  15. virtuoso intellect July 11, 2012

    I feel like Katy is the pound shop version of Gaga just like Rihaha is to Beyonce lol .. jk i actually dont mind Katy but her figures are not that impressive. 5 no 1s and her cd is only 2x plat, Bey goes 3x platinum with just 1 no 1 and a tour. Maybe it’s because some of those songs would not have gotten to number 1 if she didnt release multiple versions of them. I can never get enough kii out of her label releasing 3 different versions of TOTGA in a bid to break MJ’s record; the pinacle of desperation. ok Katy, do ya thing

    • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

      keep Rihanna out of this.

      Rihanna is a BRAND all by herself.

      let’s not kitty kat … 😉

      • virtuoso intellect July 11, 2012

        Yeah a brand in financial pits. poor thing has no one with her interest at heart. she gettin the thinnest slab of meat .. and she’s the cash cow lmao.

        she used to prom,ote nike, cover girl, samsung etc .. now she’s endorsing coconut water and doritos 😀

    • Lax July 11, 2012

      Yes keep rih’s name out of yo hateful mouth,

      • virtuoso intellect July 11, 2012

        b**** behave

    • Benron July 11, 2012

      Comparing Rihanna to beyonce was possible in 2005, barely in 2006. But NOW, they are nothing similar.. sit yo ass down, Rih is a pop singer with carribean/R&B influences. Beyonce is an R&B singer with influences of whoever she feels like copying.

      • theman July 11, 2012

        Beyonce released her album a million different ways as well, she oversaturated the market, and even tried to release her music to the spanish market. Her album sales aren’t that impressive for someone of her stature either. She hasn’t really ever had that one massive album herself. She has milked more than enough of her eras…

      • LORD July 12, 2012


        Want me to post the GGGB tracklisting?

  16. JJFan1814 July 11, 2012

    @Beyonce’s Weave

    She snatched Gaga’s wig?? I think Gaga has had more success with Born This Way than Beyonce has had in recent years… #OOP

    I’m sure Katy just scalped Beyonce if you wanna get technical about it. 😉

    • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

      i really don’t wanna discuss it , but beyonce really is not “in the zone” since she released “sweet dreams” as a single.

      after that i don’t know what happened ….

      • LORD July 12, 2012

        After that, she collaborated with Lady GaGa on “Telephone” and it stayed for three weeks on World singles chart, which >>>>> Billboard Hot100, as we know.

      • LORD July 12, 2012


        “Best FLOP I Never Had” was on the year-end best selling singles in the US of 2011, a chart that the #2 “Run This Town” couldn’t make it to.

    • Gilberto July 11, 2012

      First, you’re delusional. Second, IASF was bigger than Born This Flop (another 99-cent album). Born This Flop was bigger than 4, but Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child’s other eras were bigger and better. Thrid, Beyonce’s Weave isn’t a Beyoncé’s fan. Actually, he/she is a hater and a fan of R******. Fourth, everyone is laughing at your stupidity.

      • Benron July 11, 2012

        Who would think someone named Beyonce’s weave is a fan of her.

        Thats like thinking “Drake’s bottle” IS A CHRIS brown fan.

      • LORD July 12, 2012

        BOWS at yo’ feet

        #CHECK mate

    • Lax July 11, 2012


    • LORD July 12, 2012


      Let KANDY-Tits sell what “Dangerously in Love” ALONE has sold, and then we could disguess Katy Perry outdoing Beyonce..

  17. POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

    If your name happens to be Katy Perry, it’s safe to say you’ve got quite a bit to smile about today.

    not with her movie being labelled “Flop” already.

    • Gilberto July 11, 2012

      It’s quite IRONIC someone with a R******’s avatar calling Katy Perry’s movie a flop. *coughcoughBattleshitcoughcough*


      • virtuoso intellect July 11, 2012

        DEAD 😀

      • Lax July 11, 2012

        @KATY’S HATERS Eat yo hearts out, haters.
        Katy is in the top as far as that $$$$ goes,
        Rihanna’s Bff stay bitter.

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012


      • Benron July 11, 2012

        but people didnt watch that because nobody wanted to see a movie about batttleships, nobody watched Katy perrys movie because nobody cared about it.

      • Quetta July 11, 2012

        D Y I N!

    • Slayty Perry July 12, 2012

      Didnt Battleship just flop though? Oh, ok

  18. virtuoso intellect July 11, 2012

    its always about Bey-motherf**king-once,

    dont worry yall, pregnancy is out of the way. The Queen is coming back to give you alot more to talk about.


    • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

      wasn’t that what the hive said before “RTW” ?!!

      when you were living in the world of “Round IV” ?

      don’t make me laugh …..

      • virtuoso intellect July 11, 2012

        laugh all u want. you are only playing your role

    • LORD July 12, 2012

      Yeah for real mate, s*** is a BEYONCE-FREE post..

  19. Hush July 11, 2012

    I’m sorry, but Katy’s album has been out for 2 f****** years, has had 5 #1 singles… and is only double platinum. LOL

    WTF is THAT? Is anybody even making money from this album? Has it generated a real profit? Nsync, Backstreet and Britney had less hits than this album and they all went diamond…but this heffa is only 2x platinum.

    Something is VERY wrong with this equation. I guess that’s just what happens when you ONLY appeal to teenage girls and gay guys. They just buy single downloads. Straight men — a market which wouldn’t dare touch a Katy Perry CD — actually buy full CDs.

    • ITSVERYPERRY July 11, 2012

      ok im not saying that Katy is an album artist, (nothing wrong with that) and teenage dream hasn’t sold that many copies….but there is something wrong with u if u think “only straight men buy full CD’s” and teenage girls or other people don’t???? LOL how messed up does that sound. my friend is straight and he has the whole teenage dream CD. im 19 yrs old and i have the full CD. and u even said it, Katy has 5 number one singles from 1 album ( 6 including part of me) , u truly believe that only gay guys and teenage girls r making this happen???? really?

    • Slayty Perry July 12, 2012

      Those albums came out 10 years ago when every major artist sold over 10million albums f*** tard. Welcome to 2012 where no one buys albums. Thousands of current artist would kill to have albums go 2x platinum in the U.S today

  20. CzarM July 11, 2012

    Katy’s album should be at least 5 or 6x platinum by now: AT LEAST. Hell, if you think about it, she should be rivaling Adele’s sales; long as its been out and as many hits she’s had from it. That little over 2 million she’s done is a joke and a half. I’m just laughing at how cocky fans of these silly pop girls of today are when it comes to hyping up these jokers when none of them sell worth a damn. I remember when a 2 million seller was like a “C” on your report card. Adequate, but not impressive.

    Linda Perry was right. “Who wants a f*****’ Katy Perry album?” Nobody, so they just download what they hear played on the radio and don’t think about it after that.

    • MsThing485 July 11, 2012

      Agree. The sales don’t match the hype. It’s that way with ALL of them…Katy, Gaga, Rihanna, Nicki, etc. They are called “it” girls but are lucky to go multiplatinum. Da f*** is that????

      When Michael had 5 #1’s from Bad, the album itself was around 8 million in US sales alone. People didn’t JUST buy the singles. When TLC’s “Waterfalls” was at #1 for like 7 wks, people were simultaneously copping the CrazySexyCool album in droves.

      None of these current h*** would have lasted pre-2003, back when music was a PHYSICAL experience and artists had to convince people to care enough to make an effort to get it (i.e. get in their car and drive to the record store.) Back in ’98, NOBODY would have bothered to do all that for a piece of s*** song like “Wide Awake”. But people today will go ahead and click on an app on their PC or phone to buy that crap because it’s just that easy to. People won’t spend $11.99 on her whole CD, but if Amazon slashes it to the price of less than a single, they might lazily bother. This is all very embarrassing and I’m glad I was around to see when the music industry was booming like it’s supposed to.

      Standards of success are in the toilet today and that’s the only reason this latest crop of pop stars are able to sustain their careers and don’t get laughed off the block (as they should) when their album moves less than 200k during release week. Once upon a time, that would have been enough to get a major artist dropped.

  21. steph July 11, 2012

    Boo ain’t no one checking for Beyonce no more, she needs to sit down and take care of her child, she’s 30 and is looking old, she need to give it a rest.

    • Gilberto July 11, 2012

      You want Beyoncé to do other things besides singing because your fave can finally shine. Don’t worry. Bey is already working on her new album and two new movies.
      4 sold 3 million or so without hit singles, major promo campaing. This era was a ‘flop’ because her standard has been huge for years. Katy Perry will never be able to say that she achieved 3x, 4x, 8x Platinum and Diamond albums. NEVER. Actually, she can’t even say that she’s a great vocalist, dancer or performer. LOL. She’s totally a basic b****. LMFAO. She can’t even be proud of her #1 hits singles, she used so many tricks, payola and remixes to get them that I’d be ashamed of this desperation. PATHETIC.

      • theman July 11, 2012

        “4” has sold 2.3 million ww.

      • Gilberto July 11, 2012

        DEAD @ 2.3 million. You need to study charts before replying my comments. I am not here for unofficial numbers by Mediatraffic/United World Charts. I can’t. 4 sold between 2.8 to 3 million.
        They claimed that Shakira’s She Wolf sold like 700k, but it sold around 2 million, according to IFPI (official).

  22. Sleazy July 11, 2012

    She has a single out and the one before it wasn’t released to far and She has the movie why are people surprised O_o

  23. jayla July 11, 2012

    Why yall so mad is the bigger question?

  24. YepYep July 11, 2012

    Ok, Discounty Perry. Was the selling of the album for 99 cents the back-up plan for when the movie bombed? As a way of changing the subject? That’s what it looks like. This girl’s record label has spent soooo much money buying her hits and for what? TD is a mediocre album that hasn’t sold well despite being pushed HARD for years. So pathetic! I would seriously like to know if they have even made a profit.

  25. theman July 11, 2012

    Also, Katy will pass her budget of her documentary. People act as though this was a blockbuster movie. This is something she did for her fans. It wasn’t a flop. She spent two million out of her own pockets to finance it.

  26. Seriously July 11, 2012

    Are you serious she spent 2 million on a tour movie. Thats a waste of money. Beyonce has the same exact thing on DVD and she probably spent less than 5,000 dollars. Go watch I Am World Tour it’s the same concept. Tour footage with behind the scenes videos and never before seen clips. I bet you Beyonce will edit her Revel DVD herself and it will look better than this ish and she’ll probably make a whole lot more money. Katy that’s when you know your doing too much.

    • Gilberto July 11, 2012

      Actually, they spent over $12 million making the movie + budget for promo. I’d say they spent at least $15 million on her flop movie. It was expected to gross around $100 million, but it barely grossed $15 million to date. Probably, it will gross less than $25 million after all. LMFAO.
      Beyoncé is an amazing DVD seller.

  27. Quetta July 11, 2012

    In other news, Mac miller is being sued for ten million dollars by Lord Finesse

  28. d July 11, 2012

    Just stickng my head in here but people keep saying “TD” ‘only’ went double platinum wit 5 #1s and 2 years out….yet boast about “4” selling 3 mill…?? Hmm so for 4 wecount WW sales yet wih TD we only go by statesie figures!?? LMAO, the contradictive double standards here never cease to amaze me.

  29. LORD July 12, 2012

    Get this Barbie Wannabe outta here.

    Kandy Tits Pop My Apple Cake and Pinky Cherry

    I get Number one’s on Billboard Hot100 and my album isn’t a flop.

    ECXEPT–for two, which made it into the TOP5 THOUGH.

    I get 10/10 on my exams and my teachers love me.

    and My classmates, yeah. Justin Bieber, Rebecca Black–whatever.

    I’m the #1 student in my class.

    Just n**** just……CANT n**** can’t…

  30. LORD July 12, 2012

    N**** grab a knife and shove it in my BALLS..

  31. LORD July 12, 2012

    ITSVERYPERRY — 10:18


    The Most Successful Female Artist having sold over 10M albums and won over 0 Grammys!

    عظمة يا ست

    and “0” reads “ZERO”. This’s for Kandy-Tits Perry’s elementary-school fans who still can’t read.

    Which forms no less than 97% of her fanbase. with 3% of 45 y/o women who wanna go back to teenage days but “All this money can’t buy ’em a time machine”.

    You GO man, yo’ Classmates are witchu. Wherever you go in life.

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