Katy Perry Makes Digital History / Scans Half A Million First Week

Published: Thursday 22nd Aug 2013 by David

This Sunday, Katy Perry will rock the VMAs with the very first live performance of her new single ‘Roar‘.

Fortunately for her, the live showing follows the record breaking feat she’s achieved this week- thanks to the Dr.Luke penned song!

Chart news below!

Thanks to 557,000 units moved in its first week of release, ‘Roar’ boasts of having the third biggest first week digits in US digital history, as seen in the list below.

Biggest 1st-week sales tally in US digital history:

#1 Right Round 636k

#2 We Are Never Ever Getting..623k

#3 Roar 557k

#4 Boyfriend 521k

Peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, the number’s US success comes as it tops the Canadian Hot 100, standing as the performer’s 12th US Top Ten.

In adding to this, the song now enjoys the record for shifting more units first week than any other cut in Brazilian chart history, snatching this record from Demi Lovato’s ‘Heart Attack’ with 3,569 copies sold!

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  1. Daniel Teflon August 22, 2013
    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 22, 2013

      Honey she bought it with clear or who ever the hell the b**** signed that payola deal with so it means NOTHING!!

      • Belladonna1363 August 22, 2013

        I like Katy & her new song & have nothing against her but I know all her fans will be coming for Gaga’s head since she came in at number6. Lol So I say let them come! lol 2all the haters COME OUT COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE have your fun now but it will be short lived. Don’t know if you noticed but Gaga song Jumped 4 spots to number4 on iTunes since the video came out & this Sunday Gaga will do what she does better then all the rest of the pop stars PERFORM HER ASS OFF & when she does we will see her go back to the TOP!

  2. kim August 22, 2013

    I am not a fan of Katy. But we all know who is more successful and talented. I am quit happy that she beat out lady gags cause she came across as spiteful, competitive, and desperate and tried to cover it up with a few tweets to Katy to blind her fans. Congrats Katy. I strongly believe that she leaked her own song and thought she’d make history but it blast in her face. Monsters don’t ccome at me, go clean your paws. Btw I have all of Tata albums and I am not getting the latest. She is too competitive

    • JOHNVIDAL August 22, 2013

      Are u trying to tell us Katy Perry is more talented? 🙂

    • POP ROYALTY (F*** Yeah Rihanna) August 22, 2013

      why are you afraid to say what’s on your mind ? F*** the little monsters and their whole existence if they are going to hate on the truth , speak your mind. 😉

      they are part of her downfall……..

      • WINTZ August 22, 2013

        lol @ “go clean your paws” ….GORL!!! You just gave me Grouch from sesame street flashbacks.

    • Fierce & all -Not here for b****** that can only slay in studios August 22, 2013

      Spiteful?? Ur really reaching Hun. “We all know is more successful and talented.” Hope u ain’t talking about Katy. Successful? Yeah we all know who is better at selling singles….

      • Ballsy August 22, 2013

        Gaga is over rated. She needs the over the top Gimmicks to sell and I just got Tired of it!

      • Prince Minaj August 22, 2013

        umm did gaga get 5 #1 singles off of one album hmmm

      • Fierce & All-Not here for b****** that can only slay in Studios August 22, 2013

        Gaga has 3 number 1 albums and a networth of $80-150 million range. I doubt she’s bothered when albums bring more profit anyways.

  3. Truth commission August 22, 2013



    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 22, 2013

      Eatcho mammy p****

  4. kim August 22, 2013

    Why did gaga only started tweeting when her album was coming out!

    • SdotB August 22, 2013

      does it take a rocket scientist to figure that out? smh

  5. Bey Is Grown August 22, 2013

    Good for her.

  6. LUV August 22, 2013

    I’m ready for Katy to snatch Rihanna’s wig of being a pop queen!!!! She already has 7 #1s right? She gained 5 last era so i’m expecting 5 #1’s this era too 🙂

    • LUV August 22, 2013

      vote for my comment doe. I’m not a Katy fan, but i’m genuinely happy for her lol

    • WINTZ August 22, 2013

      I don’t know ’bout that… Miss Fenty owns the singles chart! Maybe during her break??

      • LUV August 23, 2013

        <3 :*

  7. ciara fan August 22, 2013

    PAYOLA…We all know how it works !!! maybe rihanna could give us more details..
    Payola wont take away the fact the song is garbage and stolen

    • caribbean native August 22, 2013

      omg im so in awe, there is still a C-error fan out there :O i thought ya’ll went extinct after k michelle sold more that your fave this week :O, there really is a God huh?

      • JER August 22, 2013

        LOL. B**** please leave the last remaining C-error stan at least ONE hair before you scalp her completely.

      • Ballsy August 22, 2013

        lol Ci Error and her 1 remaining fan giving me life when they TRY to come for their greaters!

  8. MicroPop August 22, 2013

    So this means: Taylor Swift is the Queen. 😉
    She beats both Stefani and Katy.

    • J August 22, 2013

      who the fk is taylor swift tho

  9. ciara fan August 22, 2013

    Funny how all the songs which start that high are all trash…who still talks about boyfriend or right round…the music industry is in trouble,i cant blame itunes tho, they’re just retailers…

  10. ciara fan August 22, 2013

    ……..(‘(…´…´…. ¯~/’…’)
    ……….”…\………. _.•´

  11. Career Ender August 22, 2013

    1. Charty Perry slaying digital bi*** since the FLOP ON ARRIVAL of applause

    2. I see this chick snatching Riri’s hot 100 wig with half albums (No Pun, No shade)


    • Lovebird (roar – prism – 10.22.23) August 22, 2013

      I see Beyonce NEVER snatching Rihanna’s wig on the hot 100, how many #1s from 4?

  12. . : : h 2 o : : . August 22, 2013

    So that’s about $719K in the states first week …


  13. Beyawnce August 22, 2013

    I didn’t think she would do such big number , good for her.

    • Ballsy August 22, 2013

      She got the help of Rihanna Navy tbh. Same as K michelle did. They stay promoting these 2 when Rihanna goes on hiatus. Katy bvecause of the friendship and K Michelle to shove it to Ciara!

  14. Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

    I must admit that i kind of like ‘Roar’ maybe because despite what people say, i could feel an 80’s vibe in the sound, Katy Perry is the only artist right now doing straight Pop not dance-pop but POP in it’s original form, is pleasant to have a real Pop artist in a dance-urban world these days, Pop music is not mean to be taken seriously, just catchy songs for the GP, ask the Beatles, the easiest Pop songs in history are the most remembered, songs like ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ by the Beatles, ‘Sugar Sugar’ by the Archies and ‘The Loco-Motion’ by Little Eva are among the most popular songs in music history and none of them are musically or lyrically groundbreaking, none of us will remember the generic-overproduced sound, so called ART by a certain artist right now, you can challenge people’s minds the way music Monarch Madonna taught every Pop star, a visual message acompanied by a song that everyone can relate to. There is a must read article on the Huffington Post, y’all should take a look is called ‘Mother Monster Dearest’, it’s an interesting analysis about what i’ve been saying since i opened my eyes, my favorite part “I realize she has just declared, “Pop culture was in art / Now art’s in pop culture / In me!” Take that every musician in human history! Especially you, The Beatles! What you were doing wasn’t art. Music only became an art form when Lady Gaga told people it was, within the context of a mediocre dance song about how much she loves being famous.

    I know this is exactly why y’all hate me but remember i’m not a b**** i just have a low b******* tolerance 🙂

    • LUV August 22, 2013

      Agree with u. Katy does pure pop while others do dance crap or urban s***. She can save pop music of this generation

    • JOHNVIDAL August 22, 2013

      When is Florence going to release the 3rd album? That´s all I want to know.
      And btw, are you the real @suicide? Cos I can´t believe you like Katy Perry now LOL

      • BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare August 22, 2013

        ANYTHING to take a shot at Gaga @Suicide Blonde will do it. Doesn’t change the fact that Katy Perry is a TERRIBLE “artist.”

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        I don’t like Katy Perry, i like her new song, guilty pleasure i guess just like you like Britney’s ‘Gimme More’ 🙂

        And Gaga’s talent doesn’t change the fact that she is a liar.

      • JOHNVIDAL August 22, 2013

        If Gaga is a liar (as if you knew her) then Madonna or my beloved Mariah are too, most huge real stars with intelligence play the game the right way, don´t get me started with the bitchy Prince and others, we are here for the music and talents, not for nice girls (or girls who pretend to be nice girls) with zero artistry.

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        WORD KEY: play the game the right way, not cheat the right way, I don’t stand for Nice girls, hence i’m a Madonna fan but one thing i can’t tolerace is ***well GOOGLE is your best friend, i could care less if Gaga’s talented or not, i don’t stand her b*******, good 4 u if you are so pleased with her, i just can’t believe you choose to ignore her ‘antics’ just because she has some talent, people should have a limit.

      • JOHNVIDAL August 22, 2013

        Well, I don´t even know what those “antics” are since I don´t follow her every move and her concert dates and all that like you do. I´m just hear for when she realeases something and that´s it. We don´t know what antics others use. You forget the generation she belongs too. I usually defend her cos she is the best among her peers, point blank period. There´s nothing more to it. MUSIC darling (great song by Madonna, I´m reminding you cos I´m sure you´re forgetting her catalogue seeing how focused you are on Gaga). Love ya! 🙂

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        she is the best among her peers

        Depend of what you call best, she is among the most talented YES!, the best, not even close.

      • JOHNVIDAL August 22, 2013

        who is the best then? Katy? Rihanna? lol And btw The Best=the most talented in my book. I know you´re into that iconic-superficial-pop impact stuff you like to talk about but that´s not it now.

    • ciara fan August 22, 2013

      The bandwagons are always PRESENT…Keep representin h***, dont be ashamed, just do ur thang

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        A Carlos stan REAL LY, honey i only go for the best and trust me Katy isn’t one of them.

    • miao August 22, 2013

      OMG, your essays are back. #GagaPressedAsAlways

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        Of course i’m pressed, i am Perez Hilton.

    • BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare August 22, 2013

      Just finished reading the “Mother Monster Dearest” article on the Huffington Post. I definitely would recommend it.

      Great read. Very interesting points and I agree with most of it.

      Yet, “Roar” is STILL a bad song and Gaga is STILL a superior artist.

      My point is, don’t try to bolster Katy Perry by downgrading Gaga. I seriously doubt Larry Womack would have positive things to say about “Roar.” js.

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        Of Course Gaga is a superior artist, i never say otherwise, i was making a point of her new song Roar’, like i say before my problem with Gaga is not in her music.

    • POP ROYALTY (F*** Yeah Rihanna) August 22, 2013

      She peaked Since “Judas” and nothing will change that but a Good , real album with human emotions in it from her part, now lets move on to something else……..

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        I think she still has a change if she stop in time with her ART b*******.

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013


      • POP ROYALTY (F*** Yeah Rihanna) August 22, 2013

        B**** Please, No one got time to give her a Chance, don’t you see ?

        People are not going gaga for her anymore, she can get NUDE, START the DRAMA with an irrelevant blogger who got punched by a Will.I.Am ( 😆 ) and relieve the Scream serious with her fans in twitter, Tweet a link with worth of 150 hours of her Music video to alter YT views to her 40 million followers , Leak her song and starting a drama over a 7 secs leak, and STILL she is flopping. :mrgreen:

        Sorry about that, she’s over, she can still craving the attention, but no one will give it to her anymore. *inserts a DITA Gif from the david letterman interview*

        Only Rihanna is the closest to the throne, she has the consistency, major likability, and versatility, factors which, back in the day, separated madonna from everyone else.

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        Oh Jesus!….I wasn’t even that hard to her, lol.

      • POP ROYALTY (F*** Yeah Rihanna) August 22, 2013

        Hard ? you Call that hard ?

        we, Leos, Are kind Tho, We just recognize Real and don’t Accept BS. 😉

        she’s Transparent This Era, like The f*** ? Hope she’s not addicted to something or Psychotic, Because if so, Then i will feel sorry for her. 😕

        She’s Full of gimmicks and BS, like you will like her for a while then she will p*** you off with a Pretentious Attitude, will she ever have a “Ray of light” moment ? LOL.

        *Plays The Amazing “Skin” from ROL*

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        Well at least i’m glad that i’m not the only one who see beyond her character, if you don’t kiss her ass you’re suddenly a pressed/hater/Madonna fan 🙂

      • POP ROYALTY (F*** Yeah Rihanna) August 22, 2013


        You see me giving any f**** to anyone in here ? here in this blog they are crazy to label you anything, IDC.

        go to her Twitter and you Will Understand me, she only show up in twitter to promote something, goes out to promote something, talking, breathing, peeing to promote something generic and Repeat, YAWN.

        her GAY fans are not so Bright Too… she keep using them every chance she get to Promote something and make them look the dumbest while doing so. A USER.

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        Applauses! 🙂

    • RoyalKev August 22, 2013

      Wow, great points!

    • Fierce & all -Not here for b****** that can only slay in studios August 22, 2013

      80’s vibe? Uhh no. The productions screams 2000’s era. Katy hasn’t released anything retro sounding. But I’d like to see her try to experiment since Gaga has several occasions.

  15. HOTSTUFF August 22, 2013


    http : // www . huffingtonpost . com /2013/08/19/beyonce-booed-v-festival_n_3778905.html


    • B. Hill August 22, 2013

      20 minutes is better than holding up a crowd for 2-3hrs, a series of cancellations (pretending to be sick)…and being booed (several times on different dates) on your own stage, while your own fans chant the name of another singer while heckling you.

      NOTHING compares to the jeers that big foreheaded extraterrestrial alien in your avatar has faced since her flop ass Diarrhea tour began.


      If she keeps that up, she might have to have Chris beat her up again for more undeserved sympathy points. 😉

      • Rihanna killed beyho’s career August 22, 2013

        So, she was still booed.

      • Ballsy August 22, 2013

        Bish was still booed and unlike the Rihanna issue there is proof that she was Booed!

  16. JOHNVIDAL August 22, 2013

    What the hell is that list we have in this article??????? LOLOL Pure trash! Just gives a fine example of the ususal mediocrity that reigns on digital singles charts. Really have u seen that top4? Who the hell is that at #1? Never heard that song before! And the rest: Katy Perry, Justin Beiber and Taylor Swift LMAO Ok too much.
    None of those 4 can still sing (especially live) or release decent music. Katy girl: we have our ears prepared for Sunday, go in girl! lol And by the way I still can´t believe she makes this 15 years old music when she´s almost 30.

  17. Mary Mary Why You Buggin’ August 22, 2013

    Disposable, generic, forgettable, basic, uninteresting, uninspired, blatant rip-off =557,000

    Yeah, that sounds about right.

    She does have great b******, so I’ll give her that.

    • lewis August 22, 2013

      i see no lies !!!

  18. Marcus August 22, 2013

    All this is fine but the song is still traah and will not be classic or even remebered. People stan for sales more than actual music these days.

    • Marcus August 22, 2013

      Trash **

  19. MinajStan August 22, 2013

    The song is still garbage. Katy Perry’s singing voice is so f****** shrill & ugly and her music is cheese. BRAVE is the better song.

    • POP ROYALTY (F*** Yeah Rihanna) August 22, 2013

      you are a Nicki Fan……… talking about vocals is not for you.

      • Asbeenish August 22, 2013

        Because nicki is a rapper? Ummm bye

  20. cake like lady gaga August 22, 2013

    LOL at the pressed h***.


    • ATM JAM August 22, 2013


  21. miao August 22, 2013

    Congrats to Katy. I’m Lady Gaga stan and i don’t have problem with her success! Nothing more.

    • Fierce & all -Not here for b****** that can only slay in studios August 22, 2013

      “Stop the drama. Start the music.”- Lady Gaga

      • Ballsy August 22, 2013

        Says the Flop!

      • Fierce & all -Not here for b****** that can only slay in studios August 22, 2013

        @ballsface b**** get a life.

  22. POP ROYALTY (F*** Yeah Rihanna) August 22, 2013

    People Are Sick of GAGA that’s why they Support this Song, Because I know Deep inside Everyone who heard it, you know It is Basic and Undeserving, But People supported a random Country Singer just to p*** gaga Off, No wonders Here.

    Congrats katy, She’s Smart And her Eras are always well-calculated, no Over The top Gimmicks are used for her to achieve this level of success. No ” Sucking D*** for free to everyone who buys Applause” from Her fans as well. Good!

    The Song is MEH at best tho, I don’t Roar.

    • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

      You have a good point, could be true.

      • POP ROYALTY (F*** Yeah Rihanna) August 22, 2013

        Thank You!!! 😀

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        Anyway, what ever happenned to the ‘Pour It Up’ video?, damn!, i was waiting for that.

      • POP ROYALTY (F*** Yeah Rihanna) August 22, 2013


        Oh! @suicide , Don’t Make me angry on her Ass, But IDK, Maybe this b**** is cooking something and will Surprise Us , Rihanna always get it right, no worries.

        She’s Giving no f**** Since “Stay” Though, Letting Her navy carrying the era, just like Madonna did with the MDNA era. :/

        I hate it when those b****** do it.

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        I know but at least the Navy is doing their job, we were bad kids to MDNA, did i tell you that my sister who is also happen to be a Leo is crazy about Rihanna, she’s 17 now and she is really crazy for her, like you can’t say a bad thing about Rihanna in front of her, she will kill you, lol.

      • POP ROYALTY (F*** Yeah Rihanna) August 22, 2013

        Well, leos are about that Life, It is well-known, but I swear we are kind.

        My B’day is Tomorrow. 😀 #ProudLeo

        your sis is a Navy, how Sweet and convinient, That is cool, i know you keep schooling her till she get mad. 😆

        Bad kids ? you supported her till she became the best selling b**** ever, you can sleep on 2 albums or 3, you still have the title anyway……

        MDNA is underrated though, everybody loved to hate on it, it has “Masterpiece”, “lovespent” , “gays gone wild” , “falling free” etc… full of gems, Why you did that ? or you just don’t understand till it become a classic *coughs* american life *coughs* . you madonna fans ….. 🙄
        regarding American life, this music video gives me so much life at the moment regrading what’s happening in my flopped country, MADONNA did that. #respect

        how many times she risked her career again ?

      • Suicide Blonde August 22, 2013

        Of course i love MDNA, Gang Bang is just SuBLIME, She is risking her career again with those grillz though, lol.

    • MuiMui August 22, 2013

      @POP ROYALTY That is a bad bytch in your Grav.ATOR…

    • JER August 22, 2013

      Not you spilling the scolding hot T. I can see the scars now…

    • Fierce & all -Not here for b****** that can only slay in studios August 22, 2013

      You said it’s basic and undeserving. So I’m pretty sure a better song will come along and beat it at its top spot if that’s the case. Don’t see this song having longevity. So good thing she’s striking the iron while its hot.

  23. Lovebird (roar – prism – 10.22.23) August 22, 2013

    LMAO the suicides are in hiding again, too embarrassed to show themselves? All those blow jobs for nothing, poor suicides.

    Congrats Katy, well deserved. Oh and I love the killer queen ad.

    • MuiMui August 22, 2013

      Cosign u Love…

  24. Hadley August 22, 2013

    Post about Cinderonce its awesome lol!

  25. RoyalKev August 22, 2013

    Congrats Katy!

  26. JER August 22, 2013

    How is a song gonna sell that many copies and not be #1? Once again Billboard exposes its own damn self and its WHACK ‘methodology.’ Ch… what kind of messed up oblivious system do they have in place now? I like how they keep the totals for active and passing streaming a secret so they can do whatever they want with them. We all know ACCURATE the team over at Billboard is. I mean, redoing chart positions after its been published, typos in their articles, wrong information posted on their website, errors in their public archive, policy changes in the middle of the week…. gurbye. This is just YET ANOTHER #1 song robbed of the position and title. I believe the 5th one just this year.

    • MuiMui August 22, 2013

      JER You nailed this comment and what I don’t understand is they have only given that Millinium award to Beyonce and no one else, there are many others who has out performed and out sold Bey all over the world…dam!
      Kind of like Forbes they are full of shyt too,,,they stated that your Social Networking Skills are used to caculate the most influential,but if that BE THE CASE THEY ARE WAY OFF WITH THEIR LINE UP.
      Madonna was missed all together and her last our was bigger then all of the tours.

    • RoyalKev August 22, 2013

      Boy Preach!

  27. Mark111 August 22, 2013

    She did it with just the release and a lyrics video VS Gaga seeking attention ways. Gaga hey days are done and these monsters will deal with it. Just like when the HIVE had to humble themselves when 4 didn’t do as well as they thought it would. Remember the days of “Well , Bey out sold this artist and blah blah blah.” Now it’s “It’s about good music.” lol

    • Fierce & all -Not here for b****** that can only slay in studios August 22, 2013

      But to be fair Beyonce has always garnered more attention in the media ESP with the Super Bowl this year. Gaga has kept low key in the media the past two years.

      • Mark111 August 22, 2013

        Bey does promo, the SB was great for her tour (where the money really is at). Yes Gaga was low key, she does that to have the world miss her, but when you come out with the same bull and pick fake media fights, push your single up so it can ride the success of Katy’s and have this Vs battle and run around nude. That’s not promo, that’s “look at me!!!!! Look at ME!!!!!!!”. People wont fall for it this time around.

      • Fierce & all -Not here for b****** that can only slay in studios August 22, 2013

        She picked no fights with Katy tho. Perez maybe cuz he’s a d***. Ur only calling it fake cuz she’s a star and she has an album coming out but u really have no idea other than speculation like most ppl.

  28. True Tea August 22, 2013

    Too many people stan for sales! The fact these fans are more bothered about the damn chart position than how good the song is. When truth be told both songs are garbage and do not stand out in any way, shape or form.

  29. True Tea August 22, 2013

    And anyway, Katy Perry has a damn Payola deal so are we surprised? Gone are the days when artists sold because their song was actually good! Now its all about brainwashing and forcing it down our throats.

  30. RoyalKev August 22, 2013

    I love how people comment on Gaga and Katy , but then bring everything back to Bey! Smh. Where’s your focus!

  31. Rihanna killed beyho’s career August 22, 2013

    I bet R**** is scared as f***.Katy is coming for that wig.Let the meltdowns begin.

    • Kisses Down Low August 22, 2013

      Troll alert.

  32. Kisses Down Low August 22, 2013

    Didn’t Gaga end up charting higher than her anyway?

  33. Kingtown August 22, 2013

    Congrats to miss Perry!

  34. Rihanna killed beyho’s career August 22, 2013

    You lame b**** got nothing better to do than steal my name. F*** off!!

    Anyway congrats to Katy snatching Lady Gimmicks wig because that will be the only wig she snatches for now. Rihanna? b**** please.

  35. Slayty Perry (ROAR) August 22, 2013

    Charty Perry. That is all

  36. KingBeyBitch August 22, 2013

    I now I said Ggag was going to beat her but I was proven wrong. Anyways congrats to Katy and her fans they really brought it. Please no need to Bring Beyonce, Rihanna etc in this post to start stupid stan wars this a about Katy and her fans LET THEM ENJOY IT

  37. Ciara Fan August 22, 2013

    Katy Perry is ready to ass f*** the game. I believe 2013 is her year. What happened to C-Error? You hood rats worry about the wrong things. You h*** need to find out why Ci-Error sold 55k first week.I heard he was going on tour.Who’s going to support that s***. What happened to Unaflopogetic? Dead ass album. These b****** better hurry before queen Katy start snatching that wig.

  38. Sterling Infinity Fan August 22, 2013

    work b****! hahaha

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  41. Atheist August 23, 2013

    All the songs listed on that list are horrible…..*Sigh*

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