Katy Perry Predicted To Pass 500k Mark With ‘Roar’ First Week Sales

Published: Sunday 18th Aug 2013 by Rashad

Well, meow!

Katycats have helped their leader claw to the top yet again, if reports are anything to go by.  For, everyday that has passed since ‘Part of Me’ performer Katy Perry unveiled her new single ‘Roar’ (ahead of schedule), industry insiders have updated its projected first week sales.  Each update, however, has been higher than the previous.

Originally, the first week forecast for the empowerment anthem was at 400,000, but updated to 450,000 days later.  Now, if the most updated projections are to be believed, Perry will pounce onto charts this week with a whopping 500k+ in digital sales…

Via THR:

“Industry sources now suggest that her new single “Roar” could debut with 525,000 to 550,000 downloads sold by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Aug. 18. “Roar” will easily give Perry the biggest sales week of the year for a song, and likely her largest sales week. At the present, her largest week was earned by “Firework,” which sold 509,000 downloads in the week after Christmas in 2010.

Meanwhile, the sales projection for fellow diva Lady Gaga‘s new song “Applause” is static: It should sell around 200,000 to 225,000 downloads.”

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  1. August Alsina stan August 18, 2013


  2. speechless August 18, 2013

    Damn Katy!

  3. King August 18, 2013

    She looking so good in that pic tho.

  4. Daniel Teflon August 18, 2013


  5. SLAY_HIVE August 18, 2013

    People actually like “Roar” :/

    This bxtch is corny and so is Firework, oops i meant BOAR! KIII

    • Twerk 4 Miley August 18, 2013

      Atleast katys giving her fans what they want NEW MUSIC!

      • SLAY_HIVE August 18, 2013

        Bxtch please….Bey is in another league….The Hive has always waited 2-3 yrs for new music! F*** outta here, stannin for Rihject wanna be! Kii

      • iconic cici August 18, 2013

        Lmao these h*** aint never gettin no new music from that thief

    • SLAY_HIVE August 18, 2013

      @Iconic HERMAPHRODITE . Have a seat flop h**…atleast when we get new music it will SALE! where is “FLOPara” on the charts hun?? Kiii you zsquad h*** are a JOKE!

      • FAF August 18, 2013

        such a joke but still got new music & beyonce still copying her

        LOL @ that fake haircut 😆 no cheekbones having b**** quickly changed it UPPPPP 😆

  6. Twerk 4 Miley August 18, 2013

    Im very impressed Katy! Gaga catch up heaux!

  7. Rihanna killed beyho’s career August 18, 2013

    Lady Gaga is the new queen of pop my ass. A-pause is #7 on US Itunes. All the damn gimmicks in the world and only 200k.

  8. Truth commission August 18, 2013


    Congrats Katy perry! Your doing great giving your fans what they want!

    While other people call up their PR team to plan another publicly stunt, to get them another number 1 spot on iTunes Charts.

  9. Molly August 18, 2013

    GaGa just new she was gonna slay this b**** on iTunes *Its a Pop Emergency* I know this is hurting GaGas pride seeing someone as basic as katy slaying her so effortlessly.

  10. iconic cici August 18, 2013

    So shes selling 300k more then GaGa? WOW!

  11. POP ROYALTY (F*** Yeah Rihanna) August 18, 2013


    katy Done Shitted On GaGa with this basic Song With Less Effort and Way less Drama. 😆

    Is sad and Hilarious at the same time.

  12. Rihboy August 18, 2013

    I dont doubt it…its an ok song….but she usually does well…….lol to above about waiting 2 to 3 years for new music from bey….lately the only thing she has debuted were two new cuts……the only reason she did the 2nd cut was because of negative backlash..lol…..all i know is she isnt contributing to the industry at the current moment..and for all the s*** hives like to talk her new album better be able to back it up……talk about anyone elses fanbase…but even ciara has given her “fans” something to dwindle on….lls…..scrappedalbums/.net…

    • SLAY_HIVE August 18, 2013

      Bxtch hush! She doesnt have an album out right now! So of course she’s not contributing to the music industry, but that hasnt stop her from snatching wigs left and right all year WITHOUT new music! #thatBeyoncePower

      And lets not forget about her critically-acclaimed SOLD OUT TOUR! estimated to out gross RIHJECT’S Tour by MILLIONS!

      The HIVE can wait on new music hun! She’s known for taking her time and not rush releasing like your basic ass fave!

  13. Suicide Blonde August 18, 2013

    We need you RIHANNA!….we all want a new album.

    • . : : h 2 o : : . August 18, 2013


    • Winer August 18, 2013

      Don’t worry. Rihanna will have a new album this fall. She does it every year.

  14. Rosie August 18, 2013

    Dead at Fadega doing Ke$ha numbers.
    Die Young did 188k first week.

  15. #Roar August 18, 2013

    Yaaaas Slayoar!!!!!!!!!!!! Poor GaGa. lol

  16. Common Sense August 18, 2013

    Does this mean that all the $300 single buying, d*** sucking and jerking, and praising was for nothing? Poor monsters must be having quite the meltdown.

  17. Jermany August 18, 2013

    All this promo coming up w Gaga will give the song the push it needs..VMAs will for sure help..as a gaga stan..i like roar better tbh..its a feel good song

  18. Iz (Queen Adele) August 18, 2013

    I prefer her song to Gagas

  19. iammusiclover August 18, 2013

    she better do what beyonce did when run the world flop..make a hot ass video for it and have a showstopping performance at the next award show to boost it up

  20. . : : h 2 o : : . August 18, 2013

    “Roar” at least is something I could’ve been stanning for 3 years ago when I was 17 … I can’t begin to imagine how anyone could enjoy or even relate to something as awful as “Applause”.

  21. Mark111 August 18, 2013

    Oh snap! Roar baby. Too bad for Applesauce.

  22. FAF August 18, 2013

    Applause is too try-hard, thats why. The vid will probably be better, though … the US is getting tired of pseudo-EDM just to chart on the hot 100

  23. Vegas Girl August 19, 2013

    People really like Roar like this or is this somehow tied into her promotion budget?
    I truly don’t get it and I’m surprised because the first time I heard it, I turned the station. Well congrats Katy.

  24. Love on top August 19, 2013

    Katy has a Major Clear channel deal and why is this Basic song charting like this? Its a knock off of Sara “Brave” I’m shocked really but I hope her album sales are better! I know gaga will snatch her eventually

    • JOHNVIDAL August 19, 2013

      It´s truly sad such a basic song we heard 1,000 times before can do so well nowadays in the USA. The power of itunes generation I guess…
      What can we expect when that horrible Britney+Will.i.am song or Call me maybe did great on itunes? Nothing.

  25. Rihboy August 19, 2013

    Applause is just as basic if not worst….. had it been Rihanna doing it..half of you would be calling it generic pop garbage……and that is exactly what it is….a thumping beat…with a outlandish try hard vessel….nothing is creative about that song besides the beat…..Gaga gets applause for being a clown, using her clever to try an blind us to the fact that she is a Madeonnabe! Her career is built on such desperate antics…… I agree that Roar is dated but however its much easier too listen too…i think its one of those songs that will eventually grow and do very well…..the self righteous thing Gaga is trying to give isnt cute….she isnt that established….(besides financially)

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