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…
“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.”