Consider yourself fan of Pop Princess Katy Perry?
If so, let us be the first to congratulate you on a job well done! For tonight, one week after the LP hit shelves across the USA, the first week sales for her fourth studio album ‘Prism‘ have been revealed.
Why she has cause to celebrate today?
Facts and figures below…
Billboard 200 chart position: #1
First Week Sales Number : 287,000 units.
Marking the highest opening week number to be scored by the ‘One of the Boys’ vocalist, ‘Prism’s sales arrive as its lead single ‘Roar’ makes its merry way to the 4 million units sold in the US mark, weeks after it was certified Triple Platinum for sales of 3 million copies!
Now, while her numbers fail to live up to career bests scored by the likes of Beyonce or Justin Timberlake, they do hum to a commendable tune when put into context.
For, as an act whose been cast off as a ‘singles act’ for far too long, they mark a healthy start to what is shaping up to be her most lucrative era to date, and see her outperform Miley Cyrus‘ ‘Bangerz‘, which debuted with 270k.
Commendable, as Perry has earned her sales through the careful crafting and collection of Premium Pop music and a well executed marketing campaign that’s seen her dominate headlines for all the right reasons, fashioning herself a unique brand of quiet credibility by letting her music do all the talking….a skill a number of her contemporaries have struggled to master of late.
A skill, that’s seen Perry star in her very own chart fairytale, giving a number of her rivals no choice but to play the over-analytical ugly sisters simply unable to compete with Katy’s light,bright and endearing nature.