Much like her soaring pop tune ‘Roar’ scared off the competition upon its debut (namely Lady Gaga‘s ‘Applause’), Katy Perry’s Hot 100 dominance shows no signs of cooling if the sales performance of ‘Rise’ – her latest single – is any indication.
Released the same day as Britney Spears‘ highly anticipated new single, ‘Make Me (ft. G-Eazy),’ Perry’s Olympic-inspired tune certainly lived up to its title, not only giving rise to a friendly competition between her fans (#KatyCats) and Spears’ (#BritneyArmy), but also rising to the occasion with strong sales and streaming.
Curious to see exactly where the ladies landed on the refreshed Hot 100? Find out below:
Perry’s “Rise” is the Hot 100’s top debut at No. 11, with the bulk of its points from sales, as it opens at No. 1 on the Digital Songs sales chart with 137,000 downloads sold…
Meanwhile, Spears starts at No. 17 on the Hot 100 with “Make Me,” featuring G-Eazy. Sales likewise account for the majority of the song’s Hot 100 start, as it bows at No. 3 on Digital Songs (96,000 sold),…
Just 10 days ago TGJ readers overwhelmingly voted Spears would be the victor in the battle with Katy (read more on that here). Granted, those who voted such were incorrect, but let us tell it Spears’ 5.3 million streams and 20 million radio impressions (compared to Katy’s 4.6 million streams and 14 million in radio airplay), the ‘Baby One More Time’ singer is the real “winner” here.
Considering Perry’s stout advertising pull for the triumphant tune (courtesy of the Olympics) as well as her present popularity compared to Spears, the fact that Brit was even able to pull in numbers as impressive as she has is indicative of the strength/resiliency of her fan base and the critical reception of the song.
The truest test of either song’s popularity, however, will be their respective staying powers – a feat that will be determined in the weeks to come.