The response to ‘Never Really Over’ and ‘Small Talk’ – the first two singles from Katy Perry‘s forthcoming, yet-titled sixth studio album – may be signals her career is on the up-and-up after the dismal ‘Witness’ era, but with peaks of #15 and #81 respectively on the Hot 100 their respective streaming and digital sales performances remain modest at best.
Yet, while she is reportedly hard-at-work on ‘Talk’s follow-up, the Charlie Puth-penned ‘Harleys in Hawaii,’ fans are the ones doing the most surfing – namely of the collage of hits from her heyday.
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Despite failing to secure a current smash to match their respective popularities, Perry’s previous hits continue to prove themselves lucrative on the streaming front and the enduring success of the video for Calvin Harris’ 2017 hit, ‘Feels’ (which features Perry and Pharrell Williams), serves as a testament to that.
Recently passing the 500M mark on Youtube, the visual became the latest clip of the Pop diva’s videography to amass half a billion views or more in its lifetime. As a leading act the 34-year-old had already collected a whopping 14 videos over her career to accomplish the feat. Now, with the inclusion of ‘Feels,’ she’s extended the record to 15.
Look below to see the list of her clips to meet the measure (as of time reported):
- ‘Roar’ (2.9B)
- ‘Dark Horse’ (2.6B)
- ‘Firework’ (1.1B)
- ‘Last Friday Night’ (1.1B)
- ‘Hot N Cold’ (921M)
- ‘Wide Awake’ (897M)
- ‘Part of Me’ (770M)
- ‘Bon Appetit’ (770M)
- ‘This is How We Do’ (720M)
- ‘The One That Got Away’ (707M)
- ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ (601M)
- ‘Swish Swish’ (561M)
- ‘E.T.’ (532M)
- ‘Unconditionally’ (514M)
- Calvin Harris’ ‘Feels’ (featuring Katy Perry & Pharrell)
The singer’s streaming wins have not only helped her on Youtube, but with the Recording Industry Association of America as well. As such, with an impressive mix of digital downloads and streams, she became the first artist (and only woman to date) to see 3 singles certified Diamond by the RIAA.