After a number of buzz singles, Katy Perry‘s fifth official era kicked off with the release of ‘Daisies.’
Penned by Perry herself, The Monsters & Strangerz-produced tune received the red carpet roll-out upon its May 15 premiere with an aggressive week of promo that followed including live performances on ‘American Idol,’ Amazon Music, and ‘Good Morning America’ as well as an onslaught of interviews in its support (click here to watch).
Now, as the refreshed Hot 100 has gone live, it appears her valiant efforts have paid off.
Less than two weeks after confirming ‘Daisies’ yet-titled parent album, the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Witness,’ would hit shelves August 14 (click here to read more), the Pop diva’s learned the tune premiered at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The debut was not only powered by impressive digital sales (which led to it topping the iTunes tallies of dozens of countries around the world as we reported here), but also a single-bundle deal that allowed fans to redeem a digital copy of the song with the purchase of its vinyl edition.
Marking her 25th appearance in the Hot 100’s top 40 over her career, ‘Daisies’ placement comes as her highest since 2019’s ‘Never Really Over’ peaked at #15.
Fun fact: The chart win adds Perry’s name to the elusive list of female acts who have had top 40 hits over three or more decades. See the full tally by clicking here.