The antithetical commercial performances of Katy Perry‘s pre-‘Witness’ eras versus post-‘Witness’ may be indication music lovers just can’t let go of her hits of yesteryear.
Despite launching a number of singles from her forthcoming studio album to the masses over the last year, none of them have enjoyed success on the Billboard Hot 100 quite like tunes from the earlier part of her career.
Now, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), is reaffirming that notion by upgrading the certifications of two of her most beloved numbers, ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘Firework,’ as well as their parent project.
Thursday (August 20), the RIAA confirmed the enduring success of tunes from Perry’s most successful era to date – 2010’s ‘Teenage Dream’ – by updating her certification logs.
While the LP and its title track now sit at 8x Platinum respectively (denoting sales equivalence of 8 million in the United States), the previously Diamond-certified ‘Firework’ – the third single from the album – is now at 12x Platinum.
The refreshed count comes just a week ahead of the soon-to-be-mother’s delivery of her fifth studio album, ‘Smile’ (in stores August 28).