Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ Now 8x Platinum / ‘Firework’ At 12x Platinum

Published: Friday 21st Aug 2020 by Rashad

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.

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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).


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  1. Spread legs 🦵 like C@r@na August 21, 2020

    Katy made history again!! Y’all haters can cry about it! IDGAF if smile flopped. She is winning!

  2. #WAP August 21, 2020

    Good luck seeing another certification. Clearly capitol recertified these to hype up this new flop she’s about to release. Witness is still certified chitlins, isn’t it? 🤣 Congrats Dr Luke on your new certifications. Clearly you were responsible for the success of the teenage dream album

    • Gag August 21, 2020

      Lol she’s not gonna see this…and you can congratulate whomever you want the fact is youll never see success like this in your life nor the money

    • Carlitos August 22, 2020

      Except Dr Luke didn’t produce Firework, you fkng idiot!

      • #WAP August 22, 2020

        You’re correct that Stargate produced firework, HOWEVER, Dr Luke executive produced the teenage dream ALBUM. MEANING he decides what does and doesn’t make the album. The album was recertified. And one of the albums singles. Dr Luke was responsible for that album and Katy’s success. So as I said, congratulations dr Luke. Katy was a puppet and product of him because the second he left, she started flopping

  3. Clarks0o0ñ August 21, 2020

    Congratulations dr. Luke and bonnie McKee

    • Gag August 21, 2020

      Lol she’s not gonna see this…and you can congratulate whomever you want the fact is youll never see success like this in your life nor the money …since you’re still posting from multiple accounts

      • Carlitos August 22, 2020

        Exactly! Whomever they are, they are clearly sad and lonely!

  4. Fergalicious 💅 August 21, 2020

    Congrats Queen Katy!!!! 👑

  5. musixxman96 August 22, 2020

    This is so strange and not accurate of what was being consumed when this was released.

    This has sold 3 million (pure) i believe in the US, which is great. It was certified Triple platinum and the first week sales (150k), longevity of the album and singles reflected this.

    Most of if not all the songs ran their course i would say up until the end of 2013 which is when the recurring streams probably slowed (naturally obviously after 4 years) or even halted (except for firework, 4th of July Standard now).

    Its so strange to see the hyper success of one song inflate an entire album’s “sales” and certifications. This is why you have unknown singers nowadays getting albums scrapping gold when they have 1 hit singles thats done extremely well. Its NOT an accurate representation of the albums success or the artists popularity , this is why if you tell strangers that “insert new fad artist here” has an album selling “ 1 MILLION RECORDS” they will Be in disbelief.

    I guess katy is the wrong example here because her singles and albums (up until witness) have had great sales and streams, but its indicative of where we are now that you can get an extra 5 million on certs for an album through its single’s success.

  6. John August 24, 2020

    Teenage Dream is the best pop album 2010’s

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