Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ Rules As YouTube’s Most Watched Female Music Video EVER

Published: Monday 2nd Nov 2020 by Rashad

Katy Perry‘s 2020 album, ‘Smile’ (and its singles), may be ranked her worst commercial performers to date among her major label offerings, but the diva still managed to land in history books at multiple junctures throughout the year thanks to the ongoing love affair with her earlier work.

After watching her 2010 single, ‘Firework,’ shoot to 12x Platinum status with the RIAA in August, she learned shortly after the song sits in history books for being the highest certified single by a female artist ever.  What’s more, its parent album – ‘Teenage Dream’ – bested King of Pop Michael Jackson‘s ‘Thriller’ to become the most certified era of any artist in history.

With RIAA record books rocked and the Hot 100 impacted by her induction into the elusive club of ‘female singers with a top 40 hit in three or more decades’ thanks to single, ‘Daisies,’ rise to #40 (as we reported here), 2020 was a fairly history-making year for Perry.

Now, thanks to YouTube, she’s adding yet another impressive stat to the pile.

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With a whopping 3.2 billion views to its credit (as of time reported), ‘Roar’ has pounced into the video giant’s record books as its most-viewed female music video ever.  Its updated count further distances itself from nearest competitor ‘Shake It Off’ by Taylor Swift (which, at writing, sits at 2.98 Billion views).

The lead single from Perry’s 2013 ‘Prism’ album, ‘Roar’ debuted at #1 upon its release with 557,000 digital copies sold its first-week (the second biggest digital debut sales among females at the time).

It has since been certified Diamond in the United States, denoting sales equivalence of 10 million.

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  1. DC November 2, 2020

    And to think today she can’t give away a hit song how times have changed

  2. Witness November 3, 2020

    Katherine aka the queen of pop music and soul is that girl! Lessors deal or get delt!

  3. Carlitos November 3, 2020

    She still has many more hits under her belt…she just needs to find her moment again.

    • Honeyyyyy November 3, 2020

      Exactly… gaga was a has been with no direction but down. She’s done pretty well for herself since I’D SAY. It’s possible to have a comeback at any point in your career.

  4. MessyBoots November 3, 2020

    Katy is fabulous for a throwback. 😎

    • Hazel London November 3, 2020

      I think of this moment often 😂😂😂
      It’s really something bc, during the times she said that, she was virtually unstoppable. It was almost good shade! But legends are legends🏡

      • MessyBoots November 3, 2020

        I will always use this reference in response to her. I enjoy her silly pop bops like everyone did. But when she came for Mariah, Taylor and Brit Brit at the peak of her fame… all of them miles ahead of her in cultural impact… I then realized Katy ‘the emporer’ truly had no clothes.

        Just beautiful gowns. 😎

  5. Urg November 3, 2020

    Damn she fell off. Katy carrer died when she chop off her black hair for that God awful blonde pixie cut.

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