Roar reached 100,000,000 views on Vevo! Watch it here: http://youtu.be/CevxZvSJLk8
Katy played 11 new songs (Legendary Lover, Birthday, Walking on Air, Unconditionally, Dark Horse, This Is How We Do, International Smile, Ghost, Love Me, Double Rainbow, By the Grace of God). She says there are 13 tracks on the standard version, 16 on the deluxe. Which including #ROAR means there is one track on the regular album unaccounted for. Mix of upbeat and clubby tracks. Unconditionally is Katy’s favorite. “By the Grace of God” is a piano ballad about being greateful and loving yourself. “International Smile” is written for Mia Moretti. Other songs are more emotional than ROAR. “Less bubblegummy than Teenage Dream. More clubby. Equal amounts of uplift.” The physical album will be roughly square-shaped.
With the eye of the tiger, Katy Perry is the Billboard Hot 100’s new champion, as “Roar” rises 2-1. The song – which becomes Perry’s eighth Hot 100 No. 1 – stops the 12-week command of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (featuring T.I. and Pharrell). Meanwhile, Eminem blasts onto the chart at No. 3 with “Berzerk” and Lorde enters the top 10 with her debut alternative/pop hit “Royals.”
As always, let’s look deeper at the numbers.
Registering a 17% gain in overall Hot 100 chart points, “Roar” leads Digital Songs for a third week, selling 448,000 downloads for the week ending Sept. 1 (up 14%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, after Perry performed it the previous Sunday (Aug. 25) at the end of the MTV Video Music Awards. “Roar” also leads the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart, where it charges 4-1 with 2.1 million U.S. streams, up 33%, according to Nielsen BDS. It climbs 5-3 on the overall Streaming Songs survey (5.4 million, up 16%).
"Roar" claims the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award, bounding 11-6 on Radio Songs with a 27% spike to 97 million all-format audience impressions, according to BDS. It’s Perry’s 12th top 10 on the airplay tally.
"Roar" becomes Perry’s eighth Hot 100 No. 1. She first led with "I Kissed a Girl," which began a seven-week command (her longest) the week of July 5, 2008. In that span, Perry has quickly scaled the list of the women with the most No. 1s in the chart’s 55-year history. Among female soloists, only Mariah Carey (18), Madonna, Rihanna (12 each), Whitney Houston (11) and Janet Jackson (10) have totaled more leaders. Among all artists, Perry is one of just 16 acts with at least eight No. 1s; the Beatles lead with 20 Hot 100 toppers.
"Roar" ushers in Perry’s third Capitol Records album, "Prism," due Oct. 22. The lead singles from her prior two studio sets likewise topped the Hot 100: "Kissed," the first track from "One of the Boys," and "California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg), the first of five No. 1s from 2010’s "Teenage Dream." (The latter release became the first by a woman, and only the second among all acts after Michael Jackson’s "Bad" (1987-88), to generate five Hot 100 leaders.)
The advance of “Roar” halts the 12-week rule of Thicke’s “Lines” (down 2% in Hot 100 points; the former leads the latter by a 4% margin). Still, “Lines” leads Radio Songs for a ninth week (205 million, down 8%). It holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (6.7 million, up 10%), also benefitting from his much buzzed-about VMAs performance of the song with Miley Cyrus. Despite a 4% gain to 1.8 million, “Lines” drops 1-3 on On-Demand Songs after eight weeks at No. 1. On Digital Songs, it slips 2-3 (244,000, down 3%).
In an extremely close race, Robin Thicke tops the Billboard Hot 100 for an 11th week with “Blurred Lines” (featuring T.I. and Pharrell). The song narrowly holds off Katy Perry’s “Roar,” which blasts 85-2 following its first full week of sales.
Despite “Roar” arriving as the top-selling song in the U.S., Thicke’s lead in streaming and airplay is just enough for “Lines” to fend off Perry’s challenge. "Roar" also makes the chart’s greatest positional jump since Drake’s "Make Me Proud" (featuring Nicki Minaj) flew 97-9 the week of Nov. 5, 2011; it’s the largest leap for a song by a lead female since Carrie Underwood’s "Cowboy Casanova" galloped 96-11 the week of Oct. 10, 2009.
"Lines" and "Roar," in fact, are separated by just a 3.3% difference in overall chart points (with "Lines" down by 9% and "Roar" up by 1,262%). "Roar" also charges onto Streaming Songs at No. 4 (3.8 million) and No. 12 on On-Demand Songs (910,000). On the former chart, the track marks the highest debut by a solo female dating to the list’s launch the week of Jan. 26.
With its flight, “Roar” becomes Perry’s 12th Hot 100 top 10 and first since her last entry, “Wide Awake,” reached No. 2 a year ago. Of her 13 radio-promoted singles as a lead act dating to her seven-week No. 1 breakout smash “I Kissed a Girl” in 2008, she’s missed the top tier only with “Thinking of You” (No. 29, 2009).
Global Beauty Leader and Multi-Platinum Recording Artist to Develop Innovative New Line of Fragrances
- Coty Inc., a new emerging leader in beauty, announced today the signing of multifaceted singer, songwriter and entertainer Katy Perry to develop and market her own line of signature fragrances. As part of the project, Coty will also distribute the artist’s successful existing fragrance portfolio, comprised of Purr and Meow!, effective immediately.
Perry joins Coty’s impressive list of brands that include Calvin Klein, Chloe, Marc Jacobs and Playboy, among many others.
Eight-time Grammy nominee Katy Perry is one of the best-selling recording artists of this era. Her monumental album Teenage Dream, which has sold more than 5 million copies and 50 million single downloads to date, has remained in the Top 40 album charts since its release two years ago. Perry is a global superstar, touring the world with sold out arenas, including 124 live shows in her 2011 California Dreams tour. The tour is documented in this summer’s hit 3D feature “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” which is already the fourth biggest music documentary of all time.
“We are thrilled to have an artist as creative and talented as Katy Perry join us at Coty,” said Renato Semerari, president, Coty Beauty. “Katy is original and daring—her unique approach to music and life will serve as the inspiration behind her innovative new scents and allow us to explore new avenues of scent creation.”
“I am honored to be working with Coty, which has produced some of my favorite fragrances,” said Perry. “I’m excited to share what’s next in my perfumed world as well as making Purr and Meow! more accessible worldwide!”
For additional information about Coty and its portfolio of fragrances, color cosmetics and skin and body care products, please visit www.coty.com
Katy Perry invests in popchips and becomes the new face of the brand
Popchips, inc., the top selling line of popped chips and one of the fastest growing snack brands in the u.s., today announced that katy perry, global pop superstar and long-time fan of the brand, has joined popchips as an investor and ambassador that willinclude being featured in the company’s first national advertising campaign launching this fall.
What started out as a snack craving for Katy Perry has turned into an exciting partnership,combining katy’s unique style and personality with the innovative, grassroots brand that hasquickly become one of the most popular snack brands in america.
“I remember it was late at night, and i was craving a midnight snack without the guilt,” said Katy Perry, “the bag stood out in the minibar, and i was pleasantly surprised when i read the back of the label and saw that it was a healthier choice. i was hooked after my first bite! when i discover something good, i want to share it with everyone i know, so i tweeted about it; popchips came to me, and I’ve decided to invest in popchips and join the team as a creative partner!”
Popchips has created a new category of popped snacks with its delicious, guilt-free option to the fried (unhealthy) and baked (undelicious) choices lining snack aisles. since launching in 2007, popchips has developed a passionate following and has been winning awards and acclaim as the “best snack,” “best chip” and as one of “america’s hottest brands.” “we’re thrilled to have one of the music industry’s most creative, charismatic and driven stars join the popchips team,” said keith belling, co-founder and chief executive officer of popchips. “her personality and passion are a fantastic fit for the brand, and we look forward to working together to take our brand to the next level.”
Popchips are now available at over 20,000 retailers across north america and the u.k., including whole foods, safeway, waitrose, target, kroger, wegmans, costco and other independent specialty chains, as well as on amazon.com. for more information, visit popchips.com.
…and that’s just a taste of our exciting new partnership with katy perry! Join the conversation using #katypops.
She also won the award for Fashion Icon!
Congratulations Katy on your 10th #1 on US iTunes! Buy the track here
“Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection” is currently at #5 on US iTunes!
You’re not California dreaming! Katy Perry is returning to MuchMusic to perform at the 2012 MMVAs! On Sunday, June 17, the MMVAs will be taking over the streets of Toronto and bringing fans and their favourite musicians together for a night of the best in music! Ms. Perry will be front and centre to give fans a ‘part of her’ and perform one of her number one hits!
Back in 2010, Katy Perry turned the MMVA stage into her very own Candy Land with her yummy performance of California Gurls. Returning for a second time, Katy Perry is the first performer announced for the 2012 MMVAs and we couldn’t be more excited to see her hit the MMVA stage again!
Don’t miss Katy Perry when she performs at the 2012 MMVAs on Sunday, June 17.