Who's the bigger selling artist? Well, if the past weeks numbers are anything to go by, one would argue that it's Katy Perry. She and Lady Gaga released highly anticipated singles over the past few weeks and engaged in a nice chart battle. "Roar" was released a week earlier than "Applause" and both songs impacted the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"Roar" opened at number #85 but over the course of a week skyrocketed to #2 by selling over 500K digital copies, gaining over 3 million music streams and 63 million audience impressions. "Applause" on the other hand sits at #6 on the charts, scored only 218K digital copies and 31 million audience impressions. So there you have it. Katy - 1, Gaga - 0!!
Lady Gaga's album "ARTPOP" is due out November 11th, and Katy Perry's "Prism" will hit stores on October 22nd. We're still waiting on the video for "Roar" to drop. Gaga's "Applause" video saw positive reviews and many believe it will help her song climb the charts.....but I don't think it will.