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Katy Perry's Roar Downloaded 450K Times, Doubles Lady GaGa's Applause Sales Numbers For Week!

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'Cause, baby, you're a firework, Come on, show 'em what you're worth! Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh," As you shoot across the sky-y-y

As if there was any doubt, Katy Perry's Roar did NOT hit the airwaves with a whimper! She roared like a motherlovin' lion!

Katy's new single is on pace to sell 450,000 digital copies by the end of the week!!!!!

Nearly a half million downloads in ONE WEEK?

That's like one copy for every man, woman, and child who lives in the great state of Wyoming! We smell a victory!!!

Katy's fab fresh Prism single might be off to a perfect start, but her biggest competitor this week isn't faring nearly as well.

Lady GaGa's Applause is only on pace to sell around 200K copies by the week's end!

This is the first time two different artists have sold this many digital units in a single's opening week since Taylor Swift and Adele unleashed Red and Skyfall last October!!!

Talk about girl (sales) power, LOLz!!!

Download Roar on iTunes HERE!

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151 comments to “Katy Perry's Roar Downloaded 450K Times, Doubles Lady GaGa's Applause Sales Numbers For Week!”

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  1. 101

    I bet both Katy AND her boyfriend John Mayer are feeling pretty good this week. John's new album "Paradise Valley" is #5 on iTunes in the U.S. I like 4 or 5 songs already. That duet song with Katy is probably going to help. I'm sure John would like to have lots of Katy fans become John Mayer fans.

    If Katy does a "live" video at one of John's concert dates singing "Who You Love" it would help. I think John is going to do "Live on Letterman" pretty soon. That might be the perfect place to do it. Katy did great on "Live on Letterman" a few years ago.

  2. 102

    just wait till next week

  3. 103

    I knew there was a good reason I don't come on here anymore. Perez' readers still act like 14 year old mean girls, and Perez is acting the Head Mean Girl in Charge. Gaga must have really laid it into him.

  4. Rally says – reply to this


    I have found lately that you are the last to get celeb stories, I have still been coming to your site. But I've had it, I'm fed up with the nasty bully attitude you display. You handled the Amanda Bynes thing terribly, and now your picking on gaga. No Im not a gaga fan, I just think your intentions are ill. I think its really wrong to post pictures of your son all the time on here. I cant support someone who doesnt value his child's privacy. And lastly, Im tired of reading gay this or that, everything on your site is about gays. I started coming here for celeb gossip but now your site isnt really about that, its only 50 percent about that. Signing out and deleting you from my bookmark list.

  5. STEVE says – reply to this


    He is such a dumb ass….that means Gaga has already sold 200K Copies of her album in order to get the single until the 19th….that is pretty good….celebrate both artists you queen…your hair is falling out…focus on that and not hating Gaga so much.

  6. Steve says – reply to this


    There is a reason why he is alone people. Now he is moving to NY…LA has rejected him

  7. 107

    Don't you see? He's doing this so you WILL buy Gaga's music. Sheep.

  8. Fernando says – reply to this


    Re: onefinn – So why are you here?

  9. bcb says – reply to this


    No surprise here.. both songs are decent pop records, but Katy is more appealing. GAGA lost me when she arrived at the Grammys in an egg.. She is not a pretty woman so I guess she needs these stunts..Katy is so gorgeous all she has to do is stand there and sing. SHe is just more appealing overall.

  10. CourtneySucks says – reply to this



  11. Lin Yang says – reply to this


    LOL reading the comments of Gaga fans trying to defend "Applause" not doing well is HILARIOUS.

    Even when Monster's are buying more than one copy, it still can't beat ROAR. Just let that sink in.

    LOL Lady Gaga truly is a flop.

    Face it, Katy Perry slays Lady Gaga, without having her fans buy MULTIPLE copies, have her fans REFRESH youtube pages for more views etc. LOLOLOL

  12. ugh says – reply to this


    I like how you include a link for Katy's song, but not Gaga's. Just because you're mad….

  13. DAE says – reply to this


    Lol. Reading some of these comments, I just have to ask: Is this really that important to some of you people? Is this what drives you? If some of you had as much passion and energy for things more important than two trivial songs no one is going to even remember 5 years from now….

  14. JC says – reply to this


    Perez, are you going to mention how Dillon Francis called out CopyKaty for stealing his idea for her lyric video?

  15. me says – reply to this


    Love KATY! She shines and her Spirit soars

  16. sam says – reply to this


    Re: J – what a lousy and lame comment. Katy is incredible. Your comment is less than mediocre.

  17. Michael says – reply to this


    Do you really believe she cares about us? it's so obvious she is using the gay community. What does she do after her career stalled ALREADY when she was supposed to be the next Madonna. Right before her track comes back she goes all around West Hollywood trying to get everyone excited for her again. Katy hasn't been groveling to anyone and outsold her! Gaga should go judge American Idol.

  18. J says – reply to this


    Re: sam
    I don't think you're qualified to talk about mediocre. You're defending the most mediocre artist on the planet. But I'm glad out of 117 comments, you chose to respond to my "less than mediocre" comment…Must have got to you, Sammy! Stay stupid!

  19. STFU Perez says – reply to this


    I bought Applause the second it was out. I still have yet to buy Roar. I hated it when I listened to it, Katy can do much better.

    Where's the link on there for Applause? Grow up Perez, you're a father now.

  20. Katy Deserves It says – reply to this


    It should come as not surprise to us that the most devious person in show business has the nastiest fan base in music history. That's Lady Gaga.

  21. Saget says – reply to this


    That means 99cent album and Artpop Mental Service Bus will come near us soon ????


  22. V.V says – reply to this


    Re: J – How is she absent if both artists released songs at the same time….? I don't care for either artist but, nice quote however, its irrelevant.

  23. Team Perez says – reply to this


    Come on, Applause sucks.
    Get real, people !!!!

  24. LADY GAGARBAGE says – reply to this



  25. GrammarNazi says – reply to this


    Re: HaveAseat – i'm*** as in "i am" Take a seat!

  26. 126

    You're such an immature dick. First of all, you are acting like the single is a flop. You conveniently forgot to mention that APPLAUSE IS #1 on almost every single WORLDWIDE ITUNES Chart. So while it may be at #3 right now (WHICH is pretty amazing for a song that isn't officially being sent to radios until the 19th)….it still SMASHING Katy Perry to pieces overall.

  27. DaveNY says – reply to this


    Katy Perry's song is being purchase by individuals, and GaGa's fans are spending all their money in that loser buying the song several times, she is a Flop, Applasflop

  28. Shhh says – reply to this


    I found "Roar" to be a total snoozefest, personally..

    And, even though I'm not really a fan of Lady Gaga, her song is kind of catchy.. Can't help but listen to it when it's on the radio.

  29. Tamara says – reply to this


    I like Katy's song and I think Gaga's song is just awful and I'm very dissapointed, but what are you doing, Perez, is just pathetic. Is Katy paying you or what? I have NEVER saw you promotion one song like u're doing it this time.

  30. GagaWho? says – reply to this


    Gaga who?

  31. Raphael says – reply to this


    Perez is honestly one big sack of shit. Perez you are over; no support from little monsters ever again! We though you were a friend of Gaga's but you just proved to be the disgusting human being everyone says you are.

  32. jodysanchezz says – reply to this


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  33. bcb says – reply to this


    As stupid as it is to be called little monsters, they kinda earn it..the comments sound like they come from monsters

  34. 134

    Wow, this is like "The Empire of Katy Strikes Back" here in the comments section!
    K's fans are desperately trying to turn water into wine here because it is obvious that ROAR is a very unoriginal and dull song. Sure, Applause is no masterpiece either but Katy's song is unbelievably redundant. After all the hype and waiting it is definitely NOT what I wanted to hear from her. So in a sense it makes no difference what Gaga does - Katy still sucks.

  35. LADY GAGA says – reply to this



  36. 136

    Even if she is more popular, she is def not better…

  37. 137

    Looks like Gaga has dropped one spot to #3 on iTunes in the biggest market … the U.S. Katy is still Roaring along at #1. Katy is #1 in Canada, Australia and New Zealand too. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Katy breaks the record for most iTunes sales in one week … for an artist in ANY music genre.

  38. Alec haas says – reply to this


    Little monsters still exist? Would have thought they jumped off that sinking ship by now..

  39. Evanesims says – reply to this



  40. Evanesims says – reply to this



  41. Ruchard says – reply to this


    I hope all you guys know that Applause is officially released Monday to the mainstream so it's doing pretty good being that it was released a week early and w no mainstream

  42. Rae says – reply to this


    If these two women can publicly make it known that they are not at war with each other, then why does your pathetic ass keep doing it? You're a vile, disgusting excuse for a human being, Mario. Applause and Roar are both great songs. They're both on iTunes top 10, no matter what spot. Support our artists, stop making their careers one big gossip. You're absolutely pathetic, and I really do feel sorry for you. More than that, I feel bad for your son who is being raised by a man who acts like a 15 year old bitch. Needless to say - maybe you should be on Teen Mom!! Poor kid.

  43. stucoo says – reply to this


    Shouldn't you link both songs to be fair and objective. Showing true colours here.. I thought you made a rule to no longer be nasty.

  44. 144

    perez gets my applause i love perez xxx

    gaga is a dud shes OVER !!

    gaga deserves everything she gets or DOESNT GET .. shes a big nose ugly lank hair woman who is now friendless idealess and has nothing but the downhill slipperly slide and the rats running out the family restaurant (alledgedly) to keep her company down in the ny sewers as her career slides like a slippery turd down down and down..

  45. cynthia says – reply to this


    you're an a***hole

  46. RedWarrior says – reply to this


    Perez you are a Bitch

  47. Bwahaha says – reply to this


    Well I listened to both and Gaga's Applause wins hands down. The real bad thing was that it was released earlier, and I only got to listen to it like 2 days after its release. Well g2g mother monster on repeat …

  48. Bwahaha says – reply to this


    Re: tbone0726 – In which universe… I bought the single on i-tunes without pre-order. Which reminds me not forget to pre-order….

  49. Carlton says – reply to this


    Stefani's song is really not that good, and if fans are buying eight copies of applause then it would be even lower in the charts, just remember, Arists come and go, and chart positions only reflect the sales that week,and nothing more, both are wealthy, and neither care, though, shame about Gaga's poor concert sales , that must have hurt her ego.

  50. chichi says – reply to this


    yall are tupid. his saying both of them are selling heaps of copies. his not dissing lady gaga u idiots. grow the fuk up n learn to read!

  51. patrick646212 says – reply to this


    "Roar" debuted at No. 34 on Pop Songs last week after less than two days of airplay. This week (reflecting the Aug. 12-18 tracking period), it flies to No. 15 with Greatest Gainer honors (up 4,248 plays, to 5,910). Meanwhile, "Applause" arrives at No. 20, representing the best bow by a solo female since Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" began at No. 18 the week of Sept. 1, 2012.

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