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Old 04-09-2013, 18:59
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selling 448,000 downloads for the week ending Sept. 1

Well Done Katy!

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.

Katy will also be number 1 in the U.K at the same time.
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Old 04-09-2013, 19:35
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She sold like 1.4M in 3 weeks in the USA thats pretty solid

The video is about to come out and beside eminem there no competion in the rest of the top 10 she should stick at #1 for at least 2 more weeks and maybe more
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Old 04-09-2013, 19:35
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Amazing! She is on a roll.
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Old 04-09-2013, 19:41
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She's gonna beat Rihanna soon, if she keeps up like this.
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Old 04-09-2013, 20:06
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She's gonna beat Rihanna soon, if she keeps up like this.
And with a fraction of the albums as well. Katy only needs two more #1's now to match Rihanna's solo US chart toppers.
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Old 04-09-2013, 20:09
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She deserves all her success. So pleased for her.
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Old 04-09-2013, 20:14
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And with a fraction of the albums as well. Katy only needs two more #1's now to match Rihanna's solo US chart toppers.
To be fair, though, Rihanna's early music was more "niche" than it is now, whereas Katy has hovered around pop/pop-rock since she broke into the mainstream.

She deserves her success, though, she showed all the other popstars how to properly promote an album with Teenage Dream.
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Old 04-09-2013, 21:16
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Lady Gaga has 3, Britney has 5, Beyoncé has 5, Katy has 8, Rihanna has 12. Wow. Thought Britney would be higher. But well done Katy.
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Old 04-09-2013, 21:51
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To be fair, though, Rihanna's early music was more "niche" than it is now, whereas Katy has hovered around pop/pop-rock since she broke into the mainstream.

She deserves her success, though, she showed all the other popstars how to properly promote an album with Teenage Dream.
How was Rihanna's earlier music more niceh it was Pop/R&B which was the dominaing genre at the time maybe the music just wasn't as good.

Anyway no surrprises but still well done Ms. Perry Dark Horse indeed
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Old 04-09-2013, 21:57
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i am pleased it has finally risen. two weeks at #2 is no oddity in the us, but with the "blurred lines" performance at the vma's, i had wondered if it would have a huge boost in terms of streaming. the sales are rather strong too and the video will no doubt help extend her lead with its release tomorrow.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:19
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She's gonna beat Rihanna soon, if she keeps up like this.

& with only her 3rd album. As much as I love Rih, I hope katy over takes her, I normally see quite a few annoying Rih fans of twitter, who constantly mention her #1's & some also some dislike Katy for some reason so it would be amusing tbh lol
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:40
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How was Rihanna's earlier music more niceh it was Pop/R&B which was the dominaing genre at the time maybe the music just wasn't as good.

Anyway no surrprises but still well done Ms. Perry Dark Horse indeed
I agree, her music has always been commercial. If anything I'd say it's less so now than it used to be.

Congrats to Katy! Blurred Lines is still huge as well. It's got over 200 million AI, good sales and great streaming, so the fact that Katy is #1 over it is a huge achievement, especially with no music video.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:35
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Lady Gaga has 3, Britney has 5, Beyoncé has 5, Katy has 8, Rihanna has 12. Wow. Thought Britney would be higher. But well done Katy.
A lot of Britney's singles weren't released on CD Single back in the pre-download day, which means she had to rely on radio play. The Clear-Channel radio ban she had for a few years didn't help either, feel a tad sorry for her.

Well done to Katy though, fully deserved IMO.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:44
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Lady Gaga has 3, Britney has 5, Beyoncé has 5, Katy has 8, Rihanna has 12. Wow. Thought Britney would be higher. But well done Katy.
Unfortunately in the U.S radio plays make up a huge fraction of how a songs' chart position ends up, between the years of 2001-2007ish Britney was boycotted from most radio stations due to a contractual dispute, hence why her positions are pretty low throughout that time.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:06
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Since California Gurls she's went #1, #1, #1, #1, #1, #3, #1, #2, #1.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:40
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Female MJ has struck again. The song is pretty much a master class in creating a smash hit.

8 number one singles after 3.5 albums is just outlandish. It takes real talent IMO to write and perform memorable, anthemic songs that smash consistently.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:58
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How was Rihanna's earlier music more niceh it was Pop/R&B which was the dominaing genre at the time maybe the music just wasn't as good.

Anyway no surrprises but still well done Ms. Perry Dark Horse indeed
Her early music was more reggae-influenced, but she went into purer R&B/Pop with her second album and onwards. She's a lot more commercial now than she was back then.
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Old 05-09-2013, 14:09
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Female MJ has struck again. The song is pretty much a master class in creating a smash hit.

8 number one singles after 3.5 albums is just outlandish. It takes real talent IMO to write and perform memorable, anthemic songs that smash consistently.
Her label make perfect music for American radio. Pretty much that

In all seriousness they do
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