It looks like fans are ready to “Roar,” but they’re holding off on their “Applause.”
Last week Lady Gaga took to Twitter, in what was perceived as a controversial marketing move, to lure fans into buying more downloads of her new single, “Applause.” But seems like Katy Perry, Gaga’s current arch enemy on the charts, might steal her thunder. According to industry predictions Perry’s new single “Roar” is set to trump “Applause.”
“Roar” sales are already shooting through the roof, as industry sources now suggest that “Roar” could debut with 525,000 to 550,000 downloads sold by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Aug. 18. This is a considerable rise from earlier forecasts, three days ago, it was set at 450,000, and six days ago, 400,000.
Both songs officially released on Aug. 12. Perry’s single claimed the number one spot on the iTunes USA chart and has stuck it out so far. But “Applause” dropped from its initial number 2 spot to number 4 on Friday, Aug. 16.
For both, these hits are a sample of what’s in store on upcoming, long-awaited new albums. Lady Gaga will drop Artpop on Nov. 11, her first release since 2011’s Born This Way. Katy Perry will release her new album, Prism comes on Oct. 22.
Which one will you be picking up?