Katy Perry’s “Roar” is expected to dominate over Lady Gaga’s “Applause” in the opening week of the pop singles. Fans of Perry have pushed her to more to an expected 525,000 downloads.
If Perry hits her expected sales, it will be the biggest yet since “Fireworks” made it to 509,000 downloads in its opening. Lady Gaga sales are estimated at 200,000 to 225,000 reports Billboard for her single “Applause”. Has the singer’s absence effect her little monsters? Gaga even released the track early in what she called a “pop music emergency”. The singer had to take a small hiatus due to a hip injury. “Applause” is the first single off of her upcoming ARTPOP.
I’m sure that Katy Perry and Lady Gaga weren’t planning on going head to head, but now that both of their singles have popped up online, many are wondering which pop queen will take the crown.
Lady Gaga’s last studio album, Born This Way, came out in 2011 and was led by the single of the same name. The song debuted at number on on the Digital Songs chart with 448,000 downloads in three days. Perry’s Teenage Dream from 2010 was led by the single “California Girls” featuring Snoop Dogg. The single had 294,000 downloads and debuted at number one.
Katy Perry’s Prism hits shelves on October 22, while Gaga’s ARTPOP drops on November 11.