Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ Hits # 1 On Billboard Hot 100, Lorde’s ‘Royals’ Enters Top 10!


Clearly, Katy Perry has decided to take no prisoners y’all!

Lady Gaga might just have to rethink her moves, and Rihanna should just not release an album this year – if they really want a chance at the # 1 spot with Perry’s 3rd album ‘Prism‘ dropping on October 22nd.

With another 448,000 units sold this week along with a massive gain in radio airplay, Katy Perry’s ‘Roar‘ FINALLY dethrones Robin Thicke’s monster smash ‘Blurred Lines‘ from the # 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart this week!

Blurred Lines‘ reigned for an undisputed 12 consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100, easily the year’s longest running # 1 hit (unless ‘Roar‘ manages an uninterrupted run till around December – highly unlikely).

Roar‘ thus becomes Perry’s 8th Billboard # 1 single, thus trailing Perry behind Mariah Carey (18), Madonna and Rihanna (12), Whitney Houston (11) and Janet Jackson (10) as the solo female vocalists with the most # 1 singles on the Hot 100.

And as I had predicted earlier, 16-year-old New Zealand-based Lorde crashes into the top 10 with her d├ębut single ‘Royals‘ which moves up to # 8 this week. The song simultaneously crowns the Hot Rock Songs Chart, dethroning Imagine Dragons from the # 1 spot after an insane 23-week reign with ‘Radioactive‘.

With Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Lorde etc gracing the top 10, the charts really haven’t been this exciting in a long time!

Check out the entire top 10 on the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 right here!

The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :

1. Roar – Katy Perry

2. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell and T.I.

3. Berzerk – Eminem

4. We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus

5. Applause – Lady Gaga

6. Holy Grail – Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake

7. Wake Me Up – Avicii

8. Royals – Lorde

9. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

10. Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey feat. Cedric Gervais

The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :

1. Hail To The King – Avenged Sevenfold

2. Crash My Party – Luke Bryan

3. Hall Of Fame – Big Sean

4. Stay Trippy – Juicy J

5. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

6. The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake

7. Paradise Valley – John Mayer

8. Alabama And Friends – Various

9. Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars

10. Three Kings – TGT