On Saturday, industry experts predicted that Katy Perry would debut at number one next week, selling nearly 300,000 copies of "Prism." The good news is that this will be Perry's second number one album. The bad news is that people expected her to sell a lot more than 300,000 copies the first week.
While Katy Perry's numbers are the biggest for a female entertainer this year, Lady Gaga is expected to sell at least 400,000 copies of ARTPOP the week it is released. However, Perry is in a better situation for the long run. "Roar" was a big hit and her new single, "Unconditionally," is expected to be a big hit as well. Gaga's single "Applause" didn't fare too well and her latest single, "Do What U Want," has already bombed.
Katy Perry turned 29 yesterday. Even though she is under 30, Katy Perry is already one of the best selling female artists in music history. Her last album "Teenage Dream" produced a record-breaking five number one singles. We expect her new album "Prism" to spawn just as many or more number one singles. She certainly works hard for her success.