Idolator reported yesterday that Katy Perry’s “Roar” has finally managed to knock Robin Thicke from the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. This week’s chart also shows Lady Gaga receiving a little less “Applause” as the song’s plays drop after last week’s bump from its video debut. The rest of the top five is dominated by artists who appeared at the MTV VMAs and a new release by a major rap star.
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” spent the last twelve weeks at the Hot 100 No. 1 spot. The song is one of only fourteen in Billboard chart history to hold the coveted top position for twelve weeks. The track remains at No. 2 this week thanks to help from strong radio play and Robin Thicke’s controversial MTV VMA performance with Miley Cyrus.
Katy Perry is sure to be celebrating scoring her eighth No. 1 single with “Roar.” The song is the lead single off of Perry’s new album “Prism,” which is set to be released on Oct. 22. “Roar” was helped by Katy’s MTV VMA performance and managed to sell 448,000 digital downloads. Katy Perry is benefiting from the crossover potential of the relatively safe “Roar.” The song has been picked up across the country by multiple radio formats.
Lady Gaga’s new single “Applause” took a slight tumble this week. Billboard has the Gaga track coming in at No. 6 on this week’s Hot 100. The single is from her upcoming album “ARTPOP,” which she played part of at her iTunes Music Festival performance last Sunday. Lady Gaga is currently encouraging fans to tell her the name of the song they want to be the album’s next single. On Twitter, Facebook and multiple fan site polls the song “Sex Dreams” appears to be in the lead.
On the rest of the Hot 100 Eminem’s new song “Berzerk”entered the chart at No. 3, Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” dropped to No. 4 and Jay Z’s “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake moved up a spot to No. 5.