CSPC: Katy Perry Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

One Of The Boys (2008) – 4,643,000 equivalent albums

I Kissed A Girl – 11,810,000
Hot N Cold – 11,790,000
Thinking Of You – 2,130,000
Waking Up In Vegas – 3,620,000
Remaining Tracks – 1,600,000

Teenage Dream (2010) – 9,878,000 equivalent albums

California Girls – 11,060,000
Teenage Dream – 8,490,000
E.T. – 9,040,000
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F) – 6,530,000
Firework – 12,820,000
The One That Got Away – 4,930,000
Part Of Me – 5,190,000
Wide Awake – 5,590,000
Remaining Tracks – 2,200,000

Prism (2013) – 4,116,000 equivalent albums

Roar – 11,750,000
Dark Horse – 9,470,000
Unconditionally – 2,160,000
Birthday – 1,210,000
This Is How We Do – 1,250,000
Remaining Tracks – 1,600,000

Witness (2017) – 348,000 equivalent albums

Chained To The Rhythm – 1,420,000
Bon Appétit – 330,000
Swish Swish – 470,000
Remaining Tracks – 100,000

Orphan Album – 1,329,000 equivalent albums

If We Ever Meet Again – 2,900,000
Starstrukk – 3,240,000
Rise – 700,000
Feels – 1,450,000
Remaining Tracks – 500,000

Along with the likes Taylor Swift and Rihanna, Perry is one of the leading artists among the digital sellers. Up to an incredible 135 million digital downloads, the most unbelievable fact is that she did so with mostly three album eras. Her main 12 singles from them add for a whopping 108 million. I Kissed A GirlHot N Cold, California Girls, Firework and Roar sold over 10 million each, making Perry the only female artist ever with 5 songs past 10 million units sold. Teenage Dream, E.T. and Dark Horse are all fairly close too.

The era of Teenage Dream as a whole is up to a stunning 65,85 million copies, the second most prolific era of all-time in this format, only topped by Lady Gaga‘s The Fame.

Witness fails to do well in this format with only one million selling song, Chained To The Rhythm.

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Ev

Hi! Quick question– can you provide to us estimates on Katy’s eligible album certification updates? (for RIAA). also I’m assuming roar and dark horse have passed the 10x platinum, maybe even 11x threshold. thoughts?

FARZAm Khalid

Katy Perry have 3 diamond singles which are Dark horse , Roar and Firework

Behzad Hudson

Hi MJD. I’m confused. How an album (Like Teenage Dream) could get a new certification in us? Does RIAA counts pure sales (Including digital,physical,shipments) and singles certification units? That way Teenage Dream has sold 3,1 pure copies and 54m singles units with a 10:1 ratio would be 5,4m album sales. 8,5m total us sales eligible for 8×Platinum. But what about non-certified tracks? Also someone told me RIAA counts total streams +singles certified units+album pure sales but that is such a double counting streams. If they count streams into the album’s certification what is the ratio for spotify, youtube and apple… Read more »

MArie

Hi did you count the complete confection in they teenage dream sales?

Pkuc01

How is Witness at 1.9M already ? The sales were counterbalance the beginning and lately they were at 1M so how it went to 1.9M ?

Stephen

HI MJD! Is this legit? Apparently Witness shipped 800k copies in 2017 (pure sales)
https://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=6843829#p6843829
I can’t find a source though, but if this is true, could this be another case of “massive” overshipping?

Dounia

Hi, I don’t know if I get it but did Katy sell 135M singles in total?

Marcelo

Katy perry in brasil much higher? Why?
Look the shipments cods:

One of these boys
AA5000
AB2500
AC1000
AD5000
AE1000
AF5000
AG1000
AH1000
AI1000
AJ
AK1500
AL1000

??
A01000
AP6000
AS2000

AW500

Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
AA15000
AB2000
AC4000
AD3000
AE5000
AF1500
AG2000
AH5000
AI10000
AJ5000
AK10000
AL3000
AM
AN10000
AO2000?
AP1500
AQ500

Katy perry – teenage dream the confect collection
AA15000
AB5000/25000
AC5000
AD5000

AG3000
AH11000

Katy perry prism
AA40000
AB10000
AC5000

AF2000

Witness
AA10000
AB2000
AC
AD2000

E

Witness’ Spotify+Comprehensible Audio+ YouTube streams = 3.7B???

3.7B/ 1,500

E

Shouldnt the formula be:

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 212/132 * Spotify streams / 1500 + Comprehensive Audio Streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750

E

Hey MJD- What was the basis you used for calculating Witness’ streaming figures? If you’re looking at Spotify and YouTube, Witness has more streams than Joanne (I just saw that you updated Gaga’s numbers). You say that Witness sold 962K albums from streams but that is only 1.4 billion streams? Witness has more streams than that on YouTube alone. How is Joanne at 709K albums by streams, or 1 billion? Witness has so much more streaming success. It has over 750 million streams on Spotify alone. When you account for YouTube official music videos, audio, and lyric videos, PLUS other… Read more »

E

But Katy’s YouTube numbers blow Gaga’s out of the park. Arent those accounted for? I’m not only talking about Spotify

Shaki

There’s no ringtones sales numbers on Billboard…Only downloads sales numbers

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