‘Roar’ has became the fastest selling UK single in Katy Perry’s career after it sold more than 179,000 copies during its first week on sale.
This gives Katy Perry her second week at the top of the Official Singles Chart after she knocked Ellie Goulding off her three week reign with ‘Burn’ (which was the first UK number one single for Ellie Goulding).
In its second week on sale ‘Roar’ which is taken from her forthcoming album ‘Prism’ has added a further 103,000 copies to its sales tally.
Katy Perry recently came under fire from PETA after they spoke out about the official music video for ‘Roar’ saying they were furious.
Looking elsewhere in the Top 5 this week OneRepublic’s ‘Counting Stars’ has climbed 11 places this week into Number (2) despite making its debut in the Top 40 five weeks ago.
Ellie Goulding falls one place into Number (3) this week with ‘Burn’ while ‘Wake Me Up’ by Avicii is at Number (4). Rounding off the Top 5 this week is ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’ by Drake featuring Majid Jordan which is at Number (5).
Outside of the top this week looking at new entries and high climbers we can see that Coldplay score the highest new entry this week with their new single ‘Atlas’ which enters at Number (12).
The track will be featured on the next Hunger Games movie ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’.
Example (pictured above) debuts one place behind Coldplay this week with ‘All The Wrong Places’ at Number (13) which is the lead single from his forthcoming studio album.
Ben Pearce, Manchester DJ and producer makes his debut in the Top 40 this week with ‘What I Might Do’ which enters at Number (25) and Lethal Bizzle clocks up his seventh Top 40 hit with ‘Party Right’ which is at Number (29).
Finally, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj have climbed 18 places this week to Number (34) with ‘Love More’ while ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ by Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin has surged 82 places to Number (40) following an audition on the X Factor where boyband Kingsland performed the hit.
Watch the official video for ‘Roar’ by Katy Perry below.