Katy Perry Breaks Another Record
Thu, 08 Jul 2010 10:41:06
After becoming the fastest-rising single at pop radio in more than four years, Katy Perry's "California Gurls" has shattered another record by scoring more than 13,000 spins in one week for the second consecutive week on the radio charts. "California Gurls" has become the all-time Mediabase Top 40 airplay record holder with 13,167 spins in one week — an average of 92 spins per week at a pace exceeding 13 times per day. Repetition is key when it comes to hits, and Katy has repetition and she has hits, so I am predicting that Teenage Dream will be a feel good hit of the summer.
"California Gurls," the first single from the two-time Grammy-nominated pop sensation's upcoming Teenage Dream, has indisputably become the summer anthem of 2010. It has also spent 8 weeks at No. 1 on the iTunes Singles chart. "California Gurls," which features Snoop Dogg, has also set records for Perry's label Capitol Records, enjoying the fastest ascension to No. 1 at Hot AC ever for a Capitol artist and the quickest rise to No. 1 for one of the label's artists' tracks since Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe" in 1967. Last week, "California Gurls" reached an audience of 140 million, also the largest ever for a Capitol artist. It is expected to reach an audience of 150 million Hot 100 listeners this week.
"California Gurls" is just a taste of what's to come when Perry unleashes Teenage Dream, which will be released by Capitol Records on August 24th in the U.S. and Canada; and August 30th in the rest of the world. The album is the follow-up to Perry's blockbuster debut One of the Boys, which has been certified platinum in the U.S. and has sold five million copies worldwide.
Is Katy Perry the next big thing? Who do you prefer: Perry or Lady Gaga?" Brunette or blonde?