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RobBob
post Jan 31 2015, 12:43 PM
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Great news that 'Roar' has become Katy Perry's second million seller in the UK!

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With her Super Bowl Half Time Show imminent, OfficialCharts.com can reveal that Katy Perry’s Roar has hit the one million sales mark in the UK.

“You held me down, but I got up,” Katy Perry declares on Roar; the ultimate pick-me-up anthem that took over the world when it was released back in the summer of 2013.

And with a track that will no doubt be a highlight during her Super Bowl Half Time show this weekend, Official Charts can exclusively reveal that the song has joined an elite club of singles to have reached one million sales in the UK.

Serving as the lead single from her third major label album Prism, the anticipation for Roar was sky-high when it was unveiled in August 2013. Not only was it her first new track after the phenomenal success of her Teenage Dream album (which racked up seven UK Top 10s including two Number 1s), but following the break-up of her marriage to Russell Brand, expectations were for something more mature than the squirty cream boobs of California Gurls and youthful innocence of Teenage Dream.

Fortunately, Katy more than delivered. The track was a near-perfect balance of undeniable power-pop hooks and inspiriting lyrics that suggested she had grown up and moved on. Her blue wig had been burned (literally) and she became Queen of the jungle.

Released in the UK on September 7, Roar soared straight to the top of Official Singles Chart selling 179,500 copies, knocking Ellie Goulding's Burn off pole position. The track logged two weeks at Number 1 (fighting off competition from OneRepublic's million-seller Counting Stars in its second week) and marked her fourth UK Number 1 after I Kissed A Girl, California Gurls and Part of Me.

The song also went on to become the sixth biggest selling single of that year and saw her global domination continue, topping the charts in 16 countries.

Less than a year and a half after its release, Roar has sold 1.02 million copies and officially becomes the 157th single is British chart history to achieve one million sales.


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post Jan 31 2015, 12:45 PM
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Yasss Katy!
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post Jan 31 2015, 12:46 PM
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I thought it passed a million a while ago? Someone in the sales thread had over a million sales for it I think.

But either way, great song to have a million sales wub.gif

Edit: I must've read it wrong/not properly when I looked earlier. laugh.gif
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post Jan 31 2015, 12:48 PM
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No idea but at least it's been officially confirmed now!
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post Jan 31 2015, 01:04 PM
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Gotta love those inspiriting lyrics (that are totally original and not at all rehashed from every other self empowerment anthem ever)

(it's still a fucking incredible pop song though)
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post Jan 31 2015, 02:07 PM
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QUOTE(Jonjo @ Jan 31 2015, 12:46 PM) *
I thought it passed a million a while ago? Someone in the sales thread had over a million sales for it I think.

But either way, great song to have a million sales wub.gif

Edit: I must've read it wrong/not properly when I looked earlier. laugh.gif

That was due to streams, now it's actually sold a million copies! cheer.gif

Very happy she has two million sellers now, this is one of her best singles so yay for the British public.
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post Jan 31 2015, 06:16 PM
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Yeah that's right, it was over a million units a while ago with streams added in but finally there on sales biggrin.gif

Roar is my favourite Katy track so am overjoyed to see it pass the million mark, one of her signature hits too so well deserved!
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post Jan 31 2015, 06:27 PM
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Very please for Katy! Roar is not my favourite, but great for her biggrin.gif
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