Posted on October 19, 2013


Katy Perry's holds for an eighth week at No.1 with "Roar" on the world's best-selling Singles chart and gains the longest run at No.1 for a female artist this year and the 2nd longest run at No.1 of all Artists after Robin Thicke who stayed at the top of the charts for 10 whole weeks this summer with "Blurred Lines" featuring Pharell and T.I. which is still the best-selling single of 2013.

"Roar" also holds an eighth week at No.1 on the Australian ARIA Singles chart, now 5 times Platinum, and has the longest run on the ARIA chart for a female artist this decade beating Adele's seven week's at the top with "Someone Like You" in 2011.

In The US, "Roar" is Katy's eighth number one hit, and gave her the biggest digital song sales week ever, breaking her previous record held by "Firework".

"Roar" is the lead single from Katy's upcoming fourth studio album, Prism (2013) to be released October 22. Composed by Perry, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, and Cirkut. "Roar" is a midtempo power pop song. Its lyrics address standing up for oneself.

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