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Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ is NO.1 album in the US

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Katy Perry's album 'Teenage Dream' is No.1 in the US, sets new music record

Katy Perry has cemented her status as a best-selling pop superstar with her third studio album Teenage Dream, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, scanning 192,222 units in its first week of release.

Katy is now one of the top 10 artists with the best-selling debuts of the year and one of only two pop artists to appear on this list. Teenage Dream is the two-time Grammy Award nominee’s highest album chart bow yet. Katy’s previous album, One of the BoysP, scanned 46,767 units in its first week.

Katy Perry has now achieved the highest pre-album street date track sales of all time, with 4.4 million digital tracks sold prior to the album’s release — setting a Nielsen Soundscan-era record. 445,746 total tracks were sold during Teenage Dream’s first week of release.

In addition, with the Top 5 chart positions of the album’s first two singles, the six-week No. 1 ‘California Gurls’ and ‘Teenage Dream,’ Katy Perry has become one of only ten female artists in history to have two songs in the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Currently Katy has 12 songs charting on the Soundscan Current Digital Tracks chart simultaneously including Teenage Dream album tracks ‘Firework’, ‘Peacock’ and ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)’.

Katy is a pioneer in the new world order of pop superstardom, where success is measured not just by album sales, but also by sales of digital singles, ringtones, and music videos (clips for both ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘California Gurls’ have remained in the iTunes Top 10 Music Videos chart for weeks). Measured in “TEA”’s (industry parlance for “track equivalent albums,” in which the sale of 10 digital singles is counted as the sale of one album), Teenage Dream, plus individual tracks sold, totals the equivalent of nearly 720,000 albums sold by the end of Katy’s first week. This follows on the heels of One of the Boys, which has sold five million copies worldwide.

According to, Teenage Dream is “the best second effort in pop music history.”

USA Today raves that “the ambitious brunette serves up percolating confections laced with saucy humor and disarming earnestness,” while Rolling Stone has called Teenage Dream a “pool-party pop gem.”

The New York Post declares Teenage Dream “a total success” that “may have the juice to topple Michael Jackson’s Bad as the U.S. record holder for most singles released from one album.”

Katy co-wrote each of Teenage Dream’s 12 songs, collaborating with a red-hot production team that includes Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Tricky Stewart, Benny Blanco, Greg Wells, and Stargate.

Released in May, ‘California Gurls’ spent six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, shattered BDS and Mediabase weekly airplay spin records, and become the definitive anthem of Summer 2010.

Aside from her chart success, Katy Perry is also nominated for two awards at the upcoming 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. ‘California Gurls’ has brought her two noms in the “Best Female Video” and “Best Pop Video” categories. 2010 MVAs will be held on September 12, 2010.


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