Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Lady Gaga’s “Applause” were released simultaneously this week.
The reports said that the songs could be equally successful in the first week sales, but according to new tracking information the fight isn’t even close.
“Roar” has recorded around 450,000 downloads by the end of the week while Gaga’s “Applause” is estimated to sell between 200,000 t0 250,000, according to Billboard.
Katy Perry’s “Roar” is from her new album “Prism” which is set to release on October 22 while Gaga’s “Applause” is from her new album “Art-Pop” which is scheduled to release on November 11.
Both the songs were leaked before their releases. “Roar” was set to be released on Monday while “Applause” was to be released on August 19. But due to the leak, Gaga decided to release the song on August 13th.
However, the release date of “Roar”, which was leaked on Saturday, was not shifted. Due to holiday shopping season and year-end lists, singles and big albums have always been in competition in the market place.
Though, both Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have supported each other through Twitter to diminish the competitive aspect, but none of them have left a stone unturned in promoting their respective songs. Gaga even reached to Katy with an offer of slashing the hackers.
Compared to Gaga’s last hit single “Born This Way” which notched a staggering 448,000 downloads after only three days of sales, “Applause’s” sales are quite pale. The lyrics videos for both the songs have been released.