Katy Perry Scores Billboard No.1 With 'Prism', Topping Miley Cyrus' Sales

Katy Perry's new studio album, 'Prism', debuts at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, which ended on Sunday (Oct 27th).

According to Nielsen SoundScan, 'Prism' sold 286,000 copies, making it the largest amount of sales by a women this year and the second largest in the Pop music genre.

The largest pop effort of 2013 was Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories', selling 339,000.

Billboard reports, Perry's latest set has beaten Miley Cyrus' 4th studio album 'Bangerz' for the year's biggest sales week, with the 20 year-old managing to sell 270,000 copies three weeks ago. 'Bangerz' was released on October 4th 2013.

'Prism' marks Perry's second No.1 album with her 2010 effort 'Teenage Dream' being the first. It also achieved the highest number of sales for a debut by a female pop artist since Madonna's 'MDNA' back in April 2012 which sold 359,000.

The 28 year-old singer told Billboard magazine in September of this year (2013) that "[she] didn't want to do Teenage Dream 2.0," when creating her new album because, "Teenage Dream was highly conceptual, super-pop art. Prism is more organic, au naturale, vulnerable and honest, but still has the same amount of fun."

Other album sales are dramatically decreasing with last week's No.1 'Lightning Bolt' by Pearl Jam, falling to the second position due to only selling 46,000 copies. Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' is still hanging around in the top 10 as it takes the third spot with 44,000 copies sold.

Cyrus' 'Bangerz' drops to No.4, selling 43,000 copies and rounding off the top 5 is Lorde's 'Pure Heroine', dropping in sales to 40,000, but it moved up in the Top 10 in its fourth week.

Katy Perry's 'Prism' was released on October 18th 2013.

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Perry's new album 'Prism' is enjoying succes on the top of the Billboard 200 chart


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