Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Katy Perry's Roaring Billboard Success Continues

     Katy Perry is at it again. After her sophomore album spawned 5 Billboard number one singles, the "California Gurls" singer is back at the top of the charts. Her new single, "Roar", has finally beaten out Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" song for the coveted top position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. While both songs recently benefited from promotional performances on the MTV VMAs, Miss Perry's single has only been out for a few weeks now. Whereas Robin Thicke's song has been taking over radio airwaves for the last half of summer. 

 
Promo artwork for the "Roar" music video, debuting September 5th.

     However, Katy's newest success does not come without its own  controversy. Since Perry released the lead single from "Prism", there's been quite a backlash as many music fans have pointed out errie similarities in production between "Roar" and "Brave" by Sara Bareilles. The issue? "Brave" was released towards the beginning of the year. Angry fans have gone so far as to start a hate campaign online against Dr. Luke, the producer of "Roar", claiming he stole the beat. It's hard to be number one, isn't it Katy?