Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Hits 1 Million Sold
Katy Perry has officially scored three million-selling albums.
Her newest effort, "PRISM," passed the 1 million sales mark this week, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan. The album sold 51,000 copies last week, bringing its cumulative tally to 1,020,000 in 11 weeks on sale.
The album follows 2008's "One of the Boys" and 2010's "Teenage Dream" in the million-selling category in the U.S. The latter took 20 weeks to hit that amount, going on to be certified double-platinum by the RIAA.
The success of "PRISM" stems largely from its first single, "Roar," which spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. While second single "Unconditionally" found a No. 14 peak, newest single "Dark Horse" (featuring Juicy J) rises 11-6 this week, becoming the singer's 13th top 10 Hot 100 hit.
The sales could keep coming in droves if "PRISM" yields more hit singles. "Teenage Dream" hit the top of the Hot 100 with five singles (tying Michael Jackson's record set with "Bad" in 1987-88 for the most No. 1s from an album), with the set's "Complete Confection" re-release adding a sixth in "Part of Me."
Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield and Gary Trust