Lady Gaga and Katy Perry Singles Could Roar Toward Digital Chart History
This week could be a historic one for digital song sales.
New singles from both Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are heading for big debuts on Billboard's Digital Songs chart next week -- and both should rack up major sales.
Perry's new single "Roar" hit digital retail at 12 AM today (Aug. 12), while Lady Gaga's "Applause" is scheduled to make a retail bow on Tuesday (13). The latter's arrival is six days before its original release date (Aug. 19).
While it's a bit early in the week to exactly forecast just how big either will be, industry sources are suggesting each should sell well over 400,000 downloads by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Aug. 18. A start of over 500,000 for each wouldn't be out of the question either.