Katy Perry's new album Witness debuts at No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Billboard reports the record sold 180,000 sales plus streaming (162,000 in traditional album sales). It's also worth noting Perry is only the second female in 2017 to land a No. 1 record on the chart and has the biggest week for an album by a woman this year (beating out Halsey).
Taking the No. 2 spot is Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN, followed by SZA’s debut of Ctrl at No. 3. Lady Antebellum comes in at No. 4 with Heart Break and Drake’s More Life bumps up a spot to No. 5.
Katy has landed some impressive feats recently. Her non-stop Big Brother style live stream project reached 49 million people and she became the first person on Twitter to surpass 100 million followers.
She probably thinks this all of this hoopla and No. 1s are fake constructs, but congratulations anyway.