If unpredictably is your main source of excitement, prepare for a boring week of album sales news.
Shortly after its official release Tuesday morning, Katy Perry’s “Prism” shot to the top of the iTunes album sales chart. (Headline Planet’s complete review of Katy Perry’s “Prism” is here)
One of the year’s most anticipated releases and this week’s only true blockbuster, “Prism” is destined for a dominant number one debut on next week’s Billboard 200. Its quick ascent to the top of iTunes provides one of the many indicators that will emerge as inevitability turns to reality.
When it comes to actual sales data, no release–new or old–will rival the performance of Perry’s “Prism.” But a chart requires every position be filled, and that means other records are making their presence felt in the iTunes Top 10.
Fifth Harmony’s new EP “Better Together” currently sits at number two, where it leads Lorde’s holdover “Pure Heroine.” Tori Kelly’s “Foreword” EP claims fourth, while AFI’s new “Burials” is good for fifth.
Pearl Jam’s “Lightning Bolt,” TLC’s “20,” Drake’s “Nothing Was the Same,” Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz” and the pre-order of One Direction’s “Midnight Memories” populate the remainder of the top ten.