Katy scores biggest Pop Songs debut since "Born This Way"
Chart Highlights: Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Starts on Pop Songs
Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' on Track to Have Biggest Debut Since Gaga[/B]
*** No. 1 *** "Set Fire To The Rain" Adele Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 21 "Part Of Me" Katy Perry
Katy Perry's "Part of Me," the lead single from her "Teenage Dream" deluxe edition, "The Complete Confection" (due March 27), bounds onto the Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart at No. 21, marking her highest debut and the chart's best bow since Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" launched at No. 14 a year ago this month. Having arrived at radio and retail last Monday (Feb. 13), "Part" debuts with 3,373 plays on 135 of the chart's 141 reporters. (It also enters Adult Pop Songs at a lofty No. 28).
Early estimates peg "Part" as selling north of 400,000 downloads in its first full week of availability, setting up a potential No. 1 debut on this week's Billboard Hot 100. The song's official weekly Nielsen SoundScan sales figures and Hot 100 rank will be revealed Wednesday (Feb. 22) on billboard.com.
Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 *** "Set Fire To The Rain" Adele
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Kelly Clarkson Debut No. 28 "Part Of Me" Katy Perry
Debut No. 39 "Blackout" Breathe Carolina
Debut No. 40 "If You Ever Come Back" The Script
I'm talking about singles. Overexposure is the bane of all popstars. The general public isn't here for Katy Perry songs being played on the radio 64687498 every hour... or anybody for that matter, really. It's impressive Katy is managing to pump out all these #1 songs but she won't be able to keep these consecutive hits going forever. It always has to end. Happened with Gaga, etc.