September 05, 2013 03:50:11 GMT
The pop diva's single 'Roar' ends the 12-week reign of the R'n'B crooner's phenomenal song 'Blurred Lines'.
It was bound to happen at some point - that of Robin Thicke's mega-successful hit "Blurred Lines" eventually ending its reign at the Billboard Hot 100. And it finally happened after an impressively long 3 months within which the Pharrell Williams and T.I.-assisted track lorded it over in the singles chart, in the hands of Katy Perry's new single "Roar".
After debuting at No. 85 in the Hot 100 chart in its first week of release, "Roar" soared to No. 2 the week after and stayed there for another sales week before toppling Thicke's "Blurred Lines" to give the pop singer her eighth No. 1 on the singles chart. It is believed that Perry's recent live performance of the new song at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was instrumental in lifting "Roar" from runner-up to top single.
Trailing behind Perry and Thicke is Grammy Award-winning rap superstar Eminem with his new single "Berzerk", the lead track from his forthcoming eighth studio album "MMLP2". Concurrently making the top spot in the Rap Songs chart, the Rick Rubin-produced track serves as his comeback song and a preview to his long-awaited return to recording.
Apart from the commercial success of "Roar", Perry is enjoying a double dose of happiness, in light of the reports that his boyfriend, rocker/guitarist John Mayer has proposed to her. However, Perry apparently turned down the proposal feeling that it was too soon and that she needed more time to heal from her divorce with Russell Brand.