Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Katy Perry's 'Roar' to out sell Gaga's 'Applause'

Pop star Katy Perry's new song "Roar" is expected to outsell Lady Gaga's blockbuster "Applause" by the end of this week


Katy Perry's 'Roar' to out sell Gaga's 'Applause' (© Rex Features)

Los Angeles: Katy Perry's new song "Roar" is expected to sell well with industry forecasters suggesting it will move around 450,000 downloads by the end of this week, outselling Gaga's "Applause".

"Applause" is also showing promise of a good start with an expected number of 200,000 to 225,000 downloads, according to Billboard.

"Roar" and "Applause" were released to digital retailers on August 12 and 13 respectively.

Perry's "Roar" is from her album 'Prism' which releases on October 22 whereas "Applause" is the first single from Gaga's 'ArtPop', arriving on November 11.

Gaga has been spotted promoting the single by sporting face paint. Gaga's last studio album was 2011's 'Born This Way', which debuted at No 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 448,000 downloads after only three days on sale, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Perry's last new album, 2010's 'Teenage Dream', was ushered in by the single "California Girls." It bowed at No 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 294,000 downloads.

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