On This Day in #KatyPerryHistory… 18th October 2013 Prism album was released

On This Day in #KatyPerryHistory… 18th October 2013 Prism album was released

Prism is the fourth studio album by Katy Perry. It was released by Capitol Records on October 18, 2013. While the album was initially planned to be “darker” than her previous material, Prism ultimately became a prominently dance-inspired record. The singer worked with several past collaborators, while enlisting new producers and guest vocals. Much of Prism revolves around the themes of living in the present, relationships, and self-empowerment. Many critics praised the album’s lyrical content for being more “mature” and personal, while others considered Prism to be more formulaic than her previous material.

The album debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with 286,000 copies sold, becoming Katy’s best opening week to date. The album also peaked at number one in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Prism became Katy’s fastest-selling album, the second best-selling album in Australia in 2013, and the second best-selling album released by a woman in the United States in 2013. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) reported that Prism was the sixth best-selling album in the world in 2013, the best-selling album in the world in 2013 released by a woman, and labeled Katy “a global phenomenon.” It has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. The album’s success continued throughout 2014, ranking within the top 10 of the annual charts for 2014 in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and earned Katy a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

The release of the album was preceded by the release of two singles. Roar was released in August 2013 as the album’s lead single and topped the Billboard Hot 100. Unconditionally debuted in October 2013 as the record’s second single. In between the release of these two tracks were the releases of promotional singles Dark Horse and Walking on Air in September 2013. Dark Horse was released as the album’s third single three months later in December 2013, and also reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Birthday and This Is How We Do were the fourth and fifth singles, respectively. Prism was further promoted through the Prismatic World Tour.


Tracklist

  1. Roar
  2. Legendary Lovers
  3. Birthday
  4. Walking On Air
  5. Unconditionally
  6. Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)
  7. This Is How We Do
  8. International Smile
  9. Ghost
  10. Love Me
  11. This Moment
  12. Double Rainbow
  13. By The Grace Of God
  14. Spiritual
  15. It Takes Two
  16. Choose Your Battles

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