She roared, and her fans listened.
That's the largest one-week total for a female artist so far this year, according to Billboard's Keith Caulfield, who noted that "Prism" outsold
Perry's feat follows a frenzy of promotional activity that included performances on
In an interview with The Times, Perry said the newly grown-up "Prism" -- which features songs inspired by her 2011 divorce from English comedian
"I hear it's so much better than your 20s," she added.
Three other albums entered the top 10 this week -- Fifth Harmony's "Better Together" at No. 6, DJ Khaled's "Suffering From Success" at No. 7 and
As a result, he wrote, "overall album sales fell to a historic low," with 4.49 million albums sold last week.