Katy Perry‘s “Teenage Dream” album helps the pop star take a double take at the No. 1 spot this week on both the Billboard 200 albums chart and the Digital Songs tally.
“Teenage Dream” is Perry’s sophomore album on Capitol Records. To date, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Katy has sold just over 192,000 units and has garnered the pop icon the spot of being the first solo female artist to remain at the No. 1 spot since the January induction of Ke$ha’s “Animal” which spent a week on top of the list back then.
Over on the Digital Songs chart, “Teenage Dream’s” title track moves up one spot to spend its first frame at No. 1 with 259,000 (up 24%).
Perry’s last album, 2008’s “One of the Boys,” debuted and peaked at No. 9 in July of that year with 47,000 sold in its premiere week. Its best sales frame came over Christmas week of 2008 when it shifted 63,000 — but at a lower rung on the tally.
On Digital Songs, “Teenage Dream” gives Perry her second No. 1 of the year. She earlier reigned for five weeks with the album’s first single, “California Gurls.” The latter is on the verge of becoming the year’s top selling download with 3.6 million sold. Its sum falls just shy of 2010’s best-seller: Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” (3.8 million).