Prism (Katy Perry album)

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Prism is the fourth studio album by American singer Katy Perry. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_0

It was released by Capitol Records on October 18, 2013. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_1

While the album was initially planned to be "darker" than her previous material, Prism ultimately became a prominently dance-inspired record. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_2

The singer worked with several past collaborators, while enlisting new producers and guest vocals. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_3

Much of Prism revolves around the themes of living in the present, relationships, and self-empowerment. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_4

The album garnered generally positive reviews with critics praising its lyrical content for being more "mature" and personal, while others considered Prism to be more formulaic than her previous material. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_5

The album debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with 286,000 copies sold, becoming Perry's best opening week to date. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_6

The album also peaked at number one in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_7

Prism became Perry'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. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_8

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 Perry "a global phenomenon." Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_9

It has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_10

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 Perry a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_11

The release of the album was preceded by the release of two singles. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_12

"Roar" was released on August 10, 2013 as the album's lead single and topped the Billboard Hot 100. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_13

"Unconditionally" debuted on October 16, 2013 as the record's second single. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_14

In between the release of these two tracks were the releases of promotional singles "Dark Horse" on September 17 and "Walking on Air" on September 30, 2013. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_15

"Dark Horse" was released as the album's third single three months later on December 17, 2013, and also reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_16

"Birthday" and "This Is How We Do" were the fourth and fifth singles, respectively. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_17

Prism was further promoted through the Prismatic World Tour. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_18

Background Prism (Katy Perry album)_section_0

After concluding her California Dreams Tour, Perry stated that she intended to "live a little" before recording any new material that was "worth listening to". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_19

When ex-husband Russell Brand left her on December 30, 2011, she felt devastated and contemplated suicide. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_20

Perry revealed to Vogue in June 2012 that she planned to record a "darker" album than her previous records. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_21

She stated: "It was inevitable, after what I went through. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_22

If I had a time machine and could go back in time, I would. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_23

But I can't, so, you'll discover another part of me." Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_24

To Interview, she mentioned that she aspired to include a more acoustic vibe to the record. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_25

Perry also said that her music would be getting "real fucking dark", though also stated that her fans would be able to relate to it. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_26

"I imagine that maybe my next record would be a little bit more of an artistic venture," she said. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_27

"Not that I'm going to self-sabotage either and be like, 'I'm going to make a crazy record that nobody really understands.'" Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_28

That fall, she later told Billboard about her plans for the album, saying she already envisioned several aspects of it. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_29

Perry told the magazine that she already had songs and ideas, and knew the type of record she would make next. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_30

She also said that although she had not started recording yet, she already knew how the artwork, coloring and tone of the album would turn out. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_31

Perry further detailed: "I have to let the music take shape first. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_32

I even know what type of tour I'm doing next. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_33

I'll be very pleased if the vision I have in my head becomes a reality. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_34

But I have to honor the music." Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_35

Recording Prism (Katy Perry album)_section_1

The development of Prism started when Perry was embarking on the California Dreams Tour. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_36

She began with a process she deemed "slow cooking", which consisted of recording random "fragments of ideas" into her mobile phone's dictaphone application. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_37

A member of Direct Management Group, Ngoc Hoang, then transcribed the audio files, which he inserted into what Perry described as a "treasure chest"; such object was consulted by Perry later on during the album's recording sessions. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_38

While Perry started recording the album officially in November 2012, accompanied by Greg Wells and Greg Kurstin, she noted she was still in a "dark place", and that she had not "let the light in". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_39

The sessions began again in March 2013, following a trip to Madagascar which Perry credited as having "put [her] priorities in perspective", thus leading her to "do more work on [her]self". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_40

Perry also viewed a video made by Eckhart Tolle, which discusses loss. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_41

She commented: "When you lose something, all your foundations crumble—but that also leaves a big hole that's open for something great to come through." Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_42

After feeling prepared to record again, she reunited with her team from Teenage Dream—Dr. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_43 Luke, Bonnie McKee, and Cirkut—in Perry's hometown of Santa Barbara, California, where they spent a month recording at Playback Recording Studio among others. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_44

After those sessions, she went to Stockholm, where she worked with Scandinavian record producer Max Martin, to do what Perry called "put[ting] the ice on the cake". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_45

She also recruited other collaborators, such as Norwegian team Stargate, Bloodshy, Benny Blanco, Jonatha Brooke and Sia. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_46

By April 2013, recording for the album was halfway complete, and Perry revealed to ASCAP how was working with such collaborators. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_47

She affirmed that Wells allowed her to "vomit words"; with Martin, she picked the melodies of the songs; Luke mostly helmed the production and she worked with "topline and melody". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_48

Perry described writing sessions with McKee as "emotional abuse", adding that they argue over the "best lyric", as if they were fighting in a boxing ring. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_49

McKee, who wrote four songs for Prism, spoke with MTV on the effort, describing it as "a little bit more grown up" and "interesting". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_50

Composition Prism (Katy Perry album)_section_2

The album opens with "Roar", a midtempo synth-driven power pop track. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_51

Musically, it contains elements of arena rock and glam rock, while lyrically it is an empowerment anthem. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_52

Comparisons were established between "Roar" and "Brave" by Sara Bareilles. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_53

"Legendary Lovers", a bhangra-based song, deals with the concepts of karma and infinity. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_54

"Birthday" was described by Perry as her own attempt at "writing something Mariah Carey would have put on her first record". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_55

Musically, it is a "fluffy" pop song that is primarily styled in the genre of disco. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_56

"Walking on Air", the album's second promotional single, is an early 1990s-inspired deep house-Eurodance-disco song, inspired heavily by CeCe Peniston and Crystal Waters. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_57

It was produced by Klas Åhlund and Max Martin. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_58

"Unconditionally", Perry's personal favorite song on the album and second official single, is a "soaring" power ballad with an "epic chorus". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_59

Jason Lipshutz from Billboard noted that the song includes a "woodblock percussion" as well as "a dramatic bass line" and deemed it the album's "most mature offering". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_60

Furthermore, he called it "an ode to love that looks past all flaws" and stated that the song acts as a "compellingly grounded predicate" to the title track from Teenage Dream. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_61

Perry herself described the song as a song about unconditional love that could come in all forms, including those from relationships, from parent-to-child, and from sibling-to-sibling. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_62

"Dark Horse" is a song with ample influences of trap, grime, hip hop, and "Southern rap-techno mashup" genres. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_63

"This Is How We Do", produced by Max Martin and Klas Ahlund, was described as being the possible "song of summer" for 2014. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_64

Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter described "This Is How We Do" as "a sunny 80s throwback", while Edna Gundersen from USA Today described it as a "buoyant pop blast with hip-hop underpinnings" and praised the song's recurring refrain ("It's no big deal!"). Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_65

James Montgomery from MTV News called the song a "cocksure, club-ready banger". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_66

With "Double Rainbow", produced by Greg Kustin and co-writer Sia, Perry was allowed to "dump pent-up emotions" and "get things off her chest". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_67

The song was described as a "massive ballad". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_68

Lipshutz deemed it as a "breathy love track" with a "powerful chorus that explodes upon impact" with lyrics that include "One man's trash is another man's treasure / so if it's up to me, I'm gonna keep you forever". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_69

He added that "Kurstin brings the pop sensibility he's flashed with artists like Kelly Clarkson and P!nk, while Sia's presence connects this sleek, shimmering pop track to [her David Guetta collaboration] 'Titanium'". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_70

Elijah Sarkesian felt that "Some of Katy's finest vocals of the album are on this song". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_71

Perry described "Love Me" as a song "about loving yourself the way you want to be loved". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_72

Gundersen called it "irresistibly catchy and energetic". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_73

The song was produced by Bloodshy. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_74

Sarkesian called it "an interesting mix – the lyrics are dark, but the music is very dance-centric. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_75

At the very least, it'll do well in clubs". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_76

Montgomery stated that "Love Me" and "International Smile" both "seem destined for the dance floors". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_77

The latter was inspired by Perry's friend Mia Moretti, and was compared to the songs on Perry's previous album. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_78

Lipshutz called it a "straightforward pop-rock offering" and described its guitar hook as "kicky", adding that the song also includes a "Melting Daft Punk-esque vocoder breakdown". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_79

Halperin stated that in the song, Perry sings the "hooky" line: "Please fasten your seat belts and make sure your champagne glasses are empty". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_80

Halperin described "This Moment" and "Ghost" as "mid-tempo ballads that are closest in DNA to Perry's previous smashes". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_81

Perry stated that she was inspired to write "This Moment" after she heard the audio book of The Power of Now; the song's lyrics talk about "living in the present"; with Perry "add[ing] a romantic spin" to it. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_82

Gary Trust described "Ghost" as a "mesmerizing ballad", while Gundersen described it as "powerful, dark, and haunting". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_83

Lipshutz felt that "Ghost" and "By the Grace of God" contain the album's "most somber moments". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_84

While talking about each Prism track, Perry mentioned that "By the Grace of God" was the first song she wrote and recorded for the album back in November 2012 while she was in her "dark" phase. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_85

Jody Rosen from Vulture described bonus track "Spiritual" as an inspirational song. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_86

Kevin Fallon of The Daily Beast described "It Takes Two" as a "sweeping ballad" which allowed Perry to "show off a full-throated belt that so many of her more bubbly tracks mask". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_87

In "Choose Your Battles", Perry "pounds her chest and spews venom at the man she cannot understand". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_88

Release and promotion Prism (Katy Perry album)_section_3

See also: Prismatic World Tour Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_89

On July 29, 2013, a golden truck driving in Los Angeles revealed the album's title as Prism and that it would be released on October 22, 2013. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_90

On August 9, the truck was hit by a drunk driver in Pennsylvania, but no injuries were reported. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_91

On August 20, Pepsi revealed a partnership with Perry, in which fans were given the opportunity to unlock song titles, lyrics, and snippets from Prism by tweeting the hashtag #KATYNOW. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_92

Additionally, Pepsi provided previews of the songs "Dark Horse" and "Walking on Air", and fans could vote for which song they wanted to have an early release on music platforms. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_93

The former song was declared the winner and was released onto iTunes on September 17, 2013. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_94

Three listening parties for Prism were hosted: on September 5, 2013, one was hosted in New York, open exclusively to an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists, where twelve tracks were played. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_95

A second Prism listening party took place the next day in Atlanta, while a third took place September 12 in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_96

The release of two promotional singles preceded the release of Prism: "Dark Horse", which features rapper Juicy J, was released on September 17 and debuted at number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and at number ten on the New Zealand Singles Chart. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_97

Perry first performed "Dark Horse" three days later at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_98

"Walking on Air" was released as the second promotional single on September 30. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_99

Prism was released on October 18, 2013. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_100

Its album cover was unveiled on September 6, 2013 on a Jumbotron during Good Morning America, and was shot by American photographer Ryan McGinley. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_101

For the deluxe edition, 300,000 copies with an iridescent digipak package were printed, and came with the album's logo printed onto seed paper. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_102

Perry began the Prismatic World Tour on May 7, 2014 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_103

The first leg of the tour also featured performances in Scotland and England that month. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_104

The second leg was announced on January 15, 2014, consisting of concerts in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_105

The leg ran from June to October 2014. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_106

Singles Prism (Katy Perry album)_section_4

"Roar" was serviced to mainstream radio stations on August 10, 2013 as the album's lead single, and its digital release followed two days later. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_107

It received mixed-to-positive commentary from music critics, who commended its "easy" and "poppy" beat, while some were ambivalent towards its clichéd lyrics. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_108

Commercially, it was a success, topping the Billboard Hot 100 and charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_109

It became Australia's best performing song of 2013 with 560,000 copies sold by the end of the year and spending 9 weeks atop the nation's charts. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_110

The song was nominated for the Song of the Year and the Best Pop Solo Performance awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_111

"Unconditionally" was released as the album's second single on October 16, 2013. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_112

It received generally favorable reviews from critics, who praised it for being "soaring" and "effortless". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_113

A lyric video for the song was released two days after its debut, and its official music video was released on November 19, 2013. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_114

To promote the single, Perry has performed on various occasions, including a geisha-themed performance of it on the American Music Awards of 2013, which attracted negative press, controversy and accusations of cultural appropriation. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_115

"Unconditionally" has peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has charted moderately worldwide, reaching the top 30 in the single charts of Canada and Germany and the Top 10 in Italy. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_116

"Dark Horse" was released on December 17, 2013 as the album's third official single. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_117

It had previously been released as the album's first promotional single exactly three months prior to its single release. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_118

The following week, the song leaped to number four due to topping the Hot Digital Songs, selling 243,000 copies. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_119

With "Dark Horse" topping the Hot Digital Songs chart, it became Perry's 10th digital number-one single. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_120

The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 29, 2014, becoming Perry's 9th number one single in the United States. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_121

It was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 57th Grammy Awards. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_122

On April 3, 2014, "Birthday" was announced as the album's fourth official single. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_123

It debuted at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 and impacted Top 40/Mainstream radio in the U.S. on April 21, 2014. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_124

This single peaked at number 17 in the US, becoming her 15th song to reach the top 20 in the nation. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_125

"This Is How We Do" served as the fifth official single from the album. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_126

A lyric video of the song was released on July 24, 2014, meanwhile the official music video was released a week later. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_127

The song was later sent to radio on August 12, 2014. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_128

The song debuted at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 9, 2014 and peaked at number 24. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_129

Critical reception Prism (Katy Perry album)_section_5

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Upon release, Prism received generally favorable reviews from music critics. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_130

Jon Dolan from Rolling Stone gave the album three out of five stars, writing that "Perry and her longtime collaborators Dr. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_131 Luke and Max Martin often go for a darker, moodier intimacy à la high-end Swedish divas Robyn and Lykke Li. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_132

Perry has always done a great job of letting us know she's in on the joke of pop stardom. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_133

Sadly, she doesn't always bring that same sense of humor and self-awareness to the joke of pop-star introspection. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_134

The album's raft of ripe-lotus ballads is larded with Alanis-ian poesy she can't pull off". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_135

Nick Catucci from Entertainment Weekly gave the album a B+ and stated that "Katy's superpower, now more than ever, is minting songs so relatable that their insights quickly scale up to inspirational..... Now she grasps that she's making the mainstream, not just swimming in it". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_136

Helen Brown from The Daily Telegraph gave the album five out of five stars, stating Perry "sounds like a woman, and an artist, who's finally found herself" and praised the "vulnerability" of the album. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_137

Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic, Alexis Petridis from The Guardian, and Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine all also gave the album three out of five stars. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_138

Erlewine dubbed Prism "a tighter, cleaner record than its predecessors". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_139

Petridis called it "Katy Perry's most spiritual album to date". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_140

Mesfin Fekadu from ABC News deemed the tracks "likable", but felt the album lacked "some of the fiery fierceness and excitement that dominated Teenage Dream". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_141

James Reed from The Boston Globe felt Perry "always seemed like the pop star who knows precisely what she does best" and called the album "an unabashedly fun listen". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_142

Chris Bosman from Consequence of Sound gave the album three and a half out of five stars, calling Perry "a champion of choruses". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_143

Greg Kot from Chicago Tribune gave the album 2 out of 4 stars, commenting "Though not exactly spiritual, Prism does come off as a more serious—if no less formulaic—album than its predecessor". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_144

Marah Eakin from The A.V. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_145 Club gave the album a C+, commenting "A lot of Prism is simply forgettable", though praised the tracks "Roar", "Birthday", and "This Is How We Do". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_146

Rob Harvilla from Spin gave the album a 5/10 rating, and felt some of the material was not "all that desirable". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_147

Elysa Gardner from USA Today gave the album a 3/4 rating and found the album to be "genuine and endearing". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_148

Trent Wolbe from The Verge gave an overall 4/4 rating and praised Perry's ability to "wrapping hyper-specific emotions into a new format that everyone can relate to". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_149

He particularly praised the tracks "International Smile" and "Birthday", declaring the chorus of "Birthday" to be "fucking perfect". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_150

Jody Rosen from Vulture was disappointed with every track on the album except for "Roar". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_151

Randall Roberts of Los Angeles Times gave the album a 3/4 rating, calling it "a shimmering, dynamic, heavy-duty modern pop album". Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_152

At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Prism was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, but lost against Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_153

Commercial performance Prism (Katy Perry album)_section_6

Prism made its official debut in Ireland, where it charted atop the charts. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_154

In the United States, the album opened at the top spot on the US Billboard 200, becoming her second consecutive number one album in the country. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_155

The album sold 286,000 copies in its first week. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_156

Prism acquired the largest first week sum by a female artist for 2013, surpassing Miley Cyrus' Bangerz (270,000 copies). Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_157

However, this feat was surpassed by Beyoncé's self-titled fifth album, Beyoncé (617,213 digital copies), released in December 2013. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_158

At the time of its release Prism had the fourth highest first week sales of the year for a pop record, trailing behind Daft Punk's May 2013 album Random Access Memories, which sold 339,000 copies and Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience which debuted to 968,000 copies and its follow-up The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 which debuted to just 350,000 copies. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_159

The first week sales also marks Perry's highest weekly sales, with her previous album Teenage Dream selling 192,000 copies in its first week in August 2010. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_160

Prism has the highest first week sales for a female pop artist since Madonna's twelfth studio album, MDNA. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_161

Prism sold 92,000 copies during its second week of availability, falling to number two on the Billboard 200. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_162

This represented the smallest sales dip for a number one album in the United States since the August 2013 release of The Civil Wars. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_163

Prism has spent 17 weeks so far in the top-ten on the chart. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_164

The album has been certified double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold 1.74 million copies in the United States as of August 2020. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_165

In June 2014, Billboard announced its Mid Year Top 20 Best-selling albums with Prism coming in at number 9 with sales of 453,000 in 2014 alone. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_166

Pharrell Williams and Perry were the only two people in to have an album and a single in the Mid Year Top 10 charts. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_167

In February 2015, following Perry's performance at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, sales for the album increased by 85% and the album rebounded back into the Top 50. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_168

In New Zealand, the album became Perry's second consecutive number one album, and was certified gold by Recorded Music NZ, selling over 7,500 copies in its first week sales. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_169

Prism opened atop the ARIA Album Charts, giving the singer her second number-one album in Australia after Teenage Dream. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_170

It was the nation's 688th album to top its charts overall and 342nd to enter at the summit. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_171

The record received a Platinum certification from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) during its second week of release, and became the country's second highest-selling album of the year behind Pink's The Truth About Love with 179,000 copies sold by the end of 2013. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_172

In Europe, the album was a moderate success. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_173

In Switzerland, the album debuted at two, just behind James Blunt's Moon Landing and was certified Gold shortly after. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_174

In Austria, the album debuted at number three and was certified Gold in its first week, achieving Platinum certification a month later. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_175

In France, Prism debuted in the Top 10, spending a dozen weeks in the Top 40, and has sold over 130,000 copies according to SNEP. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_176

In the United Kingdom, it peaked at the top of the charts, where it was certified Platinum and went on to sell 433,000 copies by February 2017. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_177

In The Netherlands and Denmark, the album debuted and peaked at number four. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_178

As of August 2015, Prism has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_179

Track listing Prism (Katy Perry album)_section_7

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Prism. Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_180

Personnel Prism (Katy Perry album)_section_8

The following people contributed to Prism: Prism (Katy Perry album)_sentence_181

Charts Prism (Katy Perry album)_section_9

Certifications Prism (Katy Perry album)_section_10

Prism (Katy Perry album)_table_general_1

RegionPrism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_0_0 CertificationPrism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_0_1 Certified units/salesPrism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_0_2
Australia (ARIA)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_1_0 5× PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_1_1 350,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_1_2
Austria (IFPI Austria)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_2_0 3× PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_2_1 45,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_2_2
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)
Digital albumPrism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_3_0
PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_3_1 40,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_3_2
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)
Physical albumPrism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_4_0
PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_4_1 40,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_4_2
Canada (Music Canada)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_5_0 3× PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_5_1 240,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_5_2
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_6_0 PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_6_1 20,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_6_2
France (SNEP)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_7_0 PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_7_1 140,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_7_2
Germany (BVMI)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_8_0 GoldPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_8_1 100,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_8_2
Ireland (IRMA)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_9_0 GoldPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_9_1 7,500Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_9_2
Italy (FIMI)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_10_0 GoldPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_10_1 30,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_10_2
Mexico (AMPROFON)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_11_0 4× Platinum+GoldPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_11_1 270,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_11_2
Netherlands (NVPI)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_12_0 PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_12_1 50,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_12_2
New Zealand (RMNZ)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_13_0 2× PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_13_1 30,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_13_2
Norway (IFPI Norway)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_14_0 4× PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_14_1 80,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_14_2
Peru (IFPI)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_15_0 PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_15_1 10,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_15_2
Poland (ZPAV)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_16_0 2× PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_16_1 40,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_16_2
Russia (NFPF)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_17_0 4× PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_17_1 80,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_17_2
Sweden (GLF)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_18_0 PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_18_1 40,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_18_2
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_19_0 GoldPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_19_1 10,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_19_2
United Kingdom (BPI)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_20_0 PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_20_1 438,486Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_20_2
United States (RIAA)Prism (Katy Perry album)_header_cell_1_21_0 2× PlatinumPrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_21_1 1,740,000Prism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_21_2
sales figures based on certification alone

shipments figures based on certification alone sales+streaming figures based on certification alonePrism (Katy Perry album)_cell_1_22_0


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