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Katy Perry is the new queen of the Hot 100. This week, her new song “Roar” ended Robin Thicke‘s 12-week reign with “Blurred Lines” to garner the No. 1 spot.

The debut single off Perry’s forthcoming album Prism, “Roar” becomes Perry’s eighth Hot 100 No. 1. Her inaugural Hot 100 hit was 2008’s “I Kissed a Girl,” which kept the top position for seven weeks.

Perry has much to celebrate as she is well in the race of women with the most No. 1 hits, close behind Mariah Carey (18), Madonna and Rihanna (12 each), Whitney Houston (11) and Janet Jackson (10).

According to Billboard, “Roar” also leads Digital Singles for the third week, having sold 448,000 downloads, which is up 14% after her performance at the VMAs.

While Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Timbaland, comes in at No. 2 this week, it still leads Radio Songs for its ninth week and remains at No. 2 on Streaming Songs.

Eminem isn’t too far behind with his single “Berzerk” taking the No. 3 slot, which earns Em his 15th Hot 100 top 10. Only Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Ludacris top his record. Meanwhile, previous New Artist to Know Lorde enters the top 10 with “Royals.”

On the Billboard 200, Avenged Sevenfold earns their second No. 1 album with their sixth studio album. Hail to the King, moving 159,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Adding to their No. 1 status atop the Billboard 200, Avenged Sevenfold’s LP debuts at No. 1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, the Alternative Albums chart and the overall Rock Albums chart, Billboard reports.

Luke Bryan falls to the No. 2 slot on the Billboard 200 after two weeks at No. 1 with Crash My Party. Despite this, the LP still remains at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart. Meanwhile, rappers Big Sean and Juicy J weigh in at No. 3 and No. 4. According to Billboard, Big Sean’s Hall of Fame has 72,000 sold and Juicy J’s Stay Trippy amassed 64,000.

Rounding out the top 10 include Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines at No. 5 (55,000 sold), Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience (37,000), John Mayer‘s Paradise Valley (36,000), the tribute compilation Alabama and Friends at No. 8 (32,000), Bruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox at No. 9 (27,000) and TGT‘s Three Kings at No. 10 (27,000) respectively.

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