Katy Perry debuts Prism at the top of U.S. charts

Katy Perry is beaming light from the top of the U.S. album charts after rocketing to number one with her new release Prism. Released during her birthday celebrations last week (beg21Oct13), the album has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 countdown with 286,000 sales, giving Perry her second chart-topper.
Perry, who is currently in Japan as part of a global promotional tour, also hit the top spot with Teenage Dream in 2010.
Prism shines in what is otherwise a poor sales week in America – sales were greater than those of the other top nine albums combined.
Last week’s number one, Pearl Jam’s Lightning Bolt, slides to two, while Drake’s Nothing Was the Same moves up a spot to three and Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz slips two spots to four.
Lorde’s Pure Heroine rounds out the new top five at five, ahead of new entries from Simon Cowell’s new girl band Fifth Harmony (Better Together) and DJ Khaled (Suffering From Success).
Meanwhile, teenager Lorde has scored a fifth week at the top of the U.S. singles chart with Royals.
Perry stays put at two with her girl power anthem Roar and Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball is also unmoved at three.