Katy Perry Scores Biggest Digital Song of 2010

01/07/2011
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EMI sent over word that Katy Perry's "California Gurls" was the No. 1 best-selling digital song of 2010, according to Soundscan.

The track, featuring Snoop Dogg, sold 4,398,212 million downloads in the U.S., and 8 million singles, digital tracks, mobile tracks and videos worldwide.

After much speculation, Katy has confirmed that "E.T." will be the fourth single released from Teenage Dream. Currently available on iTunes, "E.T." will go to radio in mid-February.

"California Gurls," which has been nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals," is the first single from Katy's best-selling current album Teenage Dream, which has been nominated for two Grammy's, including "Album of the Year." After "California Gurls" spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Katy scored two follow-up No. 1's, the Grammy-nominated single "Teenage Dream" and her current single "Firework," which returns to the top slot this week, marking it's 4th reigning week at #1. Katy finished out 2010 by selling a million copies of Teenage Dream and 10 million digital singles.

Earlier this week Katy won two People's Choice Awards for "Favorite Female Artist" and "Favorite Online Sensation" awards voted on by fans. Katy's won the People's Choice Award for "Best Pop Song" in 2009. Over the course of her career, she has also won a BRIT Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, an NRJ Music Award, and two Teen Choice Awards, among other international honors.

It was announced this morning that Katy will guest star on an episode of the CBS Emmy-nominated series "How I Met Your Mother" titled "Oh Honey," to be broadcast later this season.

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