“Roar” is a song by American recording artist Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism (2013). It was serviced to radio stations as the lead single from the record on August 10, 2013; it was digitally released on August 12, 2013. The song was written and produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut, with additional songwriting provided by Perry and Bonnie McKee. The lyrics address standing up for oneself and self-empowerment.
“Roar” received generally mixed reviews from music critics; many appreciated its overall production, while others felt that its lyrical content contained “clichés”. The song became Perry’s eighth non-consecutive number one song on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and, also peaked at number one in various charts, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Additionally, it also reached the top five in most international charts, including France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
To promote the song, Perry performed at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, under the Brooklyn Bridge, as the ceremony’s closing, on The X Factor, and on the German TV show Schlag den Raab. Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi directed the song’s music video, which features Perry trying to adapt to the jungle where she survived a plane crash, and taming a tiger. It garnered generally mixed reviews from music critics. “Roar” was nominated for the Song of the Year and for the Best Pop Solo Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The song is among some of the best-selling singles worldwide.
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First Published: Feb 21, 2014 – Last Updated: Jun 11, 2014