Katy Perry sets streaming record with 'Chained To The Rhythm'

Katy Perry explores Oblivia, a futuristic theme park, in the official video for her new single, ‘Chained to the Rhythm.’ The clip was shot over the course of three days in January at “the thrill capital of the world” – Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA – and directed by GRAMMY®-winner Matthew Cullen (Jay-Z, Beck), who also helmed the videos for ‘Dark Horse’ and ‘California Gurls.’ It was produced by Danny Lockwood, Rob Newman, Ben Leiser and Javier Jimenez.

This official music video follows the ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ lyric video, which received more than 23 million views in its first week. Watch the lyric video here.

‘Chained To The Rhythm’ has set a new all-time Spotify record - becoming the most streamed single in history by a female artist on release day – in excess of three million in those 24 hours. The song is the first single from her forthcoming album and was co-written with Max Martin, Sia Furler, Ali Payami and Skip Marley. The latter artist is featured on the track.

Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys after signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010). PRISM, her 2013 album, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles ‘Firework’ and ‘Dark Horse’ each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy is the first female artist to earn two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. 

In her 10 years with Capitol, she has racked up a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 40+ million adjusted albums and 125+ million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter. Katy played to a total of two million people on the sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour and headlined the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, which set a record as the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show ever.