Dark Horse (song)

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"Dark Horse"
Single by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
from the album Prism
ReleasedDecember 17, 2013
Katy Perry singles chronology
"Dark Horse"

"Dark Horse" is a song by American singer Katy Perry from her fourth studio album, Prism. The song features American rapper Juicy J. "Dark Horse" was originally released as a promotional single from Prism. After its unexpected success, it was released as the album's third single on December 17, 2013. "Dark Horse" became Perry's ninth number-one single in the United States. It was also number one in Canada. The song reached number four in the United Kingdom.

On the year-end charts, "Dark Horse" was the second-best performing song of 2014 in the US. It was number 6 in Canada at the end of the year. In the UK, it was number 20 on the end-of-year chart.

"Dark Horse" was certified Diamond (10× Platinum) in the United States for sales and streams equal to 10 million copies sold.[1] It was nominated for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award at the 57th Grammy Awards.[2]

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The song is a hip hop and trap song. It is three minutes and thirty-five seconds long.

Music video[change | change source]

The music video shows Perry and Juicy J in an Egyptian setting. Katy Perry is shown as an Egyptian queen. She appears to zap any man who doesn't please her. She changes costumes many times in the video.

On August 24, 2014, the video won Best Female Video at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gold & Platinum". RIAA.
  2. "Grammys 2015: And the Nominees Are…". Billboard.