Ibrawlator: Katy Perry vs. Lady Gaga — Whose Single Will Sell More?

Two of pop’s fiercest young divas, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, are preparing to unleash two of 2013’s most highly anticipated albums: Prism and ARTPOP. And while both have experienced unfortunate single leaks, that hasn’t taken away from each songbird’s uniquely brilliant promotional campaign.

But today we’re putting aside the clown makeup and the tiger jacket, the wig burning and the self-deprecating videos — and we’re just going to talk about the lead singles themselves.

We want to know: Between “Roar” or “Applause,” which song will reach #1 first?

Play the role of pop expert and vote below (and come back to vote as often as you’d like!). We’ll reveal the results right here on Monday, August 19!

UPDATE: We’ve got a winner! Congratulations, Katy — fans think you’re “Roar” will overpower Gaga’s “Applause” in the race to #1!

Final tally:

Katy Perry: 56% Lady Gaga: 43%

Tell us the reasoning behind your vote below!