Witness is the fifth studio album by American singer Katy Perry. It was released on June 9, 2017, by Capitol Records. Three singles preceded the album's release: "Chained to the Rhythm" featuring Skip Marley on February 10, "Bon Appétit" featuring Migos on April 28, and "Swish Swish" featuring Nicki Minaj on May 19. "Save as Draft" was released as the fourth single on June 26, 2017. Witness received mixed reviews from music critics. It reached the top of the charts in Canada, Spain, and the United States.
Musically, Witness is an electropop album with a diversity of sounds and musical aspects. The title track "Witness" is an electronic song backed by a 1990s house piano. In the United States, Witness debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 180,000 album-equivalent units, which included 162,000 pure album sales. It became Perry's third album to the top the country's chart after Teenage Dream (2010) and Prism (2013) both debuted at number one.
The record had the highest opening in the US for a female since Lady Gaga's Joanne in 2016 and became the second album by a female artist from 2017, after Halsey's Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, to open atop the chart.
Release Date: June 9, 2017
Record Label: Capitol