Katy Perry and Britney Spears - arguably two of the biggest pop divas of the past decade - both dropped new singles yesterday.
What makes this situation even more significant is that neither have released a single since 2013 (yes, we're ignoring 'Pretty Girls').
Britney dropped the first single from her forthcoming album, 'Make Me' featuring San Francisco rapper G-Eazy. The single has been a long time coming, with the track release being delayed numerous times over the past 6 months. It's a more urban sound than we're used to from the Princess of Pop, and very mid-temponey.
Katy Perry dropped surprise track called 'Rise' without any notice, taking fans completely by surprise. The song is a promo single for US TV station NBC's Rio Olympics coverage, and will not appear on Katy's next album.
So which track is faring better on the charts after 24 hours?
In Australia, Katy Perry has been sitting pretty on top of the iTunes charts ever since 'Rise' dropped. It's also in the top 10 on Apple Music. Britney's 'Make Me' is in the top 50 on Apple Music and #3 on iTunes.
In the US, Britney was at #1 on iTunes for about 12 hours but has since been dethroned by Katy.
'Rise' by Katy Perry has JUST dethroned Britney Spears' 'Make Me' and is now #1 on US iTunes.pic.twitter.com/UTY8fO4VdN
Whoever comes out on top - we are absolutely loving the return of the pop divas!