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Katy Perry’s newest single, “Roar,” only dropped a little over a week ago, but it’s already crushing in sales. The track has already become the biggest debut for a single Perry has ever had via iTunes and now total sales estimates have the song projected to be Perry’s biggest single ever. This is from the girl who has put out some major singles in the past, including “Firework” and “Teenage Dream.”
There are few things the media likes more than a good old fashioned feud between two women, but both of these ladies have so much on their plates, I highly doubt they’re worried about each other. Deep down, I’m sure each would like to sell more albums than the other, but that’s just a normal element of competitiveness.
Between the roaring big cat jacket that looks like the sort of thing Ferris Bueller’s girlfriend, Sloane, would be into and the neon tiger print border on the cover, Perry looks ready and raring to get her new single out to the masses, and while a lot of Perry’s fans are from the post-Lisa Frank generation, she may have won some twenty and thirty-somethings over thanks to the new cover art.
Lady Gaga won’t be the only princess of pop putting out a new album this fall. Katy Perry announced on Tuesday that she has plans to release a brand new album. It’s not enough to just write up a press release these days, and in epic fashion Perry opted to tell her fans she has a new release coming via a giant gold semi truck. Today, the truck drove around Los Angeles, CA announcing that the 28-year-old singer will release her fourth studio album, Prism on October 22.
You know what happened when one of my friends broke up with a girl he’d been dating for two months via text message in high school? Every single one of his friends told him he was a dick. Deep down, he even knew it was a dick move. If you’re going to break up with someone, you need to look him or her in the eyes when you do it.
Russell Brand’s marriage to Katy Perry didn’t end on a great note. While Brand didn’t ask for any money from the wealthy pop star, there still seemed to be some animosity between the two after Brand officially filed for divorce and his former bride dropped him on Twitter.
Katy Perry, like many singers before her, is big into fragrance lines. Her first two, Purr and Meow, have sold like hotcakes, and now the singer is adding a third perfume into the mix. Perry debuted the new fragrance over the weekend, giving fans a glimpse at the far more grown-up bottle, which (thankfully) doesn’t feature the shape of a cat this time around.
Katy Perry has a new album in the works. She’s put a deadline on herself for the follow-up to the 2010 release Teenage Dream and she’s calling the new endeavor a bit “schizophrenic.” When you hear her songwriting and recording process, you just might agree.
Katy Perry and John Mayer would have produced some talented and photogenic children, but unfortunately, it seems those beautiful little bundles of joy weren’t meant to be. The couple, who began dating this past summer, have reportedly decided to go their separate ways, though don’t expect to hear either say anything negative about the other to the press.
Talk about epic Valentine’s Day gifts. Yesterday, John Mayer took Katy Perry out for a night on the town in Los Angeles. The two headed to the Vista Theater to catch a flick, and according to a photographer who waited outside, the couple were the only two people seen entering or leaving the building during the entire two-hour tenure Perry and Mayer were in inside. Since the theater is pretty small, the thought process is that the “Your Body is a Wonderland” singer probably rented out the entire theater for the date.
Many of the women who attended the Grammys yesterday may have pushed the envelope quite a bit with their daring fashion choices, but apparently, the powers that be over at CBS didn’t think any single outfit crossed the line. They made that clear in a statement released today, putting an end to rumors that the network bigwigs were not too pleased with Kelly Rowland and Katy Perry, among others.
Attempts to tamp down the racy fashion at the Grammy Awards were pretty much futile last night, as plenty of pop stars showed enough skin to draw attention-- and not just from the photographers and audiences sitting at home. Sure, everyone was talking about Katy Perry's cleavage last night, thanks to the mint-green dress that showed off her impressive assets
Katy Perry and John Mayer aren’t talking about their relationship publically, but if sources close to the couple are to be believed, they’re most certainly on-again. The pair recently attended a joint birthday party of New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether and Hello Giggles blogger Sophia Rossi, and apparently, the two were practically joined at the hip during the festivities.
Russell Brand has never talked about the specific reasons behind his divorce from Katy Perry, but he vaguely addressed the subject during a new interview. Apparently, he and the pop star had compatibility issues, and from his perspective, it’s best to split from a partner who you can’t share things with.
Katy Perry had a great year, or maybe it was a horrible year. I guess it all depends on where one places his or her priorities. The pop star sold out concerts around the world, released a hit movie and broke chart records. Unfortunately, she also officially divorced her husband and went off on her own. For most people, that professional triumph and personal tragedy would probably offset, but apparently, in the eyes of Billboard, the good far outweighs the bad.