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Katy Perry Suffers Technical Difficulties During Awards Show Performance

Singer Katy Perry battled technical difficulties while performing at the NRJ Awards in France this weekend (14-15Dec13).

The pop superstar took to the stage to perform her hit single Roar, but had to stop midway through the set because she was out of sync with the audio and background screens.

Running onto the stage to alert Perry to the issue, the host asked her to “restart” because they “had a little problem”, and added, “I’m really sorry to stop all your energy.”

Despite the mishap, Perry had reason to celebrate at the prizegiving – she was a double winner at the ceremony, which was held at the Cannes Festival Palace in the south of France, as she scooped the International Female Artist of the Year title and landed International Song of the Year for Roar.

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Katy Perry’s PRISM Debuts at #1

(pr)—PRISM, Katy Perry’s new studio album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. According to Nielsen SoundScan, 286,344 units were sold in the US in the album’s first week of release – giving the global pop superstar the best sales week of her career and reflecting a nearly 50% increase over first week sales of 2010’sTeenage Dream, which debuted at No. 1 in eight countries and spent more than two years on the Billboard 200. The strong showing also marked 2013’s largest US sales week for a female artist. PRISM is the first No. 1 album for the Capitol Music Group since Chris Tomlin’s Burning Lights topped the chart in January and the first No. 1 album for the Capitol label since August, 2012.

The album is a global smash as well, shooting to No. 1 on iTunes in 90 markets around the world. Lead single “Roar” has already sold more than five million singles worldwide. It’s certified 6X Platinum in Australia (where it’s topped the chart for nine consecutive weeks), 4X Platinum in Canada (where it has become the biggest-selling single in chart history and has been the No. 1 airplay record on three formats for five weeks running) and 2X Platinum in New Zealand (where it’s been No. 1 for 11 consecutive weeks). “Roar” has gone Platinum in the UK, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Ireland and Sweden and is certified Gold in 10 countries.

“Perry has never sounded better,” said People. “This is a pop blockbuster that easily beats 2010’s hit-laden behemoth Teenage Dream.” “She’s making the mainstream not just swimming in it,” noted Entertainment Weekly while Idolator hailed the album as a “transcendental pop experience.” “Prism strikes a newly sophisticated balance between accessibility and idiosyncrasy,” observed the Los Angeles Times and The New York Timessaid, “Katy Perry is the most potent pop star of the day.”

Following the success of “Roar,” PRISM’s second single, “Unconditionally” is undeniably Katy’s next hit. Over 200 Pop, Rhythm and HOT AC stations have already added it and the song is already in the Top 20 most played at Pop in its first week- it’s no doubt that the song’s rapid rise is the making of yet another smash album.

Katy celebrated the release of PRISM with a series of special events:

– The Katy Perry iHeartRadio Album Release Party was the inaugural event at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s new iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles. The October 22 event featured a live performance and Q&A with Katy, hosted by on-air talent/TV personality Mario Lopez. It aired live on 175 Clear Channel Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR), Rhythmic CHR, Adult Contemporary (AC) and Hot AC stations around the country and exclusively online at Yahoo Screen. The party was televised on The CW Network later that week. Katy also took over all Clear Channel CHR radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio as guest DJ, as CCM+E branded its stations “Katy Perry Radio” for the entire day.

– Citi and CBS Radio presented Katy Perry’s WE CAN SURVIVE on October 23 at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl. Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Tegan & Sara, Kacey Musgraves and Bonnie McKee joined Katy in the sold-out show with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Young Survival Coalition, the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

– On October 25, Katy’s performance at Colorado’s Lakewood High School aired live on “Good Morning America.” Lakewood was one of nearly 1,000 high schools that submitted lip dub videos of “Roar” to the “Good Morning America’s ‘Roar’ With Katy Perry Contest.” View Katy’s performance and the winning clip here.

Katy co-wrote each track on PRISM, with various producers including Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Klas Ahlund, and Greg Wells. PRISM also features collaborations with Bloodshy (“Love Me”), Greg Kurstin and Sia (“Double Rainbow”), as well as a return to the studio with “Firework” producers Stargate (“This Moment”).

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Katy Perry Celebrates 29th Birthday With Special ‘Roar’ Concert at Colo. High School

(ABC)—Katy Perry celebrated her 29th birthday by giving a private concert at theColorado high school whose spirited lip dub video to her pop anthem “Roar” became a viral frenzy and won “‘Good Morning America’s ‘Roar’ With Katy Perry Contest.”

Perry chose the winning video, which was shot in a single take and featured over 2,000 students and staff at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colo., lip-syncing to Perry’s lyrics group by group, from student athletes to cheerleaders to members of the pep band and more, for its school spirit.

“It was thousands of kids coming together to ‘Roar’ and that’s what this competition means to me,” Perry told “GMA.”Click here to watch the full video.


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Katy Perry To Perform At MTV EMAs


Katy Perry has been confirmed for a performance at the upcoming MTV European Music Awards. According to the network, Perry will sing her latest single “Unconditionally” at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on Sunday, November 10.

“I’m so excited to return to the EMA stage! I have tailor-made a performanceof a brand new song from Prism to share with fans from around the world on November 10,” Perry said in a statement.

MTV also announced that Will Ferrell, star of Anchorman 2, will be a special guest, showing up to the Ziggo Dome in the guise of his character Ron Burgundy.

Leading the pack of nominees at the EMAs are Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with five apiece. Trailing them are Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke, who were nominated for four awards apiece.

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Katy Perry to Light Up the ‘2013 MTV EMA’ Stage in Amsterdam

Katy Perry will perform her new single “Unconditionally” live at the “2013 MTVEMA,” the world’s biggest night in music!MTV has also announced the world’s most famous anchorman Ron Burgundy (star of the upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) will be on hand as a special guest, reporting from various city landmarks throughout the show. The “2013 MTV EMA” will air Sunday, November 10th from 6:30PM to 9:00 PM ET/PT on MTV in the United States*. The “2013 MTV EMA” is sponsored in the U.S. by 5 Gum, LG Mobile, Taco Bell and T-Mobile.

Katy Perry said: “I’m so excited to return to the EMA stage! I have tailor-made a performance of a brand new song from PRISM to share with fans from around the world on November 10.”

Three-time EMA winner Perry is no stranger to the EMA stage, having hosted in 2008 and 2009, performed in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and presented in 2011. Perry’s highly anticipated upcoming new album entitled PRISM will be released on October 22nd and features the global hit lead single “Roar,” which has topped the charts around the globe and continues to break records worldwide. In celebration of the forthcoming performance, MTV Hits, MTV’s 24-hour U.S. music channel will feature an hour of Katy Perry videos at 8am ET/PT.

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Katy Perry Says She’s Too Old To Strip Down For Publicity

Katy Perry says she has moved on from the days when she was willing toshow a little skin to sell records. During a recent interview with Britain’s The Sun, she said she’ll leave the skimpy wardrobe choices to her close friend Rihanna.

“I’m just getting a little older and realized I can’t pull that off any more. If I had Rihanna’s body I would wear everything Rihanna wears, she looks fabulous in all of it. I want to keep the attention on my music. I have confidence in my songs, that’s where I need most of the focus.”

She also admits that she has insecurities about her own looks:

“My brows and my eyes, I think, are what frame my whole face. I have all right lips and all right cheekbones, but they’re no showoffs. If I get my brows and my eyes right, that really sets the whole face. My skin used to be a lot worse than it is so I would use a lot more coverage as I was insecure about my skin.”

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Katy Perry Planning To Ditch Pop Music

Katy Perry is planning to ditch pop music and fill her next album with acoustic guitar music.

The I Kissed a Girl hitmaker is preparing to release her latest record, Prism, next month, but she is already looking to the future and is planning to adopt a totally different sound for the follow-up.

Perry, 28, insists she now wants to model herself on legendary singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell as she moves forward with her career.

She tells Billboard.com, “I’ll probably turn into more of a Joni Mitchell. As I inch towards my 30’s, I think my fourth record will be more of an acoustic guitar album. That’s where I started when I was first discovered by Glen Ballard and got my first record deal. We’ll see – I can’t get ahead of myself. I’m still doing the work: I’m a good balance of left and right brain, and to be an artist with a long career, you’ve got to have both… I’ve got a few records under my belt, and I still feel like a brand-new artist. People still want that truth to cut through.”

Prism is Perry’s third album under her current recording moniker, but she released another under her real name Katy Hudson back in 2001.

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On The Cover: The Katy Perry Billboard Interview

Katy Perry  talked to Billboard about how her split from Russell Brand influenced some of the songs on her new album,  Prism, such as the not-yet-released tune “Ghost,” in which she sings, “You sent a text, it’s like the wind changed your mind,” in reference to her ex-husband  informing her via text message that he was divorcing her.

And the song “By the Grace of God,” Perry added, “is evident of how tough it really was at a certain point. I asked myself, ‘Do I want to endure? Should I continue living?’

“All the songs are real-life moments. I can only write autobiographically,” she says. “I put all the evidence in the music. I tell my fans if they want to know the real truth about stuff, just listen to the songs.”

For the record in case you didn’t know Katy Perry  became the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson, in the 55-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have five songs from the same album at No. 1. Meanwhile, Perry does one up  better.  With the rapid ascent of “Roar” — the instantly ubiquitous first single from the upcoming “PRISM,” due Oct. 22 — the pop superstar  has tied Rihanna for the most No. 1s on the Pop Songs tally with her ninth chart-topper. At this point, industry insiders suggest Prism will equal Teenage Dream in  multi-platinum super success.

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Katy Perry Says : "Elton John is My Inspiration"

The pop star is friends with the British music legend, who has been a huge influence on her. She looks up to him as an icon and a teacher.

“Elton John is a man that speaks his mind. Still to this day, I love all his takes on life and opinions,” Katy told Z100 morning radio host Elvis Duran at the iHeart Radio Music Festival.

Katy feels Elton is her inspiration in life and music and hopes to one day be like him.

“He actually says what I feel a lot of people want to say, but we are just not that Elton John iconic level yet, she added. “He says the truth. I love his sense of humour and he says it how he sees it and his music, of course, is amazing.”

Source: Belfast Telegraph


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Katy Perry Criticized By Peta Over Roar Video

Katy Perry has incurred the wrath of animal rights activists for featuring exotic animals in the video for her new single Roar.

The singer is seen onscreen with animals including tigers and monkeys in the promo, and in one scene, she even appears to paint the toenails of an elephant with bright pink polish.

Perry has now been criticised by officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), who are furious with her decision to feature the creatures onscreen.

Spokeswoman Merrilee Burke tells Britain’s Daily Star, “Animals used for entertainment… endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods. They often become stressed and anxious when hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations.”

Burke also claims the animals featured in Perry’s Roar video were provided by a company which has been previously criticised by U.S. officials, adding, “The Serengeti Ranch, the animal exhibitor that we believe supplied the animals for the Roar video, has been inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture 22 times since 2001, with a total of 13 citations during that time.”

Perry has previously won praise from Peta and her ex-husband Russell Brand was even gifted with a bullock from the organisation when they married in India in 2010.

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