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Katy Perry’s Jingle Bell Ball 2013 Performance Makes Crowd ‘Roar’

Katy Perry wowed 16,000 screaming fans with a hit-filled set to round off the first night of the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 2013, performing both old and new songs to round off today’s (7th December) show.

The US star kicked off her Jingle Bell Ball set with a performance of her debut single ‘I Kissed A Girl’, appearing from behind a door to make her entrance to the stage dressed in a tasselled pink dress.

During the performance Katy headed straight out to the front of the O2 Arena stage alongside her guitarist for the final chorus of the song, before heading straight into new ‘Prism’ song ‘Dark Horse’.

The ‘Teenage Dream’ singer was then joined by a troupe of dancers dressed up as Christmas elves as she launched into her 2012 hit ‘Part Of Me’, before wrapping up in a furry coat for ‘Wide Awake’.

Katy then went on to perform another track from her new album ‘Prism’ called ‘Walking On Air’ to huge cheers from the crowd, and then went on to perform a medley of her fan-favourite songs ‘California Gurls’ and ‘Teenage Dream’.

Day one of the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 2013 also saw performances from some of the biggest stars of the moment including Tinie Tempah, Olly Murs, Union J and Ellie Goulding.

Source: CapitolFM

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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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‘Roar’ Is No. 1 Marking Katy Perry’s Eighth Single To Top The Billboard Hot 100

Global pop superstar Katy Perry has scored her eighth No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with the platinum selling “Roar,” from her forthcoming album,PRISM.

With her previous album, Teenage Dream, Katy became the first woman in chart history to score six Hot 100 No. 1 singles from one album. The GRAMMY®-nominated album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2010.

This Friday, September 6, Katy will appear on Good Morning America to reveal the cover for PRISM on the Times Square jumbotrons. Katy will also be making a very big announcement on the show that same day.

Katy will perform at the iHeart Radio Festival in Las Vegas on September 20 and close the iTunes Festival at The Roundhouse in London on September 30. She recently closed out the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” with her first-ever live performance of “Roar.”

On October 22, Capitol Records will release her new album, PRISM (preorder for the album is currently live) that follows Teenage Dream, which contained the hits “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” “Last Friday Night,” “Part of Me” and “Wide Awake”.

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Katy Perry’s New Album Songs Will Be Like Their "Own Little Movie" Says Bonnie McKee

The ‘Teenage Dream’ star’s co-writer says fans have no idea what to expect from her next record.

Katy Perry’s new album won’t all be similar to new song ‘Roar’ and will have each song being like “its own little movie”, songwriter Bonnie McKee has revealed.

The ‘American Girl’ singer has worked regularly with Katy across her last album ‘Teenage Dream’ and upcoming record ‘Prism’, and says fans shouldn’t be so sure about what to expect from the US star’s next release.

“It’s kind of like every song is its own little movie,” Bonnie McKee teased to MTV News this week. “So [Roar] is ‘Rocky’ and also kind of jungle-y and cat-themed.

“And then each song has its own little movie and its own visual to go along with it,” she explained. “So I wouldn’t say it’s all going to be like this.

“Like the next one, as far as I know, is going to be a big one too, I’m really excited for the next one,” Bonnie teased. “[The song is] really colourful and really bright.

Katy Perry returned with new single ‘Roar’ last weekend going on to top charts around the world, while stars including will.i.am have praised the track as”freaking awesome”.

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Katy Perry: The One That Got Away

Global pop superstar Katy Perry will release a new single, “The One That Got Away,” from her Grammy-nominated No. 1 album Teenage Dream, to radio today.
“I’m so pleased to select ‘The One That Got Away’ as my 6th single because this song shows a very different side of me that I haven’t shown with my past singles on this record. I think that everyone can relate to this song. I wrote this song about when you promise someone forever, but you end up not being able to follow through. It’s a bittersweet story – hopefully, the listener learns from hearing it and never has to say they had ‘The One’ get away” states Katy.
“The One That Got Away” is the sixth single to be released from Teenage Dream. The album’s previous five singles — “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” — all peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart as well as on the Hot 100 chart. Katy is only the second artist, and the first female, to notch five No. 1’s in the Hot 100’s 53-year history.

Katy Perry Sets Record, Becoming First Artist in MTV History To Score Nominations For Four Separate Videos In One Year

With the recent announcement by MTV that Katy Perry had been nominated for nine 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, the most for any artist this year, the global pop superstar has also set a record, becoming the first artist in MTV history to be nominated for four separate videos in one year. Katy’s nominations include “Video of the Year” and “Best Female Video,” for her No. 1 smash “Firework,” “Best Pop Video” for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” and “Best Collaboration” for her No. 1 single “E.T.” featuring Kanye West — this year’s current top-selling digital song in the U.S.
Katy has been nominated for the following awards: Video of the Year and Best Female Video for “Firework,” Best Pop Video for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” Best Cinematography for “Teenage Dream,” and Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction, Best Direction, Best Editing, and Best Special Effects for “E.T.” (featuring Kanye West).  The 28 annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre Sunday, August 28.
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) [Explicit]