Friday, February 17th 2012
Due greatly in part to the passing of pop icon Whitney Houston, this week’s 54th Annual Grammy Awards drew in its second largest audience ever. In such, stars slated to perform, namely Adele, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, and Nicki Minaj, have seen the showing give them considerable boosts in their own individual endeavors. Adele, the long running Billboard champion, saw her triumphant stage return encourage album sales of 500k in the week following the show and now reports indicate her songs ‘Rolling In the Deep’, ‘Set Fire To the Rain’, and ‘Someone Like You’ are on track to sell 250k, 220k, and 170k downloads respectively.
Also, following reports of Houston’s untimely passing, the pop starlet moved over 1 million singles and albums in less than 5 days and landed her signature hit ‘I Will Always Love You’ back in the top 10. Next week will see the full download sales realized and are expected to land in the 250,000 to 300,000 range of this song alone.
Unlike Adele and Houston, Minaj, Perry, and Brown all unveiled new music this week to spearhead promotions of their forthcoming ventures. Perry, who has already clocked 5 #1s from her ‘Teenage Dream’ album, is readying its follow-up, ‘Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection” (March 26th), and may be on the road to notching her 6th! While fans were disheartened with news, due to new Billboard ruling, that number 1s from the re-released set won’t be included in her ‘Dream’ tally, it certainly hasn’t stopped their support…
Saturday, February 11th 2012
Looks like it was literally a pink friday for ‘Last Friday Night’ singer Katy Perry. Donning a flowing Alexis Mabille couture dress and Christian Louboutin, the pop eccentric was billed to tribute Sir Paul McCartney at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute (singing Beatles’ hit ‘Hey Jude’) last night. The L.A. Convention Center-hosted bash also guested music stars Corinne Bailey Rae, India Aire, and Alicia Keys who, like Perry, signed on for entertainment duties at the esteemed gala.
The event certainly comes as one of many both Keys and Perry are readying for as both have been confirmed performers at the 54th annual Grammy Awards airing tomorrow night! Until their highly anticipated showings, get into the ladies below:
Saturday, February 11th 2012
Back in January, the special edition of Katy Perry‘s ‘Teenage Dream’ was confirmed for a March release, in a bid to further capitalize on the LP’s success on a singles front.
However, in what will be sure to put a spanner in Perry’s works, Billboard have announced that any #1 singles released by the new LP will not count towards the record she currently holds with Michael Jackson,for having the most #1 singles released from the same album.
Thursday, February 9th 2012
‘Peacock’ performer Katy Perry unveiled her colorful ‘Teenage Dream: Complete Confection’ cover today much to fan delight. And, as ever to keep a smile on her ever faithful fanbase’s faces, the former Mrs. Brand is debuting the first offering from the repackaged set – ‘Part Of Me’.
Set for release to digital retailers on February 21st, this won’t be the first time the track has seen the light of day as an early leak made rounds on the net in 2010. If the song is set to be retooled has yet to be determined.
But what we do know is that you can take a listen to ‘Part’ after the jump! Get into it below:
Thursday, February 9th 2012
Pop force Katy Perry may have already wracked up multi-Platinum success with her sophomore set, ‘Teenage Dream’, however she’s not ready to let the credits roll just yet.
As previously reported, the former Mrs Brand is set to unleash a re-release, christened ‘Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection’.
Yet, today saw the the 27 year old’s label lift the lid on the LP’s cover, as well as official details surrounding the set.
Peep the colourful above, and read for the ‘good-good’ on the retooled LP.
Sunday, February 5th 2012
Despite multiple recent failed attempts to direct her latest single ‘The One That Got Away’ to the Billboard 100′s top spot, DirecTV looked to ‘Peacock’ performer Katy Perry to lend a colorful performance set for their Pre-Superbowl party last night in Indianapolis. The newly divorced diva, adorning form-fitting football fashions, has not had many public performances since the highly publicized split.
Last night, however, is the beginning of many showings fans can expect from the songstress as she is also confirmed to rock the Grammys next sunday. Taking to stage to give smoking performances of hits ‘Teenage Dream’, ‘E.T’, ‘Hot N Cold’, and more, find out how she fared after the jump:
Friday, February 3rd 2012
‘E.T.’ beauty Katy Perry is certainly looking to make a splash with her recent David Lachapelle-snapped photos for GHD hair utensils. Much like fellow eccentric Lady Gaga, Perry is seen posing it up as a glam mermaid for the haircare giant’s Air hairdryer.
Surrounded by an array of underwater decorations, the Ariel-channeled snaps surface days before the starlet is set to take the Grammy stage and compete for two of the highly coveted trophies. The appearance will mark her first major televised showing since her divorce from comedian Russell Brand.
Wednesday, February 1st 2012
The 54th Annual Grammys just got a whole lot bigger.
Because, it has just been announced that ‘Teenage Dreamer’ Katy Perry is to grace the event, joining the likes of Adele, Rihanna, Drake and Nicki Minaj.
Sunday, January 29th 2012
Slowly but surely working her way back into the public eye, the recently divorced Katy Perry beamed with this electric blue ‘do as she was spotted at 1 Oak’s GiveLove charity event in Vegas this weekend. Appearing alonside the event’s host Markus Molieri, the stop marks one of few the singles queen has made since the announcement of her divorce from comedian Russell Brand.
However, fans should expect to see much of the songstress in coming weeks as she is not only up for two awards at this year’s Grammy ceremony, but she is also readying a re-release of her hit factory album ‘Teenage Dream’ this March.
If art imitates life, it’s probably safe to say that Perry took a leaf from her Smurf stint with this blue
don’t do. See more pics below: