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Missy Elliott may be joining Katy Perry on stage during the Super Bowl half time show as a "surprise guest", reports suggest.
Missy Elliott will be joining Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz on stage during the Super Bowl half-time show, according to a source speaking to the Associated Press. 43-year-old Elliott will be a "surprise guest" at the big game's entertainment on Sunday (1st February). The source, someone "familiar with the plans" for the entertainment, claimed Elliott will be performing alongside Perry during one of her songs. Elliott has previously worked with Perry on a remix of 'Last Friday Night T.G.I.F.' but it is uncertain which track she will feature on at the half time show.
Missy Elliott may be performing with Katy Perry as a "surprise guest" at the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney will be performing their new track 'FourFiveSeconds' at the Super Bowl DirecTV party in Glendale, Arizona the night before the big game.
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney will cement their new musical collaboration by performing at a Super Bowl party on Saturday night (31st January). Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl DirecTV party in Glendale, Arizona the night before the big game. Joined by her two new collaborators, Rihanna is likely to perform their track 'FourFiveSeconds' on which McCartney plays acoustic guitar and Rihanna and West provide the vocals.
Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl DirecTV Party on Saturday.
Will Ms Perry make us roar and set off a few fireworks on Sunday?
Katy Perry is just under 24 hours away from taking the stage at this year’s Superbowl, in front of a television audience of more than 100 million people. So far the singer hasn’t given away much about what to expect from her half time show, but this is Katy Perry we’re talking about so we at least know we’re in for a big treat come Sunday.
Katy Perry is this year's Superbowl half time performer
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday Perry teased that her performance will include "a lion and sharks.” Adding, "It's going to be wild out there.”
Continue reading: So What Can We Expect From Katy Perry's Halftime Show At Superbowl XLIX?
Remember that whole Diplo, Taylor Swift, Lorde twitter incident last year? Well it seems that one's been stirred up again thanks to Diplo's latest interview.
Back in November Diplo, the music producer, DJ and rumoured boyfriend of Katy Perry, tweeted that Taylor Swift needed a kickstarter to help her get ‘a booty’. This distasteful bit of twitter attention seeking caused the singer’s BBF Lorde to retaliate ‘should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it’ and thus the great Diplo/Lorde/Taylor Swift feud was born. Or actually it wasn't, as nothing really happened after that. Until now that is, when Diplo decided to bring it all up again in an interview with GQ.
Diplo made comments regarding Taylor Swift's 'booty' last year
Addressing Lorde’s tweet Diplo said it was, “funny, because me and Lorde, we're actually friends, and it was a funny, in-jest conversation.” Adding “I think Taylor Swift is such an impactful character, that it was because she was involved that it became really big.”
Let it be known, Ms Perry is no scrub (and neither is Bette Midler!)
Just three days after launching their Kickstarter campaign, TLC have not only raised enough money to record their fifth and final album, they’ve exceeded their goal. The group have so far raised over $210,000 in just three days, beating their target of $150,000 in 30 days.
TLC have raised more than enough to record their fifth and final album
The amazing total is thanks in part to some of the band’s famous fans including singer Katy Perry, who, according to TMZ, has donated $5,000 to the campaign. That $5,000 pledge gets Perry a slumber party with the girls where she can “put on her jammies, order some late night snacks and have some #TLCPillowTalk".
Katy Perry has been speaking ahead of her big halftime gig on February 1st.
It’s one of the most coveted gigs a performer can land, the halftime slot at the Superbowl and this year the honour has fallen on Katy Perry. But while there had been rumours that the NFL asked the artist in consideration for the 2015 gig to ‘pay to play’, Perry has said she didn't buy her place on the show.
Perry is this year's halftime performer
"I put my foot down very early in the courtship," Perry told The Associated Press "I said, 'Look guys, here's where I draw a line in the sand.' I want to be invited on my own merits and not with some fine print.”
Continue reading: So, Did Katy Perry 'Pay To Play' At This Year's Superbowl?
Lenny Kravitz will join Katy Perry when she performs at the Super Bowl halftime show.
The music streaming service released its 'Year In Music' feature which breaks down your personal tastes and tells you what the world was listening to.
Hello, musical magpies: ever wanted to know which artist or genre is your favourite? Well, Spotify’s 2014 ‘Year In Music’ feature can categorically prove that to you.
The music streaming service has been running its end-of-year feature for a while now, but the 2014 edition is its most thorough incarnation yet. It displays the top genres you listened to over the course of the year, suggesting some top playlists for each of those, as well as your top five artists, albums and playlists.
For added geekiness, the service will also break down your listening habits by geographical origin, how much time you spent using Spotify overall and on what device, and even on which days of the week.
Becky G talks Katy Perry at American Music Awards
Becky G may be a 17-year-old star in her own right having shot herself to recognition by posting several videos of herself performing remixes of popular songs but it seems the American rapper, singer, actress and dancer is still happy to get a little help from the super, super stars.
Speaking at the American Music Awards, Becky G explained what she learned about the music world and touring when she supported Katy Perry and Jason Derulo.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Was Huge Inspiration For Becky G On Tour
Get ready, people. Katy Perry is bringing kittens and glitter to the Super Bowl.
The 2015 Super Bowl Halftime performer has been announced and it is... drumroll please... Katy Perry! The singer will take to the stage on February 1, 2015 for what will be the most watched musical event of the year. Ever the workaholic, Katy has already started brainstorming ideas for the show, according to a tweet she posted celebrating the NFL announcement.
Perry is set to bring the Prismatic experience to Super Bowl 2015.
The announcement was made during the Cowboys-Giants game on Sunday, so Perry responded with a tweet about her band watching the game in the other room. Meanwhile, the NFL tweeted a video of Perry at a "half-time show testing facility" apparently trying out ideas for her show.
The former Destiny's Child star topped the Forbes list for the second consecutive year, more than doubling her earnings from 2013
For the second year in a row, Beyonce has been unveiled as the highest-earning female in the music industry, according to the annual Forbes list. With the help of her most recent album, her enormously successful world tour and a host of endorsement deals, she’s more than doubled her earnings from the previous year.
Beyonce came top of the Forbes rich list of female music stars for the second year in a row
The artist referred to in the list as Beyonce Knowles Carter was top of 2013’s list with an income of $53 million, and this year she’s into nine figures with $115 million. Yikes!
Continue reading: Beyonce Revealed As Highest Earning Female Music Star
Last night the stars swapped couture for costumes, but whose dress was the fanciest this Halloween?
If there’s one thing better than dressing up for Halloween, its looking at everyone else's amazing costumes. But in Hollywood, with unlimited funds and stylists this must be quite the sport come October 31st. So we’ve trailed through all the celebrity pictures from last night and found the ones you just have see. So can you guess who was who this Halloween?
Bow to the queen, Heidi Klum
First we have to start with the undisputed queen of Halloween Ms Heidi Klum, who this year hosted her annual Halloween party in NYC, as the most colourful and beautiful of all the butterflies. This one must have taken absolutely ages as the transformation video Heidi posted to twitter showed. But doesn't she look amazing?
Katy Perry, Beyonce and One Direction have all also scored multiple nominations.
Iggy Azalea is leading the pack at this year’s American Music Awards, amassing six nominations including one for ‘artist of the year’. The Australian rapper has had quite the 2014, hitting the Billboard number one spot for the first time earlier this year with ‘Fancy’ and releasing her debut album, The New Classic.
Iggy Azalea leads this year's AMA nominations
The 24 year old is nominated for artist of the year, new artist of the year, favourite female pop/rock artist, favourite rap/hip hop artist, favourite rap/hip hop album (for The New Classic) and single of the year for ‘Fancy’.
Continue reading: How ‘Fancy’! Iggy Azalea Leads AMA Nominations With Six Nods
In August it was reported that the 29 year-old singer was shortlisted alongside Coldplay and Rihanna for the coveted spot.
It seems that the NFL have reportedly settled on Katy Perry to perform at the annual halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX next year, she will be following in the footsteps of Madonna (2012), Beyoncé (2013) and Bruno Mars (2014).
Perry is reportedly set to play at the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show
The 29 year-old songstress' participation in the sporting event has been rumoured since August after she was allegedly shortlisted alongside Coldplay and Rihanna, who were asked to 'pay to play' due to last year's halftime show drawing a record-setting 111.5 million viewers. The huge audience makes the coveted spot one of the most valuable promotional platforms in the music industry.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Expected To Perform At 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show
The 'Anaconda' rapper will oversee proceedings in Glasgow, Scotland on November 9th.
Fresh off hitting the UK number one spot this past weekend, Nicki Minaj has been unveiled as the host for this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards. The ceremony, which will take place in Glasgow on November 9th, also marks the 20th anniversary of the awards.
Nicki Minaj will play host at this year's MTV EMA
The announcement was made by the rapper on Instagram, who posted a very regal image of herself sitting on a throne along with the caption, "So excited to announce that I will not only perform, but I have the honorable task of HOSTING this year's MTV European Music Awards!!!!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! The show will shoot in GLASGOW, SCOTLAND for its 20th Anniversary ON NOVEMBER 9th!!!!” Previous hosts of the awards include Katy Perry, Heidi Klum and Selena Gomez.
Taylor Swift insists things are still cool with her and Selena Gomez, but what of the recent Katy Perry rumours?
As the press speculate over Taylor Swift's alleged feud with Katy Perry after a recent comment she made regarding a new song, the 'Shake It Off' star is quick to brush off rumours that she's been fighting with bestie Selena Gomez too.
Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez still firm friends
It was reported in August 2014 in various stories that Swift had spectacularly dumped her younger best friend Selena Gomez when she re-kindled her on-again off-again romance with pop bad boy Justin Bieber; a rumour that was perhaps first sparked after apparently pulling a face on seeing Gomez and Bieber kiss at the Billboard Music Awards last year. However, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Swift has insisted the pair are still bosom buddies.
Katy Perry has said in an interview with Harper's Bazaar that her assistant often feels the brunt of her bad moods.
How does a pop princess blow off steam? With a human punching bag, of course! Well, that's according to Katy Perry.
Perry gives a candid interview with the magazine
In her new interview with Harper's Bazaar, Katy talks about how she deals with the stress of her job. She says that on a bad day, she's "quieter. I can snap a little bit, be a little bitchy to the couple of people around me. Tamra, my assistant, is my closest punching bag. But she’s strong and understands that I have a lot of pressure on me sometimes." She also says that she meditates "five to six times a week and has an “act-out day about every four to six months. I’ll have a cigarette, which I know is absolutely horrible for me, after a few drinks when I’m having a week off. I don’t do black tar heroin."
Continue reading: Who's Katy Perry's Human Punching Bag?
Why do many believe a tweet from Katy Perry reveals she is the person the 24 year-old songstress sings about in the song 'Bad Blood'?
Taylor Swift recently opened up about the track 'Bad Blood,' from her fifth studio album '1989,' and revealed that a unknown "enemy" celebrity was the inspiration behind it. Although the 24 year-old singer didn't name this individual, many believe it could be fellow singer Katy Perry.
Swift recently explained' Bad Blood' was about a fellow celebrity
In a very candid interview with Rolling Stone, Swift recalled how her hatred for this person began last year at an award show ceremony, where she realized they were "straight-up enemies."
Continue reading: Is Katy Perry The Inspiration Behind Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood'?
Some celebrities are not afraid of sharing their more gross feats with their fans. But perhaps intentional mutilation is a step too far?
One of the biggest problems with being able to post pictures and videos straight to the internet to be seen by armies of fans is that sometimes, those videos can be cringe-inducingly vile. Case in point, Katy Perry recently posted to Instagram a video of someone shoving a needle through her nose.
Katy Perry performing on her Prismatic World Tour
The video comes to us halfway through her Prismatic World Tour as she is currently in the second leg of the tour, traveling through the US. Throughout November and December she will visit Australia and New Zealand, before spending February and March of next year in Europe.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Posts Graphic Nose Piercing Video
The 29 year-old pop star explains how someone in her position would benefit dating a man who is in the public eye.
As well as being one of the most successful pop stars in the world, Katy Perry is also one of the most beautiful so there is no doubt that many men can only dream about dating her. Unfortunately this isn't going to change anytime soon as Perry thinks dating "non-famous guys" can be a negative thing.
Perry thinks there are problems with dating men who arn't in the spotlight
The 29 year-old singer's decision to not become intimate with someone who isn't in the spotlight has come from having several well-publicised relationships with famous men in the past, which includes John Mayer and Russell Brand.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Prefers To Date Famous Men, But Finds Fame "Disgusting"
Plagiarism and paganism - of the two accusations against Perry, only one can get her in legal trouble.
Katy Perry is no stranger to controversy, but she has managed to stay away from legal copyright disputes so far. Well, not anymore. The singer is being sued over her catchy single Dark Horse, which the plaintiffs claim replicated their 2006 song Joyful Noise. But that’s not even the strangest part of this story.
Katy Perry used a smoke machine and mechanical horse in one performance.
The four musicians suing Perry are a Christian rock band and claim that the pop songstress not only used their original tune, but that she also sullied it with “witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery”. This case isn’t Perry’s first brush with plagiarism accusations – last year, she came under fire for the apparent similarities between her single Roar and Sara Bareilles’ Brave.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Slapped With Plagiarism Charges And Possibly A Witch Hunt
Katy Perry has been named RIAA's top digital selling artist. Who's behind her?
It only took three records for Katy Perry to cement herself as one of the biggest names in pop music history. Of course, one could argue that the superstar held that title well before the release of the third album, and they’d have the records to back it up: from May 2010 to September 2011, Perry spent 69 consecutive weeks in the top ten of Billboard’s Hot 100. She also became the first female artist to produce five number one songs from the same album with her sophomore record, Teenage Dream. Pretty impressive, right? Even though she has been earning accolades with every move she makes, perhaps the biggest is something she just achieved: Katy is officially the all-time top digital artist, according to the RIAA.
Katy Perry has moved 72 million in digital sales
"Katy Perry is a force to be reckoned with in music,” Cary Sherman, RIAA Chairman & CEO, said about the feat. "She embodies all that makes a true global superstar: the musical talent, the extraordinary drive and genuine charisma, and an intrinsic connection with her fans." During her trip to the top, she has earned 18 Gold, 16 Platinum, and 56 multi-platinum digital single awards over the span of her career. For albums, her debut record, One for the Boys, has been certified Platinum, while Teenage Dream is double-Platinum. Her most recently released record, Prism, currently stands at sales exceeding 1.1 million. Digital sales altogether land Perry at 72 million, which easily puts her at number one in front of the competition.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Tops RIAA's Digital Artist List - Who's Behind Her?
Hillary Clinton already had a song in mind.
Hillary Clinton might be hitting the 2016 campaign trail soon and she’s got an unlikely ally along the way. Katy Perry, songstress, label boss and cupcake enthusiast has offered to pen a campaign song for Hillary, should she decide to run.
She may have stumbled along the way, but these days Perry is all about female empowerment.
"I told hillaryclinton that I would write her a "theme" song if she needs it," the singer said Friday on Instagram, a day after she met Clinton at a book signing for Clinton's new memoir "Hard Choices."
The 29 year-old singer took to Twitter to announce the launch of Metamorphosis Music, and revealed Los Angeles-bases singer/songwriter, Ferras, as her first signed artist.
Katy Perry is now the owner of a record label.
The 29 year-old songstress announced on Tuesday (June 17th), as well as launching Metamorphosis Music, she has already signed her very first artist.
Perry's new label is a joint venture with her current label, Capitol Records.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Launches Own Record Label And Introduces First Signed Artist
Katy Perry has launched her Make Roar Happen campaign in order to raise money for resources for teachers and students throughout the US. She also, in collaboration with Staples, made a $1 million donation to the cause.
Thursday (12th June) saw the launch of Katy Perry's latest philanthropic venture in Los Angeles. The 29-year-old appeared at the Nokia Theater in L.A. and launched her Make Roar Happen campaign in collaboration with Staples. Perry is currently having a short break before commencing the US leg of her The Prismatic World Tour. She will begin touring in North Carolina at the end of the month.
Katy Perry's Make Roar Happen campaign supports teachers.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Supports And Celebrates Teachers With 'Make Roar Happen'
Turns out, modesty isn't Mr. Mayer's strong suit.
John Mayer has addressed the news that his ex-girlfriend Katy Perry is planning on writing songs inspired by their relationship. The singer songwriter is usually pretty guarded about his personal life but for some reason felt comfortable talking to a TMZ pap about his famous exes and how some choose to write songs about him.
There was a touch of arrogance to Mayer's words as he opened up on dating fellow pop stars. Confronted by the news that Perry has plans for a John Mayer break-up song in the vein of Taylor Swift's 'Dear John,' Mayer was bolshy.
"I actually want everybody's song to go #1," he said as a self-confessed "third wheel" whilst out with two friends. "I purposely stopped writing hits to give other people a chance to have #1 songs. I just stand to the side." "I have super strength for gang-ups, I'm fine," Mayer replied when asked if he was bothered by the songs his former lovers write about him. "That's what you're supposed to do, man, you're supposed to write songs. You're just not supposed to tell everybody you're doing it." Miaow.
Continue reading: Are You John Mayer's Ex? He Dares You To Write A Song About Him
Not to mention those accusations of racism...
Avril Lavigne has dropped the music video for her sugary new single, 'Hello Kitty' from new album, Avril Lavigne. The rock and dubstep fusion track will be a surprise to say the least for fans of the pop punk of her early 'Sk8er Boi' days as the 29 year-old singer-songwriter boldly marches in a new direction in her sound.
Avril Lavigne Couldn't Have Predicted The Internet Storm That Would Greet Her New Video.
The girlish and garish 'Hello Kitty' will make fans recall the singer's similar U-turn on 'Girlfriend' but instead of cheerleader stomp rap and girl-on-girl cat-fighting, the new track is altogether another feline, full of dubstep drops, vocal effects and electro buzzes. Dressed in a plastic homage to Japanese teen culture, Avril debuts a new pastel-coloured, half shaved Skrillex-style hairdo which somehow manages to make the cheesy vid all the more terrible.
Continue reading: Is Avril Lavigne's New Music Video A Crime Against Music? [Video]
Despite claiming they are just good friends, the two stars are thought to have "very strong sexual chemistry," between each other.
Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson are both single, but are they destined to become an item? The 29 year-old songstress reunited with the 27 year-old actor this past weekend when they both attended the Coachella Music Festival.
Perry has said she is just friends with Pattinson in the past
Two celebrities spotted together can only cause one question to arise...are they dating?
Continue reading: Katy Perry And Robert Pattinson Fuel Romance Rumors In Coachella Reunion
We defy anyone that tells us there isn't a top secret celebrity forging factory somewhere out there. We present Exhibit A (B, C, D, etc.)...
We’re starting to suspect that there’s only a handful of famous people, but that they each just have a few different aliases. We’ve never been able to put our finger on it until recently, but some of these celebs look far too similar to be different people. We’re considering a theory that there is a celebrity factory and they only have a few different molds to work with.
Take Penelope Cruz and Paz Vega for example. It’s hard to believe that these two aren’t at least a little bit related. We only realised recently that it’s Paz starring alongside Adam Sandler in Spanglish and not Penelope.
Continue reading: These Celebrity Doppelgängers Prove The Existence Of A Celebrity Factory
There's nothing we love more than finding out when celebrities are best friends, some of them aren't a secret, others will blow you away. We bet you never knew about Bette Midler and 50 Cent's budding best friendship...
Unlike Jennifer Lawrence and her rather normal best friend, Laura Simpson, celebs often pick other famous people to have as their BFFs. They all probably bump into each other at so many events that it’s difficult not to end up practically joined at the hip. Some of these celebrity BFFs you’ll already know about, some you’ll be totally surprised to hear have even met! The phrase chalk and cheese comes to mind.
Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston have been BFFs since their Monica and Rachel days. The pair have seen each other through weddings and divorces, children and various film/TV projects. “We just have fun, we laugh, we’re inseparable and it’s great”, Cox said of Aniston, while her best friend in turn dubbed her “the most dependable and loyal”. Mutual appreciation society, or what? We love it! That's how all best friends should talk about each other in our opinion.
Continue reading: 50 Cent And Bette Midler? Our Favorite Celebrity BFFs
The New Zealand singer warned against the fake perfection of Photoshop.
Today, Lorde has tried to prove to her fans that Photoshop perfection is not something to aspire to and that "flaws are ok" in selfies and photos. To illustrate her point, the singer posted two photos of herself performing at one concert on Twitter, one of which had been edited to perfection and the other showed off the young pop star's natural look.
Lorde Has Publically Spoken Out Against Her Photos Being Digitally Retouched.
"i find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)" the 17 year-old singer captioned the shot. She received an outpouring of support and gratitude from her fans, many of which are also teenagers themselves, who praised her for her realistic attitude towards her own image.
Continue reading: Lorde Calls Out Airbrushing On Her Own Photo: "Remember Flaws Are Ok"
The Aussie's hit 'She Looks So Perfect' leads this week's Official Chart Update.
5 Seconds of Summer are on target to claim a number one single in the UK this week, with their hit track 'She Looks So Perfect.' The Australian boyband's catchy new single is selling extremely well in Britain with a reported 71,000 copies of their track shifted, according to the Official Charts Company. That's a lot more than the week's second best-selling single so far, fellow new entry 'Changes' by Faul & Wad Ad vs Pnau which has sold 45,000 units so far.
5 Seconds Of Summer Are Plotting A Course To UK Number One.
The poppy foursome have managed to dethrone last week's number one, Duke Dumont's 'I Got U Ft. Jax Jones,' which was relegated to third place. Martin Garrix's follow up to November's 'Animals,' 'Wizard' with Jay Hardway entered at No.4. Meanwhile, former heavyweights Pharrell and Katy Perry with their respective big-hitters 'Happy' and 'Dark Horse Ft. Juicy J' were assigned 7th and 9th.
Continue reading: '5 Seconds Of Summer' Heat Up The UK Charts With No. 1 In Sight [Video]
Katy Perry has come under fire from feminists once again, but is it really her fault?
Female celebrities just can’t get it right these days. Not only are they meant to pursue their own careers as actresses, singers or whatever else their profession may be, now they’re expected to be political activists as well. Everything they do must be related back to how much of a ‘feminist’ they are: each action is assessed for its level of feminism; each quote dissected to discuss what could possibly be seen as damaging or encouraging to young female fans.
Poor old Katy Perry just can't get it right
Katy Perry is on the receiving end this week, firstly because in 2012 she refused to call herself a feminist and now because she does...but she doesn’t really know what it means. In 2012 Katy told Billboard magazine, “I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women.” Big mistake. The feminist blogosphere erupted, slamming Katy for being a bad role model. She learned her lesson though, when asked on Sunday whether she is a feminist, Katy’s response was, “A feminist? Uh, yeah, actually. I used to not really understand what that word meant, and now that I do, it just means that I love myself as a female and I also love men.” Um, well, wrong again.
Continue reading: Poor Katy Perry! Feminists Vs. Female Celebrities
Decadence has come at a hefty price for the successful singer/songwriter.
John Mayer is taking legal action after it emerged that what he thought were vintage Rolex watches were fakes in a scam that has affected celebrities all over Hollywood. The singer-songwriter is reportedly suing jewellery dealer Robert Maron, a friend to actor Charlie Sheen, who allegedly supplied the phony timepieces.
John Mayer Is Suing A Fake Watch Dealer After Being Hoodwinked.
Since his first purchase in 2007, Mayer is said to have spent $5 million buying watches for himself and others before he realised the hoax. In 2010, the Grammy-winning star discovered that one of the watches was fake when he sent it to be repaired, but received credit to buy another when he reported his discovery.
Taylor Swift has many Instagram friends including Karlie Kloss.
Taylor Swift and model Karlie Kloss went on a road trip together, how do we know this? Through looking at Taylor’s Instagram page, of course! Ms Swift’s Instagram is fast become the most star studded yet as the singer shows off her impressive list of friends. So just who has Taylor been paling with on Instagram and who’s next?
So who are Taylor Swift's famous instagram friends?
Taylor kicked off her celeb posing on Instagram with the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. Now we’re not saying that the young pop star and legendary ‘Born in the USA’ singer had a brief moment of BBF-ness after he surprised her at one of her shows in 2011. But after snapping herself with Springsteen, Taylor seemed to catch on that two celebs are better than one when sharing your Instagram pics. Another famous musicians to get the Swift Instagram share is Jon Bon Jovi, with who she shared a picture of herself dueting, which really is just showing off.
Continue reading: The Full List Of Taylor Swift's Instagram BFFs, Including Karlie Kloss
Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry seem to be at each other's throats on Twitter, but why and is it for real?
Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry have known each other for years. The pair have been photographed together at events since long before Miley was the peroxide party girl that she is today. That’s why we don’t know whether to take their brewing Twitter feud with a pinch of salt or if these two really are headed for a serious fall out. It all started at Miley’s recent L.A. performance when she dived in to give Perry a full on smooch, and we’re guessing, since this is Miley we’re talking about, that she meant it to be tongues and all! Katy wasn’t at all impressed or interested and immediately yanked her head away from Cyrus before laughing off Miley’s intrusive move.
Katy was taken aback from Miley's move to kiss her
It’s not the first time that Miley has expressed romantic intentions towards Perry, once admitting on Twitter: “Had dreams about @katyperry all night. dayummm that was a good time! #cherrychapstick need to c u more often sloot! Xxxxx”. Perhaps Miley was just taking the first opportunity she saw to make her dream a reality! Who cares if thousands of people were watching?
Continue reading: Is The Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry Twitter Feud For Real?
Katy Perry says she tried to pull away when Miley went in for the tongue during one of her concerts.
Katy Perry has told of how she didn't exactly invite the level of attention she got from Miley Cyrus during a Bangerz tour concert in Los Angeles. Widely circulated footage from the tour sees Miley jumping off the stage during 'Adore You' and planting a huge kiss on Perry, who is known for her hit 'I Kissed A Girl.'
Katy Perry Has Revealed That She Didn't Exactly Invite The Miley Cyrus Tongue-Fest.
"I just kissed a girl and I really liked it a lot," Cyrus announced after she had climbed back onto the stage but it appears that Katy didn't share her sentiment.
The 'Roar' singer laso spoke about getting fit for her upcoming 'The Prismatic World Tour'.
When Katy Perry went to support fellow pop-star Miley Cyrus at her LA 'Bangerz' concert, she got quite a surprise.
The two singers' shared a kiss during Cyrus' performance of 'Adore You,' but Perry wasn't expecting so much tongue!
On Tuesday (March 4th), the 29 year-old appeared on Australian talk-show 'Sunrise' to promote her upcoming world tour, and it didn't take long for the host to ask her about the smooch.
According to statistical data released by Nielsen SoundScan, sells for Lorde's first album has surpassed a million copies.
Lorde has officially become the first music entertainer to have a debut album reach more than a million in sells since October. The singer is also the first woman to reach over a million copies for a debut album since Adele in April 2011. The album is currently sitting at number six on the Billboard 200 charts right behind Beyonce's album.
Lorde's debut album sells over a million copies.
If this news is anythign to go by, women singers may be off to a good start this year in terms of album sells. Beyonce ended 2013 as the only woman to sell a million album copies. However, for the year 2014 Lorde is the second woman to have over a million albums sold. Katy Perry's second album "PRISM" also sold over a million copies.
Continue reading: Lorde's Debut Album `Pure Heroine' Reaches Over A Million Copies Sold
Katy Perry is as known for her fashion sense as her music, here's 10 of her most eye catching looks.
Since she broke onto the scene in 2007, Katy Perry has become pop's most fun fashionista. Always injecting a bit of quirky humour into her outfit choices, we can only admire Perry's bold red carpet choice. Even though there's far too many to choose from, we've done our best to bring you her ten best and most memorable looks (just so we can stop talking about her split from John Mayer).
Katy Perry performing in 2008
1. Our first memory of Katy Perry is as a retro styled singer who enjoyed kissing girls and flower hairclips. Straight from the beginning she showed off her more eccentric side, particularly in this mouthwatering watermelon costume/playsuit that she wore for a 2008 outdoor performance.
Continue reading: Forget The Split: Here's Katy Perry Top 10 Looks
Let's not forget, the promo for Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' is just a terrible video.
Katy Perry's new music video 'Dark Horse' is making headlines across the world for all the wrong reasons. An online petition has attracted nearly 60,000 signatures calling for YouTube to remove 'Dark Horse' from its site. Shazad Iqbal, of Bradford in the UK, launched the petition in the name of blasphemy, saying the treatment of an "Allah" necklace seen worn in the clip is offensive to Muslims.
Looks Like Someone Didn't Learn From The Geisha Incident: Katy Perry Is An Egyptian In 'Dark Horse.'
The pop star plays a Cleopatra-type character in the video, which is apparently supposed to be set in ancient Egypt. An array of suitors are presented to her and she reacts by zapping them all into sand with lightning. It's not the zapping that the petitioners have taken offence at, it's what she zaps.
Conflicting reports circulate as the pop stars keep quiet about their lovelife.
Katy Perry and John Mayer have broken up after 18 months of dating, according to a new rumour. E! News' source claims that Perry has split with Mayer in the last few days despite simultaneous talk that the couple are engaged and due to wed soon.
According To New Rumours, Katy Perry Has Broken Up With John Mayer?
With their busy solo careers, it's hardly surprising that the pair haven't constantly been by each other's side but E! takes their recent geographical distance as an indication that the rumor could well be true. Katy has been busying herself with fashion month activities in London and Milan whilst John has been pictured glumly strolling about New York City.
Continue reading: Katy Perry And John Mayer Splitting Up, Or Stronger Than Ever?
Calls of sacrilege may be misplaced...
In one of the more surreal collaborations of recent times, pop star Miley Cyrus has teamed up with The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd for a performance of the latter's hit 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1' during the former's concert. During her Bangerz tour show at LA's Staples Center, Miley welcomed the Oklahoman rockers onstage for a cover collaboration.
Miley Cyrus Welcomed The Flaming Lips Onstage For Another Cover Song.
Considering Miley's demographic is comprised of mostly pre-teens, there's little surprise than fan footage from the event shows almost no one singing along with Coyne and Cyrus but The Flaming Lips were given a warm welcome of manic screams nonetheless. Since footage from the 'Yoshimi' cover hit the internet, reactions have been divided between those who think Miley chose a great song to cover whilst showcasing her impressive voice, and those who feel that even with Wayne and Steven present, a classic song has been butchered.
The pop star leapt offstage to plant a smooch on Perry.
Miley Cyrus frequently encourages her audience to make out with each other during her current Bangerz tour and so the pop star decided to show the ecstatic crowd how it should be done. On Saturday night at Los Angeles' famous Staples Center, Miley performed her recent hit 'Adore You' which lead to her sharing a smooch with another pop megastar.
After Encouraging The Crowd To Make Out, Miley Shared A Kiss With Katy Perry.
Katy Perry, who was dancing away in the audience in front of the stage during 'Adore You,' was met by a surprise kiss from Miley, who leapt from the stage. Perry rushed forward and the pair locked lips before Miley squealed with delight and got back onstage to perform.
As Lorde wins the BRIT award for Best International Female we take a closer look at the 17 year old New Zealand pop sensation.
There’s been a ton of buzz around New Zealand singer and songwriter, Lorde, since her first EP The Love Club came out in November 2012. The first single off the EP, Royals, made it to number one in the pop charts in both New Zealand and the US, which means that the 17 year old pop star (yes, she’s just 17 years old which is something to think about for all of us out there who are much older and still don’t have any number one singles) can now proudly claim to be the first New Zealander ever to have topped the US charts.
Lorde doesn't bother dressing up to the nines like the average teenage popstar
But who is Lorde? The sultry star seemingly popped up out of nowhere and is now picking up awards and accolades left, right and centre, including last night winning the much coveted BRIT award for Best International Female before going on to then party the night away alongside fellow pop stars Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding.
Continue reading: Lorde: What You Need To Know About The 'Royals' Singer
A look at all of the reasons Katy Perry deserves to be named Elle's Woman of the Year 2014.
Katy Perry has been named Elle Woman of the Year at the 2014 Elle Style Awards. Ms. Perry undeniably stole the show, looking fabulous as she accepted the award wearing a stunning Vivienne Westwood rose print dress. Kylie Minogue, who has won the award twice herself in the past decade, presented Katy with the award. Check out all our pictures from the Elle Style Awards.
Katy looked stunning wearing a corseted Vivienne Westwood rose print gown
The chart topping pop starlet is certainly deserving of her gong, having barely sat down to take a breather in 2013. Katy originally burst onto the scene in 2008 with her catchy hit I Kissed A Girl and has been a regular at the top of the charts ever since. Her whirlwind marriage to Russell Brand may have not worked out, but Katy didn’t let it slow her down. 2013 may have been Katy’s best year so far, and there’s a long list of reasons we can see that Elle had for choosing her to be their Woman of the Year!
Continue reading: Why Katy Perry Deserves To Be ELLE Magazine's Woman Of The Year 2014
Katy Perry talks life, love and letting go of career blunders in this month's issue of GQ.
There’s nothing better for getting you through the week than a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous and Katy Perry, lovable ball of mayhem that she is, has given us just that this week with her new interview in GQ. Besides the sultry photoshoot published along with the interview, Perry also bares her soul in some unusually personal answers.
Underneath the layers of makeup and over-the-top outfits, it sounds like Perry really cares about her music.
The GQ interview was done just before Perry’s American Music Awards performance from 2013 – the one, where she dressed up like a geisha and ignited a string of accusations in cultural appropriation. She defends her choices with the classic performer excuse – she did it for her art, apparently: “All I was trying to do is just give a very beautiful performance about a place that I have so much love for and find so much beauty in, and that was exactly where I was coming from, with no other thought besides it.”
Continue reading: Katy Perry Breaks Through The Perfect Pop Star Facade In GQ Interview
The singer revealed her belief in extraterrestrial beings in an interview for GQ, but she is not alone in thinking that we are not alone
Katy Perry appeared as the cover girl for the February issue of GQ magazine, where amongst other things, she revealed that she genuinely believes in extraterrestrial beings and that we are not alone. She also spoke about praying for large breasts, regretting that prayer in later life, her dislike of cannabis, losing her virginity, the beginnings of her career and much more, but it was her other worldly beliefs that has caught on.
Katy believes that we are not alone
"I believe in a lot of astrology. I believe in aliens. I look up into the stars and I imagine: How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form?" she questioned. "I mean, if my relationship with Obama gets any better, I'm going to ask him that question. It just hasn't been appropriate yet."
The Brit Awards jumped right into the middle of awards season by announcing their nominees, and there are plenty of artists from all over the world up for awards.
We are again right in the middle of awards season, and that doesn't just mean the Oscars. The Brit Awards have announced their 2014 nominations, and there aren't many surprises.
Bastille performs at Koko in London
The two leading artists are, as they should be, British acts. According to MTV, Disclosure and Bastille were each nominated for four awards, but the rest of the nominations were for artists all over the world.
Continue reading: One Direction, Justin Timberlake Rack Up Brit Awards Nominations
Sandra Bullock was the big winner on the night, with Justin Timberlake and Ellen DeGeneres also taking home gongs
The People's Choice Awards kicks started awards season and the celebrities didn't let down as they came out in force and with style in Los Angeles for the fan-favourites awards show on Wednesday, 8 January. The 40th incarnation of the awards show, there was no shortage of class and glamour as the people's favourite movies, TV shows, actors and actresses were singled out over the course of the night.
With a total of four wins, Sandra Bullock was the night's big winner
Hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, the awards show held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles gave out almost 60 awards in total, and with four wins in all it was Sandra Bullock who ended the night with the most wins of all. Bullock's wins included Favorite Movie Actress, Comedic Actress, Dramatic Actress and she shared the Favorite Movie Duo award with her Gravity co-star George Clooney. The buddy cop comedy The Heat that she starred in with Melissa McCarthy won the Favourite Comedic Movie award.
Katy Perry and John Mayer were in Vegas over the weekend, and Mayer decided to have some fun with his girlfriend's phone.
One of Katy Perry's dreams came true Monday night (December 30) in Las Vegas when one of her idols, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, dedicated a song to her. According to MTV, the singer has long been a fan of Nicks, and has talked about her love for the singer, previously telling ABC she "sees straight through my soul."
Katy Perry leaving an interview in London in early December, 2013
Perry was apparently so speechless, her boyfriend John Mayer had to take over her phone. Or so he said.
Continue reading: John Mayer Takes Over Katy Perry's Twitter Account
Start as you mean to go on, John.
John Mayer and Katy Perry have appeared or the first time together on television being interviewed as a couple. The pop stars gave a first TV interview to promote their new duet single, 'Who You Love,' on ABC's Good Morning America. The pair have dated on and off since 2012 but are clearly now comfortable enough alongside each other to be seen and interviewed together but also record a song together.
John Mayer Accidentally Swore In An Interview To Promote His New Duet.
Yesterday morning (17th Dec.) they appeared on the GMA couch, laughing and discussing the new song as well as their relationship. Speaking about the pitfalls of working with his girlfriend Perry, Mayer said: "I come in the studio and she plays stuff... And then I'll hear a melody, cause she'll be writing something, I'll hear a melody and I'll be like, 'Don't! Don't!' She was f**king..."
The French music community said "non!" to the boys at the 15th NRJ Awards
One Direction were booed as they took to the stage at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France, last week (14 Dec.). The British boy band were met with jeers when they took to the stage to collect their two awards, being met with boos from the audience both of the times they went up to the stage to collect their trophies.
The boys lined up and looking dapper for the NRJ's
Continue reading: One Direction Booed At French Music Awards
'Britney Jean' debuted at No. 4 in the chart, while Brooks scored his ninth No. 1
Garth Brooks released his new box set, Blame It All on My Roots, to an eager fan-base last week, who have managed to see it rise from No. 3 in the Billboard 200 to the No. 1 spot this week. Britney Spears saw her new album debut to a rather lacklustre start on the other hand, as it only just managed to crack the top five, debuting at No. 4.
Brooks is back on top with his latest compilation
Brooks' second box set to reach the top of the charts - his first being 1998's The Limited Series - will have undoubtedly been helped by value Walmart were offering the six disc collection for. Initially being sold for $29.98 before a sale price of $24.96 was introduced this week, Blame It All on My Roots will likely be lining plenty of country fan's stockings come Christmas. The box set sold an additional 146,000 copies this week, enough to see it move two places to the top.
Katy Perry reveals her divorce from Russell Brand was "too intense" and that John Mayer is a "fantastic partner", in a new candid interview for magazine 'Marie Claire'.
Katy Perry's latest studio album 'Prism' is one about heartache and healing, she will now be taking that message on the road with a tour scheduled for 2014.
Since Perry's last tour her personal life has improved dramatically, she was battling with a divorce from British comedian Russell Brand while touring for her 'Teenage Dream' album.
The 'Unconditionally' singer features as the cover girl 'Marie Claire' for January, and in a candid interview she reveals, "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now.'"
'Roar' hitmaker Katy Perry was seen wearing a Naeem Khan burgundy gown with an embellished sheer cloak at the ninth annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The star talked to reporters on the red carpet revealing how much the event has inspired her. 'I was really inspired by that evening so much so that I asked to go on a trip directly after that night and I went to Madagascar and it changed my life', she explained.
The singer has pledged to protect children all over the world and do her bit to make a difference
Katy Perry wants to use her fame and fortune for good and plans on doing so with her new role as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador. On Tuesday, 3 December, Perry joined the ranks of David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, Jackie Chan, Mia Farrow and more in pledging her time to the charity, following a gala event held by the charity in New York City.
Perry attends the 9th Annual Snowflake Ball in New York
"Katy Perry is already a champion for children, and we look forward to hearing her 'roar' on behalf of UNICEF. We are delighted that she is joining us as UNICEF's newest Goodwill Ambassador and lending her remarkable voice to amplify the voices of children and young people around the world," UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said at the 9th annual Snowflake Ball, held at Cipriani on Wall Street (via Ace Showbiz).
Continue reading: Katy Perry Appointed Goodwill Ambassador For Unicef
The awards show will be presented by James Cordon for the fifth and (apparently) final time.
The Arctic Monkeys and Katy Perry have been announced as the first acts to be confirmed for the 2014 Brit Awards, due to take place in February next year. The awards showcase will be held at London's O2 Arena and will be hosted by James Cordon, in what will be his fifth and final appearance as host of the ceremony.
The Sheffield band aren't known for taking the BRITs seriously
Despite a history of mockery and at times a refusal to even acknowledge the awards show, the acceptance to open the 2014 BRIT Awards marks an acceptance from the band that they are now the country's foremost rock act and it is high time that they recognised this and took advantage with these types of performances.
Continue reading: Arctic Monkeys & Katy Perry First Acts Confirmed For BRIT Awards 2014
In the run-up to the release of 'Prism', Katy Perry promised fans and press alike that her fourth studio album would not be a sequel to the bubblegum pop of 'Teenage Dream', as the singer claimed to have adopted a more mature sound during the recording of the album. Whether she actually followed through on these promises would have to be seen, but KP has always had the potential to do something special with her work and on 'Prism' she could have given reasonable cause to be considered alongside history's finest pop singers. What unfolds instead is unfortunately nowhere near the standard she should be setting herself and so another sub-standard release is set adrift into the sea of disposable pop albums.
Things have changed, but at the core this is the same manufactured pop that featured so prevalently on her previous releases. On the whole, her songs have lost the summery charm found on her last album, in place of a generally one-dimensional collection of power pop anthems and ballads. She can hardly say she's matured because she's not challenging anything, only changing her preferred singing approach. She continues to follow that steady trail down the path to pop mediocrity where the only side shows are a collaboration with Juicy J - the only collab. on the album incidentally - and the occasional pop anthem that doesn't really stand too far from the pack anyway.
Her singing is pretty good throughout the album, even though the formula for the LP does not change too often, but when the songs do perk up Perry always accompanies the rare curveballs with elegance and veritable ease. Her vocal chops have the potential to front a challenge to the pop order, but she never really gets the chance to try out something distinctive and worthwhile here.
Continue reading: Katy Perry - Prism Album Review
The singer will stop by nine cities as she makes her way across the British Isles
Katy Perry will bring her Prism tour to the UK next year, announcing the dates for her upcoming shows through her official Twitter page yesterday (18 Nov.). The UK dates are the first to be unveiled by Perry as part of her Prismatic World Tour, with the full dates for her globe-covering tour expected to be announced by Perry in the coming weeks.
Katy Perry will be taking her Prismatic tour across the globe
The tour is designed to be a "multi-faceted spectacular" and will include a special standing pit around the stage called "The Reflection Section" that will allow Katy to be "closer than ever to her fans," according to the official Katy Perry website. The singer will take Swedish pop duo Icona Pop on the UK leg of her tour, and the duo may follow her to the various destinations she will head to on her travels. Her website goes on to say that the world tour will potentially be a year-long extravaganza.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Announces Plans For 2014 'Prism' UK Tour
Is Katy Perry and John Mayer engaged? The pop-star sparks rumours after she is spotted wearing a diamond ring on her engagement finger.
American singer, Katy Perry, has been at the centre of the rumour mill as of late.
The increasing chatter is trying to determine if the 'Roar' singer has finally gotten engaged to her boyfriend, John Mayer.
It all began when Perry arrived at the 2013 MTV EMAs in Amsterdam on Saturday (No 9th). She rocked the red carpet wearing a figure-hugging Zac Posen dress along with a D&G headband and Charlotte Olympia heels.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Engagement Rumours To John Mayer Heat Up
There was also Ron Burgundy, huge wins for Eminem and Katy Perry and a wardrobe malfunction from Iggy Azalia
Miley Cyrus was always going to star in the Monday morning gossip headlines when she was first announced as a performer at the 2013 MTV EMAs. The question was: what will she do? Besides 'twerking' with a dwarf during the award show's opening act - which included a rendition of her hit 'We Can't Stop' - there really wasn't that much to write home about regarding her performances. It was what she did to celebrate winning the Best Video award that won her the headlines.
Each of Miley's outfits were as interesting as the one she showed up to the event in
Miley smokes up
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus Smoking On Stage Steals The MTV EMA Awards Spotlight
There's rumours of a possible movie adaptation on the radar at the moment for DC's biggest heroine - so who would be your Wonder Woman?
Following Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy and the recent Superman epic 'Man Of Steel', there seems to be one obvious direction to go in next for DC Comics with their film franchises: a Wonder Woman movie, of course. The Amazonian knockout was first portrayed successfully by Lynda Carter in the TV series between 1975 and 1979, and it hasn't yet been put to cinema neither as a solo project for the character nor as a Justice League of America set-up. There have been all sorts of rumours flying about recently with Jaimie Alexander talking a lot about the supposed upcoming Wonder Woman movie and we've got pretty excited discussing who might be considered for the role.
So, who do we think would do the Wonder Woman costume 'justice'?
Jaimie Alexander: The 'Thor' actress has set tongues wagging as she gushed about the character in an interview with Forbes. 'I would love for DC to put Wonder Woman in one of their upcoming flicks, either in her own movie or Batman vs. Superman, or just something even to introduce her', she said. Batman vs. Superman, hmm? Does she know something we don't? On the suggestion that she could be the one to play her, she insisted, 'I'm appreciative to the people who ask my opinion of the character, and that's been pretty amazing.' Jaimie would be perfect for the role given her portrayal of Asgardian strong-woman Sif in the 'Thor' movies, and she even bears an interesting resemblance to Lucy Lawless as 90s TV hero Xena, Warrior Princess.
Continue reading: Wonder Woman Movie: Who Do You Want For The Leotard And Lasso?
The People's Choice Awards this year welcome back the usual suspects.
It’s that time of the year again – time for the most important awards of the season, the People’s Choice Awards (wink, wink, nudge, nudge.) This year the favorites are easy to pick out from the crowd. The award show will be held in January and today was the day that the nominees were finally announced.
The super successful Katy Perry is the favorite in several musical categories.
In the world of TV, Glee is the favorite, with eight nominations, proving that nothing can keep this show down. That may or may not be a good thing. Meanwhile, Katy Perry seems to be the people’s favorite when it comes to music. The Roar singer has nabbed five nods. Coincidentally, that’s also Sandra Bullock’s number. The Gravity actress heads up the movie division.
Continue reading: Teen Choice Awards List Nominees Anounced: The Usual Suspects
Perry's rise to the top of Twitter coincides with social media flotation.
On the eve of Twitter's initial public offering (IPO), Katy Perry has become the new poster girl for the social media site after her follower figures pushed past Justin Bieber's to reach a massive 46.61 million. The news that Perry is Twitter's most popular user coincides with the company's imminent float on the New York Stock Exchange. The microblogging network intends to price its shares on Wednesday for trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Reuters' sources report.
Hands Up If You Follow Katy Perry On Twitter!
The website stands to make a fortune estimated in the billions from the IPO after it said on Monday that it was boosting the price range of its IPO to $23 to $25 per share from an earlier range of $17 to $20 per share with the intention to sell 70 million shares. However, Perry on Twitter may not be as popular as she first seems.
Continue reading: Could Katy Perry Help Boost Twitter Investor Demand Ahead Of IPO?
He's not impressed, but he isn't the only one.
Hang on, someone doesn’t like manufactured pop music and thinks the likes of Lady GaGa and Katy Perry are a bit fake and rubbish? Jesus Christ we’ve got a visionary on our hands. He’s called Gareth Malone.
Gareth Malone leads his choir on BBC's The Choir
The television presenter, who hosts The Choir, told Richard Bacon on BBC Radio 5 Live that using autotune is cheating, and that his band of trilling choir members are miles ahead of even the biggest pop stars.
Continue reading: Gareth Malone Reckons Modern Pop Stars Are Cheating With Autotune Antics
So, Katy Perry has done it again and topped the charts with another ridiculously catchy dance tune that people who don't even like it are singing. 'Roar' marked the first release of her fourth album 'Prism' - another chart success - which gives it some emotional significance as when she was writing the record, she was going through a devastating divorce with Russell Brand, and later having relationship troubles with her current beau John Mayer.
With that in mind, you can appreciate the implication of 'Roar', the lyrics of which represent empowerment and personal worth: 'I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire/ Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar'. It feels genuine because you're aware of her personal troubles and that sort of saves it from being just another manufactured pop tune. Sort of. It does, however, make me cringe that it was so heavily inspired by Survivor's 'Eye of the Tiger' - and the resemblance goes further than just those four words.
I can't say the song in terms of actual melody stood out as particularly unique; the heavily layered vocals and building crescendo can be found in a good handful of current chart hits; however, I have to admit the driving chorus sent shivers down my spine on the first listen. It has the same vibrancy and energy as Katy's previous hits and has an almost rhythmic tribal beat behind it which went well with the jungle themed video.
Continue reading: Katy Perry - Roar Single Review
Phoebe Price, Katy Perry and Keyshia Cole Thursday 21st April 2011 Phoebe Price wearing a lip tattoo/transfer made by Violent Lips which has also been endorsed by several other celebrities including Katy Perry and Keyshia Cole. Los Angeles, California
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