For the last four weeks, we’ve been teasing the upcoming web series from Bonnie McKee, superstar songwriter and future pop diva — and now, Idolator is thrilled to premiere the first episode of Popstar In Training, an intimate peek at the creative journey of one of the industry’s most impressive talents.
It’s not your typical new artist spin. Refreshingly honest and surprisingly vulnerable, the first episode of Popstar In Training takes us inside McKee’s bumpy ride to success: Her initial rise as a recording artist in 2004 and subsequently being dropped by her label, which led her down a spiral into addiction and depression before she found a second life as the hitmaker behind Britney Spears and Katy Perry‘s biggest singles. McKee’s upcoming launch as a major pop act isn’t just about getting to sing her own songs again — it’s about redemption. After all, why bother getting mad when you could get famous? Watch up top.