When most artists reach the eighth (!!!) and final single from a crazy-successful album cycle, you’d think they’d be at home, fanning themselves with $100 bills while lounging in a hammock and having their assistant pour copious glasses of spiked lemonade into a golden goblet. But not Katy Perry. Just last night, the purple-haired chart dominatrix was working it on stage in the middle of Hollywood Blvd. for Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing her latest and last Teenage Dream (er, make that Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection) offering, “Wide Awake”.
That pavement-hitting ethic has paid off handsomely for Perry: of her seven previous singles, six of them have topped the Hot 100. And “Wide Awake”, currently sitting pretty at #4 on the chart, and at #2 on iTunes, is on its way up as well. Will the synthy, uplifting ballad also manage to clinch becoming the Song Of The Summer this year? Katy faces some tough competition from the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber. Let’s take a closer look at “Wide Awake” below! More »