Pop super-producer Max Martin hints that Katy Perry and Drake may soon appear in a song together. MTV notes that the official website for his production company Maratone now lists a version of Perry’s song “Legendary Lovers” featuring Drake among his credits. Martin wrote and produced the song with the chanteuse, her longtime collaborator Bonnie McKee, Cirkut and Dr. Luke.
“Legendary Lovers” is one of a few songs off Perry’s 2013 album, Prism, that are influenced by hip-hop. (Perhaps Drake will crib her flow from her sung-rap verses or pay off her vows to be a ride or die chick – who knows.) “Dark Horse” became an unexpected crossover hit for featured Three 6 Mafia ringleader Juicy J, while a “This Is What We Do” remix features rap’s most bizarre goofball RiFF RaFF. More »
Iggy Azalea wraps up her stellar year, as she leads the 2014 American Music Awards nominations with six nods – including Artist of the Year, Single of the Year for her Charli XCX-assisted hit “Fancy,” Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. She has some tough competition in that last category, going head to head with Drake and Eminem.
Trailing behind the rapper is Katy Perry, Pharrell and John Legend with five nominations. “Yellow Flicker Beat” singer Lorde snagged herself four nominations. It has also been announced that Charli XCX will grace the stage, performing at the show for the first time. The ceremony determined by fan votes, which will reveal how much these artists truly connected with their audiences over the past year.
The 2014 AMAs will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, on November 23 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Check out the full list of nominees below. More »
Katy Perry is set to perform at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show, according to reports from Billboard. Since August, the “This Is How We Do” singer (alongside Coldplay and BFF Rihanna) was rumored to headline the big show. This all comes after her recent appearance on ESPN’s College Game Day on October 5, where she stated “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl.” Maybe she was just playing coy?
Perry’s Halftime show will succeed Bruno Mars, Beyonce‘s epic showcase last year and Madonna‘s controversial set from 2012 (thanks to M.I.A.‘s middle finger to the FCC). The news is just another addition to Perry’s already successful year – she is leading the 2014 MTV EMAs with the most nominations, her “Dark Horse” video was the most watched of 2014 and she started her own record label. More »
On October 4, and in between dates of her Prismatic World Tour, Katy Perry stopped in Oxford, Miss., for her first-ever college football game – oh, and to appear as the “Guest Picker” on ESPN’s College GameDay. Unlike the show’s four other analysts, Perry wasn’t making her college football predictions based on performance. “I was going to pick them based on colors,” the singer joked.
When asked who should win between Oklahoma and TCU, Perry said, “I’m picking this one based on looks. Trevor Knight, do you hear me? The quarterback from Oklahoma we don’t mind, so I’m going to go with him.” She then pulls out a heart-shaped sign with a photo of Knight, begging him to to call her. (Perry’s chances are actually slim – sadly, he’s taken.) More »
Ferras made headlines earlier this year when he became the first artist signed to Metamorphosis Music — otherwise known as Katy Perry‘s very own record label. He wasted no time dropping an excellent self-titled EP and even convinced his boss/close friend to share vocal duties on power ballad “Legends Never Die”. It was a complete rebirth for an impossible-to-pigeonhole artist, who never got his due the first time around.
The 30-year-old alien enthusiast dropped by the Idolator studio to chat about his new music and opened up about signing to Katy’s label, the evolution of their above-mentioned duet and even his favorite song on Prism. (He has great taste!) Ferras also spoke about the soon-to-be-released video for EP highlight “Speak In Tongues” and his experiences as an out artist. Watch after the jump. More »
Mark your calendars, pop fans, as Sunday, November 9 will bring the MTV Europe Music Awards to the network’s channels across the globe. The event will be broadcast live from Glasgow, Scotland’s The SSE Hydro arena.
It’s usually a given that American acts dominate the nominees for the MTV Europe Music Awards, and this year is no exception: Katy Perry leads the pack with seven nods (including the categories of Best Song, Best Pop, Best Female, Best Live and Best Video, among a couple others), while Ariana Grande has six. Naturally, award show favorite Pharrell Williams is represented heavily, as well, with five nominations of his own.
The full list of nominees lies in wait below. More »
Katy Perry has gone above and beyond when it comes to “This Is How We Do” remixes. The chart-conquering diva first served up a mind-stretching overhaul featuring side-piece RiFF RAFF before unleashing a twisted trap version courtesy of Brillz. They were both great in their own weird and wonderful way but it looks like she saved the best for last.
The Harper’s Bazaar cover girl turns to RAC for the latest “This Is How We Do” remix and the Portuguese-born/Portland-based DJ transforms it into a spooky synth-adventure that mixes tinny hip-hop beats with his trademark retro-synths. The sparse, fuzzy soundscape is exciting new territory for Katy’s voice and somehow suits the upbeat pop song perfectly. Listen after the jump. More »
Well, this week certainly was pop drama
, wasn’t it?
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry (maybe?) swapped subtweets and shady songs, U2 dropped an unwanted (for some of us?) album on us via Apple and Ariana Grande is (possibly) a diva who only likes to be interviewed and photographed on one side of her face. Hmm…
In less dicey news, we premiered AJR return with “Infinity,” launched a contest for BANKS‘ gorgeous Goddess, premiered some stunning artwork to coincide with Kimbra‘s The Golden Echo and took a look back at 13 pop albums that deserved a lot more love than they were originally dealt.
As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out some of the week’s best comments after the jump. More »
“Sometimes this little raver likes to play sophisticated swan” is the caption Katy Perry
gave her ravishing Harper’s Bazaar
cover on Instagram and she wasn’t lying. The pop queen brings old Hollywood glamorous to a serene Asian setting in the stunning shoot. Apart from looking absolutely gorgeous, the Prism
diva opened up about the benefits of therapy and the prospect of turning 30.
“What I’ve learned is that if you don’t have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away,” she says. “I had to learn about taking care of myself before I could take care of others.” Therapy has also changed what Katy is looking for in a man. “As I’m heading into my 30s I have less time for bullshit,” the 29-year-old admits. “A lot of times I’ve ended up with people who have been intimidated by me, unfortunately. They say they’re not, but it comes out in the long run.” More »
got the internet buzzing earlier this week when she told Rolling Stone
about a diss track on her new LP called “Bad Blood”
, which was written about one of her female rivals. “She did something so horrible… it had to do with business,” the “Shake It Off”
diva revealed. “She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”
It didn’t take a lot of detective work to discover that she was talking about Katy Perry. She hired three of Taylor’s dancers for her live show before the (former) country queen’s Fearless tour was finished. Only, here’s the rub. They had previously worked on the “This Is How We Do” hitmaker’s Teenage Dream tour and, according to TMZ, apparently gave plenty of notice that they wanted to work with her again.
“We’re told the dancers told Taylor up front … they did not want to sign for the full tour — they wanted a 30-day out, and we’re told it’s because they were just waiting for Katy to go back on tour,” the website reports. “When Katy hit the stage again, they gave their 30-day notice, but Taylor got so pissed off she fired them on the spot.” If everybody was upfront about their intentions, why is Taylor mad? She’s popular enough to sell a ton of albums without creating fictional drama. More »