What on earth is Katy Perry going to pull out of her whipped cream cans for the Super Bowl halftime show this Sunday at the University Of Phoenix Stadium? At this point, it’s anyone’s guess, though you can be sure that a) it will be non-controversial…supposedly, and b) she’ll tear through a slew of her crowd-pleasing hits — which include songs naughty (“I Kissed A Girl”), playful (“California Gurls”), wistful (“Teenage Dream”), inspirational (“Firework”), creepy (“E.T.”) and mysterious (“Dark Horse”).
But while whatever outfit or hair color Katy opts for remains up in the air, she’s at least ready to put the “foot” in football — thanks to her newly-painted, pigskin-themed toenails, which she displayed on Instagram last night. More »
Last year, Becky G was selected as one of the openers for Katy Perry‘s massively successful Prismatic World Tour — and she caught the experience on camera.
In a new mini docu-series on her YouTube channel (Behind the B), Becky is bringing us back to the moment when the tour touched down in Mexico. “The crowd is just so, so much louder than the United States,” she explains to us, alternating between Spanish and English to properly explain the love she’s feeling from the Latino community. “It’s nice because they’re receiving me…como soy familia,” she says, beaming with pride. More »
KatyCat fever is in full force at the moment.
With Katy Perry‘s highly anticipated 2015 Super Bowl halftime show performance mere days away at this point, all eyes are now on the “Teenage Dream” princess to provide what will surely be a non-stop medley of some of the singer’s biggest pop hits. (And, of course, surely some surprises along the way too. And Lenny Kravitz!)
But before all that goes down, we’re taking a look back at the milestones of Miss Perry, including her three studio albums: 2008′s One Of The Boys, 2010′s Teenage Dream and 2013′s Prism. Earlier, we reviewed each album as part of our Pop Report Card series. But now, we want you to decide: Which album is her very best of all? Place your vote down below. More »
Even if Taylor Swift doesn’t sneak backstage to “Bad Blood” up the iconic whipped-cream-cannon bikini, Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Halftime Show will, undoubtedly, be Sunday’s sinfully sweet highlight.
So large does Perry’s shadow loom over pop culture, in fact, that it’s hard to believe that she’s only been famous since 2008, when her debut album, like countless pubescent boys’ voices after seeing her in the flesh, dropped. (Apologies to the 200 floor-length denim-skirted fans who bought the 2001 Katy Hudson Christian album and aren’t reading this anyway because the Internet is the devil’s playground.)
Whether you’re One of the Boys, a Teenage Dream or fresh out of Prism, let’s grade each of Katy Perry’s three studio albums to see how the world’s biggest TLC fan scores in Idolator’s Pop Report Card. More »
Last night (January 22), some of the biggest pop stars took over West Hollywood at the first annual The Daily Front Row Fashion Awards! Sitting pretty in the front row were Rihanna, Kanye West, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus — who were all flawless and giggly the entire night. Ciara was also in attendance, and posed adorably with Kerry Washington and Drew Barrymore.
The Bad Gal of course made time for a selfie with photographer Mert Alas (the man behind Madonna‘s Rebel Heart album cover, by the way) and caught up with Jeremy Scott and Nicole Richie. View all of the celebrity shots, including model-worthy poses, silly faces and killer fashion, in the gallery up top! More »
With $105,000 already raised within less than two days, it’s clear that plenty of people want that fifth and final TLC album to be made — including Katy Perry.
According to TMZ, the Prism princess is just one of the many fans who contributed to the legendary group’s Kickstarter campaign. “According to our sources, the ‘Roar’ songstress is such a big fan, she dug into her own pockets and shelled out 5 grand for the cause. One of the perks for a $5k donation is a slumber party in L.A. with T-Boz…so we could be in for some epic selfies,” the site reports. Nice one, Katy!
Who knows? Maybe Katy is such a big fan, she’ll even collaborate with the girls on their new record. To celebrate the California Gurl’s endorsement, let’s now listen to this fun fanmade mash-up of “Waterfalls” and “Teenage Dream” after the jump. More »
Katy Perry lands on the cover of ESPN‘s music issue with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt in the lead-up to her blockbuster halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX on February 1. The 30-year-old looks typically adorable/sexy in a figure-hugging as she puts eye black on her strapping friend. They unlikely duo then camp it up for the shoot by flexing and striking cheerleader poses.
The “Dark Horse” diva and J.J. also sat down for a chat and talked about the rush they get from fans chanting their name, or in Katy’s case, singing her songs. “For me, it’s about the lyrics, when they’re all singing these songs I wrote in a little apartment, or in a garage, or a small studio,” she explains. “Hearing these lyrics that were so sacred to me, hearing thousands of people sing them, it’s an incredible feeling that is unmatched to anything else.” See a selection of pics from the shoot up top. More »
Katy Perry has finally shed some light on her much-anticipated Super Bowl XLIX halftime show (February 1). When asked about recent NFL controversies like Ray Rice‘s suspension over domestic violence charges, the “Dark Horse” hitmaker admitted it was a concern. “We were all watching and asking ourselves questions about what this year would mean,” she told The AP. “But I think that the problem that the NFL is dealing with is a global problem.”
“I’m all about female empowerment and uplifting people’s spirits, and people finding their own voice with songs like ‘Roar’ and ‘Firework’, so maybe there is no better person for the show,” the 30-year-old continues. “Hopefully I can bring that incredible strength and empowerment to people through the performance.” However, don’t expect Katy to make a controversial statement via her performance, which will feature a cameo from Lenny Kravitz.
“Everything I’ve done in my career hasn’t been blatant this or that. It’s always with a wink. It’s a soft-serve sexiness,” Katy said. “My intention is that everyone talks about the music and nothing else… sometimes you can’t control other people. But I will control myself.” If anyone can raise serotonin levels and make people feel better about themselves, it’s the queen of self-empowerment anthems. I’m also happy that she (kind of) confirmed that “Firework” and “Roar” will be on the setlist! More »
Katy Perry will be joined by Lenny Kravitz during her 2015 Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance, on Sunday, February 1. The bold pop superstar broke the news during January 10′s AFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, when she sat briefly with NBC host Willie Geist.
“He’s got so much style and this certain, how do you say, je ne sais quoi. He’s the coolest. He’s the king of cool, and he’s going to make me so much more cooler that day,” Perry said of the rock star. Then, when Geist asked if they will perform “American Woman” — as in Kravitz’s 1999, Grammy-winning cover of the 1970 Guess Who song — she said, “We’ll see,” though with a knowing glance at the camera. More »
In late December, Billboard announced the highest-selling singles and albums of 2014. Taylor Swift‘s 1989 pipped Disney’s Frozen soundtrack to the post as the year’s most popular LP, while Pharrell‘s unavoidable “Happy” was the most-downloaded track. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) published equivalent statistics for the Oz market today (January 6) and those names are well-represented again.
Pharrell’s “Happy” was also the most downloaded song in Australia in 2014, followed by Meghan Trainor‘s “All About That Bass” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” The rest of the top 20 is more eclectic with local acts featuring heavily. Sheppard‘s quadruple platinum-selling “Geronimo” lands at number four, while boy band/dance outfit Justice Crew ranks at number five with “Que Sera.” As far as albums go, Ed Sheeran‘s x was narrowly edged out 1989 for the number one spot. The top five is rounded out by Frozen, an INXS greatest hits compilation (!) and Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories. See the full ranking after the jump. More »