Well, well, well. Looks like we’ve been surprised. Pop megastar Katy Perry pulled a Beyonce on us all and released a surprise single titled “Rise”. The new single sees Perry straying from her signature bubblegum-pop and adopting a new moodier sound. Thematically, the song is a classic Katy Perry song, but sonically it marks a few changes. The single was produced by Max Martin and written by Martin, Savan Kotecha & Ali Payami, instead of frequent collaborator Dr. Luke, possibly due to his recent legal issues with pop singer Kesha. “Don’t be surprised. I would still rise” sings Perry in the...more
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Idols of SM Entertainment have come together to collaborate with UNICEF and other artists by covering John Lennon’s “Imagine” for their ‘A Fair Chance for Every Child’ campaign. The video features SHINee’s Minho, TRAX’s Jay and J-Min, Exo’s Baekhyun and Chen, Super Junior’s Siwon, Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun and TVXQ’s Changmin singing Lennon’s iconic song interspersed between footage of children. Other popstars including Katy Perry, Will.I.Am and David Guetta also make appearances too. The artists’ cover does a gorgeous job of uniting people all around the world to join in on an important cause: ending child poverty. “The Convention on the...more
Ever wonder what your favorite artists looked like when they made their very first appearance at the GRAMMY awards? Well, look no further, we’ve got you covered. The GRAMMYs, often referred to as “music’s biggest night,” has seen appearances from the likes of Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and more over the years. Every year, in addition to being nominated, some stars take the stage to performance or present. From meat costumes to risqué ones, here is a collection of photos of your favorite stars at their very first GRAMMYs: View Gallery 17 photos
OH. EM. GEE. Music’s biggest night, aka The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, is just a few days away and we have never been more excited. Airing LIVE on CBS at 8|7c, the award ceremony, hosted once again by LL Cool J, will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8. This year, more than any other year, a lot of artists will be teaming up with other artists to perform some of 2014 biggest hits. Sam Smith will performing with Mary J. Blige, Jessie J with Tom Jones, Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani, Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga, and others. As far...more
Hot off the heels of her record breaking Super Bowl halftime performance, Billboard is reporting that Katy Perry is set to join an ever growing list of performers for this weeks GRAMMY Awards. In their exclusive report, Billboard state that Perry will be performing a ballad from her recent album ‘Prism’ titled ‘By The Grace of God’. The performance has not been confirmed by the GRAMMYs team however as we have seen in past years, performers are announced up until the date of the ceremony with some being kept as a surprise, such as Beyoncé & Jay Z’s show opener...more
The numbers are in and it is safe to say that Katy Perry is truly a queen. Moments ago, the ratings for her Superbowl Halftime show were released and Katy managed to draw a total of a 48.2 household rating and 118.5 million viewers. This means she broke Bruno Mars’ record last year, 115.3 million, which at the time was the most-watched halftime performance in Super Bowl history. The performance has also had a positive impact on both Missy and Katy’s chart position on iTunes. Katy Perry’s album “Prism” returned to No. 1 in Canada last night, while the rest...more
Katy Perry took to the stage during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX today between the Seattle Superhawks and the New England Patriots in Phoenix, Arizona. Perry wore a number of outfits designed by Jeremy Scott, and was joined on stage by Lenny Kravitz and surprise guest Missy Elliott who joined her in performing Get Your Freak On, and Work It . Katy performed some of her biggest hits to date including ‘Darkhorse (feat. Juicy J)‘, ‘Teenage Dream‘ and ‘Firework‘ during a production that was seen by approximately 100 million people around the globe.