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The salient points

  • At the age of 17, Katy Perry released and recorded a Christian gospel-rock album. Not that many people bought it.
  • Her first major hit was the not-in-any-way-gospel-rock 'I Kissed A Girl' which was very good.
  • 'Hot N Cold' proved beyond doubt her ability to produce solidly brilliant pop singles.
  • Her second album, 'Teenage Dream', is a modern classic and spewed out a shitload (music biz term) of Number One singles.
  • In fact, it was so good that in March 2012 she released a new version of it, nearly two years after the original, with this fairly amazing song on it.
  • She is very funny and interesting in interviews.

Big Songs involving Katy Perry

Interviews & Features

albumsof2013header The Top 33 Albums Of 2013
Albums are shit aren't they?Well not all albums are shit. Some ...
December 30, 2013 in Interviews & Features
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2013.You voted.We counted.BEHOLD: ...
December 30, 2013 in Interviews & Features
The 2011 Popjustice Readers’ Poll – THE RESULTS!
Right then. Thousands of you voted. We did some adding up which took even longer than usual ...
December 31, 2011 in Interviews & Features


Katy Perry Katy Perry’s shared some fairly amusing posters ‘teasing’ her new video
Katy Perry's got a new video for 'Birthday' 'premiering' today and in honour of all that she's popped some mock ...
April 24, 2014 in The News
Beyonce Apparently ‘Pretty Hurts’ ‘did the rounds’ before it ended up with Beyoncé
According to Sia, Beyoncé's 'Pretty Hurts' was initially meant for Katy Perry ...
April 22, 2014 in The News
Jennifer Lopez video Bits About Pop: From Lady Gaga having someone round for tea to Ella Henderson on a mural spree
Everyone just calm down and enjoy some BAPs. Lady Gaga invited MTV into ...
April 4, 2014 in The News
Katy Perry Katy Perry’s third single from ‘Prism’ will be ‘Birthday’
'Unconditionally' hitmaker Katy Perry's next single will be the non-excellent 'Birthday'. The ...
April 4, 2014 in The News
Shakira Bits About Pop: From Ariana Grande’s slip in a puddle of wee to JoJo finally feeling more artistically free
Oh blimey, what a glorious selection of delicious BAPs. Ariana Grande’s broken three ...
March 25, 2014 in The News

From The Briefing

Katy A heartwarming and almost certainly factual Katy Perry-related email
A girl called Kalia sent us an email this morning and asked us to post it. Here are the words that ...
November 15, 2013 in Noteworthy, The Briefing
real-star-of-the-vmas The real star of the VMAs
real-star-of-the-vmas What a man.
August 26, 2013 in The Briefing
Imagine it is a Tuesday afternoon between the hours of 3pm and ...
August 21, 2013 in Noteworthy, The Briefing
katy-perrys-truck-getting-hit Weekend pop things involving Katy, VV, Lady and Giorgio (plus Jamelia’s reaction to an exploding box)
Some pop things happened this weekend. Here they are in a vertical list. Katy Perry Smash #1 ...
August 12, 2013 in The Briefing
katy-perry-lorry-truck The PJ Almighty: Katy Perry, Echosmith, Bonnie McKee, Sophie, Monsieur Adi… And Jahmene Douglas
Icona Pop had a decent run at the top of the PJ Almighty, but now it is time to reassess ...
July 30, 2013 in The Briefing