Update your breakup/revenge playlists because last night Katy Perry debuted hot new track called “Part Of Me,” performing it live for the first time at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Today, she released the lyric video for the track for you to enjoy.
It’s clear by the lyrics that the song is clearly directed at her ex, Russell Brand. Perry sings, “So you can keep the diamond ring… It don’t mean nothing anyway. In fact, you can keep everything… yeah, yeah… except for me!” She then goes into the chorus singing, “This is the part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no!” The lyrics and sound of the song remind of something I’d expect from Kelly Clarkson. Nonetheless, it’s great to see Katy Perry venting about her breakup and pouring her feelings of anger and empowerment into this song. I love it and have already downloaded it.
The song will be included on her upcoming March 26, 2012 album ‘Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection‘. In addition to this song, the album will also feature two more new songs. Check out the lyric video for “Part of Me” below. I’ve also included the link for you to download the track on iTunes.
Last night, the 54th Annual Grammy Awards took over the Staples Centre in downtown Los Angeles for a true celebration of the past year’s greatest music. With a night full of performances and unlikely collaborations, it was hard for them to fit in all the awards. Thankfully, they handed out a majority of them prior to the show only leaving ten for the actual live show.
The evening was kicked started by a performance from Bruce Springstein who proved he was still The Boss. Afterwards, the evening’s host, LL Cool J took the stage to warm the crowd. He immediately addressed the dark cloud hanging over the awards ceremony tonight – the death of Whitney Houston. LL lead the Staples Centre in a quick prayer for the fallen icon and her family before getting the show underway.
Right away, the evening’s second performer Bruno Mars brought the energy back to the arena with his amazing performance of “Runaway” – one of my favorite songs from his album. Paying some serious homage to James Brown and other motown soul artists, Bruno brought the party and had the entire crowd on their feet. Read more Grammy highlights, watch my favorite performances and find out who won the night’s big awards below.
Katy Perry is busy getting ready for her Grammy performance next weekend but on the side, she is promoting her latest ad campaign for GHD and their line of haircare products. This time around, the record breaking Billboard singer is endorsing their hair dryer which promises the best results of any other on the market. In the ad, Katy dons a mermaid tail and a light purple, bubble gum like wig blown over the shoulder without a piece out of place. As any mermaid would of course.
The shot was taken by famed photographer David LaChapelle who also helped build the concept of a mystical creature living under a bridge in a metropolis environment – a match made in heaven for Katy. “Dave LaChappelle made the set amazing,” said Perry when discussing the latest campaign still. “It’s as if Lisa Frank had done The Little Mermaid,” she continued in reference to a commercial artist whose work appears on many commercial elementary and pre-school products.
If you think you’re annoyed already by the mass consumption of Katy Perry, then hold on to your hat because there is a whole lot more of Katy Perry coming your way. Yesterday, Electronic Arts (EA) announced that they have partnered with Perry to be featured in a series of games in The Sims franchise. One of those is a collector’s edition of their upcoming The Sims 3: Showtime which will be released this coming March. “I always like to think of myself as a cartoon, and now I’m a Sim,” Perry said in a statement.
The Guardian reported more on the announcement stating that Katy is working with the The Sims Studio to create accessories, clothing, furniture and the like to “celebrate the imagination that she brings to her performances, music videos and life”. Steve Schnur, executive of music for EA worldwide says, “Today marks the start of the most integrated and exciting collaboration with any artist in the history of The Sims. No performer could better represent the humour and fun of The Sims brand.”
I’m not a Sims player at all but for Perry fans and fans of the game, this could be something right up your alley. Check out a few photos of Katy Perry as a Sim below.
Some say this may Katy Perry’s last ditch effort to make her mark by hitting 6, #1 singles from the same album on Billboard. Some say she is re-releasing the track to capitalize on the publicity of her divorce with Russell Brand. I say it’s a beautiful, stripped down version that the song truly deserved.
Today, Katy has released a stripped down, acoustic version of her latest single, The One That Got Away featuring a raw vocal edge from Katy that we rarely see. Accompanied only by guitar and what sounds like a cajon, Katy passionately sings the lyrics to a song that rings some serious meaning into her life at the moment.
Could this version of the track give Katy the push she needs to garner herself six number one singles on Billboard? Who knows. Despite the controversy, I am loving the sound of this track and think you will too. Give it a listen below.
Not too long after the divorce papers were signed between Katy Perry and Russell Brand, a leaked Katy Perry demo has surfaced called “Bullet“. It was actually a song she co-wrote with and for country singer, Jessie James and it was featured on James’ last album, “Wanted“. I loved the album and “Bullet” is actually one of my favorite songs on it. “I’m a bullet and headed straight for your heart,” sings Perry in the chorus. Sidenote: I also had the chance to interview Jessie James when the album was released. I hope she comes out with a new album this year!
Perhaps the twangy song was leaked on purpose as a message to Russell Brand? The first verse goes as follows: “My mama warned me about boys like you. It’s the reason I wear these high heel boots, yeah. And let me give you a little piece of advice, my papa packs heat and he won’t think twice, yeah”. It’s an empowering country/pop song and I highly recommend you listen to it!
2011 wasn’t a banner year for celebrity couples. This year, we saw our fair share of quick hook-ups and disastrous break-ups. Divorce seemed to be the word of the year. Now, a new celebrity divorce has hit the fan and my jaw is hitting the floor.
Russell Brand has filed for divorce from his mega-pop star wife, Katy Perry. The two were married last year in India and seemed to be absolutely in love. The docs were filed in LA with the reason for ending the marriage being “irreconcilable differences.”. The pair had recently been spotted separately without their wedding rings one which started a media storm of trouble ahead.
However, many are saying that Brand may have blindsided Perry with the filing of the divorce petition. Yikes! The two did spend Christmas apart this year, a weird tradition for a newly married couple. What do you think of Russell and Katy’s new divorce? Sound off below.
The other day, Patrick wrote about the most viewed videos on YouTube in 2011. As you probably noticed, that list didn’t include music videos from artists from major music labels. Ergo, why Rebecca Black’s “Friday” topped that list and the likes of Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez were nowhere to be seen in that Top 10 list.
As luck would have it, YouTube has a separate list for established artists or as they officially refer to it as, “Most Watched Videos From Major Music Labels Globally“. Man, that’s a mouthful. On this list, you’ll find most of your favorites and surprisingly a few notable omissions. Even though, Adele, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears have topped several year-end lists from Best Song to Best Artist to Best whatever, the trio are MIA on this one.
So who made it? Since it’s a global list, some entries may surprise you. For instance, Pitbull shows up in three spots. WTF, dude must have a huge following in all the Spanish-speaking countries. I was also a bit stunned, yet happy, to see Jessie J’s “Price Tag” on this list. Love that song. See what other music videos YouTube watchers watched over and over and over and over again in 2011 below.