Katy Perry Is A Literal ‘Teenage Dream’-er In This #tbt Photo from 2002
Picture: Katy Perry – The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards – Arrivals at the Barclays Center – NY, NY, United States – Monday 26th August 2013 Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ has finally been dispatched off the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 by Katy Perry’s new hit single ‘Roar.’ After spending two weeks at No.2 ‘Roar’ finally ended the 12-week reign of Thicke’s hit single featuring Pharrell. ‘Roar’ is the first single from Katy Perry’s upcoming album ‘Prism’ that is set for release on October 22nd and with the new single she has achieved her 8th No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with her first No.1 being ‘I Kissed a Girl’ from 2008. According to Billboard , the American singer “has quickly scaled the list of the women with the most No. 1s in the chart’s 55-year history. Among female soloists, only Mariah Carey (18), Madonna, Rihanna (12 each), Whitney Houston (11) and Janet Jackson (10) have totalled more leaders”. ‘Roar’ has topped the digital song charts for three weeks running, and according to Entertainment Weekly “in week one, the song sold 557,000 copies and in week two, it moved another 392,000 units, this week, “Roar” pummeled past the one million mark with a 14 percent increase to 448,000 downloads”. Katy Perry took to her twitter to thank fans for the support as she reached the number 1 spot. The 28 year old, also released two teaser tracks from her upcoming album in late August titled ‘Dark Horse’ and ‘Walking On Air’. According to Enews , “the songs were chosen by Perry’s loyal fans, who were given the opportunity via social media to hear an early snippet of two of the songs”. Eminem’s new single ‘Bezerk’ breaks in at No.3 on the Hot 100 as well as being just behind Katy Perry in the Digital charts at No.2 with 362,000 downloads sold. ‘Blurred Lines’ has fallen back to No.2 on the Hot 100 but still holds the No.1 spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-hop songs for the 13th straight week. Katy Perry’s new album ‘Prism’ is set for release on the 22nd October 2013. Katy Perry’s hit single ‘Roar’ signals her 8th No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Contactmusic
Her gleaming 12.5-carat wedding ring. The reality star, who tied the knot with Odom in 2009, has been photographed both with and without the bauble in previous weeks. Katy Perry celebrated Labor Day with friends — including Khloe Kardashian — at her Hollywood home on Monday, Sept. 2. Credit: AKM-GSI One day earlier, Kardashian took to Twitter to tweet cryptically about her shaky marriage, telling fans, “As much as I wish I were made of steel I’m not.” Odom’s wife of four years also previously tweeted several glamorous selfies of herself, as well as the message, “Smile no one will notice.” PHOTOS: Khloe’s body evolution “Khloe did keep her marriage issues with Lamar a secret from her family for quite some time — no one knew,” a source previously told Us Weekly . Added another insider, “Khloe has seemed very unhappy lately. She’s not herself. It’s heartbreaking to see how unhappy she is, because she is in love with him. It’s so sad.” PHOTOS: Khloe and Lamar’s wedding On Friday, Aug. 30, Odom was arrested for a DUI after driving too slowly on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley. After failing the standard alcohol test, the athlete then refused to take a chemical test — leading to a one-year license suspension. “The problem is cocaine,” a source told Us of Odom’s struggles with substance abuse. “He would be high for three or four days at a time.
Is that really you?! Before swinging on vines all Jane of the Jungle-style in her “Roar” video teaser , helping us all feel less like a plastic bag in “Firework,” and even chasing down cold-footed fiances in “Hot N Cold,” Katy Perry was, well, Katy Hudson ! Back in April of 2002, the fresh-faced 17-year-old was just a year out from releasing her self-titled Christian rock debut, but we’re wondering if this West Hollywood portrait sesh may have marked a stylistic turning point for the singer? Dying her hair black, maybe playing some late-night rounds of strip-Candyland? Needless to say, our minds are racing. TBH, though, we’re not exactly sure why Katy changed her stage name from Hudson to Perry. The latter’s definitely got a little more rock ‘n’ roll punch to it ( Joe Perry , hello), but it’s not like her last name was Von Vomitronksen or something. (True story: The Jonas Brothers started out playing south Jersey county fairs as “The Frumpleton Brothers.” Another true story: None of that was true. Also, “Katy Hudson” could easily be confused for “Kate Hudson.” So there ya go.) Anyway, it’s, like, crazy to see the Hudson-to-Perry transformation like this — what an insane difference 11 years can make! The young woman up top looks like she’s barely able to mew, and now Katy’s roar commands our attention every time she picks up the mic. Anybody else hearing Vitamin C ‘s nostalgic tearjerker, “Graduation (Friends Forever)” RN?? Because, um…