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Artiste of The Month: KATY PERRY


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Katy Perry’s new album, Witness (Capitol Records), is No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking her third album to debut atop the chart. With 180,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S., it marked the biggest week for an album by a female artist in 2017. It also claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and Current Pop Albums charts.

Globally, Witness topped the iTunes Albums chart in 46 countries. It contains the Platinum-certified hit “Chained to the Rhythm” featuring Skip Marley, “Bon Appétit” featuring Migos, and Katy’s new single, “Swish Swish” featuring Nicki Minaj, which has begun its climb, breaking into the Top 40 at Pop radio, iTunes and Spotify this week. The official video for “Bon Appétit,” which can be seen HERE, has set a new record for Katy, surpassing 100 million views in just 18 days.

Recently, she reached a new milestone on Twitter, becoming the first person to reach 100 million followers. Katy has been the most followed person on Twitter since 2013. She recently partnered with YouTube on the 96-hour online phenomenon, “Katy Perry – Witness World Wide.” Documenting every minute of every day, Katy revealed it all throughout the live-streamed global event, which generated over 49 million views by fans from over 190 countries. From thought provoking conversations about feminism, politics and issues of diversity, to lighthearted segments and exclusive music performances, the event featured such celebrities and friends as: James Corden, Sia, Caitlyn Jenner, Gordon Ramsay, Anna Kendrick, Dita Von Teese, America Ferrera and Arianna Huffington plus YouTube stars like Pentatonix, Liza Koshy and Gigi Gorgeous. The event culminated with an exclusive concert in Los Angeles for 1,000 fans, which was broadcast live exclusively on YouTube.

On Witness, Katy reflects on the changes in her own life and in the world around her, delivering songs that both challenge and inspire. Katywrote each of the album’s 15 soul-baring songs, working with a variety of collaborators. Witness includes the Platinum-certified hit “Chained to the Rhythm” featuring Skip Marley, “Swish Swish” featuring Nicki Minajand the new single, “Bon Appétit” featuring Migos. The video for “Bon Appétit,” which can be seen HERE, set a new record for Katy, surpassing 100 million views in just 18 days. Katy and longtime collaborator Max Martin served as Executive Producers of Witness and Martin produced many of the tracks. See below for track listing.

Tickets are on sale now for Katy’s upcoming North American tour. Each ticket purchase for WITNESS: The Tour also includes a copy of her new album. The run, which kicks off on September 7, will include three New York City shows – October 2 and 6 at Madison Square Garden and October 11 at Barclays Center – plus three evenings at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on November 7, 8, and 10. See below for itinerary or visit http://katyperry.com. Katy will be partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America in a variety of ways on the tour and $1 per every ticket sold will also be donated to the organization.

Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boysafter signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010). PRISM, her 2013 album, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles “Firework” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy is the first female artist to earn two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. In her 10 years with Capitol, she has racked up a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 40+ million adjusted albums and 125+ million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter. Katy played to a total of two million people on the sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour and headlined the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, which set a record as the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show ever.

Track Listing – Witness
Hey Hey Hey
Swish Swish feat. Nicki Minaj
Déjà Vu
Mind Maze
Miss You More
Chained To The Rhythm feat. Skip Marley
Bon Appétit feat. Migos
Bigger Than Me
Save As Draft
Into Me You See

MORE INFO: Universal Music Malaysia

Katy Perry – Chained To The Rhythm (Official) ft. Skip Marley