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Katy Perry Was High Recording “California Gurls”

Katy Perry in Katy Perry was high when she recorded "California Gurls."

The singer was overcome by the weed smoked by her collaborator Snoop Dogg [currently going by the name Snoopzilla], when they recorded a rap in the middle section of the song, for her last album Teenage Dream.

"It was really cool. He came by the studio, played the song and rolled a J. Everybody was contact [passively] high. But he was super-cool and he's been around forever. It's really amazing if you meet someone that's been around for 20 to 25 years and they're still cool, because sometimes they aren't," Katy is quoted by The Sun newspaper as saying.

The first song Katy wrote for her latest album, Prism, was "By the Grace of God," which has a much darker tone, as it was inspired by Katy's breakup with ex-husband Russell Brand, and she admits she was in a bad way when she wrote it.

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Katy Perry Set to Lose Producer

Katy Perry and producer Dr. LukeKaty Perry is set to stop working with producer Dr. Luke. The pop star and the studio wizard worked together on her hit album Teenage Dream - which contained several chart-topping hits, including "California Gurls," "E.T." and "Last Friday Night" - but the relationship must end after he signed a new deal with Sony Music.

The producer - real name Lukasz Gottwald - has agreed to join the company in 2012 and run his own record label under the Sony umbrella. The new venture will be called Kemosabe Records and, as part of the contract, Dr. Luke can only work with Sony artists, which rules out future collaborations with Katy because she is on EMI.

The 27-year-old singer - who is married to Russell Brand - is preparing to release the "The One That Got Away," which will be the sixth single from Teenage Dream. Dr. Luke has also worked with a number of other chart-topping artists, including Ke$ha, Britney Spears, Jessie J and most recently with Rihanna on her new album Talk That Talk.

Katy Perry Thanks Fans For Chart Record

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, The Charts, Pop

Katy Perry in Last Friday Night video

Katy Perry says she "owes" fans after equaling a US chart record.

The 26-year-old singer thanks fans after her latest song "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" topped the Billboard Hot 100, making it the fifth track from her Teenage Dream one album to top the charts - a record initially set by Michael Jackson with the singles from his 1987 album Bad.

Upon hearing the news, Katy Tweeted, "What a way to wake up! SO proud to announce that the little-engine-that-could of a song 'LAST FRIDAY NIGHT' is officially #1 & made HISTORY! & u know, I couldn't have done it with out ya, really I owe u guys BIG... so take this moment to give yourself a high FIVE!!! #allbecauseofu (sic)"

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Katy Perry Nominated For 9 VMAs

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Awards, Music Videos, Pop

Katy Perry"E.T" singer Katy Perry felt like she had woken up on Christmas Day when she discovered she had received nine MTV Video Music Awards nominations. Perry is up for more prizes than any other artist, and she still can't quite believe how many accolades she is in the running for.

"OMG! I just got word that I'm nominated for 9 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS!!! I'm kinda speechless/nervous/turned on! I can't sleep . I'm so excited . It feels like every birthday/christmas/first kiss I ever had. Thanks so much for believing in me. I owe u. [sic]" she wrote on her Twitter.

Katy - who is married to Russell Brand - has urged her fans to go and vote for her to win, and she is already thinking about what daring dresses she is going to wear to the ceremony, which takes place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on August 28.

"now . u have to VOTE! Go to www.mtv.com to vote for ur favorite videos ... (u can pick mine if u fancy) ... Off to dream up the outfit(s)! [sic]"

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VIDEO: Katy Perry Uses Wedding Footage for Grammy Performance

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Artist News, Awards, Performances, Videos, Pop

pulled out all the stops for her Grammy performance Sunday night. While hubby Russell Brand looked on from the audience, the pop star belted out a sweet version of her song “Not Like the Movies.” As she crooned prettily while suspended from a massive length of fabric, her wedding video was projected onto the impressive backdrop.

Perry wed Brand on October 23 in a private ceremony in India, and this is the first chance fans have had to see the big event. In the brief video, you can see the couple’s wedding kiss.

After the sweet performance was over, Perry jumped down from her swing to energetically deliver her banner hit “Teenage Dream.”

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New Katy Perry Song Leaked

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Leaks, Pop

A song Katy Perry recorded for her Teenage Dream album has leaked to the Internet, and fans are already hoping for a re-issue of the album which will include the new track.

The song, “Part of Me,” can be heard in the audio clip above.

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DJ Earworm Mashes Up 2010’s Biggest Hits

You can look back at 2010 and think about the Gulf Oil Spill, the Tea Party movement or the Chilean Mine incident.

Or, you can fondly remember the year for a whole new round of infectious music.

Can’t recall the tracks you were introduced to over the past 12 months? Then check out the latest creation from DJ Earworm above.

Billboard’s Top 25 Hits of 2010 – which are all incorporated in the mashup -- are listed in full after the jump.

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VIDEO: Katy Perry Joins Glee Star to Sing Teenage Dream

Katy Perry enjoyed Glee's cover of her song so much, she decided to add her voice to the song.

At a benefit this weekend for The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, Perry joined Glee's Darren Criss and the rest of Dalton Academy's Warblers for a live performance of "Teenage Dream."

Watch the clip above and let us know what you think. Do you like hearing the song with Katy only, the boys only or with all of them?

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Katy Perry Reacts to Glee’s Dreamy Performance

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Gossip, Videos

Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream” was featured on Glee Tuesday night in a fantastic performance starring newcomer Darren Criss, and the pop star was ready to cry with joy when she saw it.

The newlywed singer took to Twitter to express her Glee over the moment: “'Oh...My...Gosh... this just brought a sweet tear to my eye! Teenage Dream on GLEE makes my heart go WEEEEE!”

We know just how you feel, Katy. Check out the video above to see the entire performance. The goofy smile on Chris Colfer’s face sums up our feelings perfectly.

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