Katy Perry continues her record-breaking streak. Global pop superstar Katy Perry continues her record-breaking streak by becoming the first female artist in 11 years to score three No. 1 singles from the same album on Billboard’s Hot 100. ‘Firework,’ the third single from her Grammy-nominated No. 1 album Teenage Dream, claims the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Digital Songs chart this week, following on the heels of Katy’s two previous No. 1 singles ‘California Gurls’ and ‘Teenage Dream.’ Katy also hit No. 1 with ‘ Kissed A Girl,’ which held the top spot for seven weeks in the summer of 2008. On December 2nd, it was announced that Katy had been nominated for four 2011 Grammy Awards: ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ for Teenage Dream, ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ for the single ‘Teenage Dream,’ and ‘Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals’ for ‘California Gurls.’ She was nominated in 2009 for ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ for ‘ Kissed A Girl’ and in 2010 for ‘Hot N Cold’ from her 2008 debut album One of the Boys. Katy has won a BRIT Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, an NRJ Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, and two Teen Choice Awards, among other international honors. Katy recently performed during ABC’s telecast of The American Music Awards (she was nominated for three, including ‘Artist of the Year’) and CBS’sThe Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She will also perform on the CBS special A Home For The Holidays, which airs at 10 PM, ET/PT on December 22nd. Over the past year, Katy has graced the cover of Rolling Stone, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Nylon, Seventeen, and Lucky. She appeared on the November cover of Harper’s Bazaar and will be on Maxim’s January cover, which hits stands on December14th. Katy’s California Dreams 2011 World Tour kicks off in Europe in February before hitting Australia and Japan in May, followed by North America in the summer. The tour has also been extended for 12 arena dates in the UK/Ireland in October/November.
Lady Gaga set to shatter Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream at MTV Europe Music Awards. Princess of pop holding off late surge from Katy Perry, according to Ovi Music Downloads. Ahead of Europe’s most anticipated music award ceremony, the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards, Nokia’s Ovi Music reveals Lady Gaga is set to scoop all five award nominations ‘ if music downloads are anything to go by. Lady Gaga, the self-styled Princess of Pop, is the world’s most popular female artist, according to music downloads from Ovi Music across 38 countries*. She is going head-to-head with pop rival Katy Perry who is also up for five awards, and the two will lock horns in Best Pop, Best Female, Best Song and Best Video categories. If downloads from Nokia’s Ovi Music service determined the winner, Lady Gaga would wipe the floor with Katy Perry. She currently tops the download charts in over 38 countries and claims two out of the world’s five most downloaded tracks ‘ Bad Romance and The Fame According to track downloads from Ovi Music, Lady Gaga has a 40 percent share of downloads compared with rival female nominees including Shakira, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Rihanna, Alexandra Burke and Miley Cyrus. Bad Romance is the most popular Lady Gaga track, followed by The Fame and Alejandro. The UK accounts for the largest number of Gaga downloads across 38 markets ‘ followed by China, Finland and Brazil** Female artist nominees Share of downloads (based on the % of total music downloads from Ovi Music)
1. Lady Gaga
5. Katy Perry
6. Miley Cyrus
7. Alexandra Burke
Beyoncé and Eminem take home the big awards. Beyonce and Eminem were the big winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Berlin last night (November 5). Beyonce scoped three awards including Best Female, Best Song for ‘Halo’ and Best Video for her song ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’. Meanwhile Eminem took home Best Male beating Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mika and Robbie Williams to the Continue reading →