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On This Day in #KatyPerryHistory 4th June 2017… Katy Perry performed at the One Love Benefit Concert in Manchester, England

On This Day in #KatyPerryHistory 4th June 2017… Katy Perry performed at the One Love Benefit Concert in Manchester, England

On This Day in #KatyPerryHistory… 31st May 2019 @katyperry Never Really Over was released

On This Day in #KatyPerryHistory… 31st May 2019 Never Really Over was released

Never Really Over was released as a standalone single by Capitol Records in May 2019, along with its music video directed by Philippa Price.

On This Day in #KatyPerryHistory… 22nd May 2012 Wide Awake single was released

On This Day in #KatyPerryHistory… 22nd May 2012 Wide Awake single was released

Wide Awake is a song by Katy Perry from Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. She co-wrote the song with Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, and its producers Dr. Luke and Cirkut. It was specifically written for Katy’s autobiographical film Katy Perry: Part of Me. Capitol Records released the song onto radio stations on May 22, 2012. The track is a power ballad styled in dance-pop, and features lyrics about the reality of a break up and moving forward.

Wide Awake became another commercial success for Katy, topping the charts in Canada and New Zealand while reaching number two in Lebanon and the United States. In America, the song was kept off the top spot by Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe. It also peaked within the top 10 in Australia, Hungary, Ireland, and the United Kingdom as well as the top 20 in Brazil, Italy, and Slovakia. The single’s music video was directed by Lance Drake, and featured a fairy tale-like story, starring Katy and a child version of her. The video also makes references from Katy’s Teenage Dream singles and the previous Complete Confection single Part of Me.