On This Day in #KatyPerryHistory 25th August 2013… Katy attended the MTV Video Music Awards
Teenage Dream is the third studio album by American singer Katy Perry. It was released in August, 2010, through Capitol Records. Musically, it contains pop and dance-pop with influences of disco, electronic, funk, house, gothic rock, Hi-NRG, and hip hop. Lyrically, it revolves around teenage love, partying, self-empowerment, and personal growth. Katy co-wrote every song on the album, and also worked with a number of producers and writers, including Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Tricky Stewart, StarGate, Greg Kurstin, Bonnie McKee and Ester Dean.
Upon its release, Teenage Dream received generally mixed reviews from music critics, who complimented its production and themes while denouncing Perry’s songwriting. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 192,000 copies in its first week. It was later certified three times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), sold 3 million copies in the United States, and charted within the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 year-end chart three years in a row. The album also sold 1.3 million copies in the United Kingdom, where it was certified four times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). As of July 2013, Teenage Dream has sold 6 million copies worldwide. The album and its singles earned Perry seven Grammy Award nominations including Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Record of the Year. It also won International Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2011.
The album was preceded by the number-one singles California Gurls and Teenage Dream, and later produced the number-one singles Firework, E.T., and Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.). Its sixth The One That Got Away peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Teenage Dream is the second album in history to produce five number-one singles (after Michael Jackson’s 1987 album Bad), the first by a woman to achieve this milestone and the third album in history to produce eight top five hits. All six of the aforementioned singles, in addition to two from its 2012 reissue, have sold over two million digital downloads each in the US, setting a record in the digital era for the most multi-Platinum singles from one album, breaking the previous record of Fergie’s debut album The Dutchess (2006), which had five multi-Platinum songs, To promote the album, Perry embarked on the California Dreams Tour from 2011 and 2012.
On This Day in #KatyPerryHistory… 11th August 2014 @katyperry This Is How We Do single was released.
This Is How We Do is a song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism (2013). Perry co-wrote the song with its producers Max Martin and Klas Åhlund and recorded it in Stockholm, Sweden. The song was released as the album’s fifth and final single in August, 2014. This Is How We Do is a dance-pop song influenced by hip hop, having “synth squiggles” and “melodic dots” as its main instrumentation. Lyrically, it has Perry sing-talking about her hangout routine with her friends.
Commercially, the song reached the top 10 in Canada and Israel while peaking within the top 20 in Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Lebanon, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Slovakia as well as the top 30 in Finland, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Venezuela. Joel Kefali directed the song’s accompanying music video, which was released in July, 2014. It features the singer getting her nails painted and doing karaoke with her friends. The song was performed on Perry’s Prismatic World Tour.
The music video opens with a visual of an old man staring at a painting, which turns out to be Katy. The video features Katy, accompanied by model Aglae Kounkou and dancer Leah Adler, in front of various backdrops, including a kitchen, a ping pong table, a bathtub, a 3D version of Piet Mondrian’s Composition with Red Blue and Yellow, and an ice cream truck. The video also includes a myriad of male dancers in grey suits and red bowties, who also move furniture and props around. A scene during the bridge of the song shows various young adults in midair while food flies around them, and also features Perry on a Skype call with someone named “Jessica Thot”. The video also features various cartoon versions of ice cream, pizza, and watermelon, which are all shown dancing at the end of the video.