Katy Perry has just shot to the top of the Twittersphere as the social networking site’s most followed person ever. With fifty million followers and her track “Dark Horse” wasting no time in reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, Perry is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. She is one of the most famous names in music and that is an accolade that has been earned through years of hard work complimented by the immense talent that she possesses. There are still mountains to scale and if her career till now is anything to go by, then that is a challenge she will relish.
It is often said that reaching the top is easy but staying there is tough and that is right. To remain at the pinnacle of any industry takes a lot of effort and a lot of skill. These are two facets that have gone to define and shape Katy Perry’s rise to the top of the ladder. She has talent in abundance and that was clear for everyone to see from the time she made her debut. She is now on her latest tour and Katy Perry tickets, as is always the case, are being bought by fans everywhere. This is your chance to hop on for a ride, you will remember for a long time to come.
Katy Perry’s talents were spotted when she was only fifteen years old and singing in churches. She went to Nashville and that is where she turned her attention to becoming a musician. She was then signed by Red Hill, a music label that promoted Christian music. Perry, performing as Katy Hudson, came out with a self-titled album. Katy Perry then got a chance to meet Glen Ballard and he took her under his wings. She adopted her mother’s maiden name and began to perform as Katy Perry in 2003. The next few years were spent collaborating with Ballard and other artists on different projects.
Katy Perry began to turn heads and it wasn’t long before she was signed by Capitol Music. She released her debut album as a pop artist titled “One of the Boys” on 17th June, 2008. It turned out to be a huge hit and produced her first Billboard Hot 100 track “I Kissed a Girl.” The album has since gone five times platinum and also brought Perry’s way two Grammy nominations.
Her next album, “Teenage Dream,” hit the music stores two years later in 2010. It didn’t take too much time in making its mark either and went straight to the top of U.S. Billboard 200 on debut. Teenage Dream had multiple hit songs like “California Girls,” “ Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F),” “Teenage Dream” and “E.T” that received widespread acclaim and played a big part in helping the album go six times platinum worldwide.
“Prism,” her latest album came out last year after a three year gap. It sold in excess of two hundred and eighty six thousand copies in the first week and went straight to the top of the US Billboard 200. It also went on to top charts in other countries as well to cement Perry’s place right up there among the biggest names in the business today.
The success Katy Perry has enjoyed till now has earned her a whopping eleven Grammy nominations. She has also won two American Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, three Kids Choice Awards and a whopping fourteen People’s Choice Awards for her efforts.
Her latest road trip, the “Prismatic World Tour” will be another one of her trademark journeys across the world where she will perform in packed arenas. Katy Perry has been a revelation and she is on her way to greatness if her career till now is any indication.