In 2008, Katy Perry’s pop song I Kissed a Girl became a hit on the radio – a far cry from her self-titled debut album in 2001, filled with Christian rock. Since then, her career has skyrocketed, and she has become a pop icon worldwide, producing unforgettable moments.
Acrobatic Performance in “Wide Awake”
Katy Perry released Wide Awake to represent moving forward after tough times. She debuted the song for the first time at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards and performed it while suspended from a swing. Adding to the song’s association with Perry’s impending divorce, the singer wore an all-white dress with a cameo around her neck as she gracefully emerged from the sky. She performed her entire piece while suspended and captured the audience’s attention.
Billboard Woman of the Year
Not only did Perry release some fantastic songs in 2012, but she also achieved great success in other areas. Katy Perry broke the music charts this year, finished her California Dream world tour, and even released her first film, “Katy Perry: Part of Me” To top off her ever-growing success in 2012, Billboard awarded her with its Woman of the Year Award, which acknowledges her contribution to the music industry.
Prismatic World Tour
In May 2014, Katy Perry returned to the road for her Prismatic world tour, which was one of her most impressive concerts ever! The world tour kicked off in Belfast, Northern Ireland and ran for over a year ending in Costa Rica in October 2015. During the show, Katy soared over the crowd carried by fake balloons and wore even more elaborate costumes than on her California Dreams tour. The tour made over $200 million, which made it one of her most successful worldwide tours.
“Dark Horse” Music Video
Perry released a fourth studio album in 2013 called Prism. This album featured Dark Horse, which quickly became one of its biggest hits and the singer’s ninth No.1. The Egyptian theme of the music video attempts to respect the symbolism and stay true to the period. With its amazing costumes, set designs, and symbols similar to those also found on Eye of Horus Megaways, the video is like a mini- movie, earning her the title of the first female YouTube artist to reach over 1 billion views.
Super Bowl Performance
In 2015, Katy Perry performed at the Super Bowl dressed in a football-inspired outfit that paid, homage to both of the participating teams that year. A record-breaking TV audience watched her half-time performance, and no musician has ever drawn such a large audience. It made perfect sense when she announced that she would be performing. Her stage presence, memorable songs, upbeat music, and energetic stage presence contributed to her appeal to many fans.
Her last album, Smile, released in 2020, was less successful than previous albums, but rumour has it she is in the studio to complete her seventh one. From Christian rock to pop, Katy Perry has come a long way. Not only has she had many successes in her career and personal life, but she has also won the hearts of millions worldwide.