AMP Music Minute Year In Review: Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa, Drake

[photogallerylink id=135118 align=left]2011 was a good year to be [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm].  She made a name for herself in the record books when her album Teenage Dream became only the second album in history, after[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Michael Jackson[/lastfm]’s Bad, to produce 5 number one singles.

Her song’s “Firework,” “Teenage Dream,” “California Gurls” “TGIF” and “ET” all went straight to the top of the charts and then stayed there. This has been the stuff of legend, all the songs not only making it to No. 1 but also all having their own moment at the top. Her song “Firework” was also recognized as a contender for “Song of The Year” at the Grammy’s.

The California Dreams Tour persisted throughout most of the year and had something like 124 shows wordlwide, and that doesn’t include the Free Show Katy put on for her fans at the very end of the tour, which concluded in Los Angeles

While most of her focus was on music and touring this year, she still made time to show off her acting skills.Perry filmed a segment for Sesame Street only to have it edited out of the final episode after receiving feedback that her outfit may be too revealing for children’s public television.

Then the singer, again making time in her busy schedule, worked on a scene in the new movie,  The Muppets but was also cut out due to time constraints.

However, Perry was an integral part of The Smurfs movie providing a the voice for Smurfette. And she doled out her comedy chops appearing as the host of Saturday Night Live.

Since the year has been winding down , so has Katy. She’s most likely going to use her time away from touring to work on her relationship with husband Russell and perhaps even a family.

All we know is that Katy had a great year and she deserves the break. We can’t wait for her new album, which she has reportedly started working on already. And even if she only achieves half the success she did on this current album, she will still have an awesome year. Talk about balling!

If you feel like you need more Katy, you have the opportunity to smell like the pop star. She released a new and sister fragrance this year called “Purr” to go with her other scent “Meow.”

“California Gurls” by Katy Perry

  • Do you think now is a good time for Katy to take a break? Are you looking forward to her new album?
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