Katy Perry… Record breaker

Katy PerryKaty Perry is one of the most successful women in pop today worth a steady 95 million dollars! Releasing her first single in 2008, ‘I Kissed A Girl’ went straight in to the Billboard charts at number 1 and stayed there for 7 weeks matching a record made by The Beatles. The debut single was nominated for 5 MTV video awards and was the most watched video on MySpace in 2008. Impressively it also made it to number 1 in 22 countries! How’s that for a first single?!

6 years on and Ms Perry is still dominating the charts with her latest single ‘Dark Horse’ but what makes the pop starlet so good?

Katy Perry’s second album ‘Teenage Dream’ equals the record set by only Michael Jackson of 5 number 1 singles released from the Teenage_Dream_(Katy_Perry_song)same album. Last Friday Night, Teenage Dream, ET, Firework and California Girls are all catchy, pop songs that you’ll be forced to set on repeat. However, the success of her songs is really owed to the lyrics.

‘Firework’ is all about building self esteem perfectly inspiring her mainly teenage audience, ‘Teenage Dream’ is an upbeat love song perfect for its release in the summer and ‘California Gurls’ shows Jay-Z New York isn’t the only place dreams are made!

Setting the bar pretty high, ‘The One That Got Away’ would then make the sixth number one single released from the album, is there any stopping this woman?

The lyrics of her songs are what sets her apart from her competition which is why she is so successful. Every twenty-something young woman can easily relate to  Teenage Dream and The One That Got Away at some point in their lives making the more enjoyable. Her HUGE appeal also comes from the fact she’s gorgeous (don’t deny it) and isn’t stick thin meaning we can reach for that Snickers without feeling guilty!

Teenage Dream is one of my all time favourite albums and clearly, millions of you agree as she continues to sell albums and break records.


Will ’24’ be Adele’s best album?

AdeleAOTYMulti award winning, Brit School success Adele is set to release her new album earlier than expected.

Reports last year suggested the new album would be released mid-2014 however an insider last week said: ‘Label bosses are getting very excited and word has spread around the industry like wildfire to expect Adele’s new material imminently.’

Her two previous albums, 19 and 21 have seen her swoop an impressive ten Grammys.

But what can we expect for album number three? ‘Rumour has it’ (see what I did there?) Adele has teamed up with the likes of Prince, Phil Collins and super soughtafter songwriter Diane Warren to compose her third album and if that line up is anything to go by, it could be her best album yet!

Inspiration for previous album material has come from heartbreak with former love interest and photographer Alex Sturrock, hence the severe hate for men, drowning of sorrows and the need to reach for untitledthat tub of Ben and Jerry’s.

Since the release of her last album 21, in early 2011 Adele has had a pretty good three years. Her former ‘bad luck in love label’ has been tarnished as she is now happily engaged to CEO of Drop4Drop, Simon Konecki and gave birth to gorgeous baby boy ‘Angelo’ on October 19th 2012.

So, we’re thinking this next album will be full of ‘lovey dovey’ songs, tales of motherhood and dedication serenades to her bouncing boy. Last year, Adele did admit this album would be more stripped down and acoustically led although there was suggestions of her also working with more modern artists like superstar DJ and producer Calvin Harris and Florence and the Machine in order for her music to “move with the times”.

Following on from her simple, number based album titles Adele’s publicist Paul Moss revealed the third studio album would be called 24, with the first single being released in March.

Straying from her power ballad roots with full orchestras will leave fans eagerly anticipating the third album in the hope the pop songstress won’t be changing her material too much and be forced to mould into other chart toppers. Her first five years in the limelight have seen Adele flourish and I’m sure her next album will indeed be a little different but definitely even better than her last.

The 7 Worst Things To Come Out Of The X Factor

X Factor season is looming and as thousands of hopefuls audition in front of the big 4, here are 7 memorable contestants who we HATE to love!

7) Chloe Victoria! (Don’t be tight man this is ma life)

Having just split up with her boyfriend of 6 years and no CD player to practice on Simon eventually gives in.

*Hear those mini violins?*

6) Ablisa (sorry, but who even are you? *cue punch in the face)

The cousins/sisters/bestfriends clearly aren’t in a sisterhood sorority; the punch in the face, the painful singing, the shouting at the crowd, it was always going to be a no.

5) Brazilian beauty Wagner!

Bongo playing, chest beating, lion taming Wagner exploded onto our TV screens in 2010 and obviously, Louis loved him. The Brazilians’ success couldn’t last forever though when he got booted out of the competition in week 8!

4) Robert Unwin aka ‘Chicken factory guy’

Who can forget this guy back in 2006! Unsure whether he had the ‘X Factor’, Simon soon put that one to bed naming him the worst singer he has ever heard.

3) Chico time…

All the way back in 2005 the torso stroking, ab flashing Chico sung (kinda) and most definitely danced all over our screens singing about his love of ‘Curvy cola bottle bodies’ and even dedicating a time frame all to himself!

2) Rylan Clark

Gary accused him of trying to see how many songs he could destroy during his time on the show. TOTES. AMAZE.

Finally, in at number one… The best double act to come out of the X Factor:

1) JEDWARD (John and Edward, duh)

This pair jumped cart wheeled and roly pollied all the way from Ireland in 2009 and annoyed the nation like two flies that needed swatting! Eventually, we grew attached to these funky haired flies and they are now worth a whopping 5 million pounds! After releasing an album, touring the world and starring in a vid with Vanilla Ice there is no stopping this pop duo!

There you have it. 7 stars that were catapulted into our lives providing us with the best and the worst moments of TV over the past 10 years!