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Katy Perry has taken a break from blasting the Australian paparazzi to confirm a report that first leaked online a few weeks ago:

She'll be performing at halftime of Super Bowl XLIX!

The artist anchored a Pepsi commercial in promotion of the performance last night, appearing in an extended spot that took viewers inside Perry’s halftime show-testing facility.

"I've got some insane ideas," Perry tells fans in the ad. "Like what if we covered the whole stadium in glitter, but the glitter was edible?"

She also teased the possibility of being wrapped in bacon while on stage, while getting fans excited for the inclusion of a pegasus in her show.

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Nope, this is not a teenage dream, sports fans.

It's reportedly a verified fact: Katy Perry will perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLIX.

Along with Coldplay and Rihanna, Perry has been on the short list of artists the National Football League has been pursuing for the gig, though the NFL has allegedly been asking singers to actually pay for the honor of performing at the mega event.

Katy Perry Video Still

During her bizarre/awesome appearance on ESPN College GameDay this past Saturday, Perry said "I'm not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl."

So it's unclear whether she was purposely misleading viewers, if this rumor were ever true or if the NFL has changed its stance.

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As previously detailed, it is totally on between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

The "Shake It Off" singer took her feud public with Perry an unnamed artist when she told Rolling Stone that she penned a new song titled "Bad Blood" about a singer who tried to "sabotage" a recent arena tour of hers.

Perry then pretty much confirmed herself as the target of Swift's wrath when she Tweeted about a "Regina George in sheep's clothing" soon after Taylor's remarks went viral.

Amazing Mean Girls reference aside, what is the basis for this beef between pop superstars?

According to TMZ, it boils down to three backup dancers who worked for Perry first... then joined Swift’s tour in 2012... then left Swift's tour once Katy went back on the road.

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Back in 2001, Katy Perry wasn't even Katy Perry.

She was Katy Hudson, a fresh-faced, teenage Christian rock singer with some big musical dreams but little resemblance to the woman now known worldwide.

At that time, cameraman Jim Standridge had the chance to spend time with Katy while filming electronic press materials for her then-record company.

One which he just now unearthed. Take a look:

“Everyone thinks I’m like a superstar … but that’s not how I am at all. I’m just some little kid from California who plays the guitar and sings,” Hudson says.

It's hard to believe that this innocent girl would one day produce five No. 1 singles on one album and become one of the driving forces in popular music.

The footage, edited down from 90 minutes to just under 13, shows the 17-year-old "pizza face" playing with her hair, performing before a small crowd.

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Katy Perry has just dropped another music video, and "This is How We Do" throws it back stylistically to the 29-year-old star's "California Gurl" roots.

In the vide, we see the singer getting her nails done, singing karaoke and enjoying some ice cream all while wearing some rather outrageous outfits.

And if there's one thing we know about the tour de force that is Katy Perry, it's that she has amazing ... er, she loves her outrageous, food-themed outfits.

There animation in the clip evokes her emoji-tastic lyric video for "Roar," while much of it thematically harkens back to the 2010 smash hit "California Gurls."

You could even say it feels like you're being transported into a bizarre, albeit enticing video game inspired by Perry, which we would totally demo.

Heck, if there's a Kim Kardashian video game, how could this be worse.

Perry is pretty stoked over the release of the music video, posting a link to the release on her Twitter and captioning the tweet with some song lyrics.

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While the hot dogs are being eaten and the patriotic cocktails consumed, you're probably going to want some tunes to groove to at your Fourth of July cookout.

Some musicians and bands out there are proudly shouting "Hey, we got your back!" Or, more appropriately, they've got your entertainment. 

Over 75 songs exist which contain the word "firework" or "fireworks" in the lyrics, though not many of them are actually about fireworks. Or the Fourth of July. 

Meh. Semantics, right?

We took the liberty of making you a Fourth of July playlist, featuring 11 songs titled "Fireworks." From Indie Rock to R&B, get ready to jam out before the skies light up with pyrotechnics:

Katy Perry - Firework (Official Video)
Katy Perry's "Firework" first appeared on her album Teenage Dreams.

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Katy Perry has joined forces with her own record label, Capitol Records, to launch Metamorphosis Music, an imprint the pop star turned mogul will helm.

Perry also took to social media to ecstatically make the announcement, while also revealing singer-songwriter Ferras Alqaisi as her first signed artist.

Singing the newly signed crooner's praises on Twitter, declaring him "incredibly talented & soulful," Perry promoted his self-titled EP that she produced.

It includes their duet, "Legends Never Die" (below):

Ferras took to Instagram to do tout the deal as well, writing, "The secret is out! I've signed to my dear friend @katyperry's new record label Metamorphosis Music."

"Today is the day my EP is finally out and I'm so happy I get to share it. Let me know what u think!!! Also, catch me opening up for Katy on #ThePrismaticWorldTour starting June 22!"

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Summer might not officially begin until June 21, but unofficially, the hottest season of the year is here. Bathing suits, sunscreen, and the beach are all calling our names.

You know what else this season needs? More... MUSIC. Songs of summer, to be exact.

What, exactly, IS a "song of summer"? Right now it's what every artist is trying to acquire: the most played song of the season that most ... well, reminds us of summer.

Our favorite warm-weather jams conjure up images of bodies of water, dancing, frozen and/or boozy drinks, and maybe even some lovin'. Preferably all of the above.

To that end, we've compiled a playlist of 21 songs of summer, comprised of #1 hits and hot songs we love that remind us of our carefree time in the sun.

Roll your windows down, turn your radio up, and cruise through this gallery ...

Summertime
THE song of summer, Will Smith's "Summertime" has been oft-imitated, never duplicated.

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Musicians are forever pushing the envelope, honing their crafts, stretching their limits.

Or they're just trying to get as many #1 hits as possible in order to sell more records and make more money to buy big cribs with multi-car garages and basketball courts in the basement.

To that end, artists frequently collaborate with other artists to experiment with style and sound. Sometimes they cross the genre lines and what results is... unexpected. 

Nearly an entire season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was dedicated to Kandi Burruss' quest for songwriting credits in Country music and she teamed up with Sara Evans to make it happen.

Some of these collaborations are wildly more successful than others, but when rap meets country or when pop meets metal, it feels weird. So weird it's good.

Here are 11 weird musical collaborations that totally work. Get ready to groove!

Katy Perry and Juicy J - Dark Horse
Academy Award winner Juicy J's inclusion on Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" made the song sure to be a hit instead of a, well, dark horse.

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A recent study of past and present pop music sought to rank the greatest singers of all time on the basis of their vocal range.

We think it's safe to say the results are... surprising.

Taylor Swift - #77
Taylor glammed up for the red carpet. Photos like this remind us why she's had so many boyfriends.

For example, if you can predict ahead of time which two crooners tied for the top spot, well then you, sir or madam, have quite the ear for music.

You should probably replace all three judges on American Idol and produce Caleb Johnson's first number one record.

In other words, you can't predict this list. No one can.

We've all got our ideas of what constitutes good and bad music and this list throws concepts like creative ingenuity, songwriting ability and stage presence right out the window and judges artists solely by the highest and lowest notes they can hit.

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Katy Perry Biography

Katy Perry, Blonde Hair Photo Katy Perry kissed a girl and she liked it, ladies and gentlemen. Or at least she wrote a song with those lyrics. The Californa... More »
Born
Birthplace
Santa Barbara, California
Full Name
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
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