1. Katy Perry Talks Celebrity Roles: 'Taylor's the Sweetheart, Kanye's the Villain'

    February 03, 2015 5:58 PM EST Katy Perry sees you and your media tricks. (Guilty.) While  speaking to  Elle  prior to her big Super Bowl performance, Perry shared her thoughts on fame, and, as expected, they're complicated. "It is a hundred times harder a dream than the dream that I dreamt when I was 9…

  2. Katy Perry's Choreographer: 'Left Shark Nailed It!'

    February 02, 2015 6:23 PM EST Despite widespread mockery of the Katy Perry dancer known only as " Left Shark ," the choreographer responsible for Perry's Super Bowl halftime show (and Left Shark's adorably awkward moves) says the dancer nailed the routine. "The sharks were given two main…

  3. Missy Elliott on Track for 1,000% Sales Gain Thanks to Super Bowl

    February 02, 2015 5:28 PM EST Katy Perry also sees a sales bump. Missy Elliott 's well-received (and highly watched ) guest turn during Katy Perry 's Super Bowl halftime show (Feb. 1) is generating major sales gains. Katy Perry's Halftime Show the Most-Watched in Super Bowl History Industry sources suggest…

  4. Katy Perry's Halftime Show the Most-Watched in Super Bowl History

    February 02, 2015 5:08 PM EST Katy Perry 's Super Bowl performance was seen by 118.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched halftime show ever, according to Nielsen data. The audience for Perry's 13-minute appearance, with guests Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz , topped Bruno Mars ' show last year by 3…

  5. Super Bowl's Most Shazamed Moments: Katy Perry, Marc Scibilia and... The Verve?

    February 02, 2015 12:48 PM EST Tom Brady and his undeflatable New England Patriots took the Vince Lombardi Trophy, but an unknown singer-songwriter from Nashville was the other big winner of last night's Super Bowl broadcast. Data provided by music discovery app Shazam shows that Marc Scibilia 's version of Woody…

  6. Katy Perry's Super Bowl Performance Sparks Funny Memes

    February 01, 2015 10:01 PM EST Leave it to the Internet to have a field day with Katy Perry 's Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance. After blazing through a slew of hits -- "Teenage Dream," "I Kissed a Girl," Firework" -- and bringing out Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott , people…

  7. Super Bowl vs. Grammys: Analyzing Their Sales Impact on Artists

    January 31, 2015 3:11 PM EST Even though record label executives tend to choose the Super Bowl halftime show as the most powerful marketing tool in Billboard's annual Maximum Exposure issue, the event can be hit or miss in driving sales for the artist who perform there. How Super Bowl Halftime Shows Sell…

  8. Super Bowl Exclusive: Pepsi's Adam Harter on Hiring Katy Perry, Considering Taylor Swift & More

    January 30, 2015 6:00 PM EST As Pepsi's VP-marketing, consumer engagement, Adam Harter leads sports, entertainment and music strategy for Pepsi's American beverages, overseeing the company's relationships with tentpoles like the Grammys , NFL, the MLB and the MTV Video Music Awards . Since 2013, Pepsi…

  9. Super Bowl Halftime Show Performers: What the Album Sales Boost Looks Like

    January 30, 2015 4:30 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> When Katy Perry takes center stage at this year's Super Bowl halftime show, she'll have more eyes on her at once than ever before in an already illustrious career. Super Bowl 2015: See All Our Coverage Beyonce 's halftime show…

  10. Billboard Cover: Behind the Scenes With Katy Perry as She Rehearses for the Super Bowl -- 'The Biggest Event of My Career'

    January 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST Backstage at the top-secret rehearsals for the biggest gig in American showbiz, in a large, stuffy room marked "Wardrobe," a dozen or so half-naked female dancers wriggle into candy-colored, body-hugging costumes and pull on matching socks and sneakers. At the center…

  11. Who Is Katy Perry's Secret Super Bowl Guest? Vote!

    January 29, 2015 6:39 PM EST Katy Perry still has a few tricks up her multi-colored sleeve. At a press conference Thursday afternoon (Jan. 29), Perry promised sharks and lions at her Super Bowl halftime show. But more exciting than apparently getting real-life beasts to "Roar" with her is her promise that…

  12. Katy Perry's Super Bowl Show: The Do's and Don'ts of an Amazing Halftime

    January 29, 2015 4:06 PM EST A 'Firework' finale? Yes, please. A RiFF RaFF appearance? Maybe not the best idea. Here are 10 things we do (and don't) want to see on Sunday. Although Katy Perry has been a famous pop performer for less than a decade, the superstar singer has accrued so many hits over the…

  13. Recording Academy Gets Tough on Grammy Awards Ticket Scalping

    January 29, 2015 5:04 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has a number of tricks up its sleeve in its efforts to stop ticket scalping of the Grammy Awards. Ahead of this year's ceremony on Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Recording Academy has brought a lawsuit that…

  14. Tim Heidecker 'Leaks' Katy Perry & Lenny Kravitz's Super Bowl Song

    January 27, 2015 6:33 PM EST Back in 2012, Tim Heidecker leaked an original composition " Madonna" created for her Super Bowl halftime show. And by "leak," we mean he released a completely fake rap track that started out with, "My name is Madonna and I'm here to say \/ I like football…

  15. Ask Billboard: Controversial Hits, Katy Perry's Sales & Taylor Swift's Radio Reign

    January 25, 2015 9:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT ARE THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL HITS? @gthot20 With the …

  16. Maroon 5, Common & John Legend Score High Debuts on Top Twitter Tracks

    January 23, 2015 3:30 PM EST 'Sugar' crashes in atop the list, while Ciara collects her first chart entry. Plus, Katy Perry creates a hit…just not her own. Maroon 5 's "Sugar" rushes to the summit on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks , giving the band its second No. 1 debut, after "Maps"…

  17. Katy Perry Donates $5K to TLC Kickstarter Campaign

    January 21, 2015 9:05 PM EST Consider Katy Perry a diehard TLC fan. The pop star has donated $5,000 to the girl group's Kickstarter campaign, according to E! News .  TLC's Chilli Talks Their Kickstarter-Funded Final Album: 'We Have to Involve the Fans' So far about 85 percent of TLC's $150…

  18. Katy Perry on Super Bowl Halftime Show: 'I've Outdreamt My Dream'

    January 20, 2015 5:43 PM EST It's almost time to hear Katy Perry roar at the Super Bowl To celebrate, she's on the cover of ESPN the Magazine  this month with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. Katy Perry Put Her 'Foot Down' When Asked to Pay for Super Bowl Gig In a behind-the-scenes video…

  19. Katy Perry Put Her 'Foot Down' When Asked to Pay for Super Bowl Gig

    January 14, 2015 6:21 PM EST 'I want to be invited on my own merits and not with some fine print,' she says. Katy Perry says her female empowerment anthems make her the ideal Super Bowl halftime performer after an NFL season shadowed by highly publicized domestic violence cases involving players. Katy…

  20. Who Will Join Katy Perry During Her Super Bowl Halftime Performance?

    January 10, 2015 6:45 PM EST When Katy Perry takes the stage on Feb. 1 for the Super Bowl halftime show , she'll be getting some assistance. Lenny Kravitz has been tapped to play with the "Dark Horse" singer. The NFL confirmed the news on Twitter on Jan. 10.  Joining @KatyPerry during her …

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