One of the Boys

  1. Katy Perry Becomes the RIAA's All-Time Top Digital Artist

    June 26, 2014 4:59 PM EDT Yesterday (June 25), Katy Perry was presented with yet another award in her record-setting three-album career. The Recording Industry Association of America named Perry its highest-selling digital act in the history of Gold and Platinum awards in ...

  2. How Katy Perry & Capitol/EMI Turned Fearlessness, Gut Instinct, Well-Crafted Material Into Massive Success

    November 30, 2012 12:55 PM EST Katy Perry certainly began her relationship with Capitol/EMI Records on a provocative note-or is it all new artists that favor a first single about kissing someone of the same gender? Executive VP of marketing/promotion Greg Thompson remembers the ...

  3. Katy Perry Named Billboard Woman of the Year

    September 25, 2012 2:05 PM EDT (Photo by Christie Goodwin) Billboard today announced that Katy Perry will accept its coveted Woman of the Year Award at the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event taking place on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Capitale in New York City. This award honors ...

  4. Katy Perry Lands 6th No. 1 From 'Dream' on the Mainstream Top 40 (Not Hot 100) Chart

    January 30, 2012 6:37 PM EST It's sweet six-cess for Katy Perry on the latest Billboard radio airplay charts. Perry's "The One That Got Away" lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 tally to become the record-extending sixth No. 1 ...

  5. Katy Perry's 2011 Record-Setting Chart Juggernaut Continues: Notches Fourth Adult Top 40 No. 1

    August 30, 2011 11:28 AM EDT Another week, another record-setting chart achievement for Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream." The album becomes the first set in the 15-year history of Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart to generate four No. 1s, as "Last Friday Nig ...

  6. How Katy Perry's Hot 100 Record Stacks-Up Against The Beatles, Elvis, Michael, Mariah & Whitney

    August 19, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Katy Perry's historic fifth No. 1 on the Hot 100 from her "Teenage Dream" album makes her one of only seven artists in the history of the Hot 100 to put together a string of five or more consecutive chart-toppers, placing her in est ...

  7. Katy Perry Laughs Last: 'Teenage Dream' and Its Singles Rack Up Huge Sales

    August 17, 2011 6:50 PM EDT Almost a year ago, Billboard published a story analyzing whether or not Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" album had met its first-week sales expectations. In the weeks leading up to the album's release, Perry seemed omnipresent, and ...

  8. Katy Perry Sets Mainstream Top 40 Record With Fifth No. 1 Single from 'Teenage Dream'

    August 01, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album in the almost 19-year history of Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart to generate five No. 1s, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" ascends 2-1. The song follows " ...

  9. Katy Perry Sets Hot 100 Chart Record, First Artist To Spend Entire Year in Top 10

    May 12, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Katy Perry becomes the first artist in the Billboard Hot 100's more than five-decade history to spend 52 consecutive weeks - an entire year - in the top 10. On the chart released today (May 12) on Billboard.biz (dated May 21, 2011), "E.T ...

  10. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Adele

    April 28, 2011 11:15 AM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 albums charts. The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: "E.T.," featuring Kanye West (2-1), rebounds for a fourth week at ...

  11. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100 -- Perry Is 'So Thrilled'

    March 30, 2011 12:21 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album in more than six years to yield four No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, as "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, rises 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors. The space age ...

  12. Katy Perry's 'Dream' Goes On In Europe

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry lands her first No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums, debuting at the top with "Teenage Dream" (Capitol/EMI). The new leader on European Hot 100 Singles is "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The Wo ...

  13. Katy Perry Album Gets Dream Start In The U.K.

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry scored her first U.K. No. 1 album with "Teenage Dream" (Virgin/EMI), but the title track single had to be content with a No. 2 debut behind former "X Factor" contestant Olly Murs ' "Please Don't Let Me ...

  14. Katy Perry Doubles Up No. 1s on Billboard 200, Digital Songs Charts

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry does double duty at No. 1 this week on both the Billboard 200 albums chart and the Digital Songs tally thanks to the arrival of her "Teenage Dream" album. Her second Capitol effort starts atop the Billboard 200 with 192,000 ac ...

  15. Katy Perry Doubles Up No. 1s on Billboard 200 and Digital Songs Charts

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Katy Perry nets her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Teenage Dream" arrives in the top slot with a career-high sales frame of 192,000. Perry also tops the Digital Songs chart with the album's title cut, shifti ...

  16. Katy Perry, Fantasia Looking To Top Billboard 200

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" will likely relinquish the No. 1 position on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart to Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," which was released yesterday (Aug. 24). "Recovery" has spent seve ...

  17. Katy Perry's Ice Cream Treat Down Under

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Australia and Baskin Robbins are teaming for a tasty tie-in to support the launch down under of Katy Perry's upcoming album, "Teenage Dream." On its Aug. 27 release date, anyone who strolls into one of Baskin Robbins' 17 ic ...

  18. Chart Moves: Eminem, Newsboys, Katy Perry, Court Yard Hounds and more

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Eminem: The hip-hop king continues his reign at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Recovery" holds atop the list for a fifth week , selling 187,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. With a slight 4% decline, "Recovery" distances i ...

  19. Gretchen Wilson, Sony Music Nashville Part Ways

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Redneck Woman" Gretchen Wilson and her longtime record label, Sony Music Nashville, have parted. Sony announced the split Tuesday, describing it as a mutual decision. Wilson shot to fame with her 2004 smash "Redneck Woman." He ...

  20. Rick Ross Nets Third No. 1 Album

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rick Ross' "Deeper Than Rap" bows atop the Billboard 200 with 158,000, giving the rapper his third chart-topper . . . Two more new sets arrive in the top 10 this week: Depeche Mode's "Sounds of the Universe" enters at ...

  21. Retailers Predict Post-Grammy Sales Spikes For Krauss, Plant, Perry

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST While the Grammy show doesn't generate music sales like it used to, retailers are happy for any event that can drive traffic into stores. "The Grammys don't have the same effect on sales that it used to, but having said that, the bi ...

  22. Katy Perry: Single Lady

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST If you've only seen videos of Katy Perry singing "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot N Cold," looking like the love child of Zooey Deschanel and an anime character, you might take her for a lightweight. She giggles, does exaggerate ...

  23. Perry Picks Up Wrong NRJ Award In Cannes

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry received the award for best international song during France's NRJ awards in Cannes, but the honor was actually meant for Rihanna. Perry was given the award by mistake and host Nikos Aliagas later admitted the error. Rihanna actual ...

  24. Metallica's 'Magnetic' Holds Steady Atop Euro Albums Chart

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica and Katy Perry retain their crowns on Billboard's pan-European sales charts for another week. "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal) leads European Top 100 Albums for a third time and "I Kissed A Girl" (Virgin/EMI) ...

  25. Katy Perry Preps Doll

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer songwriter Katy Perry is set to release a limited edition doll of herself next week, Billboard has learned. Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart this summer. "It makes good sense for Katy who is a ...

  26. Publishing Briefs: Katy Perry, Fergie

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Katy Perry has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group. Under the agreement, Warner/Chappell music will administer Perry's future work and current catalog, includi ...

  27. Coldplay Cruises To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay tops The Billboard 200 with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," which shifted a whopping 721,000 first-week U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Capitol effort sold nearly as many copies as the ...

  28. 'Viva La' Coldplay!

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay rocks the top of the Billboard 200 as its "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" bows atop the list with 721,000. It's the second No. 1 for the British band, following the chart-topping start of 2005' ...

  29. Coldplay Bow At No. 1 On Huge Opening Sales

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay keeps the good times rolling at the top of The Billboard 200, as the new Nielsen SoundScan reports show the band leading U.S. album sales with an opening week of more than 700,000 copies. The British alternative rock group's tall num ...

  30. Linkin Park Scores Year's Best Debut With 'Midnight'

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" crashes in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in a big way this week, its 623,000 copies the highest first-week total of 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the biggest debut week number si ...

  31. Linkin Park's 'Minutes' Clocks In At No. 1

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park earns the year's best sales week as its "Minutes to Midnight" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 623,000. The set sold a whopping 84,000 digital downloads -- the biggest week ever for a digital album ... The album i ...

  32. 'B' Acts Rule The Chart

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This week's Billboard 200 is brought to you by the letter "B." As Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" rises to No. 1 on the chart, the four highest debuts on the list belong to a bunch of "B" acts: Bone ...

  33. Review: Wilson Taps Into Soft Side On 'One Of The Boys'

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson: "One of the Boys" Producers: Mark Wright, John Rich, Gretchen Wilson Columbia Nashville Release Date: May 15 As expected, there's plenty of ass-kicking country on Wilson's third album, but it's her softer ...