History Music / KatyPerry

25th May '16 1:09:04 PM triton
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* GiantWoman: Played one in a mascara comercial where she stomps around a city and scoops up a guy.
4th May '16 10:09:00 AM Degradingseeker
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* SlipperySkid: During a live performance of "I Kissed a Girl" at the MTV Latin America Awards, Katy Perry ends the song by jumping into a cake. What was a sexy, badass moment quickly turns into failure as the cake causes Katy to slip and slide all over the place and fall down on stage. A band member tries to help her up, but she can't and ends up crawling away kind of pathetically.
5th Mar '16 9:39:04 PM spiritsunami
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* CampStraight: The subject of "Ur So Gay"



* OneOfTheBoys: The name of her debut (pop) album and its title track. The song is about a [=tomboy=] [[GirlinessUpgrade becoming a girly girl]] as she enters puberty and no longer wants to be "one of the boys".

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* OneOfTheBoys: The name of her debut (pop) album and its title track. The song is about a [=tomboy=] {{tomboy}} [[GirlinessUpgrade becoming a girly girl]] as she enters puberty and no longer wants to be "one of the boys".



* PrecisionFStrike: "Ur So Gay". The main refrain all throughout the song is "You're so gay [[CampStraight and you don't even like boys]]", up until the very end, where the final word of the song is not "boys" but "penis".



** The visuals on her first album cover are inspired by ''Literature/{{Lolita}}''.

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** The visuals on her first album cover are inspired by ''Literature/{{Lolita}}''.''Literature/{{Lolita}}'', which is also mentioned by name in "One of the Boys" (the song).
15th Feb '16 7:30:37 AM 8BrickMario
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* DoubleEntendre: "Birthday", the whole thing. Let's just say the song isn't really about celebrating ones birthday party...

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"Birthday", the whole thing. Let's just say the song isn't really about celebrating ones birthday party...party...
** There's an innocent example in "Dark Horse", where "falling for" refers both to being tricked and falling in love.
1st Feb '16 4:46:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* IdenticalStranger: Zooey Deschanel.
14th Jan '16 11:26:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** From ''Prism'' we can add "Dark Horse," featuring former ThreeSixMafia member Juicy J. Actually rather fitting though given the whole song uses a [[TrapMusic trap-rap]] beat. There is also a version featuring Music/{{Pitbull}}.

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** From ''Prism'' we can add "Dark Horse," featuring former ThreeSixMafia Music/ThreeSixMafia member Juicy J. Actually rather fitting though given the whole song uses a [[TrapMusic trap-rap]] beat. There is also a version featuring Music/{{Pitbull}}.
10th Jan '16 10:00:23 AM youngbond007
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In 2013, she struck back with the fierce "Roar" and announced that her third album, ''Prism'', was going to be released in October 2013.

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In 2013, she struck back with the fierce "Roar" [[IncrediblyLamePun "Roar"]] and announced that her third album, ''Prism'', was going to be released in October 2013.
4th Jan '16 4:20:43 AM nirao01
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* BeautifulAllAlong: The main premise of the music video for "Last Friday Night".
* BeYourself: "Firework", "Roar.



* BreakupSong: "Part of Me", "Ghost", "Not Like The Movies".
* TheCameo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlyXNRrsk4A The video for Last Friday Night]] has tons: DarrenCriss, Creator/KevinMcHale, Music/KennyG, Music/{{Hanson}}, Music/RebeccaBlack, Corey Feldman, and Debbie Gibson.

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* BreakupSong: "TheOneThatGotAway", "Part of Me", "Ghost", "Not Like The Movies".
* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlyXNRrsk4A The video for Last Friday Night]] has tons: DarrenCriss, Creator/DarrenCriss, Creator/KevinMcHale, Music/KennyG, Music/{{Hanson}}, Music/RebeccaBlack, Corey Feldman, and Debbie Gibson.



* ContinuityNod: Her music video for "Wide Awake" starts off at the end to "California Gurls". After the music video ends, she goes onstage at a concert to perform "Teenage Dream". Other less obvious ones includes : the strawberry about One Of The Boys (the album)/the Hello Katy Tour and various nods at the videos for Last Friday Night, Part Of Me, E.T and most obviously Firework.

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* ContinuityNod: ComingOfAgeStory: "Wide Awake", which was inspired by major changes in her life.
-->'''Katy:''' "This song in particular is a dose of reality. It's kind of like coming down from a high. You’ve been on cloud nine for so long, and it can't always be so sweet and sometimes you need to realize that, and you have to pick yourself up and move forward and face the facts of life and know that this is just a lesson you learn and you're stronger because of it."
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Her music video for "Wide Awake" starts off at the end to "California Gurls". After the music video ends, she goes onstage at a concert to perform "Teenage Dream". Other less obvious ones includes : the strawberry about One Of The Boys (the album)/the Hello Katy Tour and various nods at the videos for Last "Last Friday Night, Part Night", "Part Of Me, E.T Me", "E.T" and most obviously Firework."Firework".



* EarlyBirdCameo: Kathy Beth Terry, her nerdy alter-ego from "Last Friday Night", first appeared at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards.
** Prior to "I Kissed A Girl" breaking her into the mainstream, Katy herself is seen as the LastGirlWins in the music video for Gym Class Heroes' "Cupid's Chokehold".

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* EarlyBirdCameo: EarlyBirdCameo:
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Kathy Beth Terry, her nerdy alter-ego from "Last Friday Night", first appeared at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards.
** Prior to "I Kissed A Girl" breaking her into the mainstream, Katy herself is seen as the LastGirlWins in the music video for Gym Class Heroes' Music/GymClassHeroes' "Cupid's Chokehold".



* FanserviceCostumes: Well, good luck if you want to count them.



* GrowingUpSucks: "Wide Awake" is a positive take on this. [[WordOfGod Katy herself]] says that the song was inspired by major changes in her life. To hammer the message further, the music video features Katy meeting her child self and then they both go through lots of obstacles (in a CallBack to both their life and career, even) ending with them hugging and parting ways while Katy watches as her child version goes away.



* HumanAliens: In the appropriately named "E.T."



* IAmBecomingSong: "Roar".



* KaleidoscopeHair: Katy is constantly changing her hair color. It's gone from blond to black to [[FieryRedhead red]] to blond to pink to blue to purple, back to black and now green after a brief orange and black phase. That's not counting purple, pink, blue and now [[http://wonderwall.msn.com/music/gossip-orange-crush-katy-perry-poses-with-flaming-locks-21489.gallery orange]] wigs.

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* KaleidoscopeHair: Katy is constantly changing her hair color. It's gone from blond [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blond]] (her natural hair color) to black [[RavenHairIvorySkin black]] to [[FieryRedhead red]] to blond to pink [[RoseHairedSweetie pink]] to blue [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]] to purple, back to black and now green after a brief orange and black phase. That's not counting purple, pink, blue and now [[http://wonderwall.msn.com/music/gossip-orange-crush-katy-perry-poses-with-flaming-locks-21489.gallery orange]] wigs.wigs.
* KnightInSourArmor: The main premise of "Wide Awake" is that even though GrowingUpSucks, you must not let life's obstacles completely change or/and take away your positive outlook in life.


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* MyFutureSelfAndMe: Inverted in the "Wide Awake" music video, where Katy meets her past self.


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* TwoFirstNames: Her actual last name is Hudson.
31st Dec '15 9:30:59 AM lakingsif
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* OdeToYouth: "The One That Got Away"
23rd Dec '15 8:32:13 AM Larkmarn
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* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: She's the [[PreachersKid daughter of pastors]], so naturally, she sings songs about [[HoYay lesbian experimentation]], has music videos of her smiling seductively while wearing nothing but cotton candy over her ass, and does dance moves that mimic blow jobs.
** Averted at first, since she started off as a Christian "Rock" singer. Also, she still considers herself to be a Christian, and even has a "Jesus" tattoo on her left wrist.
** Averted a second time, since in recent years, her music, attire, videos, and performances have become significantly more modest.



* DoesNotLikeMen: Some people accused her of being a misandrist after her first album, which contains such pleasantries as "Yeah you... PMS... like a bitch... I would know!" being said to a guy ("Hot 'n' Cold"), a song about how gay a guy is ("Ur So Gay", obviously; emasculating him for being a [[RealMenEatMeat vegetarian]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking even]]), and an Franchise/ArchieComics-esque song about how a guy must always foot the bill ("If You Can Afford Me"). Katy appears to have [[AvertedTrope averted this trope]], though.



* DrivenToSuicide: By The Grace Of God she stopped being so depressed.



* GenkiGirl: When appearing on talk shows, she's extremely cheerful and excitable.



* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance: People who failed to realize that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbqFMgdSeGs this supposed fail]] was a scripted joke she made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM51ANnSgsU at multiple shows]].
** Also in "Wide Awake": "I wish I knew then, what I know now."



* {{Irony}}: Both parents were highly conservative pastors that didn't allow their children to watch ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' [[Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon show]], considering it to not be good for Katy and her siblings. Guess which blonde Smurf she voices in the 2011 ''Film/TheSmurfs'' and its [[Film/TheSmurfs2 two]] [[Film/TheSmurfs3 sequels]]?



* KindheartedCatLover: She loves cats as she named her own cat [[PunnyName Kitty Purry]] her mascot, and joked that she wants to make the CrazyCatLady persona cool. At the end of the lyric video for "Roar", she holds up Kitty, coos at her, then kisses her on the head.



* {{Mondegreen}}: The official lyrics in "Firework" is ''gonna leave them all in awe'', instead of ''gonna leave them falling down'', which was stated in lyric websites.



* OddFriendship: Is surprisingly really good friends with Music/{{Adele}}, Music/{{Rihanna}}, Music/NickiMinaj, and Music/TaylorSwift. She's actually friends with a lot of people in the business including Music/SelenaGomez, Jessie J, Justin Bieber, and Creator/RobertPattinson.
** [[https://twitter.com/katyperry/status/509247190280065025 Well, was]] [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6641056/katy-perry-taylor-swift-nicki-minaj-twitter-feud-holy-crap friends]] with Taylor Swift...



* PreachersKid: Katy's parents are pastors at a church in Santa Barbara, and they refused to let her listen to "secular" music as she was growing up. This [[FreudianExcuse may explain]] her more recent output.



* TheRival: To Taylor Swift, especially since they are the two most popular female pop stars of the moment.



* [[{{Rockumentary}} Pop-cumentary]]: ''Part of Me''
* {{Scotireland}}: Once told [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGhDp8wYH-A&feature=player_embedded#at=188 an interviewer]] she was hoping to see the Loch Ness Monster while in Ireland.

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* [[{{Rockumentary}} Pop-cumentary]]: {{Rockumentary}}: ''Part of Me''
* {{Scotireland}}: Once told [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGhDp8wYH-A&feature=player_embedded#at=188 an interviewer]] she was hoping to see the Loch Ness Monster while in Ireland.
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Britney Spears, positive pop with hidden depths and courts just as much controversy. Their personalities are DEFINITELY alike if you watch ''Part of Me'' next to ''For the Record''.



* StrongFamilyResemblance: Katy's older sister [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3Cw488fK-A Angela Hudson]] looks and sounds exactly like her except she has blonde hair[[note]]so does Katy but she dyes it[[/note]] and a more introverted personality.



* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack:
** Type 1. She named her cat "Kitty Purry". In the music video for "Roar", she tames a tiger and gives it the same name.
** And one named Krusty (Katy+Russell/Rusty), with her ex-husband Russell Brand.
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