Katy Perry took part in the Grammys’ Beatles tribute for CBS this week, and some Beatles megafans are not happy with her version of ‘Yesterday’, claiming it was “gross” and that she changed the words to suit her whim. Frankly, I think she did a pretty great job for her (especially considering some of her other, less successful live performances) and the biggest offense here is the outfit. Like, what? I get she’s going for ethereal beauty, but… girl, no.
All said, I think her voice sounded great – Katy has always worked really well in an acoustic setting and this is no different. You’re always going to have critics when dealing with an artist like The Beatles, however – they’re legendary and people are so attached to their music that NO ONE can do it any justice (even if they sorta do). ‘Yesterday’ is far from my favourite Beatles song (then again, I feel the Beatles are overrated), but I think this was a nicely done, respectable cover.
How do you think Katy did?
February 11, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry broke another record — she’s got herself 50 million followers on Twitter, ousting Justin Bieber as the most followed artist. You go, Katy! She now stands tall on Twitter above The Beebs and The Gags. Curious about other Twitter music superstars? From Billboard:
Other high-ranking artists on Twitter include Britney Spears at 35 million, Rihanna at 34 million and Justin Timberlake at a little more than 30 million in total. (Oh, and the President of the United States, of course, but despite his 41 million followers, we won’t rank him until he releases an album.)
In fact, music remains the most-discussed topic on all of Twitter, with more than 1 billion tweets sent about music in 2013.
Do YOU follow Katy Perry on twitter? Who are some big name artist you follow? Everybody’s got at least one. I follow Katy, even though I’m still eye-rolling a bit after her big boob comment. But I can’t help it, I love her.
February 1, 2014 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Let’s take a look at what celebs were wearing this week and dub a “winner” for BEST, WORST, and WTF.
January 31, 2014 at 11:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
So The Grammys bore a new meme: Pharrell‘s hat.
Sorry, but I’m not ready for this to be a new thing.
Let’s take a look at what others wore to this craptacular awards show!
January 27, 2014 at 11:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Katy Perry is hot – I don’t think anyone would really deny that, regardless of how they feel about her music (though I’m sure one of you will prove me wrong here). I’m a big fan – I love her music and I think she’s adorable and totally someone you’d want to be best friends with. I also think she’s pretty sexy, and her new shoot with GQ kinda proves my point.
In her cover story for the magazine, which is pretty geared towards men but has an untapped market in the lesbian audience, I’d say, Katy talks about how she used to wish for big boobs when she was younger – and by golly, she got them!
“I lay on my back one night and looked down at my feet, and I prayed to God. I said, ‘God, will you please let me have boobs so big that I can’t see my feet when I’m lying down?’
“God answered my prayers. I had no clue they would fall into my armpits eventually.”
LOL… oh, Katy. I don’t know that that’s something I’d reveal in a magazine interview (or any interview, really), but that’s sorta what I love about her – she doesn’t mind being goofy or seeming dorky – kinda like Jennifer Lawrence, but far less in-your-face.
She also got a little weird as she discussed her belief in aliens and astrology and… President Obama?
“I see everything through a spiritual lens. I believe in a lot of astrology. I believe in aliens. I look up into the stars and I imagine: ‘How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form?’ I mean, if my relationship with Obama gets any better, I’m going to ask him that question. It just hasn’t been appropriate yet.
“I might have won Wisconsin for him. Actually, I didn’t do too much, but he called on me a couple of times. Which was very nice.”
Okay, we’ll just leave that one alone and concentrate on the hotness…
January 22, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry‘s starting her Prismatic World Tour in the UK this spring (I’m going!), but everyone was wondering when she’d hit America. Well, wonder no more, as she revealed a whole string of dates yesterday that range through the summer. She got her fans involved in the announcement process by having them send in videos which she then compiled into one:
6/22/14 – Raleigh, NC: PNC Arena
6/24/14 – Washington, DC: Verizon Center
6/27/14 – Nashville, TN: Bridgestone Arena
6/28/14 – Atlanta, GA: Philips Arena
6/30/14 – Tampa, FL: Tampa Bay Times Forum
7/2/14 – Sunrise, FL: BB&T Center
7/3/14 – Miami, FL: AmericanAirlines Arena
7/9/14 – New York, NY: Madison Square Garden
7/11/14 – Newark, NJ: Prudential Center
7/15/14 – Montreal, QC: Bell Center
7/16/14 – Ottawa, ON: Canadian Tire Center
7/18/14 – Toronto, ON: Air Canada Center
7/22/14 – Pittsburgh, PA: CONSOL Energy Center
7/24/14 – Brooklyn, NY: Barclays Center
8/1/14 – Boston, MA: TD Garden
8/4/14 – Philadelphia, PA: Wells Fargo Center
8/7/14 – Chicago, IL: United Center
8/10/14 – Grand Rapids, MI: Van Andel Arena
8/11/14 – Auburn Hills, MI: The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/13/14 – Columbus, OH: Nationwide Arena
8/14/14 – Cleveland, OH: Quicken Loans Arena
8/16/14 – Louisville, KY: KFC Yum! Center
8/17/14 – St. Louis, MO: Scottrade Center
8/19/14 – Kansas City, MO: Sprint Center
8/20/14 – Lincoln, NE: Pinnacle Bank Arena
8/22/14 – Minneapolis, MN: Target Center
8/23/14 – Fargo, ND: FARGODOME
8/26/14 – Winnipeg, MB: MTS Center
8/28/14 – Saskatoon, SK: Credit Union Center
8/29/14 – Calgary, AB: Scotiabank Saddledome
8/31/14 – Edmonton, AB: Rexall Place
9/9/14 – Vancouver, BC: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
9/12/14 – Portland, OR: Moda Center
9/13/14 – Tacoma, WA: Tacoma Dome
9/16/14 – Anaheim, CA: Honda Center
9/19/14 – Los Angeles, CA: STAPLES Center
9/22/14 – San Jose, CA: SAP Center
9/25/14 – Glendale, AZ: Jobing.com Arena
9/26/14 – Las Vegas, NV: MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/29/14 – Salt Lake City, UT: EnergySolutions Arena
9/30/14 – Denver, CO: Pepsi Center
10/2/14 – Dallas, TX: American Airlines Center
10/5/14 – Memphis, TN: FedExForum
10/6/14 – Tulsa, OK: BOK Center
10/8/14 – New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Arena
10/10/14 – Houston, TX: Toyota Center
How in the hell she’s going to get energy (or the voice, lolz) for all that is beyond me, but I’m really looking forward to seeing her in May. Prism is SUCH a good album.