MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR KATY PERRY
The world premiere of Katy Perry’s video for “Wide Awake” will air on MTV this Tuesday at 6:53 PM. Then, at MTV.com, you can check out MTV First: Katy Perry.
KELLY CLARKSON IS ON VACATION
Kelly Clarkson has worked hard over the past few months and is giving herself a vacation. The original American Idol is currently enjoying a holiday in Ireland and just bought herself a Polaroid camera to capture the special moments she’s having. Check out any pictures Kelly posts over at Twitter.com/Kelly_Clarkson.
DAVID COOK HAS A ROCKING SUMMER AHEAD OF HIM
David Cook is doing some exciting things this summer. The American Idol winner is playing in Hawaii with the USO, performing at the MLB All Star game in Kansas City and is returning to Asia to perform. Head to DavidCookOfficial.com to see the specific dates for each event.
ONE DIRECTION SHARE A BLAST FROM THE PAST
One Direction are a bunch of goofballs. The British band posted a video called “Spin the Harry” on their YouTube channel and it’s part game show, part One Direction trivia. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the band, it’s worth watching because it’s so silly.
- · HERE’S A DIRECT LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqsDXX6pwVA&feature=youtu.be
GOTYE STUCK WITH IT
It just goes to show you that when the going gets tough, it’s worth it to keep going. Just look at Gotye – he’s had massive success with his song “Somebody That I Used to Know” and he told us that he almost didn’t release it. Head to Gotye.com and check out the News section to see a list of remixes of “Somebody That I Used to Know.”
CARLY RAE JEPSEN SCORES NUMBER ONE SINGLE!
Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut single, "Call Me Maybe," which dethrones Gotye’s "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, after eight weeks at number one. “Somebody” falls to number two, while Maroon 5’s “Payphone” is at number three, fun.’s former number one hit “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monae is at number four, and One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” rises one spot to number five.
- · TIDBIT: According to Billboard, Jepsen is the first lead female to top the chart with a debut single since Ke$ha’s "TiK ToK" spent nine weeks at the summit starting in January of 2010. Prior to that, Lady Gaga was the last female to conquer the Hot 100 on her first try when "Just Dance," featuring Colby O'Donis, shot to number one in January of 2009.
- · TIDBIT: Katy Perry leaps ten spots to number nine with her latest single, "Wide Awake." It marks her 11th career top 10 and eighth straight top 10 single.
LADY GAGA TWEETS PERFUME PICTURES
Lady Gaga is gearing up for the release of her new perfume, Fame, tweeting the first photos of the fragrance on Wednesday. The photos reveal the product packaging along with a description of the scent. The black liquid features apricot, saffron and honey notes. Fame hits stores in September.
JON BON JOVI TO PERFORM SOLO SHOW NEXT MONTH
Jon Bon Jovi has scheduled his first ever show with his new band, The Kings of Suburbia. The group is set to perform at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on July 26th. According to BonJovi.com, at the gig fans can expect to hear some Bon Jovi hits plus classic rock and roll songs. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.
FOSTER THE PEOPLE’S NEXT ALBUM TO BE “GRITTIER”
Foster The People are known for making celebratory, upbeat music like their 2011 hit, “Pumped Up Kicks,” but according to singer Mark Foster, the band’s next album will have more grit. The songs are going be heavily influenced by bands like The Clash and The Kinks. Foster The People are currently wrapping up its U-S tour before heading overseas in August.
- · TIDBIT: “Pumped Up Kicks” has become such an infectious hit that R&B star Usher recently covered the song on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
KARMIN TALK BEGINNINGS
Amy Heideman and Nick Noonan, better known as Karmin, met at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. They fell in love and after a few failed musical projects decided to work as a duo, and the rest, as they say, is history. Karmin’s single, “Brokenhearted,” will go platinum next week. You can see the video for the song at KarminMusic.com.
KATY PERRY DEPICTED IN COMIC BOOK
Katy Perry will be the latest celebrity to have her life depicted in comic book form in the series, Fame by Bluewater Productions. The comic book, Fame: Katy Perry, will chronicle her life from her Christian family background to her start in the music industry through her chart-topping success. Katy’s 3-D biopic, Part of Me, will be in theatres on July 5th.