Katy Perry's admitted that her breakup with ex-hubby Russell Brand was so devastating there were times she struggled to hold it together professionally.
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the pop phenomenon said that when her relationship to the British actor/comedian really hit the skids, she had to stop herself from breaking down onstage.
"What was going on in my personal life was so overwhelming that I had to bend over to let those tears fall straight out of my eye sockets and not my false lashes just as I'm about to go up on that ramp and sing 'Teenage Dream,' " Perry said of that period, which was captured in a pivotal scene in her upcoming concert movie, “Katy Perry: Part of Me.”
"I had to smack myself across the face and say, 'These problems are my problems, they are not my audience's problems - learn to separate that.'"
That work ethic has made Perry into one of the wealthiest singers around: according to THR, she made more than $44 million last year courtesy of her best-selling album, movie projects and sold-out tour. According to Billboard BoxScore, her “California Dreams” trek came in just behind the Eagles (and ahead of Lil' Wayne) as one of the most profitable of 2011.
And look for Perry’s pockets to deepen even more due to the award-winning singer/songwriter’s plans to launch her very own record label.
"I'm preparing for it now," she told THR about her untitled pending imprint. "And when this record label does come to fruition, I'm going to try and avoid the things that take away any fighting chance for an artist to have financial success. As people are coming to me with opportunities, I'm thinking, 'How would I want to be treated?' "
“Katy Perry: Part of Me" is out on July 5.
IVE KNOWN THIS YOUNG LADY FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS.SHES GOT MORE TALENT THAN YOU COULD IMAGINE. SHES JUST BEEN HELD BACK FROM BEING WHAT SHE IS CAPABLE OF BEING! IT MIGHT NOT HAPPEN FOR A WHILE BUT SHE WILL BE CALLING THE SHOTS AND LET ME TELL YA FOR A FACT SHE DOESNT BLOW HER MONEY AND YOU WOULD BE VERY SUPRISED HOW WELL OFF SHE IS!
every artist will have haters(most of them are just jealous or simply immature..). and you know why they are successed? cause they don't let those haters get into their minds, and they keep working as hard as possible to live their dreams,so that's why katy is so famous. cause she work her butt off to reach her goal. and you should too instead of hating those celebrities, why don't you do the same?work hard to fulfill your dreams~
California girls.....they are so phenomenal. A person from California may win American Idol sometime by the twentieth season. The state of California has immense musical talent and no person from California has won American Idol. That is an interesting scenario as North Carolina has two winners and ten of the eleven winners were from southern states (i.e. the only exception was Rubben Studdard, who was from Illinois).
Dude, I thought Leela was the best character in Futurama!
Yup! That's one healthy girl right there. Oh yeah – Katy's hot too.
She's most eligible free agent during the NFL's 2012 off-season. Haters will hate, but she is beautiful, successful, and is looking for ways to expand her career. She's every guy's wet dream.
By my measurement you have run this stupid story for over a week. Most of the planet doesn't know, or care, about this idiot. She is pathetic. I never heard her sing and hope that continues.
Imagine how she would look without the "Rodeo Clown" hair color.
Who is she? And should anyone care?
You know, it's a good job interview question. "Do you like Katy Perry music?"
If YES, then NEXT!!!! (Unless the job is waste management.)
She's an insult to people with real musical talent.
In today's environment a "label" means little to nothing. Fairly soon all artists will rely almost exclusively on social media to get their new music out. Back in the old days, it mattered what label you were on, now, today's youth don't even know the names of any of the surviving labels.
This is awesome! Hopefully she'll sign a lot more acts like her. She is truly the most talented musician of the last decade. She's this generations Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Tina Turner all rolled in to one...except better! Thank god she dumped that no-talent Russel Brand.
when does this stop being news? CNN has been running this same non-story for over a week now.
can we move on already?
When you stop reading it.
II started my own record label when I uploaded my first song to itunes for sale. Yep, it's that easy. CNN obviously had some busy work for this reporter. What a waste, who cares she's starting a label so is everyone else.
I feel fortunate to have no idea what her music sounds like - more mainstream diva shlock?
Hasn't anyone told her, that record labels are obsolete?
Ah, the drama... another "created" star by the music and entertainment execs who found the face and the figure to go along with a mediocre (but hey, that's what audio tuning is for) voice – and the dollars flood in from the kids who think she's a talent. Please don't compare her to the Beatles – really? I could not even comprehend how this tart and music legends like Lennon could ever be in the same sentence. She'll get her record label going while she gets her weekly mani-pedi and buys a designer purse for her dog – all in a day's work – you know, with that "work ethic" she's cited in the article as having. It's offensive to those of us who truly studied music and have real vocal ability.
And I can buy your cd's where?
While Katie music is not my favorite – I'm too old – I see that she is a phenomenon in the business, and energizes millions. Good. It's nice to see someone doing well. We should all take notes.
I guess she got tired of making over-produced, over-played, overrated, easily-digested, artistically-devoid music for record execs and now wants to make over-produced, over-played, overrated, easily-digested, artistically-devoid music on her terms.
I love Katy Perry, her voice, her music and her videos. She's my favorite pop star ever! I don't care what anybody thinks of me for this, or of her. So there!
You know, Shannon, I've never heard much of her stuff, if you can believe that, but I gotta tell ya, I like your style. And by the way, about that guy "StickHER' who responded with his insult about "banging" Katy Perry; I think he should get lost.
I remember when you had to have talent to be a pop star
That was never really the case. But talent helped to sustain a career.
When was that?
I must say that I do enjoy her cans.
I'd bang her so hard her hair would change back to it's natural color. that is all.
She doesn't even know you're alive.
Have you nothing better to do than post crude messages about lovely young ladies ? This place is for dialog, not diatribe. Leave that keyboard alone until you have a reasonable comment. You probably want to do something else with your hands, anyway.
I'll say what I want, when I want, to whom I want. You people take this blog and your beloved comments way too seriously – time to lighten up.
Da must be gay.
Katy Perry Records? What a joke. Just to keep the facts straight, The Beatles did start Apple Records, hired all of their friends to run it, and it was a financial disaster for many years. They had a lot of free-loaders on the payroll, so maybe Katy Perry can avoid that mistake. Most people in the know recognize that it was the stress of sorting out the Apple Records mess that broke up the band, not Yoko Ono. Eventually, the Beatles reorganized Apple Records and turned it around. But it was an expensive mistake and Paul McCartney is a hell of lot smarter than most musicians, including Katy Perry. She will end up posing for Playboy in a few years, because she will blow through her money and need the payday – just like Lindsay Lohan.
alas, you know nothing of which you post. nothing.
Hey dummy, sounds like you're green with envy. This chick is smart and has traveled a long road. And that's the same garbage they said about Jessica Simpson. Now she has a clothing line/brand worth a billion dollars, and she calls the shots.
"She doesn't even know your alive"
They're both a couple of talentless freaks. The only ones who care are the undiscerning freaks on both sides of the Atlantic...
Really? Is this what music has become now? Will she be signing people who just yell like she does? And when did yelling become synonimous with singing? This is the sorry state of todays music industry.
We reward PERFORMERS. If they can sing or not, is not the question. Can the perform and entertain us? If they can, they get rewarded $$$$$$$$$$$.
Pitch on singers are a dime a dozen, because all they can do is sing – they can't perform and nobody will pay to listen to or watch them.
Congrats Katy on your successes.
ANyone can be trained to perform. However, not everyone can sing or play an instrument.
mmi16: mmi16 must mean you are 16 years old, with the mind of an 8 year old attention-deficit-disorder child. Crap is crap, no matter how many low-class losers like you toss your money away in support of it.
Several comments claim that Katy can sing – one mentions video clips of live performances that support these claims. I suggest all who believe so search for Katy and her band on David Letterman's show.
As for here desire to launch (yet another) record label, I hope she is able to wield her influence to attract A&R people with good ears who would never sign someone who belts off key.
pop phenomenon? Pulease she can't even sing in key live, so give me a break.
Numbers don't lie. 8 #1 singles since 'Teenage Dream'.
In 2009, an Obama appointed deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder gave a press conference to brag about creating and expanding gun walking programs across the border into Mexico. He admitted Obama approved $10 million for this program.
Soon afterwards, Border Patrol and local ATF agents caught the smuggler who was bringing thousands of grenades into Mexico. The prosecutors who knew of the case and were working with the creators in DC, did not allow the smuggler to be arrested/charged.
Fast and Furious sent thousands of grenades into Mexico – killing hundreds. CBS did the reporting on the grenade smuggling. CSPAN and youtube have the 2009 fast and furious press conference.
One grenade attack killed dozens of grandmothers who were just having a fun afternoon out at the casino. Many of our retired also enjoy an afternoon at the casino. But these Mexican grandmothers were slaughtered with grenades Obama approved to go to Mexico – without the consent or knowledge of the Mexican government.
And you democrats argue it is racist to try and get to the bottom of this crime against humanity.
Numbers you speak of are sales, sales in the recorded music industry are as fickle as the people buying this so called "music". Miss Perry, although pleasant to look at, can't carry a tune in a bucket. She has auto-correct vocals, and doesn't write her own material. Pop star you say ? Uhhhh no.
I suck at biochemistry, so I am going to start my own drug company.
she is definitely one of the most talented singers of the era if not the most talented.
Please tell me you're joking or mentally impaired, she's by far one of the least talented and unoriginal "singers" in decades.
You have got to be kidding. You clearly have no idea what talent is.
wow, talk about a crap load of butthurt people. You people act like Katty Perry birthed a litter of pitbull banchees that mauled a bunch of orphans from a thirdworld country. I guess jealousy does that to people.
People of low intelligence often use the words (or non word, "haters". It surely stems from the fact that people are always telling them that stuff that they believe is ridiculous and that they are stupid. Of course, both are usually true, in the extreme, but there "lights are on, but no one is home" people, much like yourself, think that using that word somehow socializes their dismay at hearing the truth. In reality, it simply identifies them as the weak minded individuals that they are.
Smart move because she sees her own popularity fading and a record label may save her financially. Just wondering if she will call it "Plastic", as that symbolizes her image and talent.
I think Prince tried this...It did not work...
She sings better than Obama and she is NOT a terrorist like Eric Holder... so I like her.
I can't stand her music. All she does is yell in the microphone. I am also going to start a record label called Derp records.
Auto-tune is amazing at making people retarded. Autotune and boobs.
Well, starting your own record label was a resounding success for the Beatles...
I was at the side of the stage at the Grammy noms concert awhile back and could hear her sing acoustically I was so close..........she literally couldn't sing a note!
The record business is littered with a scrap heap of people that thought fame could result in a successful label!....NEXT!
Dude you are seriously full of crap. You don't have to like her but the girl can definitely sing. You might want to get your ears checked out. She lived here in town for a couple of years and I've heard her play acoustic guitar and sing , and also sing acapella . The girl's got pipes
Let me let you in on the dirty secret of the music industry. Well the ghostsongwriters have all the talent and write all the songs for most bands. Why else do you think there are so many one hit – one albums wonders? The labels drop them. You really think lmfao (clive davis grandsons) actually wrote those songs themselves. What about Michael J. Even depeche mode cant write since they dropped their keyboardist (who put the finishing touches on the songs that made them great).
Artists are really just employees and really get paid about $50k a year after the labels deduct the recoup. Katy Perry probably made $200k out of the $44mil. At least she knows the game and wants to own her stuff now with a record label. I'm surprised she can get out of her contract. I suppose she made enough for her label with the $44 mill they let her go.
If by Michael J you mean Michael Jackson, he wrote the vast majority of his songs and co-wrote almost all the rest. He arranged them, wrote music and lyrics. He made his money AND had the talent to boot. The same can't be said for a lot of today's artists. The only one I can think of with comparable creative control is Prince.
Planet Jackson dot net
MJ did not wrote most of his own music. He hired songwriters. He was simply smart enough to buy the writing credits because he knows where the money is.
He was a pedophilic freak with limited raw talent, but he knew the business very well. I know a guy locally who got paid $100K to write one song for him. His name does not appear anywhere on MJ recordings. He happily took the $100K, and MJ happily turned the song into millions.
Too funny. All of these Madonna wannabees with 1/4 the talent tying to be record moguls. Perry is NOT Madge and doesn't seem to realize that her 15 minutes is just about up. Save your money Princess, you will need it.
I'm not a big fan of KPerry, but Madonna sucks. (overrated old lady)
Madonna is/was a celebrity of the hoi polloi, just like Katy. Hoi Polloi.
I think she probably has over exposed herself already. She is a talented songwriter and has a pretty good voice (just look for her live acoustic stuff like KISS FM Sprint Live Lounge or MTV Unplugged on YouTube). Unfortunately, she's marketed herself in a way that she isn't really taken seriously. Plus, she can't sing pop music at all. She really needs to go back to the soft rock and folk type songs she did in the early days. They really suit her voice. It would be nice to see more talented women actually rely on their abilities rather than looks to achieve success.
i think you have a good point about the future of katy perry. go back and learn how to sing beautifully, with your guitar. drop the cheep outfits, and dirty lyrics. you are a Christian woman, what the heck are you doing. you are too darn good to go for the money. give us alot of talent, and beautiful songs.
i do like the fact that you can have a record company label. my daughter is a ford model, and she made alot of money because she was beautiful, like you katy. you can make history with your talent, and determination. i pray for you, i saw you in concert, wow what a vegas type show. you got alot of talent. take care of yourself.
Pop culture at its worse. There are so many talented lovely female singer/songwriters around. It's a shame they don't get advertised like this. And they don't have to wear silly clothes and makeup or hairdoes. They have pure talent.
I want t o see her dress up like Barack Obama and make a video of him losing the election.
you are Into fantasy, I see.
Actually it's quite possible, if all the white people with jobs can get off work early enough to vote.
Hey Dave.... DRUGS KILL!!!
Hopefully she's more talented for runing a studio/label than she is at singing. She has about a 4 note range and still needs gobs of autotune. Add to that all her songs sound the same.
I can't wait when she does a nude photo shoot for Playboy mag!!!!!!
She is going to make records? Waxed tubes, 78s, 45s or 33s?
Need to mess w/ a real dude. Russell is a cornball. C'est la vie.
katy perry takes it up the butt. its true google it. o_O
Kate Perry.. U go gal.
4 all the ppl that r sayn mean & perverted things about katy like how she can't do this, or she shouldn'tve married russell brand, & all that other stuff needs 2 b punched in the face, stomach, & groin. jst sayn. i luv katy perry. she's smurfin awesome. nuff said.
I like this gal.
She clearly overestimates her talent level, and what it really takes to start a record label – even the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix had financial investments that had to be really planned to do this. Does she compare herself to these legendary singers?
Well, I'm sure she won't actually be running the label or making any important financial decisions. She'll just be the figurehead.
I HAVE A SMALL PENIS.
Well, she married and banged this loser dude for awhile. There is something messed up psychologically with her too. She should have seen him as guy to steer clear of. Whats next for her? Dating Chris Brown or Charles Manson...then sob, sob, whoa is me, that it didnt work out. Everybody feel sorry for me. B1mbo.
What the what?Hey"Derp",weren't you on the Belief Blog the other day boasting about your perfect life while running down the Christians?What does your perfect wife think of what you would like to do to Ms.Perry?(And if that really was your mother,I can see how your character and worldview developed-Sad.)-Peace & Love in Christ!
You do realize that anyone on earth can use any name they want when they post on the CNN message boards.
There are probably ten different people using the phrase "derp".
But you knew that.
Bend over Larry, I've something for you.
I derp derp derp herp a derp.
Great, now we have the bible nuts on the Marquee Blog. Can't you dimwits stay on the belief page.
Don't start your own label. It seldom works and you will lose a fortune. Besides, she comes off as though she is incapable of balancing a checkbook, let alone running a record label.
a checkbook? Dude, she just made a cool 40 mil in one year, she has people who have people who have people who balance her online back account (it's 2012).
Also have you thought about getting in touch with her since you know how hard it is to run a record label from personal experience?
I'd like to grab hold of that blue ponytail and....
Jam your dick down her throat until she vomits all over the place?
Sounds like a plan
Ride her from behind like a western barrel racing horse.
i'll help her with some start up $$$ you got my ### katy!
Success couldn't have happened to a nicer, brighter, more talented woman. I love her music... it is fun and upbeat!
Why was she upset about a break up with Russell Brand? He's so skinny and gross looking.
WoW it's rare to see a nice comment.
They don't grow 'em too smart 'round your parts, do they?
I enjoy eating my own pooh.
Her personality is as real as her boobs. I agree, Hollywood is full of greedy labels ask the Beatles and every band since then., but excuse me, last year, 44 million not financial success? How much does one person need to achieve success? What if my daughter wanted to get on her label, wouldn't she do the same?
I'd like to launch my love juice all over her face...
Oh, you got divorced from a sham marriage?? Boo-Hoo. Weird Al learned about his parent's DEATH an hour before a concert...both PARENTS...and he went on to do a stellar show that same night. He sucked it up, being the true professional that he is, fulfilled his obligations and dealt with his grief on his own time, in his own way. Amazing man and performer. Stronger than anybody I have ever known, and the most creative person currently roaming the planet.
Is weird Al also Carrot top?
...or he just wasn't that fond of his parents
Love her music. Sure hope she doesn't "Over expose" herself. Excuse my pun but we've seen the "flash in the Pan" artists and after 2-3 records they are gone.
I know, seriously was thinking the same thing.
Divorce is tough...I think she'll get thru it just fine, tho. Luckily, there's no kids involved. I think kids suffer the most in divorce.
omg I know! Could you imagine if they had kids? Those poor multi-millionaire babies living an international lifestyle. So terrible...
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