KATY PERRY in GLADIATOR

Katy Perry in BILLBOARD Magazine
Global talent and performer Katy was spotted wearing PLUMA jewelry from the Gladiator collection for her cover story with Billboard magazine. She’s had an amazing year. In her story she shares about her upbringing and preparations for one of her biggest gigs of the year – the halftime show for the Super Bowl. You can read an excerpt from the story here:

At 13, Perry convinced her parents to bring her to Nashville to seek a career as a gospel singer; she released an album on a Christian label at 16. But after discovering secular artists, from Queen to Gwen Stefani, she moved to L.A. and shifted her ambitions — first aiming to be a acoustic guitar-wielding singer-songwriter, later settling on her current plan: global pop domination. She bounced from contract to contract — “I had two cars repossessed, I was always going by the hair of my chinny chin chin” — before landing on Capitol Records. Working with Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Benny Blanco, she broke through with 2008’s button-pushing “I Kissed a Girl.” Since then, that core team (often helped by songwriter Bonnie McKee and others) has produced a string of No. 1 songs. “My strengths are melodies and lyrics,” Perry explains. “Max is the king of melodies and Luke is the king of, like, sounds. When we get together we make the biggest songs.”

“Everyone has been asking me if I’m going to be nervous before the halftime show,” Perry says. “I’m like, I’m f—ing human. This is the biggest event of my career.” To prep, she has been studying recent shows, with extra attention on Beyoncé in 2013 and Madonna in 2012. “Those performances are clean and streamlined,” she says. “They’re about the catalog, the songs. I like Madonna for the graphic effects she brought.” And Beyoncé? “She brought so much strength, so much sassiness and just the right amount of sex,” Perry says. “She’s an icon. ElvisThe Beatles, Michael Jackson — she’s in that category. I’m not. She’s like five notches above me, and those levels are compounded in difficulty.”

To read the full story on Billboard Magazine click here.

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