Archive for the ‘‘Firework’’ Category
Watch the performance video of Katy Perry performs ‘Firework’ at 2011 Logie Awards in Melbourne, Australia.
Thanks to a digital release of the remix single featuring Britney Spears, Rihanna’s “S&M” overtakes Katy Perry’s “E.T.” for the No. 1 spot on next week’s Billboard Hot 100.This marks the 10th No. 1 single for Rihanna (her 8th as the main artist) and the 5th No. 1 for Spears. Meanwhile, “E.T.” drops to No. 2, followed by The Black Eyed Peas “Just Can’t Get Enough” (holding at No. 3), Jeremih’s “Down On Me” featuring 50 Cent (up 6-4), and Cee Lo Green’s “F**k You (Forget You)” (down 4-5).
Elsewhere in the Top 10, Adele advances from 10-6 with her first U.S. Top Ten hit “Rolling In The Deep,” while Lady Gaga has the week’s Hot Shot Debut as “Judas” enters at No. 10 after only three days of chart eligibility (the song made its radio and sales debut on Friday, April 15; the cut-off for this week’s chart was Sunday, April 18).
22. Katy Perry – Firework (18)
After an incredible surge to the top position, Bruno Mars’ reign at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 ended up being short-lived. Mars’ “Grenade” was the top song in the country last week, but it has fallen back to number two to allow Katy Perry’s “Firework” to return to the top spot. Perry is the first artist to have two runs at number one with the same song since the Far East Movement did it with “Like a G6″ last year. The incredible run that Perry has had at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (where all three of the singles from Teenage Dream have found a home) has largely been due to her dominance in the digital sales arena — her “California Gurls” was the top selling download of 2010 with 4.4 million songs sold.
“Firework” is a particularly important accomplishment for Perry, as it turns away from her normal party-heavy tracks and aims for a more inspirational quality. When MTV News correspondent Gabe Saporta (he of Cobra Starship fame) caught up with Perry on the red carpet of the MTV Europe Music Awards, she talked about how glad she was that “Firework” had become such an important tune for kids who might be outcasts. “I think everybody has the spark to be a firework,” Perry said. Read more…
Here are the video performances of Katy Perry performs at Y100 Jingle Ball where she performs songs like “California Gurls” & “Firework”.
I’ve updated new interviews & performing video of Katy Perry on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on December 8, 2010. Katy performs “Firework”.
Here’s the videos of Katy Perry interview & performing ‘Firework‘ at Mario Barth Show.
Here’s the video of Katy Perry performs “Firework” at 2010 American Music Awards on November 21, 2010.
When Dave Meyers sat down to write his treatment for Katy Perry’s “Firework” video, he says he wanted to “play with [her] image a bit … sort of demystify the candy-colored pop icon that she’s become.”
So you can imagine his disappointment when, as soon as he finished his first draft, the director caught the premiere of Perry’s “Teenage Dream” clip, which stripped KP of her “California Gurls” candy coating and, in the process, sent him back to the drawing board.
“I had written the treatment already with the idea of deconstructing her a little bit, and then ‘Teenage Dream’ came out and deconstructed her all the way,” Meyers said, laughing. “So I had to switch gears a little bit. But really, it was easy, because I connected with the song. I felt ‘Firework’ was very personal, and I was very drawn to that. … We wanted to articulate the meaning of that song: what it means to be an underdog and have the courage, if you’re on the outskirts of society, to be your own person.” Read more…