Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Katy Perry to debut new song at Billboard Music Awards
Katy Perry will debut her new song, "Wide Awake," written for her upcoming film "Katy Perry: Part of Me," live on the Billboard Music Awards.
Billboard reports Perry is the latest addition to a growing list of superstar performers to perform at the May 20 event, which will be seen live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
Previously announced performers include Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO, CeeLo Green, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, The Wanted, Linkin Park and Nelly Furtado.
Additional acts will be announced in the coming days.
In 2011, Perry became the only woman in history to earn five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from the same album. Her "Teenage Dream" set spun off the No. 1 Hot 100 hits "California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg), the title tracks, "E.T." (featuring Kanye West), "Firework" and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)." She nabbed another No. 1 this year, with "Part of Me," the first single from the special edition album "Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection."
The "Teenage Dream" album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2010 and has sold 2.2 million copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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