Wed, 04 Jul 2012 19:22:56 GMT | By Emma Jones
Pop 101: The Evolution of Katy Perry

Dawn of the 'Teenage Dream'



Katy Perry performs on the Today Show in 2010 (© BRENDAN MCDERMID/Reuters)
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  • Katy Perry, Hello Katy Tour, 2009 (© PHIL NOBLE /Reuters)
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  • Katy Perry performs on the Today Show in 2010 (© BRENDAN MCDERMID/Reuters)
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Hot on the sticky heels of "California Gurls," Perry once again teamed up with Dr. Luke to produce her next generation of Skittle-coloured hits, Teenage Dream. Released in August 2010, Teenage Dream soared to the top of the charts, helped along by Perry's "on cloud 9" nude cover. It would go on to spawn no less than five number one singles, making her the first female artist to achieve this milestone, and equalizing the original record set by Michael Jackson with his album Bad.

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