Katy Perry closes out an extraordinary 2014 as radio’s Artist of the Year. According to Mediabase, she is the only artist with the most spins at three different radio formats. In addition to being the most-played act at Top 40, Hot AC and AC radio, Katy’s single “Dark Horse” (feat. Juicy J) – from her quadruple Platinum album PRISM (Capitol Records) – was the most-played song of 2014 at Top 40 radio. The track, which has been certified eight-times Platinum, is her ninth single to top the Billboard Hot 100. Katy is the only artist to have scored a No. 1 Hot 100 single in each year of the current decade.
The global superstar has been nominated for five American Music Awards: Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album for PRISM and Single of the Year for “Dark Horse.” The official video for “Dark Horse” won the 2014 MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, and it was recently named Best Video at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards. Katy also took home the award for Best Look from the ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland.
Katy recently received a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite Female Artist of 2015.“Roar,” another No. 1 single from PRISM, took Favorite Song and Favorite Music Video honors at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards. The RIAA celebrated Katy as the Top Certified Digital Artist Ever earlier this year. She is the only act to surpass 75 million certifications in the Gold & Platinum Digital Program – a tally that is over 20 million more than that of the No. 2 artist. She was also named Top Female Artist and Top Digital Songs Artist at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. With 60 million followers, Katy is the most-followed person in the world on Twitter. Her videos have racked up more than four billion views cumulatively.
PRISM debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in October 2013 and has hit No. 1 on iTunes in more than 100 countries to date. The album has sold nearly 10 million copies worldwide.
The New York Times said, “Katy Perry is the most potent pop star of the day.” Entertainment Weekly noted, “She’s making the mainstream not just swimming in it,” while Idolator hailed the album as a “transcendental pop experience.”
Katy Perry’s Prismatic Worldwide Tour continues to be a hugely successful global spectacle, with 17 sold out arenas in the UK, 66 sold out arenas in North America and 25 sold out arenas in Australia/New Zealand during this year. The tour continues in 2015 throughout Europe, Asia and South America where Katy will headline Rock In Rio in Brazil on September 25.