A group of Christian musicians sue Perry, her production team and Capitol Records. The suit filed by rappers: Marcus Gray, Emanuel Lambert, Lecrae Moore and producer Chike Ojukwu in St. Louis claims Perry’s song, Dark Horse, is a copy of their song, Joyful Noise. The plaintiffs added that their song has now been damaged by “witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery.”
In the past, Perry was also accused of copying Sara Bareilles’ song, Brave, in her song, Roar, due to the similarities in the two songs.
Perry and Juicy J perform Dark Horse during the Grammy Award show to promote Perry’s album Prism.
The Recording Industry Association of America names Perry its highest-selling digital act in the history of Gold and Platinum awards in a ceremony at Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center. Perry currently boasts 72 million digital-single sales to her name, counting downloads and on-demand streams.
RIAA Chairman and CEO:
Katy Perry is a force to be reckoned with in music. She embodies all that makes a true global superstar: the musical talent, the extraordinary drive and genuine charisma, and an intrinsic connection with her fans.
Perry starts her own record label titled Metamorphosis Music and announces her first signed artist Ferras. Perry says that she is so excited about her new label and artist Ferras that she will be taking on tour with her.
Perry appears on the cover of the July 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan. She talks about her ex’s and how long she has gone without sex.
It feels like a hundred lifetimes ago, so it’s like digging up an old grave. A lot of therapy has happened and a lot of understanding and growth. Sometimes you have to go through all this s–t to get your grips on life and figure out what the next boundaries in your love life are going to be. You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place. In the long run, it was necessary for me to have more of a teammate.
Perry and Madonna appear on the cover of the Summer 2014 issue of V magazine. They both talk about provocative showmanship, the V magazine shoot, and going on tour. Madonna:
I would always say, ‘Dad, I’m an artist, I have to express myself. You don’t understand.’ I think he’s finally come to terms with it. It’s only taken 30 years. He’s like, Do you have to simulate masturbation on the bed? Do you have to? Yes, Dad, I do.
Perry and Musgraves appear on the cover of a May 2014 issue of Billboard magazine. They talk about pairing up for the Prismatic tour and Perry seeing Musgraves naked.
She struck a chord in me. I feel like we have the same eyes. Not in a physical sense, but in a way of perception.
Katy Perry appears on the cover of 62 editions of the July 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan. She talks about if she will get back together with her ex, why she wants to wear less makeup, and what alcohol she’d never want to drink again.
If you’re secretly reading the mag and not really allowed to, don’t worry, I did it too.
Seacrest interviews Perry during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about her style for the Prismatic tour.
I like movies, like Clueless, The Craft, Empire Records. All those movies kinds of inspired my style currently. But you know, it’s just kind of whatever I feel like when I wake up.
Perry releases the music video for Birthday, which was directed by Marc Klasfeld and Danny Lockwood Birthday is Perry’s fourth single from PRISM.
Perry sits down to an interview with Australian TV show Sunrise and talks about diet, dating life and her kiss with Miley Cyrus.
I just walked up to her to give her like a friendly girly kiss, you know, as girls do, and then she like tried to move her head and go deeper and I pulled away.
Perry releases the music video for Dark Horse featuring Juicy J. Dark Horse is Perry’s third single from PRISM.
Perry performs Dark Horse during the Brit Awards show promoting her album Prism.
Seacrest interviews Perry during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about her Prismatic Tour.
I’m actually building stamina right now [for the tour.] It kicks off in May it goes from May 2014 until probably summer 2015 we are kicking it off in the UK and then we come to the U.S. all summer long. I’m in the middle of all the different plans and costumes and there are so many fun parts of the show. There’s about five or six sections and one of my favorite sections is the Cat-ture‘ section [like couture] you know me, queen of cats it’s so fun, visual, and vibrant.
Perry performs Roar during the NRJ Music Awards to promote Prism.
Perry is the Grammy nominee for Best Pop Solo Performance for Roar.
Gottwald, Martin, McKee, Walter, and Perry ares Grammy nominees for Song of the Year for Roar. McKee:
She was kind of coming out of sort of a dark place when she was setting up Prism. She was talking about wanting to explore her darker side.
Seacrest interviews Perry during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about her pre-show rituals.
You know, I wake up. I sometimes throw myself on a massage table, get massaged from the previous night where I had to do a two hour show and then I go and work out and I stretch and I kick. And then I do a warm up and then I go to rehearsal and then I basically get ready for the show. I mean when it’s show day, it is all dedicated to the show. There is nothing else that’s more important. So, I’m very focused.
Perry appears on the cover of the January 2014 issue of Marie Claire magazine. She talks about having kids, her boyfriend John Mayer, and her ex-husband Russell Brand.
There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, ‘OK. All right. I can’t feel this. This is too intense right now.’ I was, like, just eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that’s it.
Perry performs Unconditionally on The Ellen Show from her album PRISM.
Perry performs I Kissed A Girl at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball from her album One Of The Boys.
Perry performs Unconditionally at the Jingle Bell Ball from her album Prism
Perry performs her single Roar during the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball from her album Prism.
Perry appears on the cover of the December 2013 issue of Marie Claire Australia magazine. She talks about getting through life with bullies.
Sometimes your biggest bully in life can be yourself.
Perry appears on the cover of the December 2013 issue of Glamour UK magazine. She talks about sex, success, and partying with R-Patz.
I’m comfortable in my own skin now, being a grown-up but I’m still having fun.
Perry performs Unconditionally during the American Music Awards to promote her album
Perry performs Unconditionally during The Ellen Show to promote her album Prism.