Since 2008, the ebullient pop megastar has enjoyed unprecedented success. Her spectacular sophomore effort, 2010’s “Teenage Dream,” is one of only two albums to chart five No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. (The other: Michael Jackson’s 1987 album “Bad.”) She’s won five MTV Video Music Awards, earned 13 Grammy nominations and headlined the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, which is still the most-viewed NFL performance in U.S. TV history.
After all that, “I’m thankful that I’m out of the loop of how intense it is to be red hot for 10 years,” Perry told the Los Angeles Times this month. “Because I’ve had all the numbers, honey. Still set those records, honey. Talk to me when you’ve done that.” Read more on USA Today.
Take a listen to both albums below to see what all the hype is about.