On her new album, Katy Perry says that although she's "older and wiser," she still plans to have fun.
The 28-year-old pop star debuted 12 songs from "Prism" in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday night in New York. The beat-driven album features likable, radio-friendly tracks, much like her multi-hit 2010 effort, "Teenage Dream."
Perry played songs like the '80s-inspired "Birthday," which she called "something like Mariah Carey would have put on her first album." She said "Unconditionally" was her favorite song and she was "proud to have written" it.
"Prism," due out Oct. 22, features producers Dr. Luke, Klas Ahlund, Sia, Bloodshy and Greg Kurstin. Her first single, "Roar," bumped Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" from the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week.
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If the fee was enacted as planned in the New Starts application, the expected $555 million in revenue would almost double the amount of taxes and fees motorists currently pay to the state through gas taxes
Ronald Nored, guard for the Butler University basketball teams that went to back-to-back Final Fours in the NCAA Tournament, has already landed his first coaching gig. The former Bulldog will lead the Brownsburg High School Bulldogs.
The university announced Blue III, also known as Trip, on Thursday. He was born Dec. 23 in Indiana. The university's current live mascot, Blue II, remains with the school.