Katy Perry has been a very busy pop star over the past two years, scoring five Hot 100 No. 1s off her 2010 effort "Teenage Dream" and another topper in February with "Part of Me," off the "Complete Confection" collection. She'll try to do it again with "Wide Awake," which hits radio later this month.
"I swear, after this song, I'm taking a fucking vacation," Perry said following her acceptance speech for artist of the year the NARM Music Awards on Thursday (May 10).
The mid-tempo "Wide Awake," written expressly for her "Part of Me 3D" movie hitting theaters July 5, is the second single off "Complete Confection." At NARM, Perry went out of her way to thank the music industry for helping her succeed, but she also allowed some of the credit to land on her.
"I have to say that I do a lot to sell my records," she said with a smile. "I do the right things… I work very hard! I like to sell out in all the best ways."