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
“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).
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.”