It was 2012 when India saw American singer-songwriter performing for the first time. She sang hit tracks like Firework and California Gurls from her album Teenage Dream at the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League at YMCA Ground, Chennai.
Seven years later, the pop sensation is back in India for the much-awaited OnePlus Music Festival and this time, she plans to roam around on the streets of Mumbai soaking Indian culture and tradition.
Revisiting the land of colors
Although she reached India at the wee hours of Tuesday morning and had a press conference scheduled for noon, Katy looked nothing but weary.
Dressed in a pink dress with yellow polka dots on it, paired with faux-fur detailed pink sandals and chunky earrings, she spoke in a very exciting tone.
When asked about her attire, she joked that the truth is if she put on a high ponytail, it adds 10 hours of sleep on her face. Also that it is her mirage of happiness.
Adapting with times
Katy, who started her career as a Christian rock artiste, released her first album in 2001. Titled Katy Hudson, it featured gospel songs on faith and childhood but didn’t manage to receive much attention.
The singer later switched to pop music and rose to fame with her second album—One of the Boys featuring earworms like I Kissed a Girl. But, it was her third album—Teenage Dream that became her first record to top the US Billboard 200 back in 2010.
With multi-platinum singles like California Gurls, Teenage Dream, Firework, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), and E.T., the sophomore release became the second album by an artist to produce five number-one songs in the US. The first being King of Pop, Michael Jackson’s album, Bad.
As music is changing
The subsequent years saw her releasing albums like Prism featuring Roar and Dark Horse and Witness which contained several viral hits including Chained to the Rhythm.
However, in recent times, she has stuck to releasing singles—like Never Really Over, Small Talk and Harleys In Hawaii —rather than albums.