Katy Perry crowdsurfs at Glastonbury

Katy Perry crowdsurfs at Glastonbury

Media playback is unsupported on your device Pop star Katy Perry ended her debut performance at Glastonbury by diving head first into the audience. It was less crowd-surfing than crowd-swimming, as the singer pulled herself slowly over the heads of her fans. “Well, Beyonce never did that,” joked one audience member as Perry emerged from the fray. The stage dive came as the star performed Roar at the end of 60 colourful minutes of pure…

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US singer Katy Perry is first to 100m Twitter followers

US singer Katy Perry is first to 100m Twitter followers

The US singer-songwriter Katy Perry has become the first person to reach 100m followers on Twitter. The website posted a video compilation of her tweets since she joined in 2009 along with a message saying “Today, we #WITNESS history”. Witness is the name of Perry’s new album. The Canadian singer Justin Bieber has the second highest number of followers at 96.7m with Barack Obama in third place with almost 91m. The rest of the top…

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We break down Katy Perry's video for Chained To The Rhythm

We break down Katy Perry's video for Chained To The Rhythm

Pop star turned human emoji Katy Perry has just released her new video, Chained To The Rhythm – and its message is hard to ignore. Set in a futuristic theme park, it finds the star seduced by the delights and distractions of modern life. Then slowly, like Katharine Ross in Stepford Wives, she begins to realise something is terribly wrong with the (American) dream. Adhering to Katy’s new mantra of “purposeful pop”, it’s political without…

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