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Katy Perry Announces Latest Album ‘143’

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143: Katy Perry’s Dance-Pop Comeback

Katy Perry is back and bolder than ever with her forthcoming album, 143, set for release on September 20 via Capitol Records. This highly anticipated album marks Perry’s first studio effort since her 2020 release, Smile.

Perry shared her vision for 143 in a press statement: “I set out to create a bold, exuberant, celebratory dance-pop album with the symbolic 143 numerical expressions of love as a throughline message.”

Watch the music video for “Woman’s World” here.

Leading with Love: “Woman’s World”

The lead single from 143, titled “Woman’s World,” will drop tomorrow, July 11. This track showcases Perry’s knack for crafting empowering anthems. It features contributions from an impressive roster of co-writers and producers, including Chloe Angelides, Vaughn Oliver, Rocco Did It Again!, Aaron Joseph, and the highly controversial Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald.

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A History of Hits and Controversy

Katy Perry’s collaboration with Dr. Luke on 143 marks a notable reunion. The duo previously created some of Perry’s biggest hits, such as “I Kissed a Girl,” “Hot n Cold,” “Teenage Dream,” “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” “California Gurls,” and “Roar.” However, Perry did not work with Dr. Luke on her last two albums, Witness (2017) and Smile (2020), amid the producer’s legal battles and allegations of sexual assault by Kesha. Dr. Luke has consistently denied these allegations, and the long-running legal dispute was settled last year.

Background: Katy Perry

Born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, Katy Perry burst onto the music scene with her 2008 hit single “I Kissed a Girl.” Known for her playful and sometimes provocative lyrics, Perry quickly became a pop powerhouse. With a string of successful albums, including One of the Boys, Teenage Dream, and Prism, she has cemented her status as one of her generation’s most influential pop artists.

Stay tuned for more updates as we count down to 143’s release. With a blend of dance-pop euphoria and a heartfelt message of love, this album is sure to be a hit on the charts and in the hearts of fans worldwide.

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