A Womanly Reign Awaits With Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Icona Pop Albums

The Swedish duos U.S. debut arrives in stores Sept. 24. (Theo Wargo / Getty Images) Also By Mikael Wood September 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m. When Katy Perry ‘s “Roar” reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this month, it not only ended months of domination by Robin Thicke and such slick soul-man peers as Justin Timberlake , Bruno Mars and Daft Punk. It also set the stage for a resurgence this fall of female pop stars. At the forefront of that charge are Perry, whose album “Prism” is due out Oct. 22, and Lady Gaga, who’s set to release her latest, “Artpop,” on Nov. 11. (“Applause,” the lead single from Lady Gaga’s album, cracked the top 5 last month.) But a feisty crew of other acts looms right behind those titans: On Oct. 8, Miley Cyrus , whose recent performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards actually drew more notice than either Perry’s or Lady Gaga’s, will unleash “Bangerz,” which promises to complete her transition from Disney Channel sweetheart to twerk-happy enfant terrible. And M.I.A., the globe-tripping digital-punk agitator, is to return Nov.

Katy Perry Releases Killer Queen Fragrance — New Details

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When I was creating Killer Queen, I was really inspired by the idea of a strong, confident woman in power and that is exactly what I hoped to put into this fragrance, something that brings out the power inside of you, Katy Perry says of her newest fragrance, which hit stores in September. Find out more about her new scent below! Katy Perrys Killer Queen Strong & Powerful The perfume has top notes of wild berry, dark plum and bergamot, middle notes of red velvet flower, jasmine and plumeria, and base notes of cashmeran,patchouli heart and liquid praline. The scent was created by Perfumer Laurent Le Guernec of International Flavors & Fragrances. Of the scent, she says: The Red Velvet Flower inspired this creation beginning with the richness of the burgundy red, thevelvety feel reminiscent of a royal cape and its deep textured floral scent. The red, jewel shaped bottle is inspired by a queens scepter and Katy definitely looks like royalty in the ad! She looks gorgeous wearing a tight red corset and black thigh-high stockings. Her long, black hair is in pretty waves and shes wearing a crown tipped to the side. Katys Killer Queen is available in Eau de Parfum(three different sizes) and as a body lotion. Are you excited to buy Katys newest fragrance, HollywoodLifers? Tell us below!

Katy Perry ‘ROAR’ – Song Meaning

Lyrically, the singer extends a boxing metaphor throughout and borrows from an 80s rock song. Perry also said she wrote ROAR during a period when her heart hurt after she and her BF broke up. Uh, while she doesnt explicitly say who its about, we can make the leap and think she must be talking about her on-off BF John Mayer . Heres our assessment of ROAR. I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything. Perrys assessment is that she wasnt firm on anything, so she was susceptible to falling, perhaps for things she shouldnt like in love with a fellow musician. We cant help but think that her shattered marriage to Russell Brand is referenced here, as well, since the line has a negative connotation. We interpret the notion of falling for everything as falling for someone elses BS. I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire / Cause I am a champion and youre gonna hear me ROAR / Louder, louder than a lion / Cause I am a champion and youre gonna hear me ROAR. Eye of the Tiger is a song by Survivor, which was huge in the 80s and used in Rocky III. It focuses on triumphing over anything and anyone in life that hurts you. The lion is the king/queen of the jungle, and Perry is using that metaphor to the fullest. But its so easy to relate to, and thats why fans have responded so fervently. Now Im floating like a butterfly / Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes. Perry references boxing again, this time paraphrasing Muhammad Ali, who said he floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee. She definitely kept things consistent with her metaphors and the line is one of hope and of strength. Yes, heartache and heartbreak sucks. But dusting yourself off and rebounding canandwill happen.