[VIDEO] Katy Perry Talks About Being Billboard's Woman of the Year
Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.29.2012
Billboard spoke with Katy Perry about being named Billboard's Woman of the Year, and she seem surprised.
She said: "I thought my year was over! It does feel like this record has never ended."
She's referring to 2010's Teenage Dream, which had several hit singles, an expanded re-release, the California Dreams world tour and her 3D movie Katy Perry: Part of Me. She hit #2 on the Hot 100 with "Wide Awake", which is her most recent single, which she debuted at the Billboard Music Awards in May. The album also had a record five Hot 100 #1 songs, which has not been done by a female artist before.
Perry said: "I like to be viewed as a strong woman and I think that's what Billboard is basically saying."
Perry has credited several female artists including Ella Fitzgerald and Alanis Morissette. She added: "'Jagged Little Pill' by Alanis Morissette, every single song struck a chord, an emotional chord inside of me."
Finally, she commented on what fans can expect next. She said: "I'm excited for the next evolution -- it will be an evolution."
She will get the award at the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event in New York City on Friday, Nov. 30.