Two triple-platinum hit singles drive album past platinum
New single Thinking of You heats up
50-city “Hello Katy” US tour sells out
Katy’s smash singles pace the year’s best-selling artists
(NEW YORK, NY March 5, 2009) – With her act on the road again in the midst of her 50-city sold out world headline tour, Grammy nominated Capitol Records break through artist KATY PERRY, 2008′s most-noted, most-discussed and most-danced-to new artist, extends her remarkable track record at full force, well into 2009.
As Thinking of You, the newest single from the album, bullets in the Top 20 of both Mainstream Top 40 and Hot AC formats, Perry’s debut album One Of The Boys has earned RIAA platinum certification for U.S. sales in excess of 1 million copies, enjoying a rebound into the national Top 30, eight full months after its No. 9 Billboard Top 200 debut.
In singles sales, Perry is the only artist to have more than one single certified at triple-platinum level or more in the last 12-month period, with the phenomenal seven-week U.S. No. 1 debut I Kissed a Girl and Hot N Cold which has surpassed I Kissed A Girl in digital sales.
In total worldwide sales, Perry’s album has sold over 2 million copies and individual tracks are approaching the 14-million mark, with multi-platinum certification in five international markets and gold/platinum in seven more for I Kissed a Girl; multi-platinum sales in Canada and New Zealand and gold/platinum in eight additional markets for Hot N Cold. One Of The Boys has achieved platinum certification in Australia, Canada, Ireland and UK, and gold sales in nine other international markets. Perry was recently named Best International Female Solo Artist at the prestigious Brit Awards.
For more on music’s true “It Girl,” including photos, streaming video, and Katy’s blog, visit her official website www.katyperry.com, MySpace page www.myspace.com/katyperry and her personal blog at www.katyperryblog.com.
Katy Perry “Hello Katy” tour dates:
March 23 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont
March 24 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
March 26 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
March 27 Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargo
March 28 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
March 30 Toronto, ONT @ Kool Haus
March 31 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
April 1 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
April 3 Palm Springs, CA @ Palm Springs Convention Center (Dinah Shore Weekend)
April 5 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
April 6 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
April 7 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
April 8 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
April 10 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
April 11 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
April 14 Nashville, TN @ Cannery
April 15 Atlanta, GA @ CenterStage
April 28 St. Petersburgh, FL @ Jannus Landing
April 29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
May 2 Birmingham, AL @ Schaeffer Crawfish Boil
May 9 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
May 11 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
May 12 Houston, TX @ House of Blues