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Katy Perry

Goodwill Ambassador

 

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Katy Perry made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys (which generated four hit singles: "I Kissed A Girl," "Hot N Cold," "Thinking of You" and "Waking Up In Vegas”) and cemented her status as a global superstar with the 2010 follow-up album, Teenage Dream. With Teenage Dream, she became the only female artist to have five No. 1 singles from one album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart ("California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," "Firework," "E.T." and "Last Friday Night”).  Her album PRISM debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 11 million adjusted albums worldwide. "Roar," the first single from PRISM, became Katy's 10th No. 1 Top 40 track after debuting at No. 1 on iTunes in 68 countries.  “She headlined the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, which set a record as the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show ever with 118.5 million viewers. Katy’s cumulative streams now exceed 10 billion worldwide and she is the most-followed person globally on Twitter.  In July 2016, Katy’s hit single “Rise” debuted at No. 1 in 56 countries.  

 

Aside from being one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Katy is an active advocate of many philanthropic causes. In 2013, Katy was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador as a result of her commitment to improving the lives of children worldwide. From traveling to Viet Nam and Madagascar to highlight the needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable children, to recording PSAs about the importance of empowering girls and supporting adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, as well as raising awareness for UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts, Katy has used her powerful voice to advocate for children and support UNICEF’s mission to ensure every child’s right to health, education, equality and protection. (Press Release)

 


 

 

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