One of the Boys – Katy Perry

One of the Boys - Katy Perry

One of the Boys – Katy Perry. Label: Capitol Music Group. Released June 17, 2008.

Summary and Critical Evaluation

One of the Boys is Katy Perry’s debut album as she broke away from Christian gospel rock.  It contains three Billboard Hot 100 hits and Perry won two Grammy Award nominations in 2009 and 2010.  I Kissed a Girl was the first single off the CD and has become a worldwide hit.

The full list of songs include: One of the Boys, I Kissed a Girl, Waking Up in Vegas, Thinking of You, Mannequin, Ur So Gay, Hot n Cold, If You Can Afford Me, Lost, Self Inflicted, I’m Still Breathing and Fingerprints.

Katy’s flamboyant style and controversial topics of some of her songs such as I Kissed a Girl and constantly has her in the limelight.  The album has taken some criticism from the LGBT community over the belief that Katy is using the homosexual themes to make money.  Still the album debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200.

Genre

Pop Music

About the artist

Katy Perry was born Katheryn Hudson but used the stage name Katy Perry when she broke away from gospel music.  She has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and has been a guest judge on the UK version of The X Factor and American Idol.

Why did I included this album

Katy Perry has been popular with the teens since she debuted and she was nominated in the Choice Single by a Female Artist during the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

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