The California Gurl first generated a heaping helping of online buzz in 2007 with "Ur So Gay," in which she accuses a disappointing boyfriend who "doesn't even like boys" of being, well, take a guess. Then, in 2008, she shot up the charts with the Sapphic sweet-talker "I Kissed a Girl." Kind of a surprising turn of events for the daughter of two pastors who wasn't allowed to listen to secular music as a kid and got her start in Christian music, releasing a 2001 album under then name Katy Hudson. Or maybe not -- if you believe the old saw about preacher's daughters and once you learn that Perry says her life changed when she discovered Queen as a teenager. By 2004, she'd worked with Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette) and the Matrix (Avril Lavigne), been signed to Columbia and been hailed by the likes of Blender as the Next Big Thing! But nothing really clicked until she released her debut, One of the Boys, on Capitol in 2008, followed by 2010's Teenage Dream.
Katy Perry Concert Films
Katy Perry Top Tracks
Live from Paris
Runtime: 1 hr 40 minFilmed in the summer of 2011, at the Palais Omnis Ports De Bercy. Shakira: Live from Paris includes Shakira's biggest hits from “Inevitable” to “Hips Don't Lie”. She also pays tribute to, Frances Cabrel, by singing “Je L'aime A Mourir”. From beginning to end, it is Shakira at her best.
Sticky and Sweet Tour
Runtime: 2 hr 5 minFilmed in Buenos Aires, over four days to a crowd exceeding 256,000 fans, the concert also includes a show stopping moment when Madonna performs a historic "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" to a thunderous audience response from her Argentine fans. Sticky & Sweet Tour tour includes several hits from the multi-Grammy winner's album "Hard Candy" which debuted at No.1 in 37 countries.
Live at Wembley
Runtime: 2 hr 14 minBeyonce's London fans go crazy when the Destiny's Child beauty, on her first solo international tour, descends to a massive stage while suspended, upside down, from a wire. After a delicate landing, the star embarks on a set of recent hits immersed in complicated arrangements, including the Arabic sound of "Baby Boy" and "Naughty Girl," the chunky, hypnotic funk of "Hip Hop Star," and Beyonce: Live at Wembley's best performance, the powerful "Work It Out," in which the diva is at her clearest, jazziest, and most soulful. Not everything works. The bottom falls out of "Gift from Virgo," "Be with You" is forgettable, and Beyonce's stage patter needs polish. But a Destiny's Child medley accompanied by only a DJ is innovative and fun, "Summertime" proves a breezy dance number, and "Crazy in Love" is bolstered by what sounds like the old Stax horns.
The Best Damn Tour: Live in Toronto
Runtime: 1 hr 15 minThe Best Damn Tour: Live in Toronto captures Avril Lavigne's brightest, most colorful concerts to date, Avril's biggest hits take center stage, including the worldwide smash "Girlfriend," plus "Complicated," "Sk8er Boi" and "My Happy Ending."
Genie Gets Her Wish
Runtime: 1 hr 14 minYou know the hits—“Genie In A Bottle,” “What A Girl Wants,” “I Turn To You”—but on Genie Gets Her Wish, you’ll see Christina Aguilera like never before, in studio, in concert and some exclusive looks backstage!
Feelin So Good
Runtime: 1 hr 29 minThis compliation includes interviews with Jennifer, her family and friends, live performances, and her spectacular videos. Songs include "If You Had My Love," "No Me Ames," "Let's Get Loud," "Waiting For Tonight," and "Feelin' So Good."
One Sequin at a Time
Runtime: 1 hr 3 minLady Gaga- the worlds most talented and controversial pop star. Born and raised in New York City, Gaga started as an aspiring pianist and songwriter, having taught herself to play the piano at a very young age. She soon shot to fame through sheer determination and after the release of her debut album, The Fame. One Sequin at Time explores the ups and downs of this highly influential superstar. With commentary from such stars as Ozzy Osbourne, Akon, and Michael Bolton, see how Lady Gaga is taking on the world - one sequin at a time.
Runtime: 10 minThe one and only Bebe Rexha sits down with PausePlay for a chat about her new album A.Y.F (All Your Fault) as well as her favourite song lyric, being proud of her thighs and how far fans will go to just be around her.
Runtime: 1 hr 2 minShe has been referred to as one of the most powerful celebrities of our time and has been characterised as one of the most influential people in the world. We are taken on a journey from humble beginnings in St. Michael in Barbados to her becoming the world class pop icon she is today. Rihanna is the first female artist from Barbados to have won a Grammy Award. She has received dozens of awards, produced songs with Ne-Yo, Stargate and Timberland and released seven albums. This film takes a look at the life of a singer from the view of the fans, industry experts and the singer herself as she talks about the heartaches and celebration of being one of the most talked about individuals in the music industry today. We also take an intimate look into her love/ hate relationship with singer Chris Brown and how this has lead to a positive change in her music, while the abuse she experiencedlead to a change that would stay with her forever. Including rare archive footage and music videos from a selection of her greatest hits including Pon de Replay, Umbrella, Rude Boy, We Found Love and more this a must see for any Rihanna fan!
Runtime: 59 minThe country/pop superstar has taken the music scene by storm, going multi-platinum on her first album, earning four Grammy Awards for her second and being listed in the 2013 Forbes list of top-earning celebs under 30. Born on the 13th December 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania she showed an early interest in musical instruments. At the age of 11, she made her first trip to Nashville hoping to get a recording deal but it wasn't until 4 years later that she got signed to a label- Big Machine Records. The best selling singer-songwriter, musician, record breaker and actress in her own right Taylor Swift is a true phenomenon. Through her own words and great archive footage, this film takes an incredible look at the life and times of this truly amazing young artist.
Runtime: 1 hr 24 minMiley Cyrus took the world by storm as she brought her Bangerz Tour to fans across the world. The highly anticipated concert film features show stopping performances along with behind-the-scenes look into the tour and her personal life.
Runtime: 11 minThe one and only Zara Larsson came to chat with PausePlay about writing with MNEK, growing up with a singing sister, of course, her new album So Good, and a run in with Liam Gallagher.
Queens of Pop
Runtime: 27 minIn January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the ‘Queens of Pop’. 8 pop queens were chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 26-minute documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000-2009: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The title of the programme, ‘Queens of Pop’, in itself shows where the emphasis lies – none of those simplistic chart rankings, but instead a documentary series that looks at our cultural history, dealing with the women who shaped popular music over the past fifty years.
Runtime: 1 hr 32 minIn this eerily enchanting musical film by Melanie Martinez, Cry Baby, a strong and sensitive girl, is sent off to a disturbing sleepaway school that's hidden underneath a grandiose façade. Luckily, she has a sweet and unapologetic best friend who sticks up for her when she gets bullied by the other students whose brains are under control by the Principal and his wicked staff. With the help of the magical friends they meet along the way, as well as an Angelic Spirit Guide, they are able to gain the strength they need to fight off the school's belligerent patriarchal conditioning.
Runtime: 1 hr 3 minAmerican rapper, singer, songwriter and entertainer Nicki Minaj was born in St James, Trinidad and raised in Jamaica. Between 2007 and 2009, she released 3 mixtapes and due to the success she was signed to Young Money Entertainment. Her debut solo album reached platinum certification a month after its release in which the single "Superbass" reached quadruple- platinum certification and sold more than four million copies. She is the first female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billbord Hot 100 at the same time. Her second album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" became one of the best selling albums of 2012. Minaj's fast paced rapping, alter egos and accents have made her into a world class entertainer and has been considered to be one of the most influential rappers of all time. Through her own words, video and live performance footage of some of her greatest hits including Superbass, Check it Out, Beez in the Trap, this documentary takes an intimate look into the life of Nicki Minaj.