” Chained to the Rhythm ” is by Katy Perry ( Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson ), the American singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Santa Barbara, California, Katy was in her teens when she began to seek out a career in gospel music.
Her debut album, Katy Hudson, released in 2001 by record label Red Hill Records, was unsuccessful commercially with sales of less than 200 copies. The album featured Christian rock and contemporary Christian music.
Katy moved to Los Angeles at age 17. She started performed using the name Katheryn Perry to avoid confusion with Kate Hudson, the actress. After a while, she decided to use the name Katy Perry, her mothers maiden name. Katy had only minor success before her breakthrough single ” I Kissed a Girl “, released on the 28th of April 2008.
The single reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Her debut album, One of the Boys, peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 and went on to achieve worldwide sales of over 7 Million. To date, Katy has notched up nine Number Ones on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. She has sold over 100 million records worldwide, giving her a place on the list of best-selling music artists of all time.
” Chained to the Rhythm ” was written by Katy Perry, Max Martin, Sia Furler, Ali Payami and Skip Marley. Max Martin ( Karl Martin Sandberg ) has written or co-written over 20 singles that have reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, many of which were produced or co-produced by Max. In 2016 he won the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award for the sixth consecutive year, making it his ninth overall.
Sia Furler, known professionally as just Sia, is an Australian singer and songwriter. She has received many accolades for her work, including ARIA Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and eight nominations for Grammy Awards.
Ali Payami is a Swedish-Iranian music composer, producer, writer and singer. His first chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100 was ” Can’t Feel My Face ” by The Weeknd. During his career, he has worked with many artists including Adam Lambert, Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Tove Lo.
Production for the single was by Max Martin and Ali Payami. The song was released on the 10th of February 2017 by record label Capitol ( Universal Music Group ) and taken as the lead single from Katy’s fifth studio album, Witness.
The album, released on the 9th of June 2017, reached Number One in Canada, Spain and the United States. It peaked at number two in Australia, Korea, Mexico and New Zealand. On the UK Albums Chart, Witness debuted at number six.
The song features vocals from Skip Marley, the Jamaican singer and grandson of Bob Marley. His single, ” Lions “, released in 2017, reached number two on the Billboard Reggae Digital Chart.
The accompanying music video was directed by Mathew Cullen, the American music video, commercial and film director. He had worked with Katy before on some of her previous videos including ” California Gurls “.
Mathew has also worked with Adele, Green Day, Black Eyed Peas, Weezer, David Gray and Beck. The video is set in Oblivia, a futuristic theme park. It was filmed on location at the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California.
” Chained to the Rhythm ” was a commercial success for Katy. In the United States, the song reached a peak of number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, to date it has spent fifteen weeks on the chart there.
Other US chart positions are number seventeen on the Adult Contemporary, seven on Adult Top 40, six on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, eight on Mainstream Top 40, 32 on Rhythmic. On the Dance Club Songs Chart, it reached Number One.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 23rd of February 2017 and reached a peak of number five. It spent three weeks in the Top Ten and to date has spent twenty-one weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 4
UK Highest Chart Position: 5
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Argentina (Monitor Latino) 8, Australia (ARIA) 4, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 7, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 6, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 5, Brazil (Billboard Hot 100) 4, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 3, Colombia (National-Report) 57, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 6, Denmark (Tracklisten) 10, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 8, France (SNEP) 3, Germany (Official German Charts) 6, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 3, Hungary (Single Top 40) 5, Ireland (IRMA) 6, Israel (Media Forest) 2, Italy (FIMI) 10, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 31, Latvia (Latvijas Top 40) 1, Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20) 3, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 8, Malaysia (RIM) 14, Mexico (Billboard Ingles Airplay) 1, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 14, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 8, Norway (VG-lista) 8, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 1, Portugal (AFP) 16, Romania (Media Forest) 2, Russia Airplay (Tophit) 2, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 3, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 6, Slovenia (SloTop50) 2, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 4, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 9, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 6, Ukraine Airplay (Tophit) 1
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