Wide Awake Katy Perry
Song Title: Wide Awake
Artist: Katy Perry
Date of release: 22nd of May 2012
Description: ” Wide Awake ” is by Katy Perry, ( Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson ), the American singer, songwriter and actress. Katy co-wrote the song with Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Dr. Luke and Cirkut.
Max Martin ( Martin Karl Sandberg ) is a Swedish songwriter and record producer who has worked with many of the top artists including Britney Spears, Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift.
Bonnie McKee is an American singer and songwriter. Bonnie has co-written eight singles that have reached Number One in the United States or the United Kingdom, which combined have sales of more than 30 million.
Production for the single was by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. Dr. Luke ( Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald ) has worked with artists like Pink, Taio Cruz, B.o.B, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. Cirkut ( Henry Russell Walter ) is a Canadian record producer and songwriter. He has worked with many artists including Jessie J, Britney Spears, Kesha, Rihanna, Shakira, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull.
” Wide Awake ” was released on the 22nd of May 2012 by record label Capitol ( Universal Music Group ) and taken as the second single from Katy’s Album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which was a reissue of her 2010 third Album Teenage Dream.
The song was recorded at Nightbird Recording Studios in West Hollywood, California. Katy told MTV News about the meaning of the song ” I just wanted to tell a story about myself going through this journey, maybe sometimes trying to get out of the maze. There’s good parts; there’s bad parts. Of course, there has been a lot of things that went on last year that I had to get through and overcome. I think what probably kept me going is just the purity of my belief in music “.
The accompanying music video was directed by Tony T. Datis. In 2012 Tony won the MTV MUSIC AWARDS for Best Art Direction Music Video for this song. He has also worked with Skrillex, Birdy Nam Nam, Klub Sandwich, Foreign Beggars and many more.
During an interview in March 2012, Katy told MTV ” I know exactly what that music video is. I know exactly who is directing it. I know the art direction, the people, the narrative, and I had that idea while I was writing the song “.
Filming of the official 3D music video for the song commenced on the 30th of April 2012 and finished on the 2nd of May. The video was used as a tie-in promotion with Pepsi and for Katy’s 2012 3D autobiographical documentary film, Katy Perry: Part of Me.
” Wide Awake ” was a commercial success for Katy. In the United States the song reached a peak of number 2 on the billboard Hot 100 Chart and spent 26 weeks on the chart there.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 69 on the 7th of April 2012 and reached a peak of number 9. It spent 4 weeks in the top ten and a total of 20 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 2
UK Highest Chart Position: 9
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 4, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 28, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 25, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 48, Brazil (Billboard Brasil Hot 100) 17, Brazil Hot Pop Songs 3, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 26, Denmark (Tracklisten) 24, France (SNEP) 33, Germany (Official German Charts) 39, Hungary (Single Top 40) 4, Ireland (IRMA) 6, Italy (FIMI) 11, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 79, Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20) 2, Mexico Top Inglés (Monitor Latino) 2, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 41, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 6, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 13, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 21
Official Website: Katyperry.com
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/KatyPerry