Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ turns 10 years old

Peter Stavros

Katy Perry’s best album Teenage Dream turns 10 today. While her career was really getting hot with songs from her previous album such as ‘I Kissed A Girl’ and ‘Hot n Cold,’ it was her candyland-themed album that really solidified her as a main girl within the realm of pop stars.

The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 200. The singles ‘Teenage Dream,’ ‘California Dream,’ ‘Firework,’ ‘E.T.,’ and ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’ helped her tie a chart record held by Michael Jackson for most number one songs from one album. This album also propelled Perry to big arenas with her uber-successful California Dreams Tour.

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At the Grammy Awards, the album garnered four nominations – including one for the coveted Album of the Year. She received a special achievement award at the American Music Awards for the aforementioned record-tie with the late king of pop. It won International Album of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards. At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, the music video for ‘Firework’ won her the night’s biggest prize, Video of the Year.

The album was re-released as a deluxe version titled Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection in early 2012 following the end of the tour. It included two new singles ‘Wide Awake’ and ‘Part Of Me.’ The latter reached number one in the United States, and became the name of her concert-documentary film later that year.

Check out the music videos produced during that era below!

‘Teenage Dream’

‘California Gurls’

‘Firework’

‘E.T.’

‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’

‘The One That Got Away’

‘Part Of Me’

‘Wide Awake’

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