Pop star Katy Perry has announced she is all set to perform in the city on November 16, 2019 as part of the OnePlus Music Festival.
Perry took to Twitter to share the news of her first performance in Mumbai.
“I am so happy to be returning to India and excited to headline my first-ever performance in Mumbai.
“I am looking forward to seeing and singing with all of my Indian KatyCats at the OnePlus Music Festival,” she tweeted.
I am so happy to be returning to India and excited to headline my first-ever performance in Mumbai. I am looking forward to seeing and singing with all of my Indian KatyCats at the OnePlus Music Festival: https://t.co/5fbq2MW3OS pic.twitter.com/pRVChjiCBS
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 28, 2019
The singer will perform at the DY Patil Stadium.
The festival, described as the merger between “the energy of music and the power of technology to bring out an immersive experience”, is curated and designed by smartphone maker OnePlus.
This is not her first visit to the country.
The “Roar” hitmaker performed at the opening ceremony of Indian Premier League in 2012 in Chennai.
Perry married actor-comic Russell Brand in 2010 in a famous Indian ceremony in Rajasthan. They got divorced after two years.
Perry rose to fame in 2008 with her second album, One of the Boys, a pop rock record containing the singles “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold”. The former track also sparked controversy for its themes of lesbianism.
Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and was her first record to top the U.S. Billboard 200. It peaked at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with the singles “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.”, and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”, while “The One That Got Away” reached number 3 on the chart.
The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number 1 songs in the U.S., and the second overall after Michael Jackson’s album Bad. In 2012, Perry re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs “Part of Me” and “Wide Awake”.
Her next record was Prism (2013), which became her second to top the U.S. charts. It is influenced by pop and dance, and she became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs “Roar” and “Dark Horse”.
She followed this with 2017’s Witness, which delved into electropop and became her third album to chart at number 1 in the U.S. “Chained to the Rhythm” was the album’s most successful single, breaking Spotify’s record at the time for most first-day streams for a song by a female artist.