Katy Perry Wows L.A. With Prism Party
September 13, 2013 at 1:18 PM (PT)
LA's HAMMER MUSEUM was hopping last night, as it hosted the final premiere party for PRISM, the new album from KATY PERRY, coming OCTOBER 22nd. The last several weeks have been a blur for the CAPITOL RECORDS superstar as she and her team laid the finishing touches on the new disc and held two other listening parties -- in NEW YORK and ATLANTA.
Pop, Rhythm and Hot AC programmers arrived from far and wide and, after enjoying canapes, cocktails and conversation, headed to the listening area where PERRY held court, joined on stage by CAPITOL EVP GREG THOMPSON. Going through the album track by track, she revealed the inspiration behind the songs.
From the first song played, to the last track of the night, a beautiful ballad "By The Grace Of God" (the first song she wrote for the album), heads were noddin' and toes were tappin' ... programmers repeatedly saying along the way, "this should be the next single."
In attendance were:
JOHN IVEY, BEATA CZECHOWSKI and SISANY (KIIS), BRANDON BELL (KBIG), MICHELLE BOROS (KAMP), ERIK BRADLEY (B96), JOHN PEAKE, HITMAN HAZE and FRANKIE "MEAT" V (KHTS/KMYI), CHRIS PATYK (KEGY), CAT COLLINS (KYLD/KIOI), MARC YOUNG (KEXX), ERIC TYLER (KBKS), HEATHER LEE (KLCK), ALISA HASHIMOTO (KPLZ), JUSTIN RILEY (KKRZ), JAYN (KLLC), NIKKI NITE (KDND/KBZC), JR AMMONS (WZPL/WNTR), MJ (KUDD/KUUU), PONCH (KMXV), CHRIS PICKETT (KPLV), CHARESE FRUGE (KMXB/KXTE), SHERITA SAULSBERRY (KVEG), SUPA JAMES (KFRH), CHRIS PETERS (KRQ/KMYI), BRIAN DAVIS (KCAQ/KFYV), J REED (KISV/KKXX), JASON BOWERS (WESTWOOD ONE), ALL ACCESS' JOEL & RIA DENVER, ED BROWN and MARK STRICKLAND, as well as NARAS President NEIL PORTNOW.
Our thanks to CAPITOL RECORDS' STEVE BARNETT, GREG THOMPSON, DENNIS REESE, MEGAN YOUNGBLOOD, PATTY MORRIS and ALEX CORONFLY, BRIANNA HILL and of course KATY, for pulling out all the stops and providing an evening of great entertainment!