Katy Perry: Still No Grammy, Still Enjoying Record-Breaking Success

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Thirteen nominations but no wins. For some that might be a depressing statistic, but it’s nothing to superstar Katy Perry who is enjoying her current wave of success following her Super Bowl Halftime performance and top-selling album, Prism.

Perry strut down the red carpet at the Grammy Awards last night which was held at the Staples Center in LA. Wearing a white glammed up couture Zuhair Murad dress, Perry told Ryan Seacrest that she just wanted “to shine bright like a diamond,” during music’s most important night. The California Girls singer pulled off a wavy purple hairstyle that matched her radiant make-up.

The 30-year-old pop star made an incredible transformation from the red carpet to the stage. If her red carpet look was similar to her bubbly Super Bowl performance, Perry opted for a more understated look when she hit the stage to perform By the Grace of God, a ballad that she dedicated to victims of domestic abuse. From purple locks, Katy transformed her hair to a slick black style that contrasted with her flowing white gown that was reminiscent of the Kenzo gown that Solange Knowles wore in her wedding last year.

Her emotionally-charged performance was introduced by a short message by President Barack Obama that encouraged artists to take a stand against the prevalence of abuse and rape cases in the country. Activist Brooke Axtell also did a spoken word piece before Perry started the powerful ballad.

While Perry has never won a Grammy, the successful artist is experiencing the best years of her career. She became the first artist in Billboard chart history to spend 52 straight weeks in the top 10, with nine number one singles. Her Super Bowl performance was the most watched in television history and she was also named as the All-Time Top Digital Artist by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Perry joins other esteemed artists like Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, and Martina McBride who were all nominated but never won.

Val Powell

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