LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 24, 2013) - Citi and Katy Perry celebrated the launch of her highly anticipated third studio album, PRISM, last night with an electrifying live performance at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The special concert event produced by CBS Radio benefited the Young Survival Coalition. Prior to the show, Citi gave Citi ThankYou cardmembers the opportunity to get up close and personal with the pop star at an intimate acoustic set and Q&A with Katy.
During the pre-show for Citi ThankYou cardmembers, Perry treated thousands of lucky fans to an intimate acoustic performance of her hit songs "Roar", "Unconditionally", and more. During the pre-show performance, Perry participated in a Q&A where Citi ThankYou cardmembers could ask Katy questions against the beautiful backdrop of the Hollywood Bowl.
The evening concluded with a thrilling live performance by Katy Perry as well as performances by Tegan and Sara, Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Kacey Musgraves, and Bonnie McKee. To close out the night, all performers joined Perry on-stage for a massive encore group rendition of her smash #1 single "ROAR."
Katy Perry cemented her status as a best-selling superstar with the global success of her second studio album, Teenage Dream, which debuted at #1 in 8 countries and spent over two years on Billboard's Top 200 album sales chart. She became the only female artist to have five number one singles from one album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart ("California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," "Firework," "E.T." and "Last Friday Night"). The special edition, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, added "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake" to Katy's list of nine Top 40 chart-toppers (dating back to her multi-platinum debut album, 2008's One of the Boys, which generated four hit singles: "I Kissed A Girl," "Hot N Cold," "Thinking of You" and "Waking Up In Vegas"). "Roar," the first single from her new album, PRISM, became Katy's 10th #1 Top 40 track after debuting at #1 on iTunes in 68 countries with 557,024 downloads in its first week of release, the biggest digital song sales week of 2013.
"Katy Perry's: We Can Survive" is part of a special events lineup introduced in celebration of the new entertainment benefits of the Citi ThankYou card. Ranging from youth sports clinics to intimate culinary events, comedy shows and VIP concert access, these experiences are another example of how Citi is delivering more access to entertainment. Tickets to each special event can only be purchased with a Citi ThankYou card. Citi ThankYou Preferred cardmembers earn two points per $1 spent on entertainment, and Citi ThankYou Premier cardmembers earn three points per $1 spent on entertainment -- from concert tickets to sporting events and more.
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