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Released August 24, 2010
(see release history)
Length 00:46:45 (Standard edition)
00:58:24 (US standard edition)
01:10:57 (Limited edition)
01:14:43 (iTunes deluxe edition)
Producers Katy Perry
Max Martin
Dr. Luke
Benny Blanco
Greg Wells
Tricky Stewart
Sandy Vee
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From Teenage Dream
  1. "California Gurls"
    Released: May 7, 2010
  2. "Teenage Dream"
    Released: July 23, 2010
  3. "Firework"
    Released: October 18, 2010
  4. "E.T."
    Released: February 16, 2011
  5. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
    Released: June 6, 2011
  6. "The One That Got Away"
    Released: October 4, 2011

Teenage Dream is the second mainstream studio album by Katy Perry. It was released on August 24, 2010 in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and on August 30, 2010 for the rest of the world. The album was leaked a few days before the official release through torrents and online sharing.

The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 192,000 copies in its first week. It was later certified three times Platinum by the RIAA; selling more than 3 million copies in the United States and charting within the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 year-end chart three years in a row. As of July 2013, Teenage Dream has sold 6 million copies worldwide.

The album has spawned six singles, all of which have achieved massive chart success. Lead single, "California Gurls" featuring Snoop Dogg, "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T." featuring Kanye West, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", and "The One that Got Away". They have all become international hits, each peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (except "The One that Got Away") and also topping the charts in other countries. With fourth single "E.T." topping the Hot 100 chart, Teenage Dream has become only the ninth album in Billboard's chart history to yield four number one hits on that chart (the fifth by a female artist), as well as the first to ever land five number one hits in the Airplay chart. All five singles also topped the Digital and Dance charts. With fifth single "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" topping the Hot 100 chart, Teenage Dream the milestone gives Katy Perry the title of the only woman in the 53-year history of Billboard to have five songs work the same album at No. 1 on the Hot 100. Before that, only Michael Jackson had won the feat with the album, Bad, between the years 1987 to 1988.[1] All have topped the charts in the United States and attained top-ten positions in more than twenty countries. All five singles also topped the Digital and Airplay charts, making her the first artist ever to have five number-one singles in the Airplay chart. Its sixth "The One That Got Away" peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100.

It is also the only album ever to have 7 songs top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, including the song "Peacock" even though not being released as a single. Five singles from the album have topped the Adult Top 40 chart and all six have topped Mainstream Top 40 chart, both more than any other artist in each respective chart's history. The singles also allowed Perry to have an unprecedented 69-week long streak in the Hot 100's top-ten, as well as a 71-week top-ten streak on the Airplay chart. Perry also has the most number-one singles (four) from one album to top the Canadian Hot 100. Teenage Dream was the second album to have five of its singles peak at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the third album to produce six Top 5 singles on the Hot 100. All the songs have approximately sold a total over 30 million copies worldwide aside from the album. The singles alone have sold approximately 28 million copies worldwide.

On December 1, 2010, it was announced that Teenage Dream was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. Additionally, the album's first single, "California Gurls" (with Snoop Dogg) was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals and the title track, and second single, "Teenage Dream" was nominated and won for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance".

In January 2012, it was announced that Teenage Dream would be re-released, under the title Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. The Complete Confection was released on March 26, 2012. The lead (seventh overall) single, "Part of Me", was a worldwide success, reaching number one in the United States. In the United States, the song became the twentieth song in the Billboard Hot 100's history to debut at number one and the sixth #1 from the Teenage Dream era. All six of the aforementioned singles, in addition to two from its 2012 reissue, have sold over two million digital downloads each in the US, setting a record in the digital era for the most multi-Platinum singles from one album, breaking the previous record of Fergie's debut album The Dutchess (2006), which had five multi-Platinum songs.

Background and development

Prior to recording the album, Perry discussed with Rolling Stone regarding her plans for the album, stating that she did not want to "alienate" her fanbase:

The second record is really important to me because I think it shows whether I'm meant to do this, or I got lucky. Basically what I want to do is not alienate the audience that I have at all. I think some people feel like they have had success with one thing and one idea and one record and they want to pull a 180 and try a totally different thing, I definitely feel like that's the wrong move. I feel like you just have to grow from it, you can branch off of it but keep the tree the same in some ways. Some people get full of themselves, and they think that anything they do is going to work or turn to gold or be the right move, and the reason why you're here is because of the people that like your music and the fans, so you always should keep an ear open to what they're saying".

—Katy Perry

Perry added she would "definitely keep it pop. 'Love Fool' by the Cardigans meets 'Into the Groove' by Madonna but a little more meat on the bones lyrically. I'm not just gonna talk about the beat and just dancing, I like to get into the meaning."

Perry began recording the album on October 13, 2009 and wrote on twitter saying that there are "lots of layers to get through, thankfully Greg Wells is there to do the peeling." She worked with various artists, writers, and producers such as Greg Wells, Guy Sigsworth, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Rivers Cuomo, Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Greg Kurstin, Benny Blanco, Darkchild, Cathy Dennis, Ester Dean, The-Dream and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart. Perry wanted to work with The-Dream and Tricky Stewart because she loved Beyonce's "Single Ladies". She added on the comment saying "It has a great level of sass and fun. Everybody wants to sing that kinda anthem." Stewart commented on working with Perry during an interview with Rap-Up Magazine Rap-Up magazine in December 2009 saying, "It’s a different gear for me. This is a very important project for me ’cause people are waiting to see what I’m gonna do."

As for the visual component, Perry likens it to "going from Shirley Temple, Betty Boop to more of a Betty Paige [sic], pop art-sarcastic-fun-Lichtenstein picture: still bright, but the colors are more saturated, and it's more metallic fuchsia or purple than bubblegum pink."

Perry told MTV News about the process of the album and that she used her "gut":

"In the very beginning [of this album], I was telling the record executives, 'Listen, don't tell me when it's over, don't tell me when to turn it in, don't tell me when we're out of money. I'll let you know when my gut says 'Go.' Because I've always followed my intuition, and that's worked for me. I'm not going to overthink that, because it's always worked for me."

On March 27, 2010, at 2010 Kids' Choice Awards, Perry told MTV News that she considered the album "a summer record". She added that her previous teases about the album still fit, saying "it's what I said I wanted earlier". She has also stated that the album is inspired by ABBA and The Cardigans. According to Perry, she gave her producer Dr. Luke a mixtape of songs by the two groups in order to demonstrate how she wanted her next record to sound. Perry described the album as "more groove-driven". She added, "When I went on tour, as much as I love all the in-between songs, I felt I was missing some of the stuff that made people bounce up and down."

Perry told MTV News that she wanted to work with producer, Calvin Harris, but it didn't fall through. "We tried to make it happen, but he got really famous so it didn't happen. But there might be some really cool guest appearances by some cool rappers from the West Coast," she added. "I mean, you'll just have to see, since I'm a California girl, you know. And then some best friends might be appearing. ... We'll see! It's going to be fun. It's going to be one of those records that is everybody's favorite guilty pleasure."

During another interview with Rolling Stone after her performance in the 2010 Movie Awards on June 8, 2010, Perry told them, ""Of course, with the music business being in trouble, EMI is thinking I'm gonna make a billion dollars in two months — or that's what they're hoping," Perry continued, "But as much as I want to play that Top 40 game, like the Ke$has, Rihannas and Gagas, I've gotta have more than just a club banger… I think people are wondering, 'What's she gonna say next? What story will she tell?' Not just, 'What's her next hit?'"

Katy Perry previewed songs from the album on June 14, 2010 in an exclusive beach-themed party in New York City. She performed songs like "Teenage Dream", "Peacock", and "Not Like the Movies". When MTV News asked for comments, Perry told them, "It's really exciting to do these little beach party, Katy Perry, Teenage Dream listening parties. It's funner — I love that word that doesn't exist — it's funner to do it in this environment, where it's just free and fun and there's a couple of drinks, people are eating, people are socializing, seeing people they haven't seen in a while. It looks like it's going to be a sleepless year," Perry continued. "It's gonna be really fun. I think we're going to do these type of things, especially for the fans. We're just starting to roll the record out, and it's all beginning again. Although I don't feel like I'm back. I feel like it's a continuum."

Before the official album title was released, the name of the album was thought to be "Summer Starts Now!" since Katy Perry has said the line during a press conference with the addition of several advertisements for the upcoming album included the phrase on it.

The last day of recording was on April 30, 2010 where Perry stated on her twitter and thanked Greg Wells, one of the producers. On May 5, 2010, Perry shot the album cover and sent it to Will Cotton, who she is a fan of and had worked with for the "California Gurls" video, to paint. Perry posted in her own website that she'd revealed the official album cover via live steam-video with Will Cotton, at the Will Cotton's Art Studio. On July 20, 2010 the album cover was revealed for the first time to the people who watched and to Katy Perry herself. She said the album was "art" and that everyone needs a little art in their lives. The album booklet will "stink with the smell of cotton candy" and the artwork wouldn't have any "Katy Perry" logos on it because she wanted to keep it the way it is, an art piece.


When describing the songs on the album, Katy Perry said, "Some songs are pretty sweet, but when you hear the entire album, is quite appetizing. Not only wanted to make music for parties. The people living real lives, work, have relationships. There is a higher proportion and perspective on this album too. Circle the Drain 'is my' You Oughta Know 'by Alanis Morissette. I speak the word' fuck up 'about five times in music, but do not think it will shock people - you always say this when you need it."

The theme song of the album, "Teenage Dream", is considered an electronic ballad with composition quiet and romantic at the same time with sounds made by synthesizer music. "And it was in Santa Barbara that sparked my creativity. It was there that came all the feeling of euphoria in me. Everyone remembers their dreams of adolescence [...] all posters left in the wall of our bedroom, you know", said Perry to MTV News. According to Katy Perry, though "not have much substantive content", "Last Friday Night" conveys a good sense as "I Gotta Feeling of Black Eyed Peas" and was called a new version of "Waking Up in Vegas." "California Gurls" has been written as a response to "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, and pays tribute to women, and beaches Lifestyle California state.The song follows the style electropop, containing sounds of synthesizers and some stretches helped by Auto-Tune, which turned it into a "beach theme song," said James Montgomery MTV. She had told Rolling Stone that she felt compelled to create a song about California when he saw some people from American West Coast singing the music of Jay-Z who does homage to New York, and because long ago they did not create something on the state Californian, mostly about the prospect of a girl. "We got some references to Prince, which is always a good reference. In addition, you must reference the house music of the 1990s," Perry said about the major influences of "California Gurls." "Firework" was inspired by the classic book by Jack Kerouac,On the Road , and the singer told the BBC that "the book he talks about how he wanted to be near people were buzzing, efevercendo and making people go like fireworks in the sky". In the song, Katy Perry motivates and inspires people not to be common to excel, and singer told MTV News that "[the song] is real, because he has a great beat, but also has a great message." "Firework" has a musical sequence with violins mixed with house music, and the voice of Katy Perry was called by Chris Ryan MTV Buzzworthy as "an inspirational diva vocals of house music" In "Peacock," Perry said he used puns that will awaken many perspectives on each person. The singer follows a style electro rock in "Circle the Drain," a song in which he criticized the ex-boyfriend and frontman Gym Class Heroes Travis McCoy. Perry commented that her song is like "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette, where she expresses all her feelings of anger and hurt. In "Circle the Drain," the singer vents about addiction remedies, therefore, did your ex-boyfriend to die gradually. In "Who Am I Living For?" Katy Perry expressed about their spirituality and faith, citing the biblical character in music, Esther as inspiration. "Hummingbird Heartbeat" was inspired by the singer's fiance, Russell Brand, which also inspired the song "ET" later. "Not Like the Movies" is a song played by piano music and unique style that follows the romantic ballad "Teenage Dream", the song is a novel that in reality are never equal to the love stories of the great productions film. Due to Music sound, MTV Buzzworthy compared to this song "My Immortal" from Evanescence and "Everytime" by Britney Spears.


See also: Teenage Dream (album)/Editions

The album was released on August 24, 2010, in the United States both digitally and physically. Worldwide, the album was available on the day August 30, 2010, distributed by EMI Music Publishing Group - with CD and digital download. The deluxe version was available from the Aug. 27 on U.S. territory, consisting of two CDs and the twelve original tracks, plus songs in the singer participated in 2009 with the 3OH!3 in "Starstrukk" and Timbaland in "If We Ever Meet Again". The deluxe version also includes remixes of "California Gurls" and "Teenage Dream". Before the release of portunity, you br, excerpts from two songs on the album were dismissed illegally disclosed: "Dressin Up" and "Milk Milk Lemonade".


The covers of the first two singles were photographed by Emma Summerton in April 2010, and three other pictures taken by the artist were released to promote the album in July. The official album cover was painted on canvas by Will Cotton and released on July 21 via live webstream, which shows Katy Perry naked lying on clouds of cotton candy. To preserve the artistic work of Cotton, the singer decided not to insert the title on the cover. As shown in an exclusive video launched by Perry, Cotton was also responsible for the photographs of the singer on the album sleeve.

In North America, the album was packaged in several different ways. The explicit version of the album is available in a three-panel (six-sided) digipak, which has no text on the cover, aside from the Parental Advisory warning (this is how it is displayed if purchased digitally). The digipak is cotton candy scented, as indicated by a sticker placed on the wrapper of front cover (which also has the album's title). The booklet contained inside this version reproduces the album's front artwork, but omits the Parental Advisory warning, leaving absolutely no text. The explicit version is also offered in a standard jewel case, which has text printed on the booklet and is not cotton candy scented. The clean version of the album has the same options available, but the digipak editions of this version were released in limited numbers, and it is more common to find it in the standard jewel case packaging. The cover with text is mainly used for releases outside of North America, and physical copies purchased in North America in jewel cases do contain text on the cover.

The Complete Confection featured limited edition lenticular artwork of both the original and new artwork on its initial release. The physical copy of the album includes one golden ticket to the premiere of Perry's concert film Katy Perry: Part of Me. There was one placed in a US copy and one placed in a Canadian copy of the CD.

Will Cotton had painted several pieces for Teenage Dream aside from the album artwork itself. These portraits were displayed at several art galleries including the Matthew Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, California and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.


Countdown to 'Teenage Dream' week one.

To promote the album, Katy Perry has done some television appearances and performances. On July 23, 2010, Apple's iTunes started the "Countdown to Katy Perry: Teenage Dream" where any purchase of the singles released from the album (i.e. Teenage Dream and California Gurls...) would go to the final purchase of the album itself. A special remix of "Teenage Dream" was rewarded to anyone who completes the album using this feature.

During the MTV Movie Awards in June 2010, Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg California honored with the presentation of California Gurls ", which exhibited the major cultural elements of the state. The California culture also influenced the presentation of the same song during her release in Europe, as in Germany's Next Topmodel 2010 and Le Grand Journal, two presentations in June. The scene inspired by Candyfornia was used in MuchMusic Video Awards 2010 and on The Graham Norton Show.

The song "Teenage Dream" was presented live for the first time in July 2010 in MTV World Stage 2010: Malaysia and Teen Choice Awards 2010 as the opening theme of the awards ceremony. During the MTV World Stage 2010: Malaysia, the songs "California Gurls" and "Peacock" were also promoted. Inspired also Candyfornia,Katy Perry released the songs from the album on The Morning Show and the The Today Show, both in August. On August 24, "Firework" was featured in The Late Show with David Letterman, live for the first time.

While promoting her recent album, Perry express she wanted her upcoming tour to be very visual. On her Twitter account, she stated, "I hope that it's going to engage all of your senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch". The tour was officially announced in October 2010 by various media outlets including Perry's official website, in conjunction with the release of her third single, Firework. In 2011, Perry announced her North American leg during a live chat on social network Facebook. She then responded the tour will be very "super girl power" as vocalists Robyn, Yelle and Marina and the Diamonds will open her shows during the various legs. Perry further stated she will actively participate with fans during the tour on various social networks including Facebook and Twitter.

Critical reception

 Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 52%
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars
BBC (mixed)
Chicago Tribune 1/4 stars
Entertainment Weekly (B–)
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars
Slant Magazine 1.5/5 stars
Spin 6/10 stars
Sputnikmusic 2/5 stars
USA Today 3/4 stars

According to review aggregator Metacritic, Teenage Dream received an average of 52 out of 100 indicating mixed reviews from music critics, based on fourteen critiques. Allmusic said: "And, once again, the music feels familiar, so Perry distinguishes herself through desperate vulgarity, wooing a suitor with “you make me feel like I’m losing my virginity,” extolling the virtues of blackouts and an accidental ménage a trois, melting popsicles, pleading for a boy to show her his “Peacock” (chanting “cock cock cock” just in case we at home didn’t get the single entendre). All this stylized provocation is exhausting, and not just because there’s so much of it (none of it actually arousing). It’s tiring because, at her heart, Perry is old-fashioned and is invested in none of her aggressive teasing." Mikael Wood of Spin gave a mixed review and noted, "Teenage Dream won't disappoint parents looking for reasons to worry about their kids ... Perry delivers the gurl-gone-wild stuff with requisite sass, but she actually sounds more engaged on 'Not Like the Movies' and 'One That Got Away'". Leah Greenblatt wrote for Entertainment Weekly, "Beneath the fruity outfits and fart jokes, Perry is clearly serious about the business of hit songcraft; that doesn't make Dream nearly cohesive as an album, but it does provide, intermittently, exactly the kind of high-fructose rush she's aiming for". Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone commented "It sets the tone for Teenage Dream, Perry's album about Cali girls ... Throughout [the album] she chases an all-American teen-pop sound that's older than the Hollywood Hills". Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune gave a negative review to the album. He criticized the production, calling it a "Frankenstein-like", as well as the Perry's vocal production "(she sounds robotic, like a wind-up toy incapable of singing with any elegance or nuance)", and he noted at the end of his review "With music as rigidly formulaic as this, no wonder the teens in her songs want to party until they blank out". Slant Magazine said :"Perry's ironic persona—all gum-smacking, eye-rolling sarcasm—signals that those tracks are, if nothing else, shallow by design; it's the album's second half, when Perry dons her serious artist face, that Teenage Dream transcends its own middling crappiness and becomes truly, remarkably shitty. "Circle the Drain" finds Perry telling off a self-destructive ex, but she's almost less sympathetic than the pill-popping object of her scorn. Her put-downs are alternately pedantic ("Wanna be your lover, not your fucking mother") and hypocritical (she's offended that he takes drugs before foreplay, but wasn't she the one blacking out and hooking up "Last Friday Night"?). Tricky Stewart's "Who Am I Living For?" is a one-note wallow in self-pity, weighed down by clichéd lyrics, a leaden beat, and a tone-deaf vocal turn from Perry."

Chart performance

After its release, Teenage Dream debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with a total of 192,000 copies sold in its first week, was certified two times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It has currently sold 6 million copies in the United States as of January 2015. The album also debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling a total of 26,000 copies, and was certified platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA).

In Australia, Teenage Dream debuted at number one for a two-week run at the top of the chart. The album was certified triple-platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), selling more than 140,000 copies. As the issue date of September 18, 2011, Teenage Dream is the 79th best-selling album of all-time in the country. In New Zealand, Teenage Dream debuted at number two, and reached number one after four weeks on the chart. It was certifcated gold by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). As of September 18, 2011, Teenage Dream is the 90th best-selling album of all-time in the country. In the United Kingdom, Teenage Dream debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart, selling more than 54,176 copies. It was certificated two times platinum by British Phonographic Industry for shipments of 600,000 units. As of April 2012, the album had sold 1,005,728 copies in the UK.

In France, Teenage Dream debuted at #14 on the French Albums Chart and peaked at #3. The album was certificated platinum by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (SNEP). In Mexico, the album debuted and peaked at #11. The album was certified gold by (AMPROFON) Association. As of September 18, 2011, Teenage Dream is the 61st best-selling album of all-time in that country. In Spain, Teenage Dream debuted at #4 on the Spanish Albums Chart and stayed on the chart for twenty-seven weeks. In Brazil, Teenage Dream peaked at #4 on the CD – TOP 20 Semanal ABPD.


California Gurls (song)
  • "California Gurls" is the album's lead single and features rapper Snoop Dogg. It was sent to U.S. radio on May 7, 2010 and became available as a digital download on May 11, 2010. The song has reached success by spending six weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and in countries worldwide like New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Ireland and Scotland. It has sold 5,800,000 downloads as of 2017 in the US alone and was the best selling digital song of 2010. A music video was released on June 15, 2010. In the music video, Perry is a game piece in Candyfornia', a game based in poker and board games.
Teenage Dream(song)
  • "Teenage Dream", the album's title song, was reported to be the second single by MTV. The song was sent to radio stations on July 22, 2010. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number twenty and has reached its peak of number-one on the chart for two consecutive weeks, marking Perry's third number-one. It peaked at number one in Ireland, Estonia, New Zealand, Scotland, Slovakia and other sub-charts in the U.S. It has sold over 4,700,000 digital copies as of January 2015.
  • "Firework" is confirmed as the third single release by Billboard with Katy Perry saying in an interview that "Firework" will be a "defining single". The single was originally thought to be released in early October but was officially released in October 26, 2010 through radio airplay in the U.S.. It was digitally released on November 2, 2010 in the UK. The music video for the single is part of a cross-promotional deal with European telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche Telekom hosted a series of activities and competitions from which fans around Europe were recruited to be in the video. It was first announced on Perry's official site and twitter account that she was filming the music video. The single is currently Perry's most praised song yet. The song had commercial success as well, peaking at number one in the U.S and spent four non-consecutive weeks. The song also topped the charts in Brazil, Canada, New Zealand and subcharts in the U.S. It is Perry's biggest selling single to date in the U.S. with over 7,309,000 digital copies sold as of 2018.
  • "E.T" was first released on August 17, 2010 as a promotional single being released through iTunes. It was released worldwide as the fourth single on February 16, 2011 replacing the song "Peacock". For its single release, the song was remixed to feature new verses from Kanye West. The music video for the song, directed by Floria Sigismondi, was filmed in February 2011 and features both Perry & West. The video was released on March 31, 2011. The song had topped the charts in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and spent five non-consecutive weeks, and also peaked there in Canada, Germany, Poland and New Zealand. As of 2017, E.T. has sold 5,900,000 copies in the United States alone, becoming Katy's second best selling single in the country.
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)(song)
  • "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" was released on June 6, 2011 on the U.S. Top 40/Mainstream as the fifth single from the album. The song received commercial success, peaking at number one in Canada, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks. The music video was released worldwide on June 14, 2011. It guest stars Darren Criss, Rebecca Black, Kevin McHale, Kenny G, Hanson, Corey Feldman and Debbie Gibson. A remixed version of the song was released on August 8, 2011, featuring female-rapper Missy Elliott. It was made available for 69 cents. On August 17, 2011, with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", Perry made history as the second artist overall, and first female artist in history, to achieve five #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from one album. The song also became Katy's fourth number one in Canada. The single has sold over 3,700,000 digital copies in the US alone. In all of the songs that were #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 were a total of 19 weeks atop the chart.
The One That Got Away (song)
  • "The One That Got Away" was released as the sixth single from the album. It has been seen as an attempt at beating out Michael Jackson's record for most number ones on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from a single album, but this goal has been confirmed not to be the reason for the song's single release. Katy had previously hinted about the song "Hummingbird Heartbeat" with fans speculating that either this song or "Peacock" would be the sixth single. The song chosen was deemed personal and a special song to Katy. Capitol Records serviced the song to U.S. Top 40/Mainstream radio stations on September 28, 2011 at 12 noon ET. Furthermore, it officially impacted Rhythmic radio on October 11, 2011 and Hot/Modern/AC radio on October 31, 2011. On November 24, the single entered the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, making Teenage Dream one of only 7 albums in U.S. history to have 6 or more top 10 singles. On December 14, it became one in two albums to yield 6 top 4 songs, when it soared to #4. Like she did for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", Perry eventually released a remix in an attempt for the song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100, which featured another rapper, B.o.B. On December 14, it became one in two albums to yield 6 top 4 songs, when it soared to #4, it later peaked at #3. A remix and an acoustic recording were also made available for purchase.

Promotional singles

  • "Not Like the Movies" was the first promotional single released from the album onto iTunes on August 3, 2010 and made a debut of 53 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • "Circle the Drain" was released as the second promotional single from the album onto iTunes on August 10, 2010 and entered the Billboard Hot 100 at 58.
  • "E.T." served as the third, was released the following week on August 17, 2010, and charted at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100. When released as an official single the song topped the chart.
  • "Hummingbird Heartbeat" was released as the first and only promotional single on Australia on September 12, 2012.

Track listing

Standard Edition[2]
# Track LENGTH
1. "Teenage Dream"   3:47
2. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"   3:50
3. "California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)"   3:56
4. "Firework"   3:47
5. "Peacock"   3:51
6. "Circle the Drain"   4:32
7. "The One That Got Away"   3:47
8. "E.T."   3:26
9. "Who Am I Living For?"   4:08
10. "Pearl"   4:07
11. "Hummingbird Heartbeat"   3:32
12. "Not Like the Movies"   4:01
13. "California Gurls (Passion Pit Main Mix) (featuring Snoop Dogg)" (Hidden track) 5:12
14. "Teenage Dream (Kaskade Club Remix)" (Hidden track) 6:27
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Deluxe Edition[3]
Disc One (Teenage Dream) (Track listing above)
Disc Two (Dream On)
# Track LENGTH
1. "If We Ever Meet Again (feat. Timbaland)"   4:52
2. "Starstrukk (feat. 3OH!3)"   3:22
3. "California Gurls (MSTRKRFT Main Mix)"   3:59
4. "California Gurls (Passion Pit Main Mix)"   4:11
5. "California Gurls (Armand Van Helden Remix)"   5:48
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iTunes Store Deluxe Version
# Track LENGTH
13. "California Gurls" (Passion Pit Main Mix) (feat. Snoop Dogg) 4:11
14. "California Gurls" (MSTRKRFT Main Mix) (feat. Snoop Dogg) 3:59
15. "Teenage Dream" (Kaskade Club Remix) 6:27
16. "Peacock" (Cory Enemy & Mia Moretti Vocal Club Mix) 5:32
17. "Teenage Dream" (music video) 3:49
18. "California Gurls" (music video) (UK iTunes Store) 3:56
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Other recorded tracks

According to Katy Perry's A&R, Chris Anokute, Perry recorded a total of 14 songs because she only recorded songs she loved and didn't want to waste time. 12 of the songs were released on the initial pressing of the album with, 2 of those tracks were later released on The Complete Confection, with "Wide Awake being recorded later. One other song was recorded during this time, but never released:


The Teenage Dream Booklet can only be found on the physical release of the album. A limited edition version had a cotton candy scent.

  • Executive Producers — Dr. Luke, Max Martin
  • Original Painting — Will Cotton
  • Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery
  • Mastered — Brian "Big Bass" Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA
  • A&R — Chris Anokute
  • Additional A&R — Rob Stevenson
  • Marketing — Bob Semanovich
  • Creative Direction — Angelica Cob-Baehler
  • Photography — Will Cotton
  • Art Direction — Jo Ratcliffe
  • A&R Admin — Ronette Bowie
  • A&R Admin. Coordinator — Liz Isik
  • Album Coordinator — Ngoc Hoang
  • Direct Management Group, Inc. / Gradford Cobb, Martin Kirkup & Steve Jensen

I believe that when talent meets preparation meets opportunity, you can breed success. For the talent, I thank God and the unique DNA of my wonderful, hilarious family. For the preparation, I thank the brilliant people who have helped me grow musically and personally. We are a team and one to be damn proud of. Finally, for the meet you. YOU are fundamental to my existence, and I will never take that for granted. We will do great things together - you wait, watch & listen. I hope this record will help spark a firework in you to fulfill your dreams, no matter what the obstacles - your pure, true, teenage dreams. From my California cotton candy cloud, Love, the new & improved Katy Hudson-Perry-Brand.

Making of the booklet

Teenage Dream Charts and certifications

Weekly charts

Chart (2010–11) Peak
Australian Albums Chart 1
Austrian Albums Chart 1
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 10
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 5
Brazil Albums Chart 4
Canadian Albums Chart 1
Czech Albums Chart 8
Danish Albums Chart 14
Dutch Albums Chart 6
European Top 100 Albums 1
Finnish Albums Chart 8
French Albums Chart 3
German Albums Chart 5
Greek Albums Chart 2
Hungarian Albums Chart 9
Irish Albums Chart 1
Italian Albums Chart 3
Japanese Albums Chart 6
Mexican Album Charts 11
New Zealand Albums Chart 1
Norwegian Albums Chart 18
Polish Albums Chart 7
Portuguese Albums Chart 11
Scottish Albums Chart 1
South Korea Albums Gaon 2
Spanish Albums Chart 4
Swedish Albums Chart 11
Swiss Albums Chart 4
UK Albums Chart 1
US Billboard 200 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2010) Rank
Australian Albums Chart 10
Canadian Albums Chart 5
European Top 100 Albums 25
French Albums Chart 51
German Albums Chart 51
Mexican Albums Chart 77
New Zealand Albums Chart 8
Swiss Music Charts 52
UK Albums Chart 15
US Billboard 200 40
Chart (2011) Rank
Australian Albums Chart 18
Canadian Albums Chart 5
French Albums Chart 49
Italian Albums Chart 76
Mexican Albums Chart 42
New Zealand Albums Chart 7
UK Albums Chart 25
US Billboard 200 10
Chart (2012) Rank
Canadian Albums Chart 49
French Albums Chart 96
Mexican Albums Chart 49
US Billboard 200 25
Chart (2013) Rank
US Billboard 200 127
Chart (2015) Rank
US Billboard 200 166


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF) Gold 20,000*
Australia (ARIA) 4× Platinum 280,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria) Gold 10,000*
Belgium (BEA) Gold 15,000*
Brazil (ABPD) Diamond 160,000*
Canada (Music Canada) 4× Platinum 320,000^
Colombia (ASINCOL) Platinum 10,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) Gold 15,000^
France (SNEP) 2× Platinum 200,000*
Germany (BVMI) Platinum 200,000^
Ireland (IRMA) 2× Platinum 30,000^
Italy (FIMI) Platinum 60,000*
Japan (RIAJ) Gold 100,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON) Platinum 60,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ) 3× Platinum 45,000^
Philippines(PARI) Platinum 15,000^
Sweden (GLF) Platinum 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) 4× Platinum 1,200,000^
United States (RIAA) 3× Platinum 3,000,000
Europe (IFPI) Platinum 1,000,000*
GCC (IFPI Middle East) Gold 3,000*
*sales figures based on certification alone

^shipments figures based on certification alone