(A) Katy Perry is an album recorded by Katy Perry. The album was meant to be Perry's debut under her new name, "Katy Perry" and as a solo artist, after working as the female vocalist on the then-canceled Matrix's album. The album was recorded by Perry during her recording sessions with Glen Ballard. Ballard had previously produced Alanis Morissette's album Jagged Little Pill, which released in 1995 and became a best seller. Perry enlisted the help of Ballard knowing his work for Morrisette, which was a major influence to her music. She also described in an interview with Blender that the album to have a more "rock-edge" than her work for The Matrix.
The album was set to be released in 2005 but was cancelled because the record label couldn't figure out how to promote Perry. On August 18, 2005, the album had a limited release in Japan. 6 of the "best" songs were selected from the recordings were then used for Perry's breakthrough album, One of the Boys.
Katy Perry was set to release a DVD in Fall 2004 promoting herself and the album, but upon being dropped from Columbia Records and the album's cancellation, the DVD's production was halted. Only a teaser of the DVD was released. The teaser included clips of the music videos Perry had shot for the album. The music videos shown included "Diamonds", "Simple", "Long Shot", "Box", "A Cup of Coffee", and "It's Okay to Believe". These clips were never aired on television, but were uploaded onto YouTube. Perry is credited as "Katheryn Perry" in the videos.
|4.||"LA Don't Take It Away"|
|6.||"Oh Love Let Me Sleep"|
|7.||"It's Okay to Believe"||3:19|
|10.||"Takes One to Know One"||3:04|
|11.||"Wish You the Worst"||3:08|
|12.||"The Better Half of Me"||3:13|
|13.||"Weigh Me Down"||3:26|
|The Katy Perry Wiki|
Other tracks recorded
- "A Cup of Coffee" (used for One of the Boys)
- "I'm Still Breathing" (used for One of the Boys)
- "In Between"
- "Look But Don't Touch"
- "Now That It's Over"
- "Rock God" (given to Selena Gomez & the Scene for When the Sun Goes Down)
- "Speed Dialin'"
- "Thinking of You" (used for One of the Boys)
- "Waking Up in Vegas" (used for One of the Boys)