Piano Tutorials - Katy Perry - California Gurls

Katy Perry - California Gurls

"California Gurls" is the lead single by Katy Perry from her third studio album, Teenage Dream . The song features a verse from rapper Snoop Dogg. Both artists co-wrote the song with Bonnie McKee and its co-producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin, with additional production from Benny Blanco. According to Perry, the song is an answer song to "Empire State of Mind" , by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. "California Gurls" is a midtempo disco-pop and funk-pop song with influences of New Wave and electropop, while its lyrics are an ode to the state of California, in which both Perry and Snoop Dogg were born and raised. (Wikipedia)

Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson , better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, businesswoman, philanthropist, and actress. She was born near Santa Barbara, California and primarily grew up there before moving to Los Angeles. Having had limited exposure to mainstream pop music in her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teen and released her debut studio album, Katy Hudson . She later recorded a collaborative album with The Matrix and a solo album she worked on with Glen Ballard, the latter of which was never released. (Wikipedia)

Teenage Dream is the third studio album by American recording artist Katy Perry, released on August 24, 2010, by Capitol Records. Musically, it contains pop and rock with influences of disco, electronic, funk, house, gothic rock, Hi-NRG, and hip hop. Lyrically, it revolves around teenage love, partying, self-empowerment, and personal growth. Perry co-wrote every song on the album, and also worked with a number of producers and writers, including Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Tricky Stewart, StarGate, Greg Kurstin, and Ester Dean. (Wikipedia)

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