Teenage Dream (Katy Perry album)
International edition cover
|Studio album by Katy Perry|
|Released||August 24, 2010|
|Producer||Dr. Luke (also exec.), Max Martin (also exec.) Ammo, Benny Blanco, Tricky Stewart, Stargate, Sandy Vee, Greg Wells|
|Katy Perry chronology|
|Singles from Teenage Dream|
Teenage Dream is the third studio album by American recording artist Katy Perry, released on August 24, 2010, by Capitol Records. Its music has pop and rock styles with influences of disco, electronic music, funk, house, gothic rock, Hi-NRG, and hip hop; its themes focus on teenage love, partying, self-empowerment, and personal growth. On top of co-writing every song on the album, Perry worked with a multitude of producers and writers, including Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Tricky Stewart, Stargate, Ryan Tedder, Greg Kurstin, Ester Dean, and The-Dream.
Upon its release, Teenage Dream received generally mixed reviews from music critics, who complimented its production and theme while denouncing the lyrical content. The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 192,000 copies in its first week. It was later certified two times platinum by the RIAA; selling more than 2.6 million copies in the United States. It has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. The album and its singles earned Perry seven Grammy Award nominations including Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Record of the Year, as well as winning International Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2011.
Its first five singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100; the sixth "The One That Got Away" peaked at number three. Teenage Dream is the second album in history to have five number ones from one album (after Michael Jackson's Bad), the first by a female to achieve this milestone and the third album in history to produce eight top five hits. All six of the aforementioned singles, in addition to two from its 2012 reissue, have sold over two million digital downloads each in the U.S., setting a record in the digital era for the most multi-platinum singles from one album, breaking the previous record of Fergie's The Dutchess (five multi-platinum songs).
Background and recording 
Prior to recording Teenage Dream, Perry discussed with Rolling Stone her plans for the album, stating that she would "definitely keep it pop", in order to not "alienate" her fanbase. Perry began recording the album on October 13, 2009, stating that she had "lots of layers to get through, thankfully Greg Wells is there to do the peeling". Work on the album involved collaborating with numerous artists and producers including 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, who told Rap-Up magazine in December 2009 that the sound of the album would be pop and rock, like One of the Boys, though calling it a "different gear" for himself.
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."
On March 27, 2010, at 2010 Kids' Choice Awards, Perry told Jose Ordonez 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. Ricardo 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."
During a Rolling Stone photo shoot in April 2010, Perry revealed details about what would prove to be the album's lead single, "California Gurls". Allegedly a response to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys's "Empire State of Mind", she stated "everyone has the New York song, but what the fuck? What about LA? What about California?", adding that the song also took its inspiration from Prince. The song features California rapper Snoop Dogg. USA Today gave the song a positive review, calling it "an effervescent toast to summer fun". Perry also claimed that working with producers Max Martin and Dr. Luke was "a wonderful collaborative effort".
Recording for the album finished on April 30, 2010. The album cover is a painting by Will Cotton, and was premiered on July 21, 2010 via a live webstream with Cotton, at his Art Studio. On July 23, 2010, the album's official track listing was posted on Perry's official website.
For the recording of Teenage Dream, Perry had recorded at a multitude of recording studios such as Playback Recording Studio, Roc the Mic Studios, Conway Recording Studios, Rocket Carousel Studio, Studio at the Palms, Triangle Sound Studios, Silent Sound Studios, The Boom Boom Boom, Henson Recording Studios, Capitol Studios, Nightbird Recording Studios, and Eightysevenfourteen Studios.
Composition and influences 
The music of Teenage Dream is derived from a wide variety of rock and pop genres, while heavily incorporating different musical styles not heard on her previous releases; disco and electronic music are examples. Musically, Teenage Dream is considered to be a departure from Perry's previous album, One of the Boys (2008), which was pop rock and soft rock driven. The album features a very wide range of rock music sub-genres, which include disco-rock, glam metal, indie rock, pop rock, hard rock, electro rock, rock, and goth rock.
The album opens with the title track "Teenage Dream", and is written as a throwback record to Perry's teenage years. It is a power pop and electropop song which features a "distinct retro sound", and contains influences of disco, pop rock, and industrial music. The song has been compared to several disco artists, including Madonna and The Cardigans. The following song, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" recalls a true experience that Perry had while partying in Santa Barbara which included streaking in a park, dancing on tables, and partying at a club. Musically, the song is styled in the genres of disco, indie rock, and Hi-NRG, while also taking influence from dance-pop. The third song on the album, "California Gurls", continues the "retro sound" carried from "Teenage Dream", and is written as an answer song to "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, and pays tribute to the beach lifestyle of California. The song utilizes the genres of disco, funk-pop, and electronic music, while bearing influence of New Wave music and electropop within its composition. Written in tribute to The Beach Boys, the song has been compared to the song "September Gurls" by Big Star, as well as the group Flanger.
The fourth cut from the album is the self-empowerment song "Firework". Written in a disco-rock style which runs over the backing track, consisting of a mix of violins and house music. The song has generated comparisons to artists such as Coldplay and Leona Lewis. According to Perry, the song was inspired by Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, and she has said on many occasions that it is her favourite song from the album.
The next song, "Peacock", is an uptempo dance-pop song with a house music beat, and intertwines elements of cheerleader-rock. Lyrically, the track contains a double entendre with suggestive wording, multiple puns, and a "cock, cock, cock" hook. Critics compared the song to the 1982 hit "Mickey" and the Gwen Stefani song "Hollaback Girl". Perry has stated that she wrote the song with the intent of it becoming a "gay pride anthem". The sixth cut is "Circle the Drain", a rant song where Perry tells off her self-destructive drug-addicted ex-boyfriend, Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy. Perry herself described the song as her "You Oughtta Know" moment. Musically, it is a "menacing" dark and deep electronic rock song, influenced by disco-rock, goth rock, and techno goth. The next song from Teenage Dream is "The One That Got Away", which is a rock and teen pop ballad. Perry stated that "...I wrote (it) about when you promise someone forever, but you end up not being able to follow through. It's a bittersweet story. Hopefully, the listener learns from hearing it and never has to say they had 'the one' get away." The following song, "ET", is an electronic and hip hop ballad about "falling in love with a foreigner". The decision to write "E.T." came after its beats were accidentally played when Perry had a recording session together with Gottwald, Martin and Ammo. The song was originally intended for American hip hop group Three 6 Mafia. However, after hearing it, Perry chose to work with the track. It also features influence from rave and hard rock.
Release and artwork 
"Teenage Dream" was released on August 24, 2010, in the United States as a digital download on iTunes, and as a physical release by Capitol Records. Worldwide, the album was released on August 30, 2010 and distributed by EMI. A deluxe version was made available on August 27, 2010 in the US, and consists of two CDs with the twelve original tracks, plus two tracks from 2009 on which Perry had appeared as a featured artist — 3OH!3's "Starstrukk" and Timbaland's "If We Ever Meet Again". The deluxe version also includes remixes of "California Gurls" and "Teenage Dream".
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, which shows Perry lying naked on clouds of cotton candy, was painted on canvas by Will Cotton and released on July 21 via live webstream.
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 also how the album is displayed if purchased digitally. The booklet contained inside this version reproduces the album's front artwork, without any labels or text. The explicit version is also offered in a standard jewel case, which has text printed on the booklet. 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, while international deluxe editions are available in the digipak, with a bonus disc included. A limited number of the albums are scented like cotton candy indicated by a sticker on the cover.
The first four singles of the album come in on the list of best-selling singles worldwide. "California Gurls" was the lead single from Teenage Dream, which features rapper Snoop Dogg. The single had its premiere on May 7, 2010 through U.S. radio and became digitally release four days later. The song had received generally positive reviews from music critics, with many critics highlighting it as a album favorite. The song also received worldwide success as well, peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, staying there for six consecutive weeks. It also peaked at number one in New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Ireland and Scotland. It has sold 5,412,391 downloads as of December 2012 in the US alone and was the best selling digital song of 2010. As of December 2011, the song has sold 8.5 million copies worldwide. "Teenage Dream" was released as the second single from the album. The song went to radio stations in the U.S. on July 22, 2010. The song received positive reviews from music critics, with Jocelyn Vena of MTV said it "picks up right where 'California Gurls' leaves off", describing it as having "a strong beat". The song had also had chart success as similar to the first single, peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks, and also peaked at number one in Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Slovakia and other sub-charts in the U.S. It has sold over 4,424,629 digital copies as of December 2012. The song has sold 6 million copies worldwide.
"Firework" was released as the third offering from the album. The song was released on October 26, 2010 through radio airplay in the U.S., until a digital release on November 2, 2010 in the UK. The song had received very positive reviews from music critics. It is currently Perry's most praised song yet. The music video for "Firework" 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. 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 6,001,116 digital copies sold as of December 2012. The song has sold 8 million copies worldwide. "E.T.", which was released on August 17, 2010 as a promotional single in the U.S, until a worldwide release on February 16, 2011. 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. All versions of the song have sold a combined total of 5,427,524 digital copies in the U.S. In total, the song has sold an approximate 6.5 million worldwide.
"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 generally mixed reviews from music critics. The song also 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 "Last Friday Night" was released on August 8, 2011, featuring American rapper Missy Elliott. On August 17, 2011, with "Last Friday Night", Perry made history as the second artist overall, and first female artist in history, to achieve five number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from one album. The song also became Perry's fourth number one in Canada. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" has sold over 3,316,080 digital copies in the US alone. The song has sold an approximate 5 million copies worldwide. In all of the songs that were number one on the Billboard Hot 100 were a total of 19 weeks atop the chart. "The One That Got Away" was released as the sixth offering from Teenage Dream. The song was released on October 11, 2011 on U.S. Mainstream radio. The song received mostly positive reviews from most music critics, who complimented Perry's serious tone. A teaser of the music video was also released in early November, and the full music video premiered on November 11, 2011 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 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 number 4, it later peaked at number 3.
Critical reception 
|Los Angeles Times|||
Teenage Dream fared slightly better than Perry's previous album, One of the Boys, which had received a score of 47. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic was critical of the album, describing it as "desperate vulgarity" and "tiring." Mikael Wood of Spin gave a mixed review, noting that the album "won't disappoint parents looking for reasons to worry about their kids". Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone described the album as "heavy on Eighties beats, light on melody, taking a long dip into the Daft Punk filter-disco house sound." Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune gave a negative review to the album. He criticized the production, calling it "Frankenstein-like", as well as calling Perry's vocals "robotic" and lacking "any elegance or nuance". Matthew Cole of Slant Magazine called it "over-produced bad-girl debauchery," claiming that Perry has "found a way to lower the bar."
However, Los Angeles Times gave it three stars, saying, "On 'Teenage Dream,' the songs alternate between weekend-bender celebrations of hedonism and self-help-style affirmations encouraging listeners to get an emotional makeover. Either way, acquisition is the goal: of a great love, a happy hangover, a perfect pair of Daisy Dukes". Leah Greenblatt, writing for Entertainment Weekly, stated, "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."
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), selling 2,610,291 million copies in United States as of December 12, 2012, and the album is currently in its 121th week on the chart and has never ranked below 101 on the Billboard 200. In the week July 21, 2012, the album jumping from 21 to 2 on the chart (up 417 percent on sales) with sales of 80,000 copies, becoming best sales frame since Christmas of 2010 after being discounted to 99 cents on Amazon. On week February 2, 2013, the album completed 126 weeks in the chart since it debuted on September 11, 2010. 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), for shipments of 210,000 units. 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 June 19, 2012, Teenage Dream is the 12th best-selling album of all-time in the country, resulting her as the fifth female to make it on the list (behind Adele, Norah Jones, Shania Twain and Bic Runga). In the United Kingdom, Teenage Dream debuted at number one 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 number 14 on the French Albums Chart and peaked at number 3. The album was certificated platinum by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (SNEP). In Mexico, the album debuted and peaked at number 11. The album was certified gold by (AMPROFON) Association. In Spain, Teenage Dream debuted at number 4 on the Spanish Albums Chart and stayed on the chart for twenty-seven weeks. In Brazil, Teenage Dream peaked at number 4 on the CD – TOP 20 Semanal ABPD. As of December 2012 the album has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide.
Before the release of the album, three promotional singles were released exclusively on Apple's iTunes Store as a countdown to Teenage Dream. "Not Like the Movies", was released digitally on August 3, 2010, and debuted at number 53 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Circle the Drain" was released digitally on August 10, 2010 as the second promotional single, and entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 58. "E.T.", the third, was released the following week on August 17, 2010, and charted at number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Peacock" reached number 64 in Canada, number 52 in the Czech Republic, number 125 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 1 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart. It has also sold over 500,000 copies in the US and certified Gold on July 9, 2012. A dance remix of it was released on March 26, 2012. On September 11, 2012, "Hummingbird Heartbeat" was released as a radio-only single in Australia on 2Day FM.
Promotion album began with a live performance of the album's lead single, "California Gurls" on May 20, 2010, at the CW networks' annual "upfronts" presentation in New York. Perry alongside Snoop Dogg performed "California Gurls" at the MTV Movie Awards in June 2010. She also promoted the song that same month on Germany's Next Topmodel 2010 and Le Grand Journal. The scene inspired by the Candyfornia video was used in MuchMusic Video Awards 2010 and on The Graham Norton Show. On September 5, 2010, Perry performed "Teenage Dream", "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", "Firework" and "Not Like the Movies" in the show's launch of the Teenage Dream in Berlin. Perry performed "Teenage Dream" live for the first time in July 2010 in MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia, as well as opening the 2010 Teen Choice Awards with a rendition of it. In August, Perry performed "California Gurls" and "Peacock" on The Morning Show and The Today Show. That same month, "Firework" was performed live for the first time on the Late Show with David Letterman. She performed "Not Like the Movies" and "Teenage Dream" on February 13, 2011, at the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony. She performed "The One That Got Away" on October 16, 2011, at UK version of The X Factor.
While promoting her recent album, Perry expressed 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 California Dreams 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. The tour beginning February 20, 2011 on Lisbon, Portugal and the end January 22, 2012 on Pasay, Philippines, the tour visited Europe, Oceania, Asia and the Americas. The tour ranked 16th in Pollstar's "2011 Top 25 Worldwide Tours", earning over $59.5 million. At the conclusion of 2011, the tour ranked 13th on Billboard's annual "Top 25 Tours", earning nearly $50 million with 98 shows. It won an award for Favorite Tour Headliner at the 38th People's Choice Awards. On November 24, 2011, Perry had tweeted that there will be a concert DVD released for the tour.
Track listing 
|1.||"Teenage Dream"||Katy Perry, Łukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Benjamin Levin, Bonnie McKee||Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, Max Martin||3:49|
|2.||"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"||Perry, Gottwald, Martin, McKee||Dr. Luke, Max Martin||3:52|
|3.||"California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg)||Perry, Calvin Broadus, Martin, Gottwald, McKee||Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, Max Martin||3:57|
|4.||"Firework"||Perry, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Sandy Wilhelm, Ester Dean||Stargate, Sandy Vee||3:50|
|5.||"Peacock"||Perry, Hermansen, Eriksen, Dean||Stargate||3:53|
|6.||"Circle the Drain"||Perry, Christopher Stewart, Monte Neuble||C. "Tricky" Stewart||4:34|
|7.||"The One That Got Away"||Perry, Gottwald, Martin||Dr. Luke, Max Martin||3:49|
|8.||"E.T."||Perry, Gottwald, Martin, Joshua Coleman||Dr. Luke, Ammo, Max Martin||3:28|
|9.||"Who Am I Living For?"||Perry, Christopher Stewart, Neuble, Brian Thomas||C. "Tricky" Stewart||4:11|
|10.||"Pearl"||Perry, Greg Wells||Perry, Greg Wells||4:10|
|11.||"Hummingbird Heartbeat"||Perry, Stewart, Stacy Barthe, Neuble||C. "Tricky" Stewart||3:34|
|12.||"Not Like the Movies"||Perry, Wells||Wells||4:03|
|13.||"California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg) (Passion Pit Main Mix)||Perry, Calvin Broadus, Martin, Gottwald, McKee||Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, Max Martin (remix by Passion Pit)||5:11|
|14.||"Teenage Dream" (Kaskade Remix)||Perry, Gottwald, Martin, Levin, McKee||Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Cirkut||6:27|
|iTunes Store deluxe edition|
|13.||"California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg) (Passion Pit Remix)||Perry, Calvin Broadus, Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald, Bonnie McKee||Dr. Luke, Blanco, Martin (remix by Passion Pit)||4:11|
|14.||"California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg) (MSTRKRFT Remix)||Perry, Broadus, Martin, Gottwald, McKee||Dr. Luke, Blanco, Martin (remix by MSTRKRFT)||3:59|
|15.||"Teenage Dream" (Kaskade Remix)||Perry, Gottwald, Martin, Levin, McKee||Dr. Luke, Blanco, Martin (remix by Ryan Raddon)||6:27|
|16.||"Peacock" (Cory Enemy & Mia Moretti Vocal Club Mix)||Perry, Hermansen, Eriksen, Dean||Stargate (remix by Cory Enemy and Mia Moretti)||5:32|
|17.||"Teenage Dream" (music video)||Perry, Gottwald, Martin, Levin, McKee||Yoann Lemoine (Director)||3:49|
|International iTunes Store deluxe edition|
|13.||"If We Ever Meet Again" (Timbaland featuring Katy Perry)||Jim Beanz, Timothy Mosley, Michael Busbee||Jim Beanz, Timbaland||4:23|
|14.||"Starstrukk" (3OH!3 featuring Katy Perry)||Sean Foreman, Nathaniel Motte||Matt Squire||3:22|
|15.||"California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg) (Passion Pit Main Mix)||Broadus, Gottwald, Martin, McKee, Levin||Dr. Luke, Blanco, Martin (remix by Passion Pit)||4:11|
|16.||"California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg) (Armand Van Helden Remix)||Broadus, Gottwald, Martin, McKee, Levin||Dr. Luke, Blanco, Martin (remix by Armand Van Helden)||5:48|
|17.||"Teenage Dream" (Kaskade Remix)||Gottwald, Martin, McKee, Levin||Dr. Luke, Blanco, Martin (remix by Ryan Raddon)||6:28|
|18.||"Peacock" (Cory Enemy & Mia Moretti Vocal Club Mix)||Perry, Hermansen, Eriksen, Dean||Stargate (remix by Cory Enemy and Mia Moretti)||5:32|
|19.||"Teenage Dream" (music video)||Perry, Gottwald, Martin, Levin, McKee||Yoann Lemoine (Director)||3:49|
|20.||"California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg) (music video)||Perry, Broadus, Martin, Gottwald, McKee||Mathew Cullen (Director)||3:56|
|Deluxe edition bonus disc: Dream On|
|1.||"If We Ever Meet Again" (Timbaland featuring Katy Perry)||Jim Beanz, Timothy Mosley, Michael Busbee||Jim Beanz, Timbaland||4:23|
|2.||"Starstrukk" (3OH!3 featuring Katy Perry)||Sean Foreman, Nathaniel Motte||Matt Squire||3:22|
|3.||"California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg) (Passion Pit Main Mix)||Broadus, Gottwald, Martin, McKee, Levin||Dr. Luke, Blanco, Martin (remix by Passion Pit)||4:11|
|4.||"California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg) (Armand Van Helden Remix)||Broadus, Gottwald, Martin, McKee, Levin||Dr. Luke, Blanco, Martin (remix by Armand Van Helden)||5:48|
|5.||"Teenage Dream" (Kaskade Remix)||Gottwald, Martin, McKee, Levin||Dr. Luke, Blanco, Martin (remix by Ryan Raddon)||6:28|
Credits and personnel 
The following people contributed to Teenage Dream:
- Ammo – composer, drums, keyboards, programming, producer
- Benny Blanco – composer, drums, keyboards, programming, producer
- Dr. Luke – composer, drums, keyboards, programming, producer, executive producer
- Mikkel S. Eriksen – composer, engineer, instrumentation
- Nicolas Essig – assistant engineer
- Fabien Waltmann – synthesizer, programming
- Josh Freese – drums
- Charles Malone – guitar, assistant engineer
- Max Martin – composer, drums, keyboards, programming, producer, executive producer
- Bonnie McKee – composer
- Julio Miranda – guitar
- Monte Neuble – keyboards, composer
- Luis Navarro – assistant engineer
- Nick Chahwala – sounds
- Chris "Tek" O'Ryan – engineer, guitar engineer
- Brent Paschke – guitar
- L. Leon Pendarvis – arranger, conductor
- Katy Perry – composer, vocals
- Lenny Pickett – saxophone
- Daniel Silvestri – bass, guitar
- Snoop Dogg – composer, vocals
- Stargate – producer
- Rob Stevenson – A&R
- Christopher Stewart – composer, keyboards, producer, drum programming
- Matt Thiessen – composer
- Greg Wells – synthesizer, piano, composer, drums, programming, producer
- Kanye West – co-producer, vocals
- Will Cotton – photography
|Australia (ARIA)||4× Platinum|
|Canada (Music Canada)||4× Platinum|
|Denmark (IFPI Denmark)||Gold|
|France (SNEP)||2× Platinum|
|Ireland (IRMA)||2× Platinum|
|Mexico (AMPROFON)||2× Platinum|
|New Zealand (RIANZ)||3× Platinum|
|Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)||Gold|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||3× Platinum|
|United States (RIAA)||2× Platinum|
|GCC (IFPI Middle East)||Gold|
Legacy and accolades 
Teenage Dream tied or broke a multitude of records throughout its run. Some of which included being one of only three albums to have 8 top-three singles from one album on Billboard Hot 100 chart (tied with Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 and George Michael's Faith), and the only album ever to have 9 songs top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, breaking the previous record set by Beyoncé's I Am... Sasha Fierce and Kristine W's The Power of Music, both with six songs.
Perry had also scored five number ones from Teenage Dream, making her the second artist in the chart's 53 year history to amass five number-one singles from one album over its first release after Michael Jackson achieved the feat with his album Bad, and the first female in history to achieve this milestone. Those 6 songs led Perry to spend a total of 20 weeks atop the chart. With the release of "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" remix the following week, the song climbed one spot becoming Teenage Dream's 5th number one single.
Eight singles from Teenage Dream have topped the Adult Top 40 chart and have topped Mainstream Top 40 chart, both more than any other album in each respective chart's history. Additionally, with 7 chart-toppers from "Waking Up in Vegas", Perry broke the record for the longest streak of number ones on the Mainstream Top 40 set by Lady Gaga's first six singles. 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.
Combined, the songs have sold a total of over 35 million copies worldwide aside from the album. Also, the first five singles from the album 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. Perry is the only artist to spend over 52 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, and has since heightened this to 69 weeks, with the first five singles from album, breaking the previous record by Ace of Base of 48 weeks with three singles.
On Mainstream Top 40 holds the unique record of the artist chart history to have four songs from same album in the top five of "Most weekly plays"; 1. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" (12,468), 2. "E.T." (12,361), 3. "California Gurls" (12,159), and 5. "Firework" (11,857). In all of the songs that were number one on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 were a total of 28 weeks atop the chart.
Teenage Dream become the album with most weeks spent on the Billboard Hot 100. In total, Teenage Dream's singles spent 225 weeks consecutive on the Billboard Hot 100, breaking the previous record of Michael Jackson's Thriller singles with 130 weeks on chart.
Awards and accolades 
Despite the mixed reviews, the album managed to win International Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2011. Teenage Dream and its singles earned Perry seven Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year.
|2010||American Music Awards||Favorite Pop/Rock Album||Nominated|
|2011||BRIT Awards||International Album||Nominated|
|Grammy Awards||Album of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Pop Vocal Album||Nominated|
|Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Teenage Dream"||Nominated|
|Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "California Gurls"||Nominated|
|Billboard Music Awards||Top Pop Album of the Year||Nominated|
|Virgin Media Music Awards||Best Album||Nominated|
|IFPI Platinum Europe Awards||Album Title||Won|
|Juno Awards||International Album of the Year||Won|
|Premios Telehit||International Album of the Year||Won|
|American Music Awards||Special Achievement Award for Having 5 Singles at Number #1||Won|
|2012||Grammy Awards||Record of the Year for "Firework"||Nominated|
|Best Pop Solo Performance for "Firework"||Nominated|
|Billboard Music Awards||Billboard Spotlight Award||Won|
- List of bests
- #4 – Rolling Stone's 50 Best Songs of 2010 for "Teenage Dream".
- #4 – Rolling Stone Brasil's Top 25 songs international of the year for "California Gurls".
- #25 – Rolling Stone Brasil's Top 25 albums international of the year for Teenage Dream.
Release history 
See also 
Grein, Paul (March 16, 2011). "Week Ending March 13, 2011: Spears' Second Act". Chart Watch. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved March 16, 2011.