Katy Perry

July 05

Hitting the Big Screen

Perry lets the world in on her life with the release of the concert documentary, Katy Perry: Part of Me. In the film, cameras capture the singer behind the scenes of her world tour and document the breakup of her marriage to Russell Brand – which prompts the singer, 27, to tell reporters, "It's not always very fun [watching the footage]."

Katy Perry


A New Romance

Perry gets the rumor mills buzzing when she's photographed leaving L.A.'s Chateau Marmont with singer John Mayer. Though the pair's romance seems to cool off shortly after, they reunite and later spend the holidays together. "They've spent a lot of time together and really enjoy each other's company," a source says. "John is entirely focused on Katy."


Katy Perry


No More Mayer?

For the second time, Perry and Mayer split, only a month after the "Your Body Is a Wonderland" crooner describes their relationship to CBS Sunday Morning as "something that's very human." But by July 4, the on-again, off-again pair appears to reconcile once more, with Perry sharing an affectionate photo of the two over Instagram.

Katy Perry

October 22

Still On Top

Buoyed by the success of lead single "Roar," Perry's fourth album, Prism, sells 286,000 copies in its first week to top the Billboard albums chart. "Perry has never sounded better, confidently belting it out or revealing more nuanced shades of her voice," writes PEOPLE music critic, Chuck Arnold.


Katy Perry


Officially Over

The on-again, off-again relationship comes to an end when Perry and Mayer split for the third time. "Relationships are kind of like riding a bull – you hold on for dear life," the "Dark Horse" singer says in December while promoting her and Mayer's music video for the duet "Who You Love." "Sometimes you get a little buck here and there."

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Edited by Julia Wang

Katy Perry

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