UPDATE: Katy Perry has just posted a sample of “Part of Me” to Amazon.com, complete with a release date of February 21st and cover art. While not yet confirmed, it is rumored that this could be the first single off her re-release album “The Complete Confection.” What do you think? Click below to hear the snippet now!
It’s confirmed: EMI has just announced the re-release of American Music Award winner Katy Perry’s album, called “Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection,” which will hit stores March 27th.
The special edition will include all 12 original tracks, as well as a remix of “E.T.” with Kanye West, a new “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)” collab featuring Missy Elliot, an acoustic version of “The One That Got Away,” and a 7 minute megamix of all six of her number one hits.
The pop star makes it clear in the press release that the re-release will not attempt to break the singer’s current tie with Michael Jackson for five #1 album singles when she says “It was an incredible honor to tie the King of Pop’s Billboard Hot 100 record, but I’m moving forward and had a few things left to get off my chest.” Furthermore, Billboard has clarified this matter by explicitly stating, “Perry and Jackson will remain tied for the most Hot 100 toppers from any album regardless of the performance of any singles from “Confection.” Should any song released from “Confection” reach No. 1, it would count as a Hot 100 No. 1 from “Confection” and not “Dream.”
Finally, the album will feature 3 brand new songs…speculation is high as to what they may be, with tracks such as “Dressing Up,” “Part of Me,” “Work It,” and “Milk Milk Lemonade” having popped up on YouTube recently only to be removed shortly afterwards.
What do you think of Katy Perry’s “Confections” announcement? Let us know your thoughts on the re-release in the comments below!
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Posted on February 10th, 2012