L-R: Sara Quin, Sara Bareilles, Tegan Quin, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Ellie Goulding and Bonnie McKee (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Last night (10/23) at the Hollywood Bowl, Katy Perry teamed with CBS Radio, Radio.com and CHR KAMP (AMP Radio 97.1)/Los Angeles for "We Can Survive," a charity concert to benefit the Young Survival Coalition, an organization supporting young women battling breast cancer.
Perry led the all-female bill, which featured Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Kacey Musgraves, Tegan and Sara and Bonnie McKee. Perry played an hour-long headlining set, performing a number of new songs off her album PRISM, which was just released this week. Rapper Juicy J made a surprise cameo on the new song "Dark Horse." All the artists on the bill joined her onstage for a show-closing performance of Perry's current smash hit "Roar." (You can watch video of the all-star version of "Roar" here, via Warner Bros. Records' YouTube channel.)
PRISM is projected to debut at #1 on next week's SoundScan sales chart, as well as give her the best sales week for a female artist thus far in 2013. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Perry says that only one of the songs on PRISM is directly about her divorce from Russell Brand: "By The Grace Of God." ďAll the other songs are stories from different times in my life,Ē she tells EW. ďItís people making assumptions. Itís kind of hard because I am so vulnerable and I am [such an] open book, but I donít feel like I want to hand over a specific story about each and every song. I donít feel like I want every song to come with a little package, a little tabloid-al package because itís like, ĎWhy donít you let the song be a little unspecific to the listener? Then the listener can use it and relate to it in their own way. So, not every song comes up with an excerpt. Theyíre biographical but all youíre going to get in the songs is just that."