It has been eight whole years since Katy Perry exploded onto the music scene with her infectious worldwide hit single ‘I Kissed A Girl.’ Yes, seriously. Eight whole years. We can’t believe it either. It feels like just yesterday we felt rebellious by bopping along with this raunchy track.
The single has been certified 5x Platinum in the United States, 3x Platinum in Australia and 7x Platinum in Canada. It was Perry’s debut single from her second studio album ‘One of the Boys’ that was released in 2008. (Yes — this makes us feel very old.) The album has also managed to sell over 7 million copies worldwide and is certified platinum in the United States.
It topped the Billboard 200 charts for seven weeks and is one of the eight songs that has sold over 4 million digital copies within the United States. It is also one of the biggest selling singles of all time worldwide as well as being recognised as the tenth biggest selling single of the twenty first century.
The song was nominated for a Grammy for the best female vocal performance and was also performed at the 51st annual award show.
Since the release of this single, Katy Perry has continued to release infectious bops that dominate the charts for weeks at a time and have more certifications that we can possibly count. This single is only one in her long discography that has permanently been etched into our brain and no matter how long we go without listening — we will never forget these extremely catchy lyrics.
Join in with the ultimate nostalgia feels by re-watching the music video for the smash hit single ‘I Kissed A Girl’ below!
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