Katy Perry's come a long way. She's Kissed a Girl, gotten married, divorced, dyed her hair green and blue and somehow manages to pull it off, and ditched her eyebrows, which she may not have pulled off.
On Wednesday, she was crowned the new RIAA Gold & Platinum Program's top digital artist of all time with 72 million digital singles sold, which includes downloads and on-demand streams. That's 20 million more than any other artist.
"Katy Perry is a force to be reckoned with in music," said RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman during a ceremony at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. "We are honored to recognize Katy as the most successful digital artist in Gold & Platinum Program history. She embodies all that makes a true global superstar: the musical talent, the extraordinary drive and genuine charisma, and an intrinsic connection with her fans. This award is a reflection of her deep commitment to those qualities and to her music, which has propelled her to this historic milestone. We congratulate Katy and her team on all her success."
And with only 3 albums. A living LEGEND!