While we're all excited for the Grammys on Monday, one star who won't be attending for the first time in eight years is Katy Perry!
But fear not, the Teenage Dream singer is staying busy as she's planning a black-tie dinner for musicians — but ONLY musicians!
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The 31-year-old recently opened up to The New York Times not only about her Grammy party plans, but partnering up with Spotify, what she thought of Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime show and her new music!
Katy talked a bit about her exclusive party that will be held on Saturday in downtown Los Angeles saying:
"Artists are always looking for a way to connect with each other, but we don't get that authentic connection because we're either being pulled or pushed."
Miz Perry went on to discuss how the event is only going to be for musicians and not publicists or managers:
"…you have to be a creator — it's artists, producers and songwriters. And it's a mixture of new and familiar artists, a combination of the past two years' Grammy nominees and also [acts] from the Spotify Discover playlist."
The artist revealed:
"I'm trying to keep it as pure as possible because in the eight years that I've been going to these things, I am just always so exhausted."
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As for the pop singer partnering with Spotify, she said the reason she chose the streaming music service was "to get informed on the world of streaming":
"Two years ago, it was like, 'Streaming, streaming, streaming!' And I was like, what is streaming and what does it mean for me? Being in between records, I just want to educate myself on what I'm going to do next and how I'm going to present my music."
However, just because she went with Spotify doesn't mean she's ruling out Tidal or Apple Music. Hmm, inneresting…
Speaking of which, since KP had a pretty memorable halftime show at the 2015 Super Bowl, she was of course asked how she felt about Beyoncé and Coldplay performing this year:
"I thought it was cool. I always knew they were going to do a bit of a retrospective and bring back some artists that had done it in the past. I know how intense it is to do the Super Bowl and how much it takes. There are a lot of restrictions. It's not as easy as saying like, 'Hey, I want Rihanna up there with me.' I tried to get Dolly Parton out there."
In regards to Bey using the performance to make a political statement, the Roar singer said:
"I think our world is becoming more transparent, and I encourage it. We need the transparency more than ever."
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The burning question we all have though is how far along is Katy with her new album?! The good news is the brunette beauty dished:
"I'm in the research and development phase. I've been going at it for eight or nine years in the spotlight, and then before that there's that decade of hustle that never gets recognized but still shows up in your wrinkles. So right now I'm taking a little time. I don't want to jump on any trends. I just need to evolve."
But since Perry isn't going to the Grammys she said that she'll be enjoying the actual show in her pajamas, "eating matzo ball soup." As for who she's rooting for, she said:
"The Weeknd has come a long way, especially since the very beginning when he put out all those records himself. He took a chance and went a little bit more pop. To see that growth happen so quickly and knowing his evolution is a pretty cool story."
We can't wait for Katy's new music!
What do you think of the star's revealing interview?
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