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then hit the U.S. stores on June 17, 2008, peaking at No. 9 on Hot 100 chart.
While pursuing a singing career, Perry met Travis McCoy when she recorded a song in a studio in New York and dated him soon afterwards. They played a couple in Gym Class Heroes' "Cupid's Chokehold" music video. After dating casually for several years, she was given a promise ring in 2008, but they broke up several months later. They rekindled their romance in April 2009, only to go their separate ways again a few months later.
In summer 2009, Perry was romantically linked to British comedian Russell Brand. She first met him on the set of his movie "Get Him to the Greek" and ran into each other again at MTV Video Music Awards. She was proposed by the funnyman on New Year's Eve of 2010 during a trip to India, and talks about their impending wedding have swirled around the web since.
Perry and Brand were married on October 23, 2010 in a traditional Hindu ceremony near the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan, India. Besides moving on to a new love, Perry rushed a new album "Teenage Dream". The second studio album featured six hit singles titled "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T.", "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" and "The One That Got Away". The first five ruled Hot 100 and the last peaked at No. 3. The album was the second in history to have five No. 1 songs after Michael Jackson's "Bad".
During her hectic career as a performer, she lent her voice in 2011's 3D animated movie "The Smurfs" as Smurfette. The film was a massive success despite gaining negative reviews. It collected more than half a billion dollars across the globe in ticket revenues. She reprised the role in the second installment two years later.
Unfortunately, her love life was not as bright as her career. After 14 months of marriage, Brand filed for divorce in December 2011. The divorce was finalized and became official in July 2012 following a mandatory six-month waiting period. She later revealed in an interview that Brand informed her about the divorce via text message and they never spoke again. However, a month after the divorce, Perry began a romantic relationship with singer John Mayer.
Despite her heartbreak, she continued to travel across the globe until January 2012. She was nominated for five awards