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Katy Perry Announces Sixth Album ‘143’, Announces Release Date

Katy Perry Announces Sixth Album ‘143’, Announces Release Date

Katy Perry has announced the release of her sixth studio album, 143, which will be released on September 20.

The pop singer made the announcement on social media shortly after fans checked out the album title, artwork, and release date on her official merch store. “143” is a code for “I love you,” often used in pager messages in the early ’90s.

“My intention was to create a bold, upbeat, joyful dance-pop album with the symbolic message of love as its central theme, 143,” Perry said in a statement.

The project will be led by the single “Woman’s World,” which Perry will release tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET. The music video for “Woman’s World” is set to drop on July 12. Since announcing the song on TikTok in June, the artist has been teasing snippets and sparking social media chatter about reuniting with Dr. Luke, who is producing the track.

Details about the album are otherwise scarce. She last released her fifth album, Smile, in August 2020. The record featured several singles, including “Daisies” and the title track, and became her worst-selling album in years, debuting at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.

Since then, Perry has been in Las Vegas for her Play residency, which ran from 2021 to 2023. Her most recent performance came in November of last year and was a sign that her next era would soon be upon us.

Perry has kept busy outside of music, serving as a judge on “American Idol” for seven seasons. In February, she announced that the 22nd season would be her last, and she ended her run on the show in May. In September, she sold her catalog for $255 million to Litmus Music, a Carlyle-backed company that launched in 2022 and also bought Keith Urban’s rights to his master recordings.