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Katy Perry Announces Sixth Album ‘143’ for ‘Celebratory’ to Release in Fall

The singer said she “set out to create a bold, exuberant and joyful dance-pop album” for her upcoming studio album

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It’s a very, very exciting year for all the pop fans out there because Katy Perry is officially back!

On Wednesday, July 10, the 39-year-old singer began a new era in her music career by announcing her highly anticipated sixth studio album, 143. She shared the news widely on social media, confirming her album title — referencing the translation of “I love you” on a pager — and sharing the cover and release date: September 20.

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

On the same day as her album release, Perry will also headline a sold-out show at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil, her first appearance at the Rio de Janeiro festival since 2015.

According to a press release shared with PEOPLE, the singer’s upcoming album marks a “sexy, bold return to form” for the 13-time Grammy-nominated artist after months of teasing a new chapter in her pop career.

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The pop star recently released her fifth studio album, Smileback in 2020, but she’s clearly itching to release new music again. During her PLAY Las Vegas Residency in August 2023, Perry joked that fans had embraced her “KP6 era,” referring to her soon-to-be-released sixth album.

“If you can’t love me in my life, Witness AND Smile “I know that was back when I was in KP6, so you can’t love me back when I was in KP6,” the “Teenage Dream” singer told the audience in a fan-recorded video.

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Katy Perry attends the premiere of “Diane von Furstenberg – Woman In Charge” at Silencio Des Pres on June 24, 2024 in Paris

Perry will officially kick things off on Thursday, July 11, with the first single from her new album, “Woman’s World,” described as a “powerful celebration of femininity in all its forms.” Since she first announced the track on June 17, she’s been dropping a ton of breadcrumbs and dropping a ton of snippets in Instagram posts.

On July 4, the “Firework” singer cheekily promoted her single on Instagram while paying homage to her 2010 hit with a patriotic photo of herself wearing a dazzling star-shaped swimsuit adorned with stars and stripes.

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“BB YOU’RE A FIREWORK and speaking of work, WOMAN’S WORLD STARTS IN A WEEK, HAPPY 4TH ,” she wrote in the caption.

According to Perry, before its official release on streaming platforms, a music video will also be made for “Woman’s World,” which will premiere on July 12.

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Katy Perry at the official kickoff of “American Idol” season 20 in Hollywood on April 18, 2024.

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Perry’s return to music follows her recent departure from American idoljudges panel after seven seasons. Musician announces his departure Jimmy Kimmel Live! in February, saying, “I think this is probably my last show, my last season Idol.”

She then teased her upcoming album, telling host Kimmel, “It’s going to be a very, very exciting year… for all the girl pop stars!”

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