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Meet the Artist Katy Perry Signed to Her New Record Label

She and Ferras, the first artist signed to her Metamorphosis Music label, go way back

Katy Perry can do whatever she wants — like get a giant golden truck to drive around and announce the name of her new album. But lately she’s been devoting her resources to perhaps a more worthwhile cause: giving up-and-coming artists a boost in a music industry that can run hot and cold. As fans learned from her documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me, the “Roar” singer encountered her fair of share of roadblocks while trying to launch her career pre-”I Kissed a Girl.” Her new project, the Jordanian-American singer-songwriter Ferras, has a history as well — in 2007 he signed to Capitol Records, where he met labelmate Perry.

The two have wasted no time getting started. Perry announced the signing the same day his new self-titled EP, which she executive produced, dropped digitally. Perry’s also bringing him along for her upcoming Prismatic World Tour, and she even makes a guest appearance on “Legends Never Die,” which you can hear above.

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