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"This record is really about hopefulness. It's about resilience, it's about joy," says Katy Perry. "To me, it's not just about noise, it's about me walking through real hell." Christine Hahn/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Katy Perry On Expanding And Reframing Herself On 'Smile'

The pop music power house drops her new album, Smile, on Friday, and she's given birth to her first child. Perry talks about the loss of certainty and rebuilding her confidence while making Smile.

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"This record is really about hopefulness. It's about resilience, it's about joy," says Katy Perry. "To me, it's not just about noise, it's about me walking through real hell." Christine Hahn/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Katy Perry On Expanding And Reframing Herself On 'Smile'

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TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer Resigns Amid Trump Administration's Growing Pressure On App

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