Katy Perry

Katy Perry

"I can't run from where I came from, nobody can," says Katy Perry. When it came time to make her exhilarating second album "Teenage Dream," Katy found herself increasingly drawn back home to Santa Barbara, Calif. Back to where they knew her before she became a superstar. Before she kissed a girl and liked it. And, certainly, before she sold 5 million copies of her Capitol Records blockbuster, "One of the Boys."

"I love the vibe that Santa Barbara gives off and I wanted to really tap into the purity of my childhood and that feeling," says the... more