Last week we proved that even the most unlikely faces in pop can be connected by showing you how to get from Taylor Swift to Rebecca Ferguson in six easy steps. But we’re not done there. Today we’re continuing the chain by exploring the links between Rebecca and Katy Perry – don’t think we can do it? Think again…
STEP 1. XENOMANIA – Rebecca worked with a whole host of impressive faces on her Platinum selling debut album Heaven, including the poptastic powerhouse that is Xenomania. Most famous for their work with Girls Aloud, Xenomania are a production team that have penned many of the best pop singles over the past few years.
STEP 2. THE WANTED – Xenomania came back from a brief dry spell and started working with high profile pop groups again last year and not only were they responsible for The Saturdays’ ‘All Fired Up’, they also contributed one track to The Wanted’s much anticipated second album – the stirring ‘I’ll Be Your Strength’.
STEP 3. LAWSON – As you probably heard over the weekend (and if you didn’t, where have you been?!) Lawson have been announced as the second support act for The Wanted’s 2012 arena tour – and this isn’t even the first time the boys have been on the road together, as Lawson also supported the band in 2011!
STEP 4. AVRIL LAVIGNE – Of course, that’s not all Lawson got up to last year, having also opened for Canadian songstress Avril Lavigne during her UK tour. (Team MP! were at one of the shows. Avril lost her voice at the end, but it was a brilliant gig.)
STEP 5. KE$HA – You might be wondering what exactly the punk pop princess and trashy electro pop cannibal Ke$ha have common, but did you know that the same man was responsible for some of their biggest hits? Yep, Dr Luke (the brainchild behind ‘Girlfriend’ by Avril) was the executive producer of Ke$ha’s debut album and was even one of the people who originally discovered her!
STEP 6. KATY PERRY – We could be lazy and point out that Dr Luke also helped mastermind the rise of Katy Perry, but we have an even better connection to share. Before she’d even made a name for herself by appearing on Flo Rida’s hit single ‘Right Round’, Ke$ha randomly agreed to appear in the music video for Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’. But as far as we know the two girls have never locked lips.
Is there anything we don’t know here at Maximum Pop!? See if you can leave us speechless by suggesting two pop stars that you think could never be connected and we’ll give it a shot next week.