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Perry: Further details on second album

Katy Perry has announced further details of the release of her second album, 'Teenage Dream', which is released in the UK from August 30.

It will be preceded by the single 'California Gurls', which features a rap cameo from Snoop Dogg, on June 20.

In a press release, the singer revealed that she wrote 'California Gurls' after hearing Jay-Z's 'Empire State Of Mind' at a party. "Everybody was holding their drinks in the air and dancing, and I thought, 'We're not in New York, we're in Los Angeles! What about California? What about all the homies, the gin and juice, the swaying palm trees, the sun-kissed skin 24-7,'" she said. "I decided that we needed to make a response. I want people to want to book a ticket to California the first time they hear it!"

Perry's debut album, 2008's 'One Of The Boys', has now gone platinum in the UK, after spawning the top 20 hits 'I Kissed A Girl', 'Hot N Cold' and 'Waking Up In Vegas'.