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#339: Katy Perry's Perfect Year

January 21st, 2012

Episode 443 of 964 episodes

Katy Perry killed it on the pop charts last year. She went No.1 five times. She was the most played artist on the radio. But the record industry is so weird, it's hard to know whether this kind of success translates into huge amounts of money for her label.How much did the label spend on Katy Perry? And how much did they make?On today's show, we try to figure it out.

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