Firework (song)

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Single by Katy Perry
from the album Teenage Dream
Released October 26, 2010
Recorded 2009 at the Roc the Mic Studios in New York City
Genre Dance-rock
Length 3:47
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Katy Perry, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm, Ester Dean
Producer StarGate, Sandy Vee
Katy Perry singles chronology
"Teenage Dream"

"Firework" is a 2010 song by Katy Perry on her second album Teenage Dream. It was released on October 16, 2010. The song received a good review by music critics and claimed the top spot on Billboard Hot 100.[1] The single hit top 5 on twenty charts worldwide. At the 2012 Grammy Awards, Firework was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.[2]

Background[change | change source]

"Firework" was written by Perry, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm, and Ester Dean while produced by Stargate and Sandy Vee at Soapbox Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. It was recorded at Roc the Mic Studios in New York City. It was mixed at The Bunker Studios by Vee. Audio engineering was done by Carlos Oyandel and Damien Lewis. All instruments were done by Stargate and Vee. Lead and background vocals were provided by Perry.[3] Perry said that "Firework" is her favorite song on Teenage Dream.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Katy Perry's 'Firework' Shines Over Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-2-23.
  2. "54th Grammy Awards - 2012". Rock On the Net. Retrieved 2015-2-23.
  3. (2010) Album notes for Teenage Dream by Katy Perry [Liner Notes]. Capitol Records.
  4. Vena, Jocelyn (2010-09-30). "Katy Perry Tweets About 'Sparkling' New Music Video - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.

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