This Is How We Do

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"This Is How We Do"
Single by Katy Perry
from the album Prism
ReleasedAugust 11, 2014
GenreDance-pop
Length3:24
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Max Martin
  • Klas Åhlund
Katy Perry singles chronology
"Birthday"
(2014)
"This Is How We Do"
(2014)
"Rise"
(2016)
"Birthday"
(2014)
"This Is How We Do"
(2014)
"Rise"
(2016)
Music video
"This Is How We Do" at YouTube

"This is How We Do" is a dance-pop song from American singer and songwriter Katy Perry. It comes off her fourth studio album Prism (2013).[1] The song was released on August 11, 2014. It was the fifth and final single from the album. The remix has the rapper Riff Raff rapping on it. She wrote the song with longtime collaborators Max Martin and Klas Åhlund, who produced it.[2]

Commercially, the song hit the top ten in Canada and Israel. It also hit the top 30 in the United States, Sweden, Venezuela, Finland and Scotland. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of over one million copies in the US alone.[3]

The song is about Perry's hangout routine with her friends. The video has Perry getting her nails painted and doing karaoke with her friends. Perry was accused of cultural appropriation for wearing black cornrows.[4] The video has received over 600 million views on YouTube as of March 2018.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Katy Perry's PRISM". Billboard. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  2. GabeExplosion (2015-12-18). Katy Perry "PRISM" Digital Booklet. https://www.slideshare.net/GabeExplosion/katy-perry-prism-digital-booklet. 
  3. "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  4. "Katy Perry Addressed Her Cultural Appropriation And Things Escalated". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2018-03-14.