A glimpse at some of Katy Perry's big 2010 headlines gives a hint as to how she earned the honor, and we're not just talking about the barrage of wedding news that landed between her January 5 engagement to Russell Brand and the October Katy Perry-Russell Brand wedding!
In 2010, Katy Perry rocked Saturday Night Live, became the new USO and VH1 Diva, was pulled from a Sesame Street special for being too sexy, bared almost all for an Esquire expose and then again for Rolling Stone with sexy shoots and dish about Russell Brand, her music and her religious parents speaking in tongues. Katy Perry squelched Josh Groban romance rumors and launched the fragrance Purr by Katy Perry and a glittery Opi nail polish collection.
Even Perry's tweets made news, from supporting Brand after his arrest in an airport melee and slamming Lady Gaga's "blasphemous" Alejandro video to posting pix of her kissing and "tapping" Justin Bieber and taking a nap during fashion week.
Katy Perry also rocked the year with her music. In addition to serving as the Teen Choice Awards hostess, Perry was awarded Choice Single and Choice Summer song for California Gurls and also scored at the Kid's Choice Awards. Her album Teenage Dream hit number one on the charts and then spawned three number one singles, including California Gurls, Teenage Dream (which beat out a track from MTV's number one Man of the Year Eminem) and now Firework. Teenage Dream also made the digital charts when the Glee boys performed it.
SheKnows hasn't even listed everything Katy Perry got into this year, but we've made our point!
The other MTV Woman of the Year runner-ups include Taylor Swift at number three, Snooki at number four and Nicki Minaj at number five.
The person who looks poised to take the number one spot is the only female musician who might have made more press in 2010, Lady Gaga. What makes the Lady a sure thing for MTV's number one Woman, besides the fact that People mag's 2010 pick Sandra Bullock isn't in the music biz, is as much Gaga's news-making antics and performances as her massive monster following. Lady Gaga broke a Facebook record this year by nabbing 10 million friends!
Of course, this is just speculation and as noted, Lady Gaga was already MTV's number one Woman of 2009. MTV's number one Woman of the Year 2010 will be announced tomorrow, so stay tuned!
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