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In the last five years, Dr. Luke scored an impressive 18 No. 1 hits. courtesy of artist hide caption

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Painter Will Cotton, known for his lush, dreamlike candy landscapes, was the art director for Katy Perry's "California Gurls" music video. He also created the cover art for the album. Will Cotton / EMI Music hide caption

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Katy Perry: A 'Teenage Dream,' An Artistic Musician

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Listen to Pop Off Now, Or Download The Conversation (click the arrow to the right)

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Amber Riley performing "Bust Your Windows" on Glee, courtesy of Fox hide caption

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Pop Off: What's Lost When A Recording Sounds Too Perfect

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Beyonce as her onstage alter ego Sasha Fierce at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009. Christopher Polk / Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Personae: Why Do Some Women Perform In Character?

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Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images hide caption

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Remasters And Bonus Tracks: Reissued So Soon

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Katy Perry (left) and Snoop Dogg perform at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in June. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Off: He Raps, She Sings. Does It Still Count As A Duet?

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The cover art for Kanye's single, "Power". hide caption

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Pop Off: Can Kanye Call This A Comeback?

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