Katy Perry Announces New Single As She Kicks Off Post-‘Idol’ Career

Katy Perry was in tears when she said “goodbye” to American Idol last month, but today she teased the first single of her post-Idol music career with a celebratory announcement.

Perry posted a wild photo of herself as a bikini-clad centauress and revealed the title of her new song, “Woman’s World,” and the date it drops, July 11. The video is due July 12.

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Perry’s last studio album was 2020’s Smile. Since then, her only releases have been collaborations with the likes of Swedish DJ Alesso and Thomas Rhett. She is scheduled to perform at Rock in Rio on September 20.

Perry and fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie joined American Idol in 2018 when ABC revived the singing competition after fifteen seasons on Fox. Since Season 16, the judge’s panel has remained unchanged until Perry’s departure. ABC has not announced who will take Perry’s spot when the show returns for Season 23.

Perry’s final episode drew an audience of 5.64M, according to live + same-day data. That’s an 8% increase over the week prior, and a season high in total viewers.

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