Katy Perry received the prestigious Spotlight Award at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, an award given to only one other performer in history: the irreplaceable Michael Jackson.
Perry, who has had a shockingly successful year despite of personal setbacks (namely, her divorce from British star Russell Brand), graced the stage in a glamorous purple gown, with purple hair to match. Acknowledging the personal nature of her music and stating that Teenage Dream and her newer singles have been "a diary of her life the past two years," Katy gave thanks to her fanbase, known as the "Katy Kats," for their unwavering support. She also gave a shout out to her 91-year-old grandma in the audience, saying, "I can't wait to take shots with you later!"
Katy Perry had a successful debut with "I Kissed a Girl," but her sophomore album has seen received even more acclaim, with five breakout singles.
What do you think of Perry receiving the Spotlight Award? Do you think she deserves it given her success, or should it be reserved for decades-long musicians such as The King of Pop himself?