Katy Perry ‘Screamed At A Very Unreasonably High Pitch’ Over Her First Grammy Nod

'I've been getting amazing phone calls and texts,' singer says of her friends' reactions.

You have to feel sorry for anyone who was within shouting distance of [artist id="1962774"]Katy Perry[/artist] when she found out she had been nominated for a Grammy . Chances are, their eardrums are still recovering.

“I was in Sacramento [California], playing a show for a radio station, and I got a phone call from my beloved publicist … and she’s like, ‘Katy, we got the Grammy nomination!’ ” Perry told MTV News at this weekend’s KIIS-FM Jingle Ball in Los Angeles. “And I screamed at a very unreasonably high pitch, because I really remember, as a little kid, watching the Grammys and just thinking that was the ultimate.

And it wasn’t just childhood memories that made Perry’s Grammy nod (her “I Kissed a Girl” is in the running for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance) extra-special. She can also recall a time very early in her recording career — like, back when she was a fresh-faced gospel artist — when she was told that she’d someday get a Grammy nomination. Of course, back then, all she could do was laugh it off.

“I remember walking down the street with my A&R guy at the time, and he looked over at me and was like, ‘You know what? Give it five years, you’re going to get a Grammy nomination.’ And I was like, ‘No, that will never happen,’ ” Perry said. “And I don’t know where that guy is now, but he was kind of right — he was like four years late — but it was amazing to think that someone said that, and it actually came to fruition.”

So how has Perry been celebrating her first-ever nomination? And what does she have planned for February 8, when the Grammys will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles? (Maybe more wedding-cake-related onstage mishaps ?) Well, to be honest, she hasn’t done much partying — and she’s done even less planning for the big night. After all, it’s still a while away, and Perry is just trying to savor the moment.

“I didn’t really go out and say anything just yet, because it’s in February, and there’s a lot of buildup to it. And I don’t want to spill my load too soon, like, ‘Hey, I got a Grammy nomination, heh heh heh,’ ” she said. “But, you know, people hear through the grapevine, and I’ve been getting amazing phone calls and texts, and, you know, it feels pretty good.”