There's no other way to say it: [artist id="3274550"]Katy Perry[/artist] is having a moment. Actually, she's having 525,600 moments, as in 365 days of record-smashing, parent-upsetting, whipped cream-spurting, alien-loving, Indian wedding-having minutes of awesomeness.
And what better way to top it off than with a field-leading nine MTV
Video Music Award nominations? Perry leads this year's field, as well she should, given that her clips for such hits as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," "Teenage Dream," "Firework" and "E.T." have become modern classics and racked up millions of online views.
But the year has been about a whole lot more than gummy video goodness, so we decided to take a look back and crunch some numbers on the Year in Katy:
4 million: Number of digital copies Perry's "E.T." has sold so far. In fact, it joins her hits "California Gurls," "Firework," "Hot N Cold" and "I Kissed a Girl" in reaching that mark.
48: That's the record Perry shattered for the most consecutive weeks with a single inside the top 10, beating out Swedish popsters Ace of Base.
2: Number of beefs Perry got into with Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. Though it was quickly squashed, for a minute it seemed as if the former Christian singer had dissed Gaga's "Alejandro" video for its use of religious imagery.
Months later, Perry denied taking a swipe at Spears over product placement in Britney's "Hold it Against Me" video.
4: Perry came this close to making history this summer when it looked like "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" would become the fifth single from Teenage Dream to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. If she had hit the top (she stalled, ironically at #4), she would have become the first female artist to ever have five #1 songs off the same album and the first artist of either gender to do it since Michael Jackson (in the period between 1987 and 1988).
2: Number of times Perry has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine since Teenage Dream came out.
17: Shots of Perry's nearly naked rear end in the "California Gurls" video. (Not like we sat there and counted or anything.)
Billions: Amount of Gummi Bears that Perry offended when she cast some nude, crude and middle-finger-flipping rude candy bears in the "Gurls" video.
9: record-setting number of weeks Eminem's Recovery would have spent at #1 had Teenage Dream not rained on its parade.
0: Total number of celebrities besides Perry who have had their "Sesame Street" bits shelved because they showed too much cleavage.
2: Number of elephants (Laxmi and Mala) involved in Perry and Russell Brand's wedding in India in October. Also involved in the wedding? Jugglers, acrobats, a drum troupe and traditional Indian Rajasthani folk singers and dancers.
0: Number of famous couples besides Perry and Brand who have flirted and gone on a date and then gotten married after being introduced at the VMAs.
The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT. See the list of nominees, revisit last year's highlights and vote for your favorites in the general categories by visiting VMA.MTV.com.