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Katy Perry: My Duet Is More Authentic than Kanye’s

Katy Perry and John MayerKaty Perry thinks her music video with boyfriend John Mayer is more authentic than Kanye West's "Bound 2."

The "Roar" hitmaker, who joined forces with John on the song "Who You Love," made the comparison about Kanye's latest music video which features his fiancee Kim Kardashian straddling him topless on a motorcycle.

"I thought our response was a little bit more authentic because my hair was blowing in the right direction," the 29-year-old singer joked, speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The song appears on John's latest album Paradise Valley and Katy thinks their relationship works so well because they have a mutual appreciation for music. "Yeah we have a lot of fun. You know, we have music as an understanding and love between each other and we connect and you know it's like he understands what I do because he does the same thing. And so after a long day, if it's been tough, I don't really have to go into it, he just gets it. You know, so it's nice with that understanding," she continued.

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Quote of the Day: Katy Perry on Communicating with John Mayer

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John Mayer and Katy Perry on the 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

"I understood that he couldn't talk, and the only way he could communicate was through an iPad. Some days I have to go on complete vocal rest, like no anything, no whispering. Whispering is actually really bad. There's just a lot of silence in our house most of the time... We should just learn sign language."

- In an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Katy Perry talks about the arrangements she and boyfriend John Mayer have to make at home to rest their vocal cords.

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Katy Perry Joins John Mayer on Stage

John Mayer and Katy PerryKaty Perry joined John Mayer on stage for a surprise appearance in Brooklyn.

The "Roar" hitmaker and her boyfriend sang their duet "Who You Love" from John's latest album Paradise Valley. They performed together on Tuesday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and even managed to sneak in a few kisses at the beginning of the song.

Hours before John, 36, and Katy, 29, sat down on Good Morning America for their first joint interview and premiered the music video for "Who You Love," which saw the couple kiss and embrace. John was initially hesitant to feature Katy on the track, saying, "My first thought was, 'You can't do that' and then the more I thought about just the music part of it, it made perfect sense. Even if I didn't know Katy, it would have made perfect sense.... For me it always had to be about the song ... It's a pretty big moving target to be a couple and have a song but I think there's an authenticity to it when you hear it."

Katy said about her duet with John, "It transcends us. It's more about the message of the song."

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John Mayer Splits from Manager

John Mayer has parted ways with his long-time manager Michael McDonald.

The "Who You Love" singer has split from his manager after the pair worked together for 13 years and it's not yet known why they have decided to end their professional relationship.

"After 13 years, John and I are parting ways. It's been a magnificent journey, which began before his debut album, and along the way has included seven Grammy awards, years of massively successful tours around the world, and over 20 million albums sold. I hold John's talent in the highest regard and wish him nothing but the best," Michael said in a statement.

Michael formed Mick Management in 2001 with Mayer as a founding client. Most recently, he helped the 36-year-old musician return to touring after a he underwent surgery on his vocal cords after suffering a severe tissue inflammation.

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Katy Perry and John Mayer Collaborate

John Mayer and Katy PerryJohn Mayer and Katy Perry have unveiled the artwork for their duet "Who You Love."

The couple - who are rumored to be engaged - teamed up for the third single to be taken from John's sixth studio album Paradise Valley, which was released in August. "Who You Love is here. Proud of this song, proud of this artwork, proud of this girl," the "Half Of My Heart" musician tweeted, attaching the cover art for the track.

The black-and-white shot, taken by photographer Mario Sorrentil, shows John strumming a guitar while Katy's strikes a sultry pose and rests her hand on his shoulder. "I wouldn't have brought her a song if I didn't think it was good. I think the power of the song protected me, certainly, I don't know about her, from it being a little too cute," John previously said about the track.

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Katy Perry and John Mayer Have Recorded a Duet

Katy Perry and John MayerKaty Perry is featured on John Mayer's new album.

The pop princess has recorded a duet with her on/off boyfriend - whom she got back together with recently after their initial split in March - for his sixth studio album, Paradise Valley. The country-inspired track is called "Who You Love" and is a soulful mid-tempo number, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

The news comes after Katy gave a playful wink and joked, "We're doing a lot of collaborating," when quizzed whether there was any chance of her writing a song with the "Your Body is a Wonderland" hitmaker during her appearance at the Smurfs 2 premiere last month.

John has also teamed up with Frank Ocean for his new LP on a short and poetic song entitled "Wildfire." He previously featured on the hip-hop star's track "Pyramids."

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Justin Bieber Impressed Protege with Writing Skills

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Justin Bieber and Carly Rae JepsenJustin Bieber surprised Carly Rae Jepsen with his songwriting abilities.

The "Baby" hitmaker has championed the Canadian singer/songwriter, even appearing in the music video for her song "Call Me Maybe," and while Carly was a fan of Justin's music, she had no idea what a prolific songwriter her is.

"[Justin's" extremely talented -- and, I mean, obviously that's pretty well-known -- but in ways that I didn't realise. I knew that he sang, I knew that he was sort of infectious in his personality, I knew that he danced, but I didn't know how strong of a songwriter he was, and my first introduction to him was actually in his studio and he played me a couple songs he had written, and I was really impressed and I was so glad, because I really, really liked him," she said, speaking in an MTV Twitter chat with fans.

Carrly also admires Taylor Swift and would love to work with her:

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VIDEO: John Mayer Invites 11-Year-Old to Play During Concert

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If you find yourself emotional after watching this video, it won’t be because John Mayer’s delivering an apology.

Over the weekend, the singer - who’s been uncharacteristically quiet since his Playboy magazine scandal - granted a wish for one of his audience members. During Sunday’s concert in Philadelphia, Mayer brought an 11-year-old holding a sign that read: “Can I play ‘Belief’ with you?”

Austin Christy, who has been playing the guitar for two years now, told a local paper that he had been secretly practicing that song to surprise his mom one day. It’s her favorite. “I believed in him that he would pull me up on stage and he believed in me that I would do a good job,” Christy said about being chosen.

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Quote of the Day: John Mayer Refuses to Lie About His Work

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John Mayer on Rolling Stone

”I know that I’m supposed to say that my newest is the best one. Bulls**t.”

- bluntly admitting that he likes his last album, 2006’s

Battle Studies Continuum, more than his current one (Continuum

Battle Studies).

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Fall Out Boy Retire Michael Jackson Cover

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Fall Out Boy have decided not to continue performing “Beat It” - a rendition they recorded with John Mayer last year - in light of ‘s death.

“We never got the chance to meet him. I don’t even know if he heard it. We kind of recorded it on a whim, like, nine months before he passed away,” bassist Pete Wentz revealed. “We’ve decided not to play it anymore. It’s his song, you know? We put it on the record because we did a video for it, but it’s definitely his song.”

Wentz - who writes most of the group’s lyrics - also admitted that he takes great care when choosing the band’s infamously long song titles, but never reveals them until the last minute.

“Lyrics are just like spring cleaning; it just dumps out of my head and leaves Patrick to put it together. Song titles are all inside jokes or references to the songs. They’re not random,” he revealed. “I choose them at the last minute before the record goes to print and then it just pisses everybody off.”

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