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Perry, Matera Pursue History With AMA Performance


Guitarist Patrick Matera soulfully strummed a Gretsch White Falcon during Katy Perry’s performance of “The One That Got Away” at Sunday night’s American Music Awards, continuing a bid for Billboard Hot 100 history.

After Perry’s performance (viewed below), she was surprised by supermodel Heidi Klum and given a special achievement award for being the first female pop star with five No. 1 singles to come off one album.

Michael Jackson is the only other artist to accomplish such a feat, having notched five leaders with Bad in 1987-88.

“The One That Got Away” is the sixth single off Perry’s Teenage Dream, following “California Gurls,” “Firework,” the title track, “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).”

Here are the rest of the 2011 American Music Awards winners:

Favorite Country Female Artist – Taylor Swift
Favorite Country Band - Lady Antebellum
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist – Adele
Favorite Pop/Rock Album – Adele, “21″
Favorite Pop/Rock Band – Maroon 5
Favorite Latin Artist – Jennifer Lopez
Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist – Nicki Minaj
Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album – Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday”
Favorite R&B Female Artist – Beyonce

2011 American Music Awards: Artists of the Year

Artist of the Year – Taylor Swift
Sprint New Artist of the Year – Hot Chelle Rae

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Matera’s Black Phoenix Shows Up On ‘The X Factor’


Katy Perry’s longtime guitarist Patrick Matera played his Gretsch Black Phoenix on Sunday night on the most-watched entertainment show in the United Kingdom, The X Factor.

As Perry sang a soulful version of “The One That Got Away,” Matera repped his Gretsch gear for the results episode.

According to the London Evening Standard, Sunday night’s “X Factor” drew an average of 11.6 million viewers with a peak of 13.6 million.

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Patrick Matera Drops By Gretsch Showroom


Katy Perry’s guitarist Patrick Matera stopped by the Gretsch showroom in Burbank, Calif., and fell in love with the Brian Setzer Black Phoenix. Needless to say, the showroom is now missing the Brian Setzer Black Phoenix.

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Katy Perry Shines on Letterman


California Gurl Katy Perry performed her new album title track and latest single, “Teenage Dream,” last night on Late Show with David Letterman. It’s easy to lose one’s luster when standing next to this sensational pop-rock star, but Perry’s guitarists held their own thanks to their gorgeous Gretsch guitars.

Letterman also interviewed Perry, discussing her engagement with Russell Brand, how she went from singing gospel music to showing “side boob” in her recent photo shoot with Rolling Stone and what her minister parents think of it all.

Watch the complete interview here.

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