Facebook Timeline Stars In New Katy Perry Video

By David Cohen 

Pop star Katy Perry debuted a new song at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, “Wide Awake,” and Facebook’s timeline plays a starring role in the video.

The entire video is a timeline, in fact, starting with May 10, 2010, when Perry announced the release of her Teenage Dream album, and featuring lyrics as status updates and random blocks of text.

Meredith Gardner of Perry’s label, EMI/Capitol Music Group, told Mashable:

Facebook approved us using the timeline layout, and they actually just featured it on a few of their pages, including Celebs on Facebook and Music on Facebook.

We thought Facebook timeline was as an elegant way to celebrate the past couple of years, while displaying the lyrics to the last song in the Teenage Dream chapter. During this time, Katy’s star has grown rapidly, and her Facebook community is a reflection of that, with more than 43 Million likes, making her the seventh-most-popular musician on the social network.