Katy Perry Goes Naked on New Album Cover

Katy Perry is pushing the envelope even further in her evolution as a sexy singer. After showing a lot of skin in the video for “California Gurls,” Perry will be out to titillate anew with the album cover for her latest LP “Teenage Dream.”

The cover for “Teenage Dream” features a naked Perry lying on a cloud of cotton candy. The cover was painted by Will Cotton, who needed close to seven weeks to finish the artwork. “It’s so gorgeous. I’m so excited. I’m nervous. I’m shaking a bit. This will be my first piece of real art,” Perry said when she unveiled the cover during a Ustream live chat on Wednesday.

To make the cotton candy experience even more real, Perry said the album booklet will have a cotton-candy scent. On Friday, Perry will reveal the tracks included in the 12-song LP. Her next single, “Teenage Dream,” is expected to be released early next month, and Perry says the video will deviate from what fans saw in “California Gurls.” “It’s going to be beautiful and will be so different than the Candyfornia video, which is fantastic, but I love going from one extreme to the other.”