Katy Perry started her own record label, and this is her first signing

Katy Perry has started her own joint venture record label, and made her first signing.

Ferras is an R&B-tinged pop artist with big beats backing him, and already has a self-titled EP on the market as of today (June 17); he is the first artist associated with Perry's new Metamorphosis Music, a subsidiary of Perry's label home Capitol. She also served as executive producer on the five-song set and sings on “Legends Never Die.”

YouTube is streaming all of “Ferras,” click here. Greg Wells, A.C. and Billboard, Benny Cassette, The Monsters and the Strangerz and Jesse Shatkin produced on the EP.

“Ferras is a man with a message, and a unique lyrical way of communicating his perspective on life that makes you feel connected to every note when you listen. ‘Speak in Tongues” is a song with raw emotional power that I wish I wrote. I believe he is going to be an important artist to watch unfold. I am SO ecstatic the world gets to hear his music now both online and on tour with me,” Perry said of Ferras in a statement.

The two met when they both signed to Capitol in 2007. Ferras will open for Katy Perry on the entirety of her Prismatic Tour in North America, which comes in support of the singer's latest album “Prism” and begins next week.

Tour dates are below.

06/22  Raleigh, NC              PNC Arena
06/24  Washington DC       Verizon Center
06/25  Washington DC       Verizon Center
06/27  Nashville, TN            Bridgestone Arena
06/28  Atlanta, GA                Philips Arena
06/30  Tampa, FL                 Tampa Bay Times Forum
07/02  Sunrise, FL               BB&T Center
07/03  Miami, FL                   American Airlines Arena
07/07  Uncasville, CT          Mohegan Sun
07/09  New York, NY           Madison Square Garden
07/11  Newark, NJ               Prudential Center
07/15  Montreal, QC            Bell Centre
07/16  Ottawa, ON                Canadian Tire Centre
07/18  Toronto, ON              Air Canada Centre
07/19  Toronto, ON              Air Canada Centre
07/21  Toronto, ON              Air Canada Centre
07/22  Pittsburgh, PA          CONSOL Energy Center
07/24  Brooklyn, NY            Barclays Center
07/25  Brooklyn, NY            Barclays Center
08/01  Boston, MA               TD Garden
08/02  Boston, MA               TD Garden
08/04  Philadelphia, PA      Wells Fargo Center
08/05  Philadelphia, PA      Wells Fargo Center
08/07  Chicago, IL                United Center
08/08  Chicago, IL                United Center
08/10  Grand Rapids, MI     Van Andel Arena
08/11  Auburn Hills, MI       The Palace of Auburn Hills
08/13  Columbus, OH         Nationwide Arena
08/14  Cleveland, OH          Quicken Loans Arena
08/16  Louisville, KY           KFC Yum! Center
08/17  St. Louis, MO            Scottrade Center
08/19  Kansas City, MO      Sprint Center
08/20  Lincoln, NE               Pinnacle Bank Arena
08/22  Minneapolis, MN      Target Center
08/23  Fargo, ND                  Fargodome
08/26  Winnipeg, MB           MTS Centre
08/28  Saskatoon, SK         Credit Union Centre
08/29  Calgary, AB               Scotiabank Saddledom
08/31  Edmonton, AB          Rexall Place
09/01  Edmonton, AB          Rexall Place
09/09  Vancouver, BC         Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/10  Vancouver, BC         Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/12  Portland, OR             Moda Center
09/13  Tacoma, WA             Tacoma Dome
09/16  Anaheim, CA            Honda Center
09/17  Anaheim, CA            Honda Center
09/19  Los Angeles, CA      Staples Center
09/20  Los Angeles, CA      Staples Center
09/22  San Jose, CA           SAP Center
09/23  San Jose, CA           SAP Center
09/25  Glendale, AZ            Jobring.com Arena
09/26  Las Vegas, NV         MGM Grand Garden Arena
09/29  Salt Lake City, UT    EnergySolutions Arena
09/30  Denver, CO               Pepsi Center
10/02  Dallas, TX                  American Airlines Center
10/03  Dallas, TX                  American Airlines Center
10/05  Memphis, TN            FedExForum
10/06  Tulsa, OK                  BOK Center
10/08  New Orleans, LA      New Orleans Arena
10/10  Houston, TX              Toyota Center
10/11  Houston, TX              Toyota Center

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