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Katy Perry Was Backing Vocalist for P.O.D. Before Solo Career [WATCH]

by Michael Haskoor   Oct 16, 2015 11:20 AM EDT

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Before graduating from her days on the Vans Warped Tour and moving on to becoming one of our generation's solo career biggest pop icons, Katy Perry was indeed a backing vocalist for Christian metal band P.O.D. and there's video proof.

According to Alternative Press, Perry provided backup vocals for P.O.D.'s 2006 single, "Goodbye For Now," the official video for which you can watch below. For the impatient, she appears around the 3:10 mark in the clip. She had also joined the band during their appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno that same year, the performance of which you can view via the second, low-fi clip below.  Needless to say, her stage presence has greatly improved.

These cameos are lightyears away from her current image, for example, they're nothing like her dancing on stage with "Left Shark" at the Super Bowl.  In fact, she was still going by her given name Katy Hudson back then. It's not like this has been a secret, but thanks to Twitter user Maria Sherman, we get to bask in its glory for a while. It's also not as random of a collaboration as you would think considering she started her music career in Christian rock and gospel music.

"Goodbye For Now" appears on P.O.D.'s 2006 album, Testify. Their newest album, The Awakening, was just released this August and was produced by Howard Benson. The band is currently on tour with Insane Clown Posse until next month, but unfortunately, Katy Perry will not be in attendance.  

The singer/performer's latest album, Prism, is out now via Capitol Records and was produced by the artist herself along with Greg Wells.  She recently announced that she will be releasing footage of her acclaimed Prismatic World Tour on all formats, due out October 30th. The tour, which had begun in May of last year and featured her grandest theatrics to date, will come to an end on October 18 after her final tour performance at Parque Viva in San Jose, Costa Rica.

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