Before Hanson signed off as VH1’s April Posted artist on Saturday, they not-so-subtlely encouraged their fans to keep voting for “Give a Little” on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown. But they’re going to face stiff competition in their quest for the top slot, not least from one of this weekend’s guests on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown—and the VH1 Posted artist for May—Christina Perri.
Perri, whom you may remember as a You Oughta Know artist back in October, stopped by the countdown with tourmate (and fellow You Oughta Know artist) James Blunt to premiere her new single “Arms” from her full-length debut lovestrong., coming May 10. We’re excited to have her on board, where she’s going to provide us with a behind-the-scenes look at all of the prep that goes into making her upcoming album release a big success.
Perri plays her ode to schadenfreude, “Bang Bang Bang,”
as part of her You Oughta Know Live set in October
Perri may be enmeshed in the lovestrong. promotional push, but her enthusiasm seems boundless. “I can’t wait for you to hear it!” she beamed in a YouTube video in March. Seriously. Look how excited she is:
And we suspect that the self-described Twitter and Facebook addict will have a singular take on the whirlwind process. In an interview with her own label, she pointed out her most recent tattoo (her 37th!): “to thine own self be true” on her right bicep, “a nice little reminder during this whole process…to stay true to me.”