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New Mom Katy Perry's "Smile" Drops

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Talk about a crazy week! For Katy Perry and fiancée Orlando Bloom, the week has held a huge helping of excitement. Just 2 days after the birth of Perry's first child, Daisy Dove Bloom, the singer also released her sixth album, entitled "Smile."

The album has gathered a few lukewarm reviews, mainly confirming what the flop of the singles on the album suggested: people aren't ready for the positive message the album wants to provide.

Maybe it's because of the overwhelmingly negative feeling surrounding COVID-19, or perhaps the seriousness of protests, police violence, and child trafficking are drowning out the album vibes

On a personal note, however, Perry is absolutely glowing at the birth of her new daughter. "We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter," she and Bloom said in a statement.

"But we know we're the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19, many more newborn lives are at risk because of a greater lack of access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever."

Congratulations to the happy parents, and good luck to Katy on her new release!