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Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, 25.10.1984) is an American singer-songwriter who rose to fame with the widespread success of her song 'I Kissed A Girl'. Released in 2008, the song topped the charts in over 20 countries worldwide.
Net Worth: Perry's earnings are $260 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth as of 2016.
Childhood: Katy was born and raised in Santa Barbera, California, USA. Both of her parents are pastors and she is their middle child.
In 2003, Katy graduated from Dos Pueblos High School. Upon graduating, she moved to Los Angeles.
Career: Katy's first CD was released under her original name, Katy Hudson. The eponymously titled album was released in 2001 by Red Hill Records and was a Christian Gospel album.
In 2004, Katy Perry worked with the production team The Matrix. The Matrix are famous for having worked with some of the USA's biggest musical acts, such as Britney Spears, Liz Phair and Avril Lavigne. Songs such as 'Box' and 'Long Shot' that she wrote with Glen Ballard, appeared on her MySpace page. In 2005, her songs 'Simple' was featured in the soundtrack to the film the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. She also appeared on the single 'Goodbye For Now', by the Christian rock band P.O.D.
Following a period of time struggling in the music industry, Perry signed to Capitol Music in 2007. Her voice is now a regular feature on MTV and VH1's music channels and she appeared at the 2008 MTV VMA Awards, performing Madonna's 'Like A Virgin'.
Late in 2007, Perry released the digital-only EP entitled 'Ur So Gay'. Despite being lauded by the likes of Madonna, the song has been criticised for its alleged homophobic overtones.
2008 saw the release of her debut mainstream, major label debut album. Entitled One of the Boys, the album saw her working with the likes of Cathy Dennis, Dave Stewart and Greg Wells. To promote the album, she joined the 2008 Vans Warped Tour.
'I Kissed a Girl' was released in April 2008. The song reached the top spot in charts across the globe. However, Perry was still plagued by allegations of homophobia in this song as well.
Katy appeared in the video for Gym Class Heroes' 'Cupid's Chokehold'. She is dating the lead singer Travis McCoy and in the video, she plays his love interest.
'Hot N' Cold' was released as a single at the start of September 2008. She announced her tour to support the album which was her first solo tour since The Hello Katy Tour.
In 2010 Perry released her second studio album Teenage Dream which included the lead single California Girls which features US rapper Snoop Dogg. The album reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart in June. Teenage Dream and Firework were the second and third singles, both became instant favourites with her fans. Teenage Dream was also nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards in 2010.
In 2013 Katy released her fourth studio album entitled Prism. It was produced by Dr Luke, Greg Wells and Max Martin. The album's lead single Roar reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and so did the third single Dark Horse which featured American rapper Juicy J. The other two singles, Unconditionally and This Is How We Do reached top twenty chart positions.
Other Ventures: Katy has released Katy Perry: Part of Me which is an autobiographical documentary film about her life on 5th July 2012. The film contains interviews with her and family about pivotal moments that have occurred and follows her on her worldwide California Dreams Tour. The film won a Teen Choice Award for Summer Movie: Comedy/Music in 2012. Perry has also stared in The Smurfs films voicing the character of Smurfette.
Personal life: Katy Perry dated Travie McCoy in 2007 but they ended their relationship in 2008. In 2009 she then started dating comedian Russell Brand and this romance saw the pair travel the world. After less than a year of dating the couple were married in a ceremony that was held in India in 2010. Unfortunately the marriage did not last and after 14 - months their divorce was finalised (in July 2012.) It has been rumored that since splitting with Brand she went on to date John Mayer, however this relationship didn't last. As of 2016 she is said to be dating actor Orlando Bloom.
Perry spoke to the New York Times in a profile piece, during which she discussed her experiences with the music industry.
As one of the world’s biggest pop stars, Katy Perry has dozens of awards and nominations to her name, ranging from MTV Video Music Awards and Billboards Awards to Grammys and BRITs. However, she herself has cast doubts on how meaningful they all are, declaring them “fake” in a revealing new interview.
The 32 year old singer spoke to the New York Times to coincide with the release of her brand new studio album Witness this week. She has three Kids' Choice Awards, three MTV VMAs, four People's Choice Awards and one Teen Choice Award to her name, as well as being a seven-time Grammy nominee. All for nothing, apparently...
Katy Perry performing in Manchester at the One Love charity gig
Continue reading: Katy Perry Brands All Her Awards "Fake"
The singer opened up in an extremely revealing therapy session.
Recently releasing her latest studio album 'Witness', popstar Katy Perry took part in a lengthy live streaming project, which saw her sharing her every day life with the world for a number of days. Whether she was taking to the guitar to sing some of her records acoustic style, enjoying carpool karaoke with James Corden or taking part in an hour-long therapy session, viewers got closer to the singer than ever before.
Katy Perry took to the One Love Manchester stage earlier this year
That therapy session, which saw Katy sit down with the hugely acclaimed Dr. Siri Singh, saw the singer speak about her life, keeping her Katy Perry persona separate from Katheryn Hudson (her birth name) and more.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Cut Her Hair To Escape Herself
Find out who was Katy Perry's best lover.
Katy Perry has been overwhelmingly honest about her personal life recently and now she's even gone so far as to rank her ex-boyfriends in terms of love-making. You can probably guess who came out on top - to give you a clue, it won't help her heal her relationship with Taylor Swift.
Katy Perry performing at One Love Manchester
The 'Bon Appetit' singer did a 72-hour YouTube livestream over the weekend and decided to go ahead and talk about a few of her ex-boyfriends. Following that, she decided to answer a VERY personal question about her love life on 'The Late Late Show' yesterday (June 11th 2017).
Continue reading: Katy Perry Ranks The Sexual Prowess Of Her Exes
Swift's back catalogue had been suspended from streaming services back in late 2014.
Taylor Swift has decided to end her long-standing boycott of streaming services, announcing that her back catalogue of albums will return to services such as Spotify.
Swift made the decision to pull her entire discography from streaming services back in late 2014, citing the deleterious effect she felt that the streaming model was having on the music industry. However, her reversal comes reportedly as a thank-you to her fans after her most recent album 1989 passed the 10 million sales mark.
“In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 Million Albums Worldwide and the RIAA's 100 Million Song Certification announcement, Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalog available to all streaming services tonight at midnight,” a Taylor Swift fan Instagram page announced on Thursday night (June 8th).
Katy Perry seen on stage at Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert - The concert was set up to benefit the victims of the terror attack after Ariana's Manchester show the other week. Stars from the US and UK both graced the stage and played a concert full of emotion and love. The even was held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th June 2017
The stars are just some of the performers to play at Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground this Sunday (June 4th) in a televised tribute concert.
Ariana Grande is to be joined by some of the very biggest names in pop music as she performs at a tribute concert held in honour of the Manchester bombing victims this coming weekend, including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay.
The pop megastars will share the bill at the ‘One Love Manchester’ tribute show that will take place at the 50,000-capacity Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground on Sunday (June 4th), which is being held to commemorate and raise funds for the victims of the terrorist bombing that took place at Grande’s concert at the city’s MEN Arena less than two weeks before.
Justin Bieber is one of the huge stars joining Grande
Migos performed 'Bon Appetit' alongside Katy Perry on 'Saturday Night Live' last weekend.
The management team for hip-hop sensations Migos have denied a story suggesting the rappers refused to perform on-stage with drag queens when they appeared with Katy Perry on ‘Saturday Night Live’ last weekend.
Perry performed her new track ‘Swish Swish’ accompanied by drag queens as back-up dancers when she was on ‘SNL’ last Saturday (May 20th). She also did a rendition of ‘Bon Appetit’, her collaboration with the ‘Bad and Boujee’ rappers Migos, but this time round there were far fewer of the drag queens present on the stage, and those that were only seemed to dance on the very periphery of the stage.
Perry appeared on James Corden's 'The Late Late Show' on Monday and addressed her long-standing rivalry with Swift.
The 32 year old pop megastar has been feuding with TayTay for about five years now, in a dispute that apparently dates back to Perry allegedly stealing three of Swift’s back-up dancers from her Red tour in 2012. Returning with a new album in June, Perry appeared on Corden’s ‘The Late Late Show’ on Monday night (May 22nd) to speak about how bored she is of it all now.
Katy Perry performing in May 2017
Continue reading: Katy Perry Says She's Waiting For Taylor Swift To Apologise To Her
The singer gives viewers at the Whitney Museum quite the scare.
What would you do if you saw Katy Perry's head in a modern art installation? If you're like any of the guys at the Whitney Museum in New York this week, probably just stand there looking stunned. But she's got to promote her new album somehow, right?
Katy Perry performs live for 102-7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango
Katy Perry gave tourists quite the surprise when she appeared as part of an art exhibit at The Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan. In a set up labelled 'Bon Appétit' with the artist name written as Katheryn Hudson, she appeared from under a silver cloche on a picnic table laden with fruit.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Stuns Museum Goers With 'Bon Appetit' Exhibit
Perry will be one of the judges on ABC's revival of 'American Idol' in 2018, it has been confirmed.
It’s set to be a very busy year for Katy Perry, as she has just confirmed that she will be a judge on the revived ‘American Idol’ in 2018, as well as most likely touring her brand new upcoming album Witness.
Singing competition ‘American Idol’ was cancelled by Fox after 15 years back in April 2016, but rumours of its return on the ABC network were sparked last week when its long-time host Ryan Seacrest, now a presenter of the same network’s ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’, reportedly entered negotiations to bring the show back.
Now, 32 year old pop megastar Perry, who was a judge on the 2009 series of the former ratings winner, has revealed that she’s to be one of the panel.
Continue reading: Katy Perry To Be A Judge On Re-Vamped 'American Idol'
She'll also be embarking on a new North American tour in the Fall.
Katy Perry has finally announced her newest album 'Witness', along with a series of North American tour dates that will take her into the New Year. Plus, she'll be performing as the musical guest on 'Saturday Night Live' for the season finale this weekend.
Katy Perry releases her new album 'Witness' this summer
The North American leg of the tour begins at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio on September 7th 2017 and will go on to see her in New York at Madison Square Garden on October 2nd and Barclays Center on October 11th. She'll also perform at the Staples Centre in LA on November 7th and Miami's Amercan Airlines Arena on December 20th.
Continue reading: 'Witness' Is Katy Perry's Newest Album Coming This Summer
Date of birth
25th October, 1984
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