Katy Perry

  • 05 March 2008

Date of birth

25th October, 1984




1st January, 1970



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.

Ellen DeGeneres Under Fire For Sexism After Katy Perry Birthday Tweet

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 26 October 2017

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DeGeneres has come under fire for a tweet she sent celebrating Katy Perry's birthday.

Ellen Degeneres has attracted vociferous criticism over a recent tweet she directed to Katy Perry, with many decrying the presenter as “sexist” and as having “double standards”.

The daytime talk show host tweeted on Wednesday (October 25th) to wish the pop megastar a happy 33rd birthday.

“Happy birthday, @KatyPerry! It’s time to bring out the big balloons!” the 59 year old presenter wrote, captioning a picture of her gawping open-mouthed at Perry’s breasts, in an attempt at humour as it referenced the lyrics to the star’s ‘Birthday’ hit.

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Katy Perry Watches Fans Get Engaged On National Coming Out Day

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 13 October 2017

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The couple got engaged on stage during her Brooklyn show.

Earlier this year it was National Coming Out day, and Katy Perry celebrated in the most beautiful way by encouraging a lesbian couple to get engaged on stage at her show in Brooklyn. It was a fantastic moment that marked the highlight of the entire concert.

Image caption Katy Perry at the 2017 MTV VMAs

During her performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday (October 11th 2017) she brought two local young women on stage with her named Becky and, weirdly, Katy. It happened to be Becky's birthday that day, and little did she know that Katy had a special surprise for her.

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Russell Brand Heaps Praise On Katy Perry And Amy Winehouse In Heartfelt Interview

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 06 October 2017

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The British sex symbol has a lot of love for these women.

The ever philosophical and articulate Russell Brand has changed a lot in the last decade. He's now a happily married man, a father, clean from his addictions and studying for a degree in Religion in Global Politics - and it seems he has nothing but love for all the women in his life.

Image caption Russell Brand at the ITV Studios

It's impossible to forget his whirlwind marriage to popstar Katy Perry in 2010, and he has made some less than flattering comments since their divorce. However, these days her can only look back on their relationship fondly, as he tells Wendy Williams in his latest interview ahead of the release of his new book 'Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions'.

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Russell Brand Wants To Reconcile With Ex, Katy Perry

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 12 September 2017

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The pair were married for 14 months

Celebrity fans worldwide were shocked when British comedian Russell Brand and international popstar Katy Perry got together and got married. Sadly, the unusual pairing didn’t last and the two parted ways after just 14 months of marriage, reportedly on bad terms.

Image caption Katy Perry at the MTV VMAs

A woman named Christina Fish is suing the 32-year-old popstar and Live Nation for an unspecified amount of money after having to have her right big toe amputated following some work she did backstage at Katy's concert in Raleigh, North Carolina. The grisly images were unveiled in a TMZ report this week.

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P!nk, Logic And Kendrick Lamar Among The Best 2017 MTV VMA Performances

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 29 August 2017

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The musical entertainment was indomitable this year.

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was certainly a night to remember on musical, political and social levels. The best that the charts have to offer descended on The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday (August 27th), with many marking some of the most memorable performances of the year.

Image caption Kendrick Lamar wins big at the 2017 MTV VMAs

Kendrick Lamar was the big winner of the evening, with the video for his hit single 'Humble' (taken from this year's 'Damn' album) landing him Video of the Year as well as Best Hip Hop, Best Art Direction, Best Direction and Best Visual Effects.

Continue reading: MTV VMAs 2017: Kendrick Lamar Wins Big, Taylor Swift Drops New Video, And Hatred Is Rejected By All

Katy Perry's Biggest Fan Is Jeremy Scott

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 25 August 2017

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Katy Perry's biggest fan is Jeremy Scott and the designer's wacky ways are mirrored in the musician.

Katy Perry's biggest fan is Jeremy Scott.

The 42-year-old fashion designer has hinted he is a huge supporter of the 'Roar' hitmaker at the moment , as he is playing her latest studio album titled 'Witness' ''every day''.

Speaking to ES magazine about his favourite track at the moment, he said: ''Katy Perry, 'Witness'. I'm playing it every day on my laptop.''

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Katy Perry On Halting Calvin Harris Feud

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 24 August 2017

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Perry explained to Ryan Seacrest how she'd put her feud with Calvin Harris to rest earlier this year.

Katy Perry has spoken about putting her old feud with fellow music star Calvin Harris to rest, after the two of them collaborated on the track ‘Feels’ earlier this year.

32 year old Perry, the host of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, spoke about her various “falling outs” with Scottish producer Harris from about eight years ago when she had been beefing with his now-ex-girlfriend, Taylor Swift.

“We’d had little falling outs here and there. We’d had some public Twitter spats… Eight years or so had passed. It was time to put all that behind us,” she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show on Wednesday (August 23rd).

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Are Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Getting Close Again?

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 22 August 2017

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The pair were spotted hanging out at a concert.

When Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom split after a year of dating, most people thought that was it for them. But it seems there might still be a spark between them as they have been spotted hanging out very recently. Could they be getting serious again?

Image caption Katy Perry performs at Glastonbury Festival

There was nothing bitter about their break-up early this year; in fact it seemed like they vowed to stay friends. Neither of them have found other partners since their split, and now they have been spending time with each other, even going to Ed Sheeran's concert together at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on August 12th 2017.

Continue reading: Are Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Getting Close Again?

Katy Perry performs on the third day at Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Worthy Farm, Mendip, United Kingdom - Saturday 24th June 2017

Katy Perry performs on the third day at Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Worthy Farm, Mendip, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd June 2017

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

Katy Perry at the 102.7 KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango show held at the StubHub Center - Carson, California, United States - Saturday 13th May 2017

Katy Perry seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala - New York, United States - Monday 1st May 2017