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.

Katy Perry Still In Legal Battle With Last Nun Of Dream Convent Home

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 23 March 2018

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There's no backing down for Sister Rita Callanan.

Katy Perry remains locked in a battle with the last living nun of a Los Angeles convent that the singer is fighting to purchase as a home, but the nun in question has already exceeded her crowdfunding goal to take control of the property and sell it to a restaurateur and hotelier.

Image caption Katy Perry at Byron Allen's Annual Oscar Gala

Sister Rita Callanan of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles is not about to back down from her legal battle with Katy Perry over the sale of the nunnery now that her friend and fellow Sister Catherine Rose Holzman has passed away.

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Katy Perry Reveals She "Loves" Taylor Swift As A Songwriter

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 20 March 2018

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The singer was put on the spot about her feud with Swifty on American Idol

The feud between award-winning songstresses Katy Perry and Taylor Swift has been well-documented over the years since the pair had their alleged fall-out at least five years ago. But now, with Perry’s new role on reality singing show, American Idol, it seems Katy - at least - is ready to break the ice.

Image caption Katy Perry performing live at the T Mobile Arena

When 19-year-old Benjamin Glaze told judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan that he loves working in an electronics store so that he can say hi to cute girls, Luke went on to ask if he'd 'kissed a girl and liked it', in reference to the Katy Perry song 'I Kissed A Girl'.

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Are Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Back Together?

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 13 March 2018

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The singer was spotted wearing a onesie with her ex-boyfriend's face on

Singer Katy Perry has given the biggest hint yet that she’s back with her ex-boyfriend, Orlando Bloom - by wearing a onesie with his face all over it. The pair got together in January 2016 but confirmed their split in February 2017. However, it seems their brief separation is over.

Image caption Katy Perry could be back together with ex, Orlando Bloom

Following a performance in Chile during her Witness tour, the 33-year-old stopped to chat to a fan and happened to be wearing a striking onesie covered in her rumoured boyfriend’s face.

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Katy Perry Has Angered Catalans With Her Tour Announcement

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 28 February 2018

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The star revealed she would be in Barcelona in June using a Spanish national symbol

Superstar singer Katy Perry is facing an unexpected backlash after announcing her live show in Catalan on her social media channels using the Spanish national symbol. Taking to Instagram, the I Kissed A Girl singer told her 68.5 million followers: "Trust and believe I'm coming for you too Barcelona. See you June 28."

Image caption Katy Perry has offended her fans in Catalan

However, next to the comment posted a video with the shield over a background of red and yellow - the colours of the Spanish flag.

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Katy Perry Surprises The Audience At Kick Ash Bash Benefit Show

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 27 February 2018

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She showed up in support of the first responders and victims of the Californian wildfires.

Katy Perry delighted audiences at the One805 Kick Ash Bash benefit concert in Santa Barbara this week when she made a surprise appearance to honour the first responders and victims of the Thomas blaze which killed 46 people between October and December last year.

Image caption Katy Perry performing at the T Mobile Arena

The singer presented acoustic versions of her hits 'Part of Me', 'Roar' 'Firework' on stage during the show yesterday (February 26th 2018), which raised money for the Santa Barbara Firefighters Alliance following their efforts to subdue the wildfires that spread across Southern California in 2017 and the mudslides which followed in Montecito last month.

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Katy Perry's Shark Discusses 2015 Superbowl Performance

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 01 February 2018

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Katy Perry's Left Shark, Bryan Gaw, has spoken about the much-discussed fallout from the 2015 Super Bowl performance.

Katy Perry's Left Shark during her 2015 Super Bowl performance has insisted he didn't forget his dance moves.

The American star was the main attraction during the half-time show three years ago, but it was her shark who attracted some of the headlines, after it appeared he'd forgotten his dance moves during the performance.

But Bryan Gaw, a former backing dancer and now hairstylist in LA who appeared in the shark suit, has insisted his routine was always intended to be a freestyle.

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Katy Perry Presents Minnie Mouse With A Walk Of Fame Star

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23 January 2018

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The Disney character finally gets her own star.

Nine decades after her first on screen appearance, Minnie Mouse has finally been presented with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, presented by her biggest fan and style icon Katy Perry. It's been a long time coming, but fans are thrilled she's finally been recognised.

Image caption Katy Perry with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at the latter's Walk of Fame ceremony

Katy Perry had the honour of presenting the iconic Disney character this coveted accolade forty years after her boyfriend Mickey Mouse was awarded back in 1978. Since then, a number of animated stars such as Donald Duck, Winnie the Pooh and Tinker Bell have been given their own star.

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Katy Perry performs at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas during her 'WITNESS: The Tour' where she was supported by special guest Carly Rae Jepsen. Katy released her fifth studio album back in June 2017, and it became her third consecutive number one - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 20th January 2018

Linkin Park, Usher And Katy Perry: 2017 Carpool Karaoke Episodes Ranked

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 25 December 2017

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Who were the best guests from James Corden's Carpool Karaoke?

The world just can't get enough of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke from his 'Late Late Show'; so much so that an Apple series began this year featuring long segments with different guests. But here is a list of episodes ranked in order of our favourites from 2017.

Image caption James Corden at the Emmy Awards

1. Linkin Park - Not part of the 'Late Late Show' segment but for the Apple series, this episode was shot with Ken Jeong less than a week before frontman Chester Bennington committed suicide. It was released in October and is definitely the most memorable episode of the series.

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From Taylor Swift To Green Day: Ten Coolest Pop Music Videos Of 2017

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 24 December 2017

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We love these funny, intense and unique pop videos.

These days it's difficult to get away with a music video that's all singing, all dancing with wind machines. It's becoming more and more popular to go for a more conceptual piece; like a mini cinematic montage to rival Hollywood. Indeed, these artists have all done something a little bit different with their musical outputs.

Zombie Taylor Swift in 'Look What You Made Me Do'

1. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do: The snakes, the bath of diamonds, the zombie Taylor... We just couldn't get enough of this video this summer. It's definitely the best music video she's ever done and shows a different side to her that we've never seen before that's sly, self-depricating and pretty damn badass.

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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