Katy Perry

Biography

Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, 25.10.1984)

Katy Perry 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.

Katy Perry: Childhood

Katy Perry 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.

Katy Perry: Musical 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.

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7th August 2014 -

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Katy Perry - This Is How We Do (Official Video)

31st July 2014 -

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Katy Perry shows off her vibrant life in the colourful video for her new single 'This Is How We Do'. The track featured on her 2013 chart-topping album 'Prism', alongside singles 'Birthday' and 'Dark Horse'.

Katy Perry Slapped With Plagiarism Charges And Possibly A Witch Hunt

4th July 2014 -

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Katy Perry is no stranger to controversy, but she has managed to stay away from legal copyright disputes so far. Well, not anymore. The singer is being sued over her catchy single Dark Horse, which...

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27th June 2014 -

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25th June 2014 -

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Unseen footage from the Princess Mandee segment of Katy Perry's hilarious 'Birthday' video has now been released.

An Alliance Is Forged As Katy Perry Offers To Pen Hillary Clinton's 2016 Campaign Song

25th June 2014 -

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Hillary Clinton might be hitting the 2016 campaign trail soon and she’s got an unlikely ally along the way. Katy Perry, songstress, label boss and cupcake enthusiast has offered to pen a campaign song for...

Katy Perry Launches Metamorphosis Music - What It Means For Her First Signee, Ferras

18th June 2014 -

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18th June 2014 -

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Don’t be fooled by Katy Perry’s green hair and vaguely cartoonish dress sense – she may just turn out to be a savvy entrepreneur. This past Tuesday, the singer unveiled her biggest business venture to...

Ferras Ft. Katy Perry - Legends Never Die (Audio)

18th June 2014 -

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LA singer Ferras has collaborated with Katy Perry on his new ballad 'Legends Never Die' which features on his recently released self-titled EP alongside four other songs. The EP is out now on Capitol Records.

Katy Perry Launches Own Record Label And Introduces First Signed Artist

17th June 2014 -

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Katy Perry is now the owner of a record label.The 29 year-old songstress announced on Tuesday (June 17th), as well as launching Metamorphosis Music, she has already signed her very first artist.Perry's new label is...

Robert Pattinson Flirts With Katy Perry Whilst Living With Kristen Stewart?

16th June 2014 -

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Robert Pattinson may be "homeless" but he still has the time to admire his close "friend" Katy Perry. However, as he is rumoured to be temporarily living with his ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart, how likely is...

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13th June 2014 -

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Thursday (12th June) saw the launch of Katy Perry's latest philanthropic venture in Los Angeles. The 29-year-old appeared at the Nokia Theater in L.A. and launched her Make Roar Happen campaign in collaboration with Staples....

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4th June 2014 -

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John Mayer has addressed the news that his ex-girlfriend Katy Perry is planning on writing songs inspired by their relationship. The singer songwriter is usually pretty guarded about his personal life but for some reason...

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28th April 2014 -

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Katy Perry has finally uncovered the long-awaited official video for her latest single 'Birthday'. The singer displays her comedy side as she portrays a variety of different party entertainers in the visual. The track is...

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23rd April 2014 -

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Avril Lavigne has dropped the music video for her sugary new single, 'Hello Kitty' from new album, Avril Lavigne. The rock and dubstep fusion track will be a surprise to say the least for fans...

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23rd April 2014 -

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Lily Allen really wants you to know she’s over pop culture – or some parts of it anyway. In her new single and video, Sheezus, she name checks everyone from Lorde to Beyonce and even...

Katy Perry And Robert Pattinson Fuel Romance Rumors In Coachella Reunion

16th April 2014 -

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Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson are both single, but are they destined to become an item? The 29 year-old songstress reunited with the 27 year-old actor this past weekend when they both attended the Coachella...

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15th April 2014 -

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11th April 2014 -

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A lyric video featuring plenty of cake for Katy Perry's upcoming new single 'Birthday' has now been made available ahead of its release on April 21st 2014. The song is from her fourth studio album...

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9th April 2014 -

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26th March 2014 -

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Hi, can I have your email Katy Perry? I need to send you a picture that I made myself. And a video of me playing roar on the piano. My email is adelaide1802@gmail.com

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katy perry is playing at the brooklyn bridge for the vma's

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tickets please

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hi im jason im 21 can i have your phone number please i love you with all my heart will u go out with me you are so beautiful to

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hi katy perry im a huge fan im a 21 year old boy and i would like to have your phone number.

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Go to wely and LISTEN LIVE on Friday, September 9 to experience the California Dreams Tour via radio!! A Top 40 show hosted by 2 teens will start at about 9:15 pm CT and the Katy Perry stuff will start 1 hour later. Here's a preview: youtube/watch?v=SObn-Cpj58c

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I love katy perry she is my idol. X

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