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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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The Latest Katy Perry News

Katy Perry Wants A Baby?

19th April 2014

Katy Perry reportedly wants to have a baby.The 'Dark Horse' hitmaker, who split from John Mayer for good in February...

Iggy Azalea: I Never Thought I'd Be Famous

17th April 2014

Iggy Azalea never thought she'd become achieve fame as a female rapper. The 'Fancy' hitmaker, who has shot to stardom...

Katy Perry And Robert Pattinson Fuel Romance Rumors In Coachella Reunion

16th April 2014

Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson are both single, but are they destined to become an item? The 29 year-old songstress...

Are Katy Perry And Robert Pattinson Dating? Rumour Rises Yet Again After Coachella

15th April 2014

Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson could be dating, if their recent appearance at the Coachella Festival is anything to go...

Katy Perry Fuels Diplo Romance Rumours

15th April 2014

Katy Perry and Diplo appeared to be ''more than friends'' at Coachella this weekend.The 'Roar' hitmaker - who recently split...

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Katy Perry Reviews

Katy Perry - Prism Album Review Album Review

25th November 2013

In the run-up to the release of 'Prism', Katy Perry promised fans and press alike...

Katy Perry - Roar Single Review Single Review

4th November 2013

So, Katy Perry has done it again and topped the charts with another ridiculously catchy...

A Week In Music featuring: Jack White, DJ Shadow, Rita Ora, Aerosmith, Alt-J, Willy Moon And Much More! Feature

5th November 2012

Music In the News...Jack White has been awarded an honor for musical excellence, from University...

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection Album Review

3rd April 2012

It's fairly apparent that Katy Perry writes the majority of her material with her tongue...

Katy Perry - One for the Boys Album Review

20th August 2008

Review of Katy Perry's album One For The Boys. Katy Perry is the new golden...

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Katy Perry Festivals

Rock Werchter

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7th July 2011

T in the Park

11th July 2014

V Festival

16th August 2014

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Katy Perry Footage Film / Movie Reviews

The Smurfs 2011, Review by Rich Cline

A simplistic approach means that this charming adventure-comedy will only appeal to very young children....

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The Latest Katy Perry Press Releases

Katy Perry Prismatic UK Tour Excellent Production Seats Released

5th March 2014

Excellent extra production seats have been released for superstar Katy Perry's...

Katy Perry Announces New Single 'Dark Horse' Out 24th March 2014

29th January 2014

Katy went all out for her performance of "Dark Horse" at the...

Katy Perry 'The Prismatic World Tour' 2014 Twelve Shows Added!

24th January 2014

Due to overwhelming demand, twelve additional shows have been added to Katy Perry's...

Katy Perry The Prismatic World Tour - Opening Acts Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves And Tegan And Sara

16th January 2014

Superstar, Katy Perry, will kick off the North American leg of her highly...

Due To Phenomenal Demand Extra Dates Added To Katy Perrys UK Arena Tour In May 2014

22nd November 2013

Due to incredible fan demand, global superstar, Katy Perry, has added further...

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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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2 years 3 weeks ago
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adam russell

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.

1 year 11 months ago
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Emily Haag

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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