Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Biography

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Katy Perry Returns With Olympic Anthem 'Rise'


Katy Perry Taylor Swift Calvin Harris

Katy Perry has taken fans by surprise by dropping brand new single ‘Rise’, her first new music in nearly three years. The track is the anthem for NBC's coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics which begin in Rio de Janeiro next month.

Continue reading: Katy Perry Returns With Olympic Anthem 'Rise'

Did Katy Perry Just Get Involved In Taylor Swift And Calvin Harris' Drama?


Katy Perry Calvin Harris Taylor Swift Tom Hiddleston

Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift’s break-up got a lot messier earlier this week, when it was revealed that Swift co-wrote Harris’ track ‘This Is What You Came For’. On Tuesday (July 13) Harris confirmed the news on Twitter with a series of tweets, some of which weren't too complimentary towards his ex and one which mentioned her rumoured foe Katy Perry.

Katy PerryDid Katy Perry react to Calvin Harris’ Taylor Swift tweets?

After confirming that Swift did co-write the track, Harris accused his ex’s team of trying to make him look bad. He then tweeted: “I figure if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do. I know you're off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I'm not that guy, sorry. I won't allow it.”

Continue reading: Did Katy Perry Just Get Involved In Taylor Swift And Calvin Harris' Drama?

Russell Brand "Engaged" To "Pregnant" Girlfriend Laura Gallacher


Russell Brand Katy Perry

Russell Brand is reportedly ready to walk down the aisle again with long-term girlfriend Laura Gallacher. The reformed lothario is said to have recently popped the question to Gallacher, who is also reported to be six months pregnant with the couple’s first child.

Russell BrandRussell Brand is reportedly engaged to girlfriend Laura Gallacher.

The Sun reports that Brand and Gallacher celebrated their engagement at a “hippy-style” gathering at their house over the weekend, attended by a small group of family and friends. The couple had previously dated in 2007 and 2009, before rekindling their relationship last year and moving in together earlier this year.

Continue reading: Russell Brand "Engaged" To "Pregnant" Girlfriend Laura Gallacher

Kylie Jenner Becomes Latest Victim Of Twitter Hacker


Kylie Jenner Katy Perry Jack Black

Kylie Jenner has become the latest celebrity to have her Twitter account hacked, by the same person who targeted Katy Perry last week. The hacker posted series of bizarre and explicit messages on Kylie’s Twitter, which were later deleted when the 18-year-old regained control of her account.

Kylie JennerKylie Jenner’s twitter was hacked early on Monday morning (June 6).

The hacker first tweeted: "alex is a stupid N****”, then ”everybody type in the chat alex is a stupid n****”. They also took aim at friend Justin Bieber, writing, “I want your c*** @JustinBieber”. The hacker then mocked Kylie herself tweeting, "I love being so famous with no talent”.

Continue reading: Kylie Jenner Becomes Latest Victim Of Twitter Hacker

Hacker Takes Over Katy Perry's Twitter Account And Tweets Taylor Swift


Katy Perry Taylor Swift

On Monday night (May 30th) Katy Perry’s 89 million Twitter followers were left feeling confused after a series of bizarre tweets were sent from the singer’s account. As it turns out Perry was the victim of a hacker, one who obviously knew about her rumoured beef with Taylor Swift.

Katy PerryKaty Perry’s twitter was hacked on Monday evening.

According to E! News the hacker first sent a tweet reading: ‘Haha follow @Sw4ylol #HackersGonnaHate,’ then ‘Shoutout I and r Breh’. There were also tweets containing homophobic and racist slurs.

Continue reading: Hacker Takes Over Katy Perry's Twitter Account And Tweets Taylor Swift

Selena Gomez Backs Up Katy Perry's Dismissal Of Orlando Bloom Cheating Rumours


Katy Perry Selena Gomez Orlando Bloom

Katy Perry has laughed off rumours that her new boyfriend Orlando Bloom has cheated on her with Selena Gomez by calling the reports a “dumb conspiracy”.

Suggestions had started late last week that 39 year old Bloom and 23 year old Gomez had something going on between them after they were photographed getting slightly cuddly in each other’s company at an aftershow after her gig in Las Vegas, which was the opening night of her Revival tour.

Katy PerryKaty Perry at the Met Gala 2016

Continue reading: Selena Gomez Backs Up Katy Perry's Dismissal Of Orlando Bloom Cheating Rumours

Katy Perry , Derek Blasberg - Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala - After Party - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Katy Perry and Derek Blasberg
Katy Perry and Derek Blasberg
Katy Perry and Derek Blasberg
Katy Perry and Derek Blasberg

Katy Perry - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016

Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry

New Couple Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Enjoy Hot Day Out At Coachella Festival


Katy Perry Orlando Bloom Miranda Kerr

New couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom sent tongues wagging when they hit up the Coachella festival in California over the weekend. Rumours of a romance between the two began swirling earlier this year and they've since been spotted out together on numerous occasions.

Katy PerryKaty Perry attended Coachella with new boyfriend Orlando Bloom.

But at Coachella on Friday night, Perry and Bloom were reportedly doing little to hide their feeling for each other as they watched a set by The Kills. E! News reports that fans posted pics of the two together on Twitter and Instagram looking very much like a couple.

Continue reading: New Couple Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Enjoy Hot Day Out At Coachella Festival

Katy Perry Teams With CoverGirl To Launch First Make-Up Line


Katy Perry

Katy Perry is the latest celebrity to move into the world of beauty, by launching her own make-up collection with CoverGirl. The Katy Kat Collection, which will hit shelves in July, boasts 13 matte lipsticks and and four mascaras, including the brand's first-ever electric blue mascara.

Katy PerryKaty Perry is launching her first make-up line with CoverGirl.

The lipsticks all have Perry inspired names, for example, Crimson Cat, Purrsian Pink and Kitty Purry. The packaging will also be extra special, with white lids which read "Katy Kat Matte" on one side and "Katy Perry [hearts] CoverGirl" on the other. Keeping with the kitty theme, there's also a pair of white cat ears on the bottom of each tube.

Continue reading: Katy Perry Teams With CoverGirl To Launch First Make-Up Line

Katy Perry Wins Court Battle Over L.A. Convent, Clearing The Way For Purchase


Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s prospective purchase of a former convent in Los Angeles, which intendeds to be converted into a huge mansion, has come one step closer to being realised after a judge ruled that the sale of the property to a businesswoman was void.

On Wednesday, L.A. judge Stephanie Bowick ruled that the nuns who had attempted to sell the convent in the Los Feliz hilltops area of the city to businesswoman Dana Hollister, who had wanted to develop it into a boutique hotel, had done so improperly by not seeking the permission of the archbishop of Los Angeles.

This puts the 8-acre property back on the market, with Perry’s standing bid of $14.5 million reportedly the preferred option for the archbishop, according to the Associated Press.

Continue reading: Katy Perry Wins Court Battle Over L.A. Convent, Clearing The Way For Purchase

Katy Perry - Sean Parker and the Parker Foundation Celebrate the Launch of The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy held at a private estate in Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016

Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry

Katy Perry - 51st ACM Awards 2016 held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 3rd April 2016

Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry

Katy Perry - The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards Red Carpet Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 3rd April 2016

Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry

Dolly Parton To Perform With Katy Perry At The Country Music Awards


Katy Perry Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton has announced that she is to perform a duet with pop megastar Katy Perry at next month’s Country Music Awards.

The 51st edition of the annual country music ceremony is being broadcast live from Las Vegas on the evening of Sunday April 3rd, hosted by Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan. As well as performances from Grammy Award-nominated Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood, the legendary Parton will be teaming up with somebody from the world of pop.

Dolly PartonDolly Parton is to perform with Katy Perry at the ACM Awards 2016

Continue reading: Dolly Parton To Perform With Katy Perry At The Country Music Awards

Katy Perry
Advertisement

Katy Perry

Date of birth

25th October, 1984

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.73




Instagram



Katy Perry Movies

Zoolander 2 - Relax Trailer

Zoolander 2 - Relax Trailer

Though Derek and Hansel have left the world of fashion modelling behind them, a part...

Smurfs 2 - I'm Too Smurfy Trailer

Smurfs 2 - I'm Too Smurfy Trailer

The Smurfs are back in a brilliant movie sequel that sees them take on evil...

The Smurfs 2 Trailer

The Smurfs 2 Trailer

The Smurfs return following a harrowing experience lost in New York while being pursued by...

Katy Perry: Part Of Me Trailer

Katy Perry: Part Of Me Trailer

Brit award-winning popstar Katy Perry discusses her Christian upbringing and how songwriting has become, in...

The Smurfs Movie Review

The Smurfs Movie Review

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

The Smurfs Trailer

The Smurfs Trailer

Standing three apples high, the tiny Smurfs live happily and peacefully in their medieval Smurfs...

Get Him To The Greek Trailer

Get Him To The Greek Trailer

Watch the trailer for Get Him To The Greek When Aaron Green lands a job...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.