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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'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.
Continue reading: Katy Perry's Shark Discusses 2015 Superbowl Performance
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.
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.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Presents Minnie Mouse With A Walk Of Fame Star
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
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.
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.
Continue reading: Linkin Park, Usher And Katy Perry: 2017 Carpool Karaoke Episodes Ranked
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.
Continue reading: From Taylor Swift To Green Day: Ten Coolest Pop Music Videos Of 2017
The ‘Bad Blood’ between the singers is rumoured to be over.
It must be Christmas, because one of pop’s most legendary feuds is reportedly over.
Has Taylor Swift ended her feud with Katy Perry?
Continue reading: Have Taylor Swift And Katy Perry Reconciled For 'End Game' Video?
She's Marie Antoinette meets Joan of Arc in her latest release.
Katy Perry is transported to Napoleonic France in the video for her latest single 'Hey Hey Hey' - or, at least, what 18th to 19th century France would look like if they had smart phones. Plus, to juxtapose the humour, she's putting some serious feminist messages across.
Katy Perry at the MTV VMAs
The singer's furturistic style gets a period makeover in the new video, which has been directed by Isaac Rentz. She's her usual hilarious self as she channels Marie Antoinette in pastel shades, trying to avoid the unwanted advances of a lecherous male.
The web of revenge and deceit seems to run deep
It seems that Katy Perry knows how to hold a grudge - following years of an alleged feud with fellow singer Taylor Swift it has now been suggested the I Kissed a Girl hitmaker went on a date with The Weeknd in revenge after his own ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, stepped out with her ex, Orlando Bloom.
Are Katy Perry and The Weeknd really dating?
The Sun reported that sources closest to the star revealed it was an act of 'revenge' after The Weeknd's ex Selena Gomez embarrassed Katy, 33, by joining her own ex Orlando Bloom for dinner one night in May while they were still together.
Continue reading: Is Katy Perry Date The Weeknd As Revenge On Selena Gomez?
DeGeneres has come under fire for a tweet she sent celebrating Katy Perry's birthday.
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.
Continue reading: Ellen DeGeneres Under Fire For Sexism After Katy Perry Birthday Tweet
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.
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.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Watches Fans Get Engaged On National Coming Out Day
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.
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'.
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
Date of birth
25th October, 1984
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