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

Russell Brand Wants To Reconcile With Ex, Katy Perry


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Celebrity fans worldwide were shocked when British comedian Russell Brand and international popstar Katy Perry got together and got married. Sadly, the unusual pairing didn’t last and the two parted ways after just 14 months of marriage, reportedly on bad terms.

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However, it seems the newly married bad boy of comedy is willing to reconcile with his ex-wife five years after their split.

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Is Katy Perry At Fault For Worker's Gruesome Backstage Injury?


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Katy Perry is facing a lawsuit for a rather gruesome and unusual accident involving a stagehand at one of her shows during her Prismatic World Tour three years ago. The woman in question sustained a serious injury that resulted in the loss of a body part, and she's holding the singer responsible.

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A woman named Christina Fish is suing the 32-year-old popstar and Live Nation for an unspecified amount of money after having to have her right big toe amputated following some work she did backstage at Katy's concert in Raleigh, North Carolina. The grisly images were unveiled in a TMZ report this week.

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P!nk, Logic And Kendrick Lamar Among The Best 2017 MTV VMA Performances


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The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was certainly a night to remember on musical, political and social levels. The best that the charts have to offer descended on The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday (August 27th), with many marking some of the most memorable performances of the year.

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Here are some of the best VMA performances:

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MTV VMAs 2017: Kendrick Lamar Wins Big, Taylor Swift Drops New Video, And Hatred Is Rejected By All


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The 2017 MTV VMAs rocked up this weekend with a number of special surprises, a big political agenda and a big win for Kendrick Lamar. There were some seriously spectacular performances, a few tear-jerking moments, but most of all it was an event of solidarity between everyone involved.

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Kendrick Lamar was the big winner of the evening, with the video for his hit single 'Humble' (taken from this year's 'Damn' album) landing him Video of the Year as well as Best Hip Hop, Best Art Direction, Best Direction and Best Visual Effects.

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Katy Perry's Biggest Fan Is Jeremy Scott


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Katy Perry's biggest fan is Jeremy Scott.

The 42-year-old fashion designer has hinted he is a huge supporter of the 'Roar' hitmaker at the moment , as he is playing her latest studio album titled 'Witness' ''every day''.

Speaking to ES magazine about his favourite track at the moment, he said: ''Katy Perry, 'Witness'. I'm playing it every day on my laptop.''

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Katy Perry On Halting Calvin Harris Feud


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Katy Perry has spoken about putting her old feud with fellow music star Calvin Harris to rest, after the two of them collaborated on the track ‘Feels’ earlier this year.

32 year old Perry, the host of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, spoke about her various “falling outs” with Scottish producer Harris from about eight years ago when she had been beefing with his now-ex-girlfriend, Taylor Swift.

“We’d had little falling outs here and there. We’d had some public Twitter spats… Eight years or so had passed. It was time to put all that behind us,” she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show on Wednesday (August 23rd).

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Are Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Getting Close Again?


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When Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom split after a year of dating, most people thought that was it for them. But it seems there might still be a spark between them as they have been spotted hanging out very recently. Could they be getting serious again?

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There was nothing bitter about their break-up early this year; in fact it seemed like they vowed to stay friends. Neither of them have found other partners since their split, and now they have been spending time with each other, even going to Ed Sheeran's concert together at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on August 12th 2017.

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Calvin Harris Joins Rihanna And Kendrick Lamar At Third Diamond Ball


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Calvin Harris has been confirmed to perform at Rihanna's third Diamnond Ball alongside Kendrick Lamar.

The superstar DJ - who collaborated with the Bejan beauty on hits 'This Is What You Came For' and 'We Found Love' - has signed up to the charity fundraiser taking place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on September 14 in aid of the Clara Lionel Foundation.

Rihanna said in a statement: ''I'm ecstatic to add my longtime collaborator and friend Calvin Harris to the stellar line-up at this year's Diamond Ball. Calvin's music will bring the perfect mix of energy and excitement to the evening as we celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation.''

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Katy Perry To Host And Perform At The 2017 MTV VMAs


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Katy Perry will be the host of the MTV Video Music Awards next month, as well as performing at the ceremony, it has been confirmed.

The VMAs will take place at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday August 27th, and, in advance of the commencement of her latest world tour in support of her new album Witness, Perry will get the honour of being the first performer on the night as well as being the master of ceremonies.

“I’ve been training with MTV in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream, and I’m on a group text with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Come August 27th, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids,” she wrote on Instagram on Thursday as the big reveal was made.

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Ariana Grande Named Honorary Citizen Of Manchester


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Ariana Grande has been made an honorary citizen of Manchester after the success of her One Love benefit concert, raising money for victims of the terrorist attack in the city at one of her concerts. The concert was held a mere 13 days after the shock attack killed 22 people at the Manchester Arena.

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Katy Perry performs on the third day at Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Worthy Farm, Mendip, United Kingdom - Saturday 24th June 2017

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Katy Perry performs on the third day at Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Worthy Farm, Mendip, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd June 2017

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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

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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

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Katy Perry seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala - New York, United States - Monday 1st May 2017

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Katy Perry

Date of birth

25th October, 1984

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.73




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