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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.
Singer Troye Sivan has urged members of the gay community to remain 'loud and proud' about their sexuality.
His comments come in the wake of the mass shooting by Omar Mateen, when 49 people were killed and injured 53 after he opened fire at the Pulse nightclub in the city earlier this month (Jun16).
The Youth singer, 21, who came out as gay in 2013, believes the killings at Pulse should act as a wake up call to members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) community that hatred is still directed towards them and that they should speak up about their sexuality to encourage tolerance.
"It shows how far we have to go still and reminds the LGBTQ community to not become complacent," he tells U.S. magazine. "Use this as a wake-up call to keep going and to keep being loud and proud and to keep trying to encourage tolerance, and love and acceptance in the world."
Continue reading: Troye Sivan Urges Gay People Not To 'Get Complacent'
Katy Perry and Britney Spears are among 133 stars who have called attention to gun violence by signing a new petition.
Billboard magazine organised the petition following the rejection of four new gun control proposals by the U.S. Senate on Monday (20Jun16).
The appeal letter features on the cover of the latest issue of the magazine, released on Wednesday (22Jun16), alongside the words: "As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change."
The names of all 133 actors and music stars, and 57 executives, that are backing the campaign also feature on the front and back of the publication.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Signs Anti-gun Violence Petition
Perrie Edwards looks to Katy Perry for gym-spiration.
The Little Mix singer is famous for her lithe figure, and frequently flaunts her physique in skimpy ensembles on her social media accounts. But when it comes to people she is inspired by, the 22-year-old cites Roar singer Katy as the very top of her list.
"Katy Perry is my ultimate fitness inspiration!" Perrie told sports clothing company USA Pro, for whom the group are brand ambassadors, in a blog. "She’s just so sassy I love her and she’s got an amazing body."
Perrie and her bandmates Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall are arguably the most famous girl group in the world right now. They are currently on the road with their Get Weird tour and Leigh-Anne is motivating herself to keep in shape by looking at social media sites.
Continue reading: Perrie Edwards: 'Katy Perry Has An Amazing Body!'
Orlando Bloom's estranged wife Miranda Kerr has given the thumbs up to the actor's new romance by posing with his girlfriend Katy Perry at a recent fashion show.
The Australian model separated from Bloom in 2013, after three years of marriage, but the former couple has remained friendly for the sake of their son, five-year-old Flynn.
Orlando has since struck up a relationship with Katy and on Friday (10Jun16), Miranda showed she approves of the pop star dating her ex by posing for a picture with the singer as they both attended the Moschino Spring/Summer 17 runway show in Los Angeles. The photo evidence was posted on Instagram.com by film producer Aleen Keshisihan.
The British actor wasn't the only man bringing the two women together - they were both at the event to support mutual pal, Jeremy Scott, creative director of Moschino. Miranda opened the show, while Perry was a guest in the audience at the MADE LA bash, which was held at L.A. Live.
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom's Ex Hangs Out With Girlfriend Katy Perry
Katy Perry praised Hillary Clinton for "breaking the mould" after the politician became the Democratic nominee for U.S. President on Tuesday night (07Jun16).
The Roar singer was just one of the famous faces who took to the Internet to share her congratulations after Hillary made history by becoming the first woman to land a major political party's nomination in the 240-year history of the United States.
Taking to the stage to thank her supporters after beating Bernie Sanders to become the nominee, Hillary said: "Tonight caps an amazing journey – a long, long journey.
"It may be hard to see tonight but we are all standing under a glass ceiling right now. But don’t worry. We’re not smashing this one. Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone. The first time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party’s nominee."
Continue reading: Katy Perry And Christina Aguilera Celebrate Hillary Clinton's Victory
Lana Del Rey has fallen victim to an Internet hacker, who took over her Twitter page and sent out explicit and racist messages.
The cyber criminal accessed the Summertime Sadness singer's social media page on Tuesday (07Jun16) and began sending out multiple disparaging tweets about Muslims while referencing the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S.
"bush did 911," one message read, referencing then-U.S. president George W. Bush, while another communicated, "all muslims are terrorists".
There were also sexually explicit messages posted.
Continue reading: Lana Del Rey's Twitter Page Hacked
Last week singer Katy Perry’s account was targeted.
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 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
Kylie Jenner is letting hackers "have fun" with her Twitter account.
The 18-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star used her Snapchat account to comment after her Twitter was hacked on Sunday (05Jun16).
Among the tweets posted were "I love being famous with no talent" and "well my sex tape with Tyga was trash" as well as some lewd and racist tweets.
However, Kylie isn't worried about the breach, insisting she "doesn't care" at all.
Continue reading: Kylie Jenner: 'I Don't Care About Twitter Hack!'
Singer Ricky Martin has joined the call for the international community to "open its heart" to help child refugees fleeing the war in Syria.
The pop star travelled to Lebanon earlier this week (begs30Jun16) as part of his role as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF (United Nations Children's Emergency Fund), and during his visit, he met with Syrian kids in Zahleh in the Bekaa Valley, and in the informal Minnieh settlement, near Tripoli.
The 44-year-old father-of-two was moved by the young refugees' plight and he has urged government officials worldwide to step up their efforts to provide basic necessities for displaced persons in the Middle East, where UNICEF bosses estimate 2.8 million children are not receiving an education.
"At this point what we want is to make sure children get their rights," he told The Associated Press while in Minnieh on Thursday (02Jun16). "Some children unfortunately are not going to school."
Continue reading: Ricky Martin Campaigning For Young Refugees To Be Given An Education
Ed Sheeran has been named the most played artist of 2015 in the U.K.
The 25-year-old singer has enjoyed huge success with hits such as Thinking Out Loud, Photograph and Bloodstream, his collaboration with Rudimental.
And in the annual list from the PPL People’s Charts, who measure airplay across radio, television and public performance, Sheeran found himself in the number one position - up from number three in 2014.
His close friend Taylor Swift was close behind in the 2015 list, while British talent show favourite Olly Murs came in third. Newly three piece band Take That found themselves at number four, while Ellie Goulding rounded out the top five.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Tops Chart Of Most Played U.k. Artists In 2015
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 - 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
Date of birth
25th October, 1984
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