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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.
Bob Marley's grandson has collaborated with Kate Perry on her new single.
Having appeared on Katy Perry's most recent single 'Chained to the Rhythm', the artist on everyone's lips is the successor of a legend: Skip Marley. He's barely out of his teens, but his music career already looks a promising one - as much as it was also predictable.
Introducing Bob's grandson Skip Marley
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Skip is the 20-year-old son of Cedella Marley - which in turn makes him the grandson of arguably the most famous reggae star in the history of music, Bob Marley. It was only fate, then, that he should follow in his late grandfather's footsteps and pursue music.
Perry made joking references to Spears’ 2007 head-shaving twice on the Grammys red carpet on Sunday.
After Sunday night’s Grammy Awards fans of Britney Spears were calling on Katy Perry to apologise, after she made jokes on the red carpet that appeared to reference when Spears shaved her head in 2007.
But while Perry has stayed quiet, Spears seems to have hit back, by posting a very telling Bible quote on her Twitter account.
Spears famously shaved her head while going through a very public breakdown in 2007.
The ‘Roar’ singer angered Spears’ loyal fanbase after she appeared to make joking references to her 2007 mental breakdown, during which she shaved her head bald.
Katy Perry has angered Britney Spears fans
Miniature cookery is the theme for her latest lyric video.
Four years after the release of her fourth studio album, Katy Perry returns with a new single entitled 'Chained To The Rhythm'. The most adorable hamster video you will ever see accompanies it, as she prepares to sing the song live for the first time this weekend.
Katy Perry unveils 'Chained to the Rhythm'
The song - which was released today via Capitol Records - features Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley, as well as some additional vocals from Sia, both of whom co-wrote the song with Perry. Meanwhile, production credits go to Max Martin and Payami.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Unveils 'Chained To The Rhythm' With Adorable Hamster Video
The model says her son Flynn gets along really well with his dad’s girlfriend Katy Perry.
The former couple's close relationship hasn’t changed since Bloom started dating pop star Katy Perry, who Kerr says gets along great with their son Flynn making them all one big, happy, ‘modern family’.
Miranda Kerr says she, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry are like a ‘modern family’
Continue reading: Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom And Katy Perry Are 'Like A Modern Family'
A video, entitled '#DontNormalizeHate', was released over the weekend.
Katy Perry has shared a hard-hitting public service announcement video warning about the dangers that lie in wait with Donald Trump’s proposed ‘Muslim American Registry’, drawing parallels with the mass incarceration of Japanese-American citizens during the Second World War.
The 32 year old pop star campaigned prominently for the defeated Hillary Clinton during last year’s presidential election. However, her activism clearly isn’t about to stop now, after she shared a PSA she partly funded entitled ‘#DontNormalizeHate’.
Katy Perry helped fund the PSA video
A hearing on discovery in the sexual assault case introduced new evidence regarding a text message sent by Kesha to Lady Gaga in April 2016.
A text message dated from April 2016 that Kesha sent to Lady Gaga was added to evidence in a court hearing late last year regarding the status of the ongoing case. A judge gave permission for Dr. Luke to share this message with both Lady Gaga and Katy Perry – although the actual contents of the message have been sealed.
E! News reports that it was presented in a hearing on December 26th in New York City when both parties were working out a process of discovery – meaning the records and documents they will agree to exchange with each other.
Hiddleswift may not have survived, but these celeb romances lasted the year and we couldn’t be happier.
This year we’ve endured many devastating celeb break-ups, from Brangelina to the short-lived Hiddleswift phenomenon. But 2016 has also given us plenty of new celeb couples to root for, including a prince and a TV star and a couple who fell in love again after three years apart.
Cheryl and Liam Payne
Cheryl and Liam's friendship blossomed into love in 2016
Continue reading: Our Favourite Celeb Relationships That Survived 2016
The superstar couple spread some festive cheer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Monday.
The couple sang Christmas carols and posed for pics at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles to the delight of the young patients and their parents, many of who won’t be going home for the holidays.
The couple sparked engagement rumours after Katy was spotted with a huge new diamond ring.
Katy Perry was honoured at UNICEF's annual Snowflake Ball last night, with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.
The musician was accompanied to the ceremony by her boyfriend Orlando Bloom, but she left her new diamond ring at home, after it sparked engagement rumours earlier this week.
Katy Perry was honoured by UNICEF on Tuesday evening
Continue reading: Katy Perry Attends UNICEF Ball With Rumoured Fiancé Orlando Bloom
Date of birth
25th October, 1984
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