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

Migos' Management Deny Story About Refusing To Appear On 'SNL' With Drag Queens


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The management team for hip-hop sensations Migos have denied a story suggesting the rappers refused to perform on-stage with drag queens when they appeared with Katy Perry on ‘Saturday Night Live’ last weekend.

Perry performed her new track ‘Swish Swish’ accompanied by drag queens as back-up dancers when she was on ‘SNL’ last Saturday (May 20th). She also did a rendition of ‘Bon Appetit’, her collaboration with the ‘Bad and Boujee’ rappers Migos, but this time round there were far fewer of the drag queens present on the stage, and those that were only seemed to dance on the very periphery of the stage.

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Katy Perry Says She's Waiting For Taylor Swift To Apologise To Her


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Katy Perry has once again publicly addressed her feud with rival Taylor Swift, telling talk show host James Corden that she wants the “B.S. to be done” and is waiting for Swift to apologise to her.

The 32 year old pop megastar has been feuding with TayTay for about five years now, in a dispute that apparently dates back to Perry allegedly stealing three of Swift’s back-up dancers from her Red tour in 2012. Returning with a new album in June, Perry appeared on Corden’s ‘The Late Late Show’ on Monday night (May 22nd) to speak about how bored she is of it all now.

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Continue reading: Katy Perry Says She's Waiting For Taylor Swift To Apologise To Her

Katy Perry Stuns Museum Goers With 'Bon Appetit' Exhibit


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What would you do if you saw Katy Perry's head in a modern art installation? If you're like any of the guys at the Whitney Museum in New York this week, probably just stand there looking stunned. But she's got to promote her new album somehow, right?

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Katy Perry gave tourists quite the surprise when she appeared as part of an art exhibit at The Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan. In a set up labelled 'Bon Appétit' with the artist name written as Katheryn Hudson, she appeared from under a silver cloche on a picnic table laden with fruit. 

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Katy Perry To Be A Judge On Re-Vamped 'American Idol'


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It’s set to be a very busy year for Katy Perry, as she has just confirmed that she will be a judge on the revived ‘American Idol’ in 2018, as well as most likely touring her brand new upcoming album Witness.

Singing competition ‘American Idol’ was cancelled by Fox after 15 years back in April 2016, but rumours of its return on the ABC network were sparked last week when its long-time host Ryan Seacrest, now a presenter of the same network’s ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’, reportedly entered negotiations to bring the show back.

Now, 32 year old pop megastar Perry, who was a judge on the 2009 series of the former ratings winner, has revealed that she’s to be one of the panel.

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'Witness' Is Katy Perry's Newest Album Coming This Summer


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Katy Perry has finally announced her newest album 'Witness', along with a series of North American tour dates that will take her into the New Year. Plus, she'll be performing as the musical guest on 'Saturday Night Live' for the season finale this weekend.

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The North American leg of the tour begins at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio on September 7th 2017 and will go on to see her in New York at Madison Square Garden on October 2nd and Barclays Center on October 11th. She'll also perform at the Staples Centre in LA on November 7th and Miami's Amercan Airlines Arena on December 20th. 

Continue reading: 'Witness' Is Katy Perry's Newest Album Coming This Summer

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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'Don't Come For Me': Katy Perry Addresses Feud With Taylor Swift


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It's been nearly two years since the release of Taylor Swift's hit single 'Bad Blood' and Katy Perry has keep mostly silent on the subject - until now. But if you're hoping for an instant clapback to the suggestive lyrics, you'll be sorely disappointment.

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Katy Perry has managed to address the issue of whether or not Taylor's 'Bad Blood' was about her, without actually explaining anything. In fact, it's a struggle to work out what exactly her upcoming as-yet-untitled new album is about too.

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Outrage After Katy Perry Makes A Very Insensitive Barack Obama Joke


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Katy Perry has managed to incite the ire of her fans once again with a misplaced Barack Obama joke that some have branded racist. She was doing a live video for her fans on social media while riding in a car, Starbucks in hand, when she came over a little mean.

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During a live session on Instagram, she seemingly made a 'black' joke in response to a fan telling her that they like her original dark haircut over her brand new short blonde crop. Of course, no-one's opinion is required when it comes to a girl's haircut, but was her reply really the most tactful?

Continue reading: Outrage After Katy Perry Makes A Very Insensitive Barack Obama Joke

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

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Should Fans Be Angry Over Migos Involvement With Katy Perry Single 'Bon Appetit'?


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Katy Perry has just unveiled a new single entitled 'Bon Appetit', and fans are a little bit upset with her about it. Unlike with some of her previous songs, it's not the content that has caused some controversy, but the involvement of her guest artists.

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'Bon Appetit' is definitely a song to make you blush, but it's not the racy lyrics with the sexual cooking metaphors that are upsetting listeners. Even before the song dropped today (April 28th 2017) people were expressing annoyance that Katy Perry had teamed up with Migos; a hip hop collective who have caused controversy in the past with homophobic remarks.

Continue reading: Should Fans Be Angry Over Migos Involvement With Katy Perry Single 'Bon Appetit'?

Katy Perry Accused Of "Cultural Misappropriation" After Posting Instagram Image Of Hindu Goddess Kali


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Pop megastar Katy Perry has been vociferously criticised by her Indian fans for posting a picture of the Hindu goddess Kali on Instagram for use as a meme.

The 32 year old pop star, who was recently spotted living it up in the crowd at Coachella, posted a picture of the Hindu goddess of destruction Kali, who is also associated with love and sexuality, with a caption reading “current mood”.

Quickly, she was called out by fans for “cultural misappropriation” of a sacred icon, and was asked to take it down.

Continue reading: Katy Perry Accused Of "Cultural Misappropriation" After Posting Instagram Image Of Hindu Goddess Kali

Katy Perry seen at Coachella 2017 - Weekend 1 - Day 2 - Indio, California, United States - Sunday 16th April 2017

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Katy Perry And Ryan Phillippe Shoot Down Dating Rumours


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Ryan Phillippe has moved to vigorously deny the recent rumours that he’s dating pop megastar Katy Perry, tweeting sternly that he “barely knows” the singer and telling reporters to stop flying helicopters over his house.

A few weeks ago, a number of tabloid reports suggested that the 42 year old actor had been seen behaving very affectionately with Perry at Elton John’s birthday party.

However, the press intrusion seems to have gotten to Phillippe, with the Canadian-born actor taking to Twitter to tell all the gossip-mongers to drop it already.

Continue reading: Katy Perry And Ryan Phillippe Shoot Down Dating Rumours

Katy Perry arriving at the 2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards held at The Forum - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 5th March 2017

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Katy Perry arriving at the 2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards held at The Forum - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th March 2017

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Katy Perry

Date of birth

25th October, 1984

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.73




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