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

Katy Perry Says She'll Work With Taylor Swift IF She Apologises


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It’s the most talked about feud in pop music, but on Saturday Katy Perry said she would consider working with her rival Taylor Swift, if the ‘Bad Blood’ singer apologises. The two stars have been rumoured to be feuding for years, a drama that was brought up again in July by Swift’s ex Calvin Harris, when he went on a Twitter rant which included a reference to her trying to 'bury Katy’.

Katy PerryKaty Perry would collaborate with Taylor Swift but there’s one condition

On Saturday Perry decided to hold a fan Q&A session on Twitter while she waited for a delivery from the Cheesecake Factory. While most of the questions were pretty mundane, one fan got right in there and asked: ‘will you collab with Taylor Swift?’.

Continue reading: Katy Perry Says She'll Work With Taylor Swift IF She Apologises

Katy Perry Surprises Orlando Shooting Survivor On 'Ellen'


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The world is still reeling from the terrible tragedy that was the Orlando nightclub massacre, but it's heart-warming to know that there's still good in the world. One of the survivors of the shooting, Tony Marrero, has just had his life turned around by getting to meet his idol Katy Perry on 'Ellen'.

Katy PerryKaty Perry meets an Orlando survivor who credits his recovery with her music

Tony Marrero took to 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Thursday night (September 8th 2016) to talk about his experience on that fateful day in June at Pulse, and to talk about how Katy Perry's latest single 'Rise' helped him through his ordeal. But little did he know what surprise awaited him. 

Continue reading: Katy Perry Surprises Orlando Shooting Survivor On 'Ellen'

Miranda Kerr Asked Orlando Bloom "What Were You Thinking?!" After Nude Pictures


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Miranda Kerr has revealed how she reacted when ex husband Orlando Bloom told her that naked pictures of him were about to be splashed all over the internet. Bloom was photographed naked earlier this month while paddle boarding on vacation with new girlfriend Katy Perry and according to Kerr he texted her to let her know the pics were about to be leaked.

Miranda KerrMiranda Kerr has revealed her reaction to those Orlando Bloom pics

Appearing on ‘The Kyle and Jackie O’ radio show, Kerr said: "Oh my God, he text me and was like 'um, I'm really embarrassed, some photos are coming out, just thought I should let you know.' And I was like, hmmm... right, what were you thinking? Seriously, what were you thinking?!”

Continue reading: Miranda Kerr Asked Orlando Bloom "What Were You Thinking?!" After Nude Pictures

Katy Perry Expresses Her Sympathy For 'Catfish' Online Dating Victim


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Katy Perry has expressed her sympathy for the man who was recently revealed in an episode of ‘Catfish’ to have thought he was dating the pop star for the past six years, as the result of an online scam.

A recent episode of ‘Catfish: The TV Show’, which exposes the truths behind elaborate and dangerous online dating hoaxes, focussed on a man from Tennessee, named Spencer Morrill, who believed he had been going out with Perry since 2010, only to be told by the show’s hosts that it wasn’t true.

Katy PerryKaty Perry expressed her sympathy for the man who thought he was dating her for six years in an online dating scam

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A Man Was 'Catfished' Into Thinking He'd Been Dating Katy Perry For Six Years


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Pop star Katy Perry has had her fair share of high profile relationships, from her marriage to Russell Brand, to her recent romance with Orlando Bloom. But for six years Spencer Morrill believed he was Perry’s secret love after he became convinced he was exchanging emails and messages with the singer.

Katy PerryA man believed he was in an online relationship with Katy Perry for six years

Appearing on MTV’s ‘Catfish: The TV Show’, Morrill explained that he had an "instant connection" with the singer after messaging her online. However all was not as it seemed and the ‘Catfish’ team later revealed that Morrill had been messaging a British woman named Harriet who had been posing as the singer.

Continue reading: A Man Was 'Catfished' Into Thinking He'd Been Dating Katy Perry For Six Years

Orlando Bloom Considering Asking Katy Perry To Marry Him, According To Reports


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Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry have been an item and going steady for almost a year, but sources now claim that the actor is considering proposing to Katy, and wants to have children with her.

Both Katy, 31, and Orlando, 39, have been married before – she to comedian and actor Russell Brand, which fell apart in 2011, and Orlando to Australian model Miranda Kerr, with whom he shares five year old son Flynn and whom he divorced nearly three years ago.

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom has been dating Katy Perry for almost a year

Continue reading: Orlando Bloom Considering Asking Katy Perry To Marry Him, According To Reports

Nude Pics Of Orlando Bloom In The Sea Threaten To Break The Internet


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Orlando Bloom is the latest victim of an online leak of nude photographs, with images of him on the beach while on holiday in Italy this week with his new girlfriend Katy Perry launched into the public domain yesterday.

The Daily Star and New York Daily News both carried images splashed across their front pages of the 39 year old English actor with strategic modesty black boxes as he attempted body-boarding in the sea at an Italian beach.

It caused a deluge of people to hit the search engines on Thursday morning (August 4th) in search of uncensored images – you can be sure that, fairly soon, you won’t be able to avoid the unedited ones.

Continue reading: Nude Pics Of Orlando Bloom In The Sea Threaten To Break The Internet

Britney Spears Forgets That She's Met Taylor Swift Twice


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Taylor Swift must not have made much of an impression on Britney Spears on the two documented occasions that the pop stars met. Appearing on Australian radio show Kyle and Jackie O recently, Spears said she’d never met the ‘Blank Space’ singer, as fans rushed to find evidence to the contrary.

Britney SpearsBritney Spears can’t remember meeting Taylor Swift

During the interview Spears and the hosts played a simple game of “Who Would You Rather?” The singer was asked who she’d rather sit next to on a long -haul flight to Australia, Taylor Swift or her rumoured rival Katy Perry.

Continue reading: Britney Spears Forgets That She's Met Taylor Swift Twice

Katy Perry Performs 'Rise' And 'Roar' In Support Of Hillary Clinton At DNC


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As she formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton received support from the pop music world in the form of Katy Perry, who performed her hits ‘Rise’ and ‘Roar’.

As Clinton made history on Thursday night (July 28th) by becoming the first ever female candidate to run for the White House, 31 year pop star Perry – a staunch supporter of Clinton since her campaign began over a year ago in Iowa – performed a brace of hits from her catalogue in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention. Furthermore, her hit ‘Firework’ soundtracked the moment Clinton officially accepted the nomination a little over two hours after she performed.

Katy PerryKaty Perry performed at the Democratic National Convention in support of Hillary Clinton

Continue reading: Katy Perry Performs 'Rise' And 'Roar' In Support Of Hillary Clinton At DNC

Katy Perry Returns With Olympic Anthem 'Rise'


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Katy Perry has taken fans by surprise by dropping brand new single ‘Rise’, her first new music in nearly three years. The track is the anthem for NBC's coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics which begin in Rio de Janeiro next month.

Continue reading: Katy Perry Returns With Olympic Anthem 'Rise'

Katy Perry , Derek Blasberg - Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala - After Party - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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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

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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

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Katy Perry - 51st ACM Awards 2016 held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 3rd April 2016

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Katy Perry - The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards Red Carpet Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 3rd April 2016

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Katy Perry

Date of birth

25th October, 1984

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.73




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Katy Perry Movies

Zoolander 2 - Relax Trailer

Zoolander 2 - Relax Trailer

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Smurfs 2 - I'm Too Smurfy Trailer

Smurfs 2 - I'm Too Smurfy Trailer

The Smurfs are back in a brilliant movie sequel that sees them take on evil...

The Smurfs 2 Trailer

The Smurfs 2 Trailer

The Smurfs return following a harrowing experience lost in New York while being pursued by...

Katy Perry: Part Of Me Trailer

Katy Perry: Part Of Me Trailer

Brit award-winning popstar Katy Perry discusses her Christian upbringing and how songwriting has become, in...

The Smurfs Movie Review

The Smurfs Movie Review

A simplistic approach means that this charming adventure-comedy will only appeal to very young children....

The Smurfs Trailer

The Smurfs Trailer

Standing three apples high, the tiny Smurfs live happily and peacefully in their medieval Smurfs...

Get Him To The Greek Trailer

Get Him To The Greek Trailer

Watch the trailer for Get Him To The Greek When Aaron Green lands a job...

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