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 On Her Ultra-Religious Upbringing And 'I Kissed A Girl'


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Katy Perry has discussed her strictly religious upbringing during a speech she delivered for LGBTQ equality at the weekend, and how that conflicted with how she explored her sexuality as she grew up.

The 32 year old is one of the biggest pop stars in the world, regularly using her status and platform to campaign on political issues from a liberal standpoint, but she grew up in a devoutly evangelical household as the daughter of Pentecostal pastors.

She offered an insight into what it was like growing up in such an environment as she collected the National Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign Gala, an event she attended with fellow celebrities Lena Dunham and America Ferrera.

Continue reading: Katy Perry On Her Ultra-Religious Upbringing And 'I Kissed A Girl'

Katy Perry Is 'very Attracted' To The British Accent


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Katy Perry is ''very attracted'' to the British accent.

The 32-year-old singer has recently broken up with boyfriend Orlando Bloom and was engaged to Russell Brand previously, and the star has revealed she easily falls for English men because she likes the sound of their ''posh'' voices.

Speaking to Nick Grimshaw on his BBC Radio One Breakfast Show, the blonde beauty said: ''Many of my English boyfriends that I've had along the way (have made them).

Continue reading: Katy Perry Is 'very Attracted' To The British Accent

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 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 - Sunday 5th March 2017

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Katy Perry Teases She Is Working On New Music On Social Media


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Katy Perry has teased she is working on new music on social media.

The 32- year-old singer has recently released her latest single 'Chained To The rhythm' and the blonde haired beauty has already hinted she is creating even more tacks.

This news comes after the 'Roar' hitmaker shared an audio of some vocals on her Instagram Story, which only lasts for 24 hours on the photo-sharing site.

Continue reading: Katy Perry Teases She Is Working On New Music On Social Media

Katy Perry Breaks Silence Over Orlando Bloom Split, Says There Are No "Villains" Or "Victims"


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Katy Perry has broken her silence on her recent split from ex-boyfriend Orlando Bloom, taking to social media to insist that there are no “villains” or “victims” in the break-up – and also to debut a new post-split haircut.

The 32 year old pop superstar announced earlier this week that she had broken up with English actor Bloom, 40, saying that the parting of ways had been amicable and that they had determined to remain friends.

“HOW BOUT A NEW WAY OF THINKING FOR 2017 U can still b friends & love ur former partners! No one's a victim or a villain, get a life y'all!” she wrote the following day (March 2nd) via her Twitter account.

Continue reading: Katy Perry Breaks Silence Over Orlando Bloom Split, Says There Are No "Villains" Or "Victims"

Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Giving Each Other Some "Loving Space"


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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have announced the end of their relationship, after just over a year of dating.

In a statement, the couple announced they were giving each other some “respectful, loving space”, despite being photographed inside Vanity Fair’s post-Oscar party together just days ago.

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Katy Perry at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

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New Left Shark? Katy Perry's Backing Dancer Plunges Off The Stage At The Brit Awards


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Katy Perry doesn't have much luck with her backing dancers. Two years after the famous 'left shark' incident, another of her escort has faced trouble while trying to move in a restrictive costume. At last night's Brit Awards, one of them promptly tripped and fell off the stage.

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The singer is obviously well known for her eccentric stage set-ups, and that often includes a lot of crazy costumes - some of which can be quite difficult to work with. Wednesday night's (February 22nd 2017) Brit Awards was no different; as well as two people wearing stilts and outsize, suited up skeleton costumes representing Theresa May and Donald Trump, a mass of dancers also moved with outfits in the shape of small houses. 

Continue reading: New Left Shark? Katy Perry's Backing Dancer Plunges Off The Stage At The Brit Awards

Who Is Skip Marley? Everything You Need To Know About This Rising Reggae Star


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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.

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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.

Continue reading: Who Is Skip Marley? Everything You Need To Know About This Rising Reggae Star

Did Britney Spears Respond To Katy Perry's Grammy Jibes With A Bible Quote?


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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.

Britney Spears Fans Want Katy Perry To Apologise For Head Shaving Jokes At Grammys


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Katy Perry is in hot water with fans of Britney Spears and they're demanding an apology.

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.

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Continue reading: Britney Spears Fans Want Katy Perry To Apologise For Head Shaving Jokes At Grammys

Katy Perry Unveils 'Chained To The Rhythm' With Adorable Hamster Video


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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.

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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

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Katy Perry

Date of birth

25th October, 1984

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.73




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