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 Makes It Instagram Official With Orlando Bloom


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The Firework singer has been spotted enjoying the sun with her British beau while in France for the Cannes Film Festival in recent days, but they have so far avoided posing together for the cameras at red carpet events like the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala, which they both attended on Thursday night (19May16).

However, Katy and Orlando have since made their official photo debut in a funny snap the pop star posted to her Instagram.com page on Friday (20May16).

In the image, they wear matching white hotel bathrobes over their swimwear, as they lay sprawled out on the steps of the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, where Katy had performed during the charity gala the night before.

Continue reading: Katy Perry Makes It Instagram Official With Orlando Bloom

Britney Spears Beats Taylor Swift To Launch New App


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The singer, who is currently wowing audiences with her Las Vegas residency, has joined the world of celebrity mobile video games with app Britney Spears: American Dream.

While she's not the first star to embrace mobile technology, following in the footsteps of other celebrity games such as Katy Perry Pop, Kendall & Kylie, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Britney has beaten superstar Taylor Swift in the app wars as the Shake It Off star's game is still currently in development - somewhat awkwardly with Glu Mobile, the same company responsible for Britney's app.

In the Toxic singer's new game, which she released on Wednesday (18May16), players can customise pop stars-in-the-making, grooming them for success. Users record hit singles, design their own single cover art, dine at Hollywood restaurants, battle rival singers and perform at a range of venues from the local coffee shop all the way up to a residency in Las Vegas like the 34-year-old singer.

Continue reading: Britney Spears Beats Taylor Swift To Launch New App

Ricky Martin And Penelope Cruz Among Eva Longoria's Wedding Guests


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The former Desperate Housewives star, 41, is expected to tie the knot with her fiance, Jose 'Pepe' Baston, in the coastal resort city of Acapulco this weekend (21-22May16) and the wedding party will be full of famous faces, according to People.com.

A source claims actor-turned-TV host Mario Lopez, actors Amaury Nolasco and Jaime Camil, and Victoria's husband David will also be present for the nuptials.

Victoria is said to have designed her best pal Eva's wedding dress, four months after the actress insisted the former Spice Girls singer was only sharing her fashion advice.

Continue reading: Ricky Martin And Penelope Cruz Among Eva Longoria's Wedding Guests

Katy Perry 'Left Embarrassed By Orlando Snaps'


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The Roar singer, 31, has been dating British actor Orlando since February (16), and things have moved quickly for the pair. As well as vacationing together and piling on numerous public displays of affection, it’s been rumoured they’ve even swapped house keys.

However a spanner was thrown into the works when 39-year-old Orlando was recently spotted looking cosy with Selena, 23, during a trip to a Las Vegas night club.

“They left separately, but there is definitely a flirtation there,” a source divulged to Britain’s Grazia magazine. “Despite vehement denials, it’s widely believed that they’ve hooked up in the past. Katy believes that Orlando didn’t cheat, but found it humiliating that everyone has seen her boyfriend in such a compromising position.”

Continue reading: Katy Perry 'Left Embarrassed By Orlando Snaps'

Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Make The Perfect Cannes Couple After Cheating Drama


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The Teenage Dream singer, who has been dating the 39-year-old Lord of the Rings star for several months, found herself in the middle of a make-believe love triangle earlier this month (May16) after photos surfaced of the actor and Selena huddled next to each other at a club.

Katy, 31, brushed off the drama on Twitter on Thursday (12May16) by posting a link to an article Orlando had written for Time magazine about his work as a United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) ambassador. With the link, she warned her fans against paying attention to the "dumb conspiracy" adding the hashtag, "#dontfeedthebeast".

The Come & Get It star, who has been friends with Orlando for years, echoed Katy's sentiments and showed solidarity by retweeting Katy's message and adding a raised hands emoji. In a separate tweet, she referenced her song Kill Em With Kindness and wrote, "one day they'll get it lol (laugh out loud)."

Continue reading: Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Make The Perfect Cannes Couple After Cheating Drama

Selena Gomez Backs Up Katy Perry's Dismissal Of Orlando Bloom Cheating Rumours


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Katy Perry has laughed off rumours that her new boyfriend Orlando Bloom has cheated on her with Selena Gomez by calling the reports a “dumb conspiracy”.

Suggestions had started late last week that 39 year old Bloom and 23 year old Gomez had something going on between them after they were photographed getting slightly cuddly in each other’s company at an aftershow after her gig in Las Vegas, which was the opening night of her Revival tour.

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Continue reading: Selena Gomez Backs Up Katy Perry's Dismissal Of Orlando Bloom Cheating Rumours

Selena Gomez Praises Katy Perry For Dismissing Orlando Bloom Drama


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The Come & Get It singer was pictured getting cosy with The Lord of the Rings actor at a Las Vegas club at the weekend (07-08May16), and while they had previously denied a romance, their behaviour sparked speculation the actor was cheating on Katy, who has been dating since January, according to reports.

Katy, 31, brushed off the drama on Twitter on Thursday (12May16) by posting a link to an article 39-year-old Orlando had written for Time magazine about his work as a United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) ambassador. With the link, she warned her fans against paying attention to the rumoured love triangle, by writing, "Instead of giving energy & eyeballs to dumb conspiracy (trash emoji) check out how COOL this is... #dontfeedthebeast."

In an act of solidarity, 23-year-old Selena retweeted Katy's message and added the raised hands emoji, which can mean praise, preach or celebrate. In a separate tweet, she referenced her song Kill Em With Kindness and wrote, "one day they'll get it lol (laugh out loud)."

Continue reading: Selena Gomez Praises Katy Perry For Dismissing Orlando Bloom Drama

Katy Perry Calls Out 'Dumb Conspiracy Trash' Amid Alleged Relationship Drama


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The Teenage Dream singer, who has been dating the 39-year-old Lord of the Rings star for several months, found herself in the middle of a make-believe love triangle at the weekend (08May16) after photos surfaced of the actor and Selena getting cosy at a club.

For days, gossips have suggested Orlando was cheating on Katy with Justin Bieber's ex, while sources insisted the Come & Get It singer and the movie hunk are just friends. And Perry added fuel to the fire on Wednesday night (11May16) when she sharing a link to Peggy Lee's version of Is That All There Is?, suggesting the song was symbolic of a possible heartbreak.

The song's lyrics include the lines: "And then I fell in love with the most wonderful boy in the world/We would take long walks by the river/Or just sit for hours gazing into each other's eyes/We were so very much in love... Then one day, he went away and I thought I'd die/But I didn't."

Continue reading: Katy Perry Calls Out 'Dumb Conspiracy Trash' Amid Alleged Relationship Drama

Katy Perry's Cryptic Musical Tweet After Orlando And Selena Pictures


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The songstress, who's been happily dating the 39-year-old Lord of the Rings star for several months, stayed silent after photos surfaced of the actor and singer in Las Vegas at the weekend (ends08May16).

The Fireworks singer has broken her silence with a message to her 88.4 million followers on Twitter with a link to Peggy Lee's version of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller song Is That All There Is?

Katy's post was simply captioned with the song title and a link to the video on YouTube.

Continue reading: Katy Perry's Cryptic Musical Tweet After Orlando And Selena Pictures

Orlando Bloom Gets Cosy With Selena Gomez


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Days after stepping out at the Met Gala with girlfriend Katy Perry in New York City, the British actor, 39, was caught on camera appearing to get intimate with Selena in the VIP area of the Light club at Sin City's Mandalay Bay resort.

Justin Bieber's ex, 23, went braless in a slinky silver gown as she attended her afterparty at the hotspot on Friday night (06May16) after kicking off her Revival Tour at the casino venue, where Orlando joined her in the early hours of Saturday (07May16).

The pair has previously denied claims of a secret romance, but new photos obtained by editors at TMZ.com suggest the stars are completely at ease with one another, with Selena appearing to nuzzle Orlando's neck in one picture, and laying back into his arms in another shot as they relaxed in a VIP booth. They were also spotted giving one another a tight hug in a third snap.

Continue reading: Orlando Bloom Gets Cosy With Selena Gomez

Met Gala 2016 - 'Manus X Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' - After Party

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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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute Gala - Manus X Machina: Fashion In The Age Of Technology

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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Parker Institute Launch

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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51st ACM Awards 2016 - Red Carpet Arrivals

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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51st ACM Awards Red Carpet Arrivals

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




Instagram

we cannes't
again, no.
Day 1. Coachella. Coral Cat. @cleowade @covergirl #katykatmatte 💄
#cannesfilmfestival
When five planets are in retrograde sometimes you must @postmates the tools you need to get through it. 🙏🏼💫
lil bit country, lil bit pop! 
#outdreamingmydreamsonebyone #ILYSMDolly
No, you're high.
Day✌🏼️coachella I'm wearing Pink Paws @cleowade wearing Catoure & @sarahhudsonxx wearing Cosmo Kitty. 💄 #katykatmatte (lol that just went through)
💎GITTIN MY BOOTS BLANGED TO SANG WITH DOLLY TAHMORROW ON THE TEEVEE💎


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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