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

Troye Sivan Urges Gay People Not To 'Get Complacent'


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His comments come in the wake of the mass shooting by Omar Mateen, when 49 people were killed and injured 53 after he opened fire at the Pulse nightclub in the city earlier this month (Jun16).

The Youth singer, 21, who came out as gay in 2013, believes the killings at Pulse should act as a wake up call to members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) community that hatred is still directed towards them and that they should speak up about their sexuality to encourage tolerance.

"It shows how far we have to go still and reminds the LGBTQ community to not become complacent," he tells U.S. magazine. "Use this as a wake-up call to keep going and to keep being loud and proud and to keep trying to encourage tolerance, and love and acceptance in the world."

Continue reading: Troye Sivan Urges Gay People Not To 'Get Complacent'

Katy Perry Signs Anti-gun Violence Petition


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Billboard magazine organised the petition following the rejection of four new gun control proposals by the U.S. Senate on Monday (20Jun16).

The appeal letter features on the cover of the latest issue of the magazine, released on Wednesday (22Jun16), alongside the words: "As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change."

The names of all 133 actors and music stars, and 57 executives, that are backing the campaign also feature on the front and back of the publication.

Continue reading: Katy Perry Signs Anti-gun Violence Petition

Perrie Edwards: 'Katy Perry Has An Amazing Body!'


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The Little Mix singer is famous for her lithe figure, and frequently flaunts her physique in skimpy ensembles on her social media accounts. But when it comes to people she is inspired by, the 22-year-old cites Roar singer Katy as the very top of her list.

"Katy Perry is my ultimate fitness inspiration!" Perrie told sports clothing company USA Pro, for whom the group are brand ambassadors, in a blog. "She’s just so sassy I love her and she’s got an amazing body."

Perrie and her bandmates Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall are arguably the most famous girl group in the world right now. They are currently on the road with their Get Weird tour and Leigh-Anne is motivating herself to keep in shape by looking at social media sites.

Continue reading: Perrie Edwards: 'Katy Perry Has An Amazing Body!'

Orlando Bloom's Ex Hangs Out With Girlfriend Katy Perry


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The Australian model separated from Bloom in 2013, after three years of marriage, but the former couple has remained friendly for the sake of their son, five-year-old Flynn.

Orlando has since struck up a relationship with Katy and on Friday (10Jun16), Miranda showed she approves of the pop star dating her ex by posing for a picture with the singer as they both attended the Moschino Spring/Summer 17 runway show in Los Angeles. The photo evidence was posted on Instagram.com by film producer Aleen Keshisihan.

The British actor wasn't the only man bringing the two women together - they were both at the event to support mutual pal, Jeremy Scott, creative director of Moschino. Miranda opened the show, while Perry was a guest in the audience at the MADE LA bash, which was held at L.A. Live.

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Katy Perry And Christina Aguilera Celebrate Hillary Clinton's Victory


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The Roar singer was just one of the famous faces who took to the Internet to share her congratulations after Hillary made history by becoming the first woman to land a major political party's nomination in the 240-year history of the United States.

Taking to the stage to thank her supporters after beating Bernie Sanders to become the nominee, Hillary said: "Tonight caps an amazing journey – a long, long journey.

"It may be hard to see tonight but we are all standing under a glass ceiling right now. But don’t worry. We’re not smashing this one. Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone. The first time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party’s nominee."

Continue reading: Katy Perry And Christina Aguilera Celebrate Hillary Clinton's Victory

Lana Del Rey's Twitter Page Hacked


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The cyber criminal accessed the Summertime Sadness singer's social media page on Tuesday (07Jun16) and began sending out multiple disparaging tweets about Muslims while referencing the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S.

"bush did 911," one message read, referencing then-U.S. president George W. Bush, while another communicated, "all muslims are terrorists".

There were also sexually explicit messages posted.

Continue reading: Lana Del Rey's Twitter Page Hacked

Kylie Jenner Becomes Latest Victim Of Twitter Hacker


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Kylie Jenner has become the latest celebrity to have her Twitter account hacked, by the same person who targeted Katy Perry last week. The hacker posted series of bizarre and explicit messages on Kylie’s Twitter, which were later deleted when the 18-year-old regained control of her account.

Kylie JennerKylie Jenner’s twitter was hacked early on Monday morning (June 6).

The hacker first tweeted: "alex is a stupid N****”, then ”everybody type in the chat alex is a stupid n****”. They also took aim at friend Justin Bieber, writing, “I want your c*** @JustinBieber”. The hacker then mocked Kylie herself tweeting, "I love being so famous with no talent”.

Continue reading: Kylie Jenner Becomes Latest Victim Of Twitter Hacker

Kylie Jenner: 'I Don't Care About Twitter Hack!'


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The 18-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star used her Snapchat account to comment after her Twitter was hacked on Sunday (05Jun16).

Among the tweets posted were "I love being famous with no talent" and "well my sex tape with Tyga was trash" as well as some lewd and racist tweets.

However, Kylie isn't worried about the breach, insisting she "doesn't care" at all.

Continue reading: Kylie Jenner: 'I Don't Care About Twitter Hack!'

Ricky Martin Campaigning For Young Refugees To Be Given An Education


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The pop star travelled to Lebanon earlier this week (begs30Jun16) as part of his role as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF (United Nations Children's Emergency Fund), and during his visit, he met with Syrian kids in Zahleh in the Bekaa Valley, and in the informal Minnieh settlement, near Tripoli.

The 44-year-old father-of-two was moved by the young refugees' plight and he has urged government officials worldwide to step up their efforts to provide basic necessities for displaced persons in the Middle East, where UNICEF bosses estimate 2.8 million children are not receiving an education.

"At this point what we want is to make sure children get their rights," he told The Associated Press while in Minnieh on Thursday (02Jun16). "Some children unfortunately are not going to school."

Continue reading: Ricky Martin Campaigning For Young Refugees To Be Given An Education

Ed Sheeran Tops Chart Of Most Played U.k. Artists In 2015


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The 25-year-old singer has enjoyed huge success with hits such as Thinking Out Loud, Photograph and Bloodstream, his collaboration with Rudimental.

And in the annual list from the PPL People’s Charts, who measure airplay across radio, television and public performance, Sheeran found himself in the number one position - up from number three in 2014.

His close friend Taylor Swift was close behind in the 2015 list, while British talent show favourite Olly Murs came in third. Newly three piece band Take That found themselves at number four, while Ellie Goulding rounded out the top five.

Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Tops Chart Of Most Played U.k. Artists In 2015

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




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Katy Perry Movies

Zoolander 2 - Relax Trailer

Zoolander 2 - Relax Trailer

Though Derek and Hansel have left the world of fashion modelling behind them, a part...

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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