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Katy Perry
Background information
Birth name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Also known as Katy Hudson
Born October 25, 1984 (1984-10-25) (age 34)
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts
  • The Matrix
  • Kanye West
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Juicy J

Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25, 1984) is an American dance-pop singer-songwriter. She has released four studio albums and an EP. In 2001, she released a Christian album named after herself, Katy Hudson. In November 2007, Perry released an EP album called Ur So Gay. This song has been criticized and labelled homophobic. On June 17, 2008, Perry released her first pop album called One of the Boys with singles including "I Kissed a Girl", "Hot N Cold", and "One of the Boys". She has a contralto vocal range. Her third album titled Teenage Dream was released in August 2010 and included the singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", and "Firework". She is the only female artist to get 5 number-one singles from one album on the US Billboard Hot 100. The songs are "California Gurls" featuring Snoop Dogg, "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T." featuring Kanye West, and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)". The only other artist to get 5 number ones on one album is Michael Jackson. Perry became the person with the most followers on Twitter in November 2013.


Katy Perry–Zenith Paris
Perry performing


On February 12, 2012, Perry performed "Part of Me" at the Grammy Awards. On February 13, 2012 "Part of Me" was released as the sixth single from Teenage Dream. It went straight to number one in the Billboard Hot 100. Katy Perry: Part of Me started showing at movie theatres in the United States on July 5, 2012. It made $32,439,363. It won Choice Summer Movie: Comedy/Music at the Teen Choice Awards.

On November 30, 2012 Perry went to the 2012 Billboard Women in Music Event. She was given the Woman of the Year Award there.


In August 2013 Killer Queen, Perry's third fragrance, was released. Perry's fourth album Prism was released on October 18, 2013. It reached number one in 83 countries. The first single from the album, "Roar", was number one in Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, New Zealand, Scotland, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Perry performed the song at the 2013 American Music Awards.

On November 10, 2013, she performed "Unconditionally" at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards.

On December 5, 2013 Perry's single "Roar" was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Award for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. She performed at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!


On May 7, 2014, Perry began the Prismatic World Tour in support of her fourth studio album, Prism.

Personal life

Perry was divorced by her husband, comedian-actor Russell Brand; she previously dated Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travie McCoy.


  • Katy Hudson (2001)
  • One of the Boys (2008)
  • MTV Unplugged (2009)
  • Teenage Dream (2010)
  • Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012)
  • Prism (2013)

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