Katy Perry Early Life.
Katy Perry, American Singer, Songwriter, Television Judge known for hits like ‘I Kissed a Girl,’ ‘Teenage Dream,’ ‘Firework’ and ‘Dark Horse’, was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California. Perry started taking singing lessons around the age of 9 and learned to play guitar when she was 13. Around this time, she began rebelling against her strict upbringing by piercing her own nose. She soon became interested in pursuing a career in music. Fans might be surprised to learn that the singer who writes about sexual exploration in “I Kissed a Girl” grew up in a very conservative family. Both of her parents are pastors, and they refused to let her listen to any rock or popular music. “The only things I was allowed to listen to were the Sister Act 1 and 2 soundtracks,” Perry told Entertainment Weekly. She and her two siblings were also not permitted to watch such cable channels as MTV and VH1.
Katy Perry image totally changed by the time of her 2008 hit single “I Kissed a Girl,” from One of the Boys, and she went on to top the charts with the next albums Teenage Dream, Prism and Witness. Also, Katy Perry is known for her performance during the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, her marriage to comedian Russell Brand and her selection as a judge for American Idol.
Katy Perry Biography and Profile
Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys after signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010), which made her the only female artist (tied with Michael Jackson) to have five No. 1 singles from one album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (“California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night”). PRISM, her 2013 album, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide.
Katy Perry’s fourth studio album, WITNESS, debuted in June at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, and No. 1 on iTunes in 46 countries. It set the record for the biggest week for an album by a female artist in 2017. The certified Platinum lead single, “Chained To The Rhythm,” has over 1 billion streams worldwide, views on the accompanying video made her the most-viewed female artist on VEVO. Follow-up singles, “Bon Appetit” (whose music video was Katy’s fastest viewed music video of all time, with 14.2 million views in the first 24 hours) is certified Gold, and “Swish Swish” is now certified Platinum. Globally, it has achieved more than 2 billion cumulative streams and sold more than two million adjusted albums.
Current single “Never Really Over“ is certified GOLD, and was the biggest streaming launch of Katy’s musical career. “Small Talk” was released on August 9th.
In her 10 years with Capitol, she has racked up a cumulative 35 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 45 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks. With the singles “Roar,” “Firework,” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy became the first artist to earn three RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club. Katy’s 2015 Super Bowl performance is the highest-rated in the event’s history. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter, and the first to surpass 100 million followers. She was the first female artist to have four videos surpass a billion views each. Her videos for “Firework” and “Last Friday Night” have over one billion views, while “Roar” and “Dark Horse” have surpassed the two billion mark.
Aside from being one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Katy is an active advocate of many philanthropic causes. In 2013, Katy was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador as a result of her commitment to improving the lives of children worldwide. From traveling to Vietnam and Madagascar to highlight the needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable children, to recording PSAs about the importance of empowering girls and supporting adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, as well as raising awareness for UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts, Katy has used her powerful voice to advocate for children and support UNICEF’s mission to ensure every child’s right to health, education, equality, and protection. She was awarded with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in 2016.
Katy has also been a champion for LGBTQ+ equality. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Trevor Project’s Hero Award in 2012, the Human Rights Campaign’s National Equality Award in 2017, and amfAR’s Award of Courage in 2018. She has also performed at various events to raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS, including 2009’s Life Ball and 2016’s amfAR Cannes Gala.
Katy Perry Albums
- ONE OF THE BOYS – 04.10.2008
- TEENAGE DREAM – 11.09.2010
- PRISM – 02.11.2013
- WITNESS – 22.06.2017
Katy Perry Songs
- I KISSED A GIRL – 09.08.2008
- HOT N COLD – 04.10.2008
- THINKING OF YOU – 31.01.2009
- WAKING UP IN VEGAS – 16.05.2009
- STARSTRUKK – 26.12.2009
- IF WE EVER MEET AGAIN – 06.02.2010
- CALIFORNIA GURLS – 03.07.2010
- TEENAGE DREAM – 11.09.2010
- FIREWORK – 30.10.2010
- ET – 26.03.2011
- LAST FRIDAY NIGHT (T.G.I.F.) – 25.06.2011
- THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY – 29.10.2011
- PART OF ME – 31.03.2012
- WIDE AWAKE – 07.04.2012
- ROAR – 14.09.2013
- DARK HORSE – 28.09.2013
- UNCONDITIONALLY – 02.11.2013
- WALKING ON AIR – 02.11.2013
- BIRTHDAY – 10.05.2014
- THIS IS HOW WE DO – 23.08.2014
- RISE – 28.07.2016
- CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM – 23.02.2017
- BON APPETIT – 11.05.2017
- SWISH SWISH – 01.06.2017
- FEELS – 29.06.2017
- COZY LITTLE CHRISTMAS – 20.12.2018
- 365 – 28.02.2019
- CON CALMA – 02.05.2019
- NEVER REALLY OVER – 13.06.2019
- SMALL TALK – 22.08.2019
- HARLEYS IN HAWAII – 31.10.2019
- NEVER WORN WHITE – 19.03.2020
Katy Perry Quick Facts
In May 2017, Perry was announced as the first judge selected for the reboot of American Idol. She was later joined by country star Luke Bryan and R&B and pop singer Lionel Richie, with Ryan Seacrest also agreeing to return as host. Perry had previously served as a guest judge on Idol in 2009, temporarily replacing Paula Abdul. Since then, she had turned down offers to appear on other singing competition shows, like The X Factor.
The artist was the subject of the autobiographical documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012), which featured behind-the-scenes footage and clips of young Perry along with her dazzling concert performances. She also voiced the character of Smurfette for The Smurfs (2011) and The Smurfs 2 (2013) and made a cameo as herself in Zoolander 2 (2016).
In 2014, songwriters Marcus Gray, Emanuel Lambert and Chike Ojukwu filed a lawsuit alleging that Perry’s hit “Dark Horse” copied the trio’s Christian rap song “Joyful Noise,” released in 2009 under Gray’s stage name, Flame.
In July 2019, a federal jury in a Los Angeles ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, with Perry, her five credited co-writers and the four corporations that released and distributed “Dark Horse” all found liable for copyright infringement.
On February 1, 2015, Perry was the featured performer during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. Along with appearances by guest artists Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott, the show was remembered for the seeming mismatched choreography of two dancers in shark costumes while Perry belted out “Teenage Dream.” Overall, the performance drew a reported 118.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show to date.
Katy Perry Age
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born on 25 October 1984.
Katy Perry Husband
Katy Perry got engaged to Orlando Bloom on Valentine’s Day 2019. Katy and Orlando first started dating in early 2016, but split in February 2017. The couple reconciled in April 2018, and the Pirates of the Caribbean star popped the question in a romantic Valentine’s Day proposal the following year. Katy showed off her stunning ruby and diamond engagement ring to Instagram at the time, and wrote in the caption: ‘Full bloom’. Orlando revealed that he doesn’t want to get divorced a second time.
‘It’s important to me that we are aligned. I’ve been married and divorced and I don’t want to do it again. She’s remarkable and so I’m always impressed with that and I’m encouraged,’ Orlando said. ‘And we’re both fully aware of that.’
Katy Perry was reportedly ready to do it all again, with a 150-person ceremony in Japan to marry Orlando Bloom. According to People, the coronavirus has put that plan on hold. “Katy was actually really excited about walking down the aisle pregnant,” a source told People. “They were both so elated that all the wedding details were finally coming together, but they are hitting pause because of coronavirus.”
Katy was previously married to English comedian Russell Brand back in 2010, but split just a year later. She and Russell Brand were married in a massive ceremony near a tiger sanctuary in northern India—there were elephants and a Bollywood-themed rehearsal dinner, and elements of a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, though neither practice the religion.
Orlando wed Australian Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr in 2010, divorcing in 2013. They share nine-year-old son Flynn
Katy Perry has also been romantically linked to musicians John Mayer and Diplo.
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