Katy Perry – Biography, Songs, Career, Net Worth, and More

Katy Perry, born on October 25, 1984, is an American pop singer, songwriter, and television judge. Katy Perry rose to fame in 2008 with her second album “One of the Boys”.

Katy Perry

She is among the highest-paid entertainers in the world. Every year between 2009 and 2014, she earned between $30 and $50 million from merchandise, endorsements, album sales, touring.

Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Other names: Katy Hudson, Katheryn Perry, or Katy Perry
Date f Birth: October 25, 1984
Age: 35years
Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Gender: Female
Height: 5ft 6 in (1.7)
Nationality: United States of America
Occupation: Pop singer, songwriter, television judge, actress, and businesswoman
Years active: 2001–present
Spouse: Russell Brand (m. 2010; div. 2012)
Partner: Orlando Bloom (2016–present; engaged)
Children: 1
Relatives: Frank Perry (uncle)
Genres: Pop, Christian rock, rock, and disco
Instruments: Vocals, guitar
Labels: Java, Columbia, Red Hill, and Capitol
Associated acts: The Matrix

Early Life of Katy Perry

Katheryn Hudson was born in Santa Barbara, California, on October 25, 1984, to Pentecostal pastors Mary Christine and Maurice Keith Hudson. She has two siblings (a brother named David and an older sister, Angela) and is a niece to Frank Perry, a film director.

Katy Perry has English, German, Irish, and Portuguese ancestry. She attended religious schools and camps, including Santa Barbara Christain School in California. She attended Paradise Valley Christain School in Arizona during her elementary years.

Katy was only allowed to listen to gospel music, but she discovered pop music by sneaking CDs from her friends. At 9 years, she started vocal training because her sister was taking vocal lessons, she wanted to be like her.

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Katy Perry Songs and Album

  • One of the Boys · 2008
    I Kissed a Girl
    Hot N Cold
    Thinking of You
    Ur So Gay
  • Teenage Dream · 2010
    Teenage Dream
    Last Friday Night
    California Gurls
  • Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection · 2012
    Part of Me
    Wide Awake
  • Rise Remixes · 2016
  • Gzone Rainbow Anthems · 2016
  • Witness · 2017
    Hey Hey Hey
    Chained to the Rhythm
    Bon appétit
    Swish Swish
  • Prism · 2013
    Dark Horse
    This Is How We Do
  • Small Talk · 2019
    Small Talk
  • 365 · 2019
  • Smile · 2020
    Harleys In Hawaii
    Never Really Over
    Only Love
  • Smile (Giorgio Moroder Remix) · 2020
  • Con Calma · 2020
    Con Calma
  • Never Worn White · 2020
    Never Worn White



  • Hello Katy Tour (2009)
  • California Dreams Tour (2011–2012)
  • Prismatic World Tour (2014–2015)
  • Witness: The Tour (2017–2018)


  • Strangely Normal Tour (with Phil Joel) (2001)

Movies and TV Shows

  • Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
  • American Idol (2002)
  • The Smurfs (2011)
  • The Smurfs 2 (2013)
  • Raising Hope (2010 – 2014)
  • Saturday Night Live (since 1975)
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show (since 2003)
  • Entertainment Tonight (1981 – 2020)
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992 – 2014)
  • The 61st Annual Grammy Awards (since 2019)
  • Kathy Beth Terry is Beautiful (2011)
  • Kathy Beth Terry Talks 6th Grade (2011)
  • V Fest 2009
  • Zoolander: Super Model (2016)
  • Get Off Me (2011)
  • The X Factor (2011 – 2013)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009 – 2014)
  • Last Friday Night (2011)

Katy Perry’s Career

After completing her GED (General Educational Development) requirements at the age of 15, she left school to pursue a career in music.

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Katy moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with “Steven Thomas” and “Jennifer Knapp”. After signing with Red Hill Records, her debut album, “Katy Hudson”, was released n 2001.

Although she had positive reviews from critics, the album was commercially unsuccessful, only selling an estimated 200 copies.

At the age of 17, Katy moved to Los Angeles, where she moved from gospel music to secular pop. In 2004, she signed to the label Java, which was then affiliated with “The Island Def Jam Music Group”.

After Java was dropped, Katy signed with Columbia Records and was dropped in 2006. Katy Perry signed to Capitol Records, where she worked with Dr. Luke on material for her second album “One of the Boys”, In April 2007.

However. in order to promote the album, her song “Ur So Gay” was released a digital EP in November 2007. She rose to success when she released her single “I Kissed a Girl” in April 2008.

Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $330 million and earns a salary of $25 million.

She is one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world and has been included in the annual Forbes lists of highest-earning women in music from 2011-2019.

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