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”.
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
Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
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)
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.
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
Last Friday Night
- Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection · 2012
Part of Me
- Rise Remixes · 2016
- Gzone Rainbow Anthems · 2016
- Witness · 2017
Hey Hey Hey
Chained to the Rhythm
- Prism · 2013
This Is How We Do
- Small Talk · 2019
- 365 · 2019
- Smile · 2020
Harleys In Hawaii
Never Really Over
- Smile (Giorgio Moroder Remix) · 2020
- Con Calma · 2020
- 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.
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.
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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