|Birth name||Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson|
|Also known as||Katy Hudson|
|Born||October 25, 1984
Santa Barbara, California, United States
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, actress|
|Years active||2001 - present|
|Associated acts||The Matrix|
Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25, 1984) is an American dance-pop singer. Perry is of Portuguese, German, English and Irish ancestry. She has released three studio albums and an EP. 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 on one album, the songs are: California Gurls featuring Snoop Dogg, Teenage Dream, Firework, E.T. featuring Kanye West and Last Friday Night. The only other artist to get 5 number ones on one album is Michael Jackson.
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