Katy Perry

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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 29)
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Genres Pop, rock, dance, electronic
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, Voice actress
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts The Matrix

Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25, 1984) is an American dance-pop singer. She has released four 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.[1] 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. Perry became the celebrity with the most followers on Twitter in November 2013.[2]

Career[change | edit source]

2012[change | edit source]

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.[3] 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.[4]

2013[change | edit source]

In August 2013 Killer Queen, Perry's third fragrance, was released.[5] Perry's fourth album Prism was released on October 18, 2013. It reached number one in 83 countries.[6] The first single from the album, "Roar", was number one in Australia[7], Austria[8], Bulgaria, Canada[9], Croatia, Ireland[10], Israel[11], Lebanon[12], New Zealand[13], Scotland[14], South Korea, the United Kingdom[15], and the United States[16]. 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![17]

On May 7, 2014 Perry will start the Prismatic World Tour.[18]

Personal life[change | edit source]

Perry was divorced by her husband, comedian-actor Russell Brand;[19] she previously dated Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travie McCoy.

Discography[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Clout, Laura (August 8, 2008). "Katy Perry's song about lesbian kiss sparks homophobia claims =". The Daily Telegraph (London: TMG). ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/2521251/Katy-Perrys-song-about-lesbian-kiss-sparks-homophobia-claims.html. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
  2. http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/04/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/katy-perry-justin-bieber-twitter
  3. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=katyperry.htm
  4. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/474944/katy-perry-is-billboards-woman-of-the-year
  5. http://style.mtv.com/2013/05/03/katy-perry-killer-queen-perfume/
  6. http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/12/03/prism-break-with-her-latest-album-katy-perry-is-taking-on-a-new-sound-and-doing-some-soul-searching-while-staying-at-the-top-of-the-charts/
  7. http://www.australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Katy+Perry&titel=Roar&cat=s
  8. http://www.austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Katy+Perry&titel=Roar&cat=s
  9. http://www.billboard.com/artist/305595/Katy+Perry/chart?f=793
  10. http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p%2Fmusicvideo%2Fmusic%2Farchive%2Findex_test.jsp&ct=240001&arch=t&lyr=2013&year=2013&week=34
  11. http://www.mediaforest.biz/WeeklyCharts/HistoryWeeklyCharts.aspx?year=2013&week=35e
  12. http://www.olt20.com/Katy-Perry#fragment-2
  13. http://www.charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Katy+Perry&titel=Roar&cat=s
  14. http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/22/2013-09-14/
  15. http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2013-09-14/
  16. http://www.billboard.com/artist/305595/Katy+Perry/chart?f=379
  17. http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/2014-grammy-noms-miley-cyrus-snubbed-katy-perry-and-sara-bareilles-face-off.html
  18. http://www.reveal.co.uk/showbiz-celeb-gossip/news/a531850/katy-perry-announces-uk-dates-for-prismatic-world-tour-2014.html
  19. "Russell Brand Talks Doing Drugs, Katy Perry Marriage In Details Magazine". huffingtonpost.com. March 23, 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/23/russell-brand-talks-drug-addiction-katy-perry_n_839388.html. Retrieved April 14, 2011.

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