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Katy Perry

Katy Perry


Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson

Birth Date :

October 25, 1984

Birth Place :

Santa Barbara, California, USA

Spouse :

Russell Brand (actor/comedian, 23-Oct-10 - 16-Jul-12)

Claim to fame :

Single "I Kissed a Girl" (2008)


Edgy and non-typically including herself in the good girl image, Katy Perry may be one great example of the future musician. Born on October 25, 1984 in a strict Christian family, Perry was later known for her song "Ur So Gay". Her parents are two devoted pastors who directed their daughter into singing in churches or local restaurants. Perry said that her mother used to ban her from listening to what they call "secular music." Thus, young Perry was apt in gospel music until one day during a slumber party she heard the voice of Freddie Mercury.

Inspired by the Queen frontman's style of singing, she was metaphorically 'opened' to another possible side of music, although it was not until much later that this side of her would come out as her main music style. At the age of 15 she moved from birth town Santa Barbara, Calif. to Nashville to work closely with songwriters. Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp of Red Hill Records signed her to the label to release her debut album which was self-titled while she used her name Katy Hudson. The album that contained Christian songs was released in 2001.

Latest News

Katy Perry Helps Fund TLC's Album With $5,000 Donation

January 22, 2015 08:31:59 GMT

has shown her support to 's plan to make their new album independently without financial support from any label. The "Dark Horse" songstress has donated $5,000 a Kickstarter campaign launched by the group on Monday, January 19.

Katy Perry Covers ESPN Magazine, Talks Nerves for Super Bowl Gig

January 21, 2015 07:37:50 GMT

As she gears up for her headlining performance at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, graces the cover of ESPN Magazine's music edition. Wearing a beige-black-and-white crop top paired with a matching skirt, the singer is featured on the front page with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.

Katy Perry Didn't Pay for Super Bowl Performance, Says She's Perfect for the Gig

January 15, 2015 08:29:00 GMT

Last year before was officially announced as the headliner for the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, news broke saying the NFL wanted acts in contention to pay for the coveted gig. The idea prompted criticism from many people including the singer herself. "I'm not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl," she said at that time.

Lenny Kravitz to Join Katy Perry for 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Performance

January 11, 2015 16:32:38 GMT

is set to collaborate with during the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX on February 1. In an interview with NBC's Willie Geist during the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots football game, she hinted Kravitz would be one of her guests at the halftime show.

Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Lena Dunham and More Stars React to Ferguson Decision

November 25, 2014 06:06:48 GMT

Some celebrities took to Twitter on Monday night, November 24 to speak out about Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot a black teenager named Michael Brown to death back in August. , and were among those who weighed in on the decision.

Official: Katy Perry Will Headline Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

November 24, 2014 04:48:59 GMT

It's official; is booked to perform at next year's Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL announced the news at halftime of the Cowboys-Giants game on Sunday, November 23, following months of speculation about who will headline the prestigious event.

Katy Perry Says Paparazzo Following Her Has 'Tiny Penis'

November 24, 2014 03:28:37 GMT

is still angry at some paparazzi who followed her every move in Australia. The "Roar" hitmaker, who is currently on "Prismatic" tour Down Under, slammed Aussie media in a Twitter post on Friday, November 21, saying their paparazzi had "no respect, no integrity, no character. NO HUMANITY." Back then, Perry was furious after the paparazzi refused to leave her alone at the beach after she requested repeatedly.

American Music Awards 2014: Katy Perry Is Favorite Female, 5SOS Is New Artist of the Year

November 24, 2014 03:19:18 GMT

More winners at the 2014 American Music Awards, which is underway at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, have been unveiled. Following performances from and , and her new husband hit the stage to present with Favorite Album in Pop/Rock for the boys' third chart-topping LP "".

Katy Perry Furious at Australian Paparazzi for 'Peverted and Disgusting Behavior'

November 22, 2014 05:05:14 GMT

vented her anger on Twitter after some Aussie paparazzi ignored her plea to give her some space when she was walking down the beach. On Friday, November 21, the "This Is How We Do" singer explained the incident in a post.

Katy Perry Opens Up About Having Suicidal Thoughts

November 11, 2014 04:51:59 GMT

opened up about the depths of her depression following her split from in an interview with Australia's "The Project" airing on Monday, November 10. "It was sad and there were thoughts, but there were never actions, thankfully," Katy said, referencing to her suicidal thoughts in the past which she described in her song "By the Grace of God".

New Katy Perry Concert Movie Is on the Way

November 10, 2014 09:28:21 GMT

may soon follow up her documentary film "" with a new concert movie. News.au reports that the 30-year-old's Sydney concerts on December 12 and 13 "will be filmed for a future concert movie."

Katy Perry Dresses Up as a Flaming Hot Cheeto for Halloween, North West Is Adorable Skunk

November 01, 2014 02:11:16 GMT

is a flaming hot Cheeto for Halloween this year. The "This Is How We Do" singer was seen attending 's annual Halloween party on Thursday, October 30 in Los Angeles in the snack-themed costume. She matched her outfit with a medium-size Cheetos bag which she used as a handbag.

Katy Perry Cancels Birthday Trip to Egypt Due to 'Safety Concerns'

October 23, 2014 03:53:21 GMT

reportedly decided to scrap her plan to travel to Egypt to celebrate her birthday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Unconditionally" singer wanted to bring her friends and family to a trip to the country, enjoying a cruise on the Nile River and having fun in some tourist attractions among others, but she scrapped the plans amid "safety concerns."

Report: Katy Perry to Play Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

October 10, 2014 03:57:13 GMT

The NFL has reportedly decided on who will be headlining the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. According to a new report from The New York Post's Page Six, is close to being confirmed as the main performer at the big event scheduled for February next year. "A deal is being hammered out for Katy to play the Super Bowl," an unnamed insider told the site of the plan.

Video: Katy Perry Hitting on Trevor Knight on 'College GameDay'

October 06, 2014 02:49:13 GMT

helped pump up the crowd at the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Mississippi during her "College GameDay" visit on Saturday morning, October 4. Showing up in a hot pink and black fuzzy jersey, she made the ESPN show's host Chris Fowler and analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Desmond Howard laughed a lot with her bizarre comments.

Katy Perry Joined Diplo for His DJ Set in Las Vegas

September 29, 2014 06:08:44 GMT

fueled dating rumors with as she was spotted attending his DJ set at Surrender Nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, September 26. In some pictures obtained by Radar Online, Katy can be seen wearing a pink ensemble and her pink hair was tied in a high ponytail.

Katy Perry and Britney Spears Debut New Hair

September 26, 2014 06:00:27 GMT

and showed off their new hair. Katy took to Instagram on Wednesday, September 24 to share a picture of her put side by side with a photo of Animal from "The Muppet Show", captioning it, "Got dat hot wheels hurrr/play doe pink do by @majormoonn."

Katy Perry Leads 2014 MTV Europe Music Award Nominations With Seven

September 17, 2014 04:26:04 GMT

The nominees of the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards have been unveiled. is the biggest nominee as she earns seven nods including Best Song and Best Video for -assisted "Dark Horse", Best Pop, Best Female and Best Live.

Katy Perry Says Her Assistant Is Her 'Punching Bag'

September 11, 2014 04:36:11 GMT

reveals her assistant, Tamra, is her "punching bag" in an interview with Harper's Bazaar magazine for its October issue. Katy tells the magazine that when she's having an off day, she can get "quieter."

Report: Taylor Swift's Feud With Katy Perry Started Over Stolen Dancers

September 11, 2014 04:04:28 GMT

Speculations about writing the diss track "Bad Blood" with Katy Perry in mind are probably true. According to a new report by TMZ, the two ladies' alleged feud started after three of the country/pop superstar's dancers quit to join the "Roar" hitmaker's tour.

Katy Perry Fuels Taylor Swift Feud Speculation With Cryptic Tweet

September 10, 2014 05:59:46 GMT

fueled speculation about feud with after she posted a cryptic message on Twitter on Tuesday, September 9. The "Dark Horse" singer warned her 56.7 million followers of an anonymous mean girl using the ultimate "" reference. She tweeted, "Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing..."

Taylor Swift's New Diss Track 'Bad Blood' May Be About Katy Perry

September 09, 2014 02:46:17 GMT

will write songs about everyone who messes with her. The singer, who recently said she wouldn't be singing about her exes on her "" album, reveals that she's written a song about an annoying fellow female celebrity for the forthcoming LP.

Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest React to Hello Kitty News

August 29, 2014 03:13:50 GMT

Some stars shared their reaction after Sanrio dropped the bomb that the fictional character Hello Kitty, which was widely believed as a cat, actually is not a feline at all. After learning the info, , and took to their respective Twitter account to talk about the news.

MTV Video Music Awards 2014: Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran Among Early Winners

August 25, 2014 02:10:21 GMT

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards has officially begun. opened the festivities with her hit single "Break Free" before appeared for a jungle-themed performance of "Anaconda". After a quick costume change, the duo reemerged on the stage to join for their collaboration, "Bang Bang".

Katy Perry Teams Up With Riff Raff for Remix of 'This Is How We Do'

August 22, 2014 07:57:33 GMT

has tapped for the remix of her latest single "This Is How We Do". Before releasing the new version on her SoundCould, the pop superstar alerted her fans on Instagram by posting an image of her and the rapper.

Report: Rihanna, Coldplay and Katy Perry Should Pay to Play Super Bowl Halftime Show

August 20, 2014 02:09:01 GMT

Some big names in music are reportedly in talks to headline the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. According to a new report by the Wall Street Journal, the National Footbal League has listed , and as their top three choices and final contenders for the big event slated for next February.

Katy Perry and Lady GaGa Get Their Nose Pierced

August 17, 2014 16:33:21 GMT

and got their nose pierced over the weekend in a separate place. Both documented it and posted on their respective social media account. Katy pierced her nose to cover a scar, while GaGa did it to upgrade her nose ring.

Video: Baby Stops Crying When Listening to Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse'

August 06, 2014 02:44:17 GMT

Moms can try playing 's music if everything else fails to calm their crying babies. In a YouTube video shared by a user named Eva Baker, a cute baby girl immediately stops crying after Perry's hit "Dark Horse" is played on the radio.

Katy Perry on Motherhood: I Don't Need a Dude to Have Children

August 01, 2014 06:22:43 GMT

opens up about her plan to have children, with or without a man. The pop star reveals in the August issue of Rolling Stone that she is open to the idea of having children without a man's help.

Katy Perry Debuts Fun and Colorful 'This Is How We Do' Music Video

August 01, 2014 03:07:53 GMT

has debuted the official music video for her latest single, "This Is How We Do". Hitting Vevo on Thursday, July 31, the fun visuals opens with an old man sitting alone and gazing at a picture of the singer in profile.

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