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Katy Perry

Katy Perry

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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)

Biography


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.

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Katy Perry's Superbowl Sharks Score an ESPN Commercial

February 11, 2015 03:00:32 GMT

Days after 's Super Bowl sharks made a guest appearance on "Late Late Show", ESPN releases a commercial featuring the cute sharks for its sports network "SportsCenter". The 42-second advert is titled "This Is SportsCenter - Sharks."
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Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry Grab Each Other's Boob at Grammy Awards

February 09, 2015 07:02:38 GMT

and got a little handsy when posing for pictures together backstage at the 2015 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8. The "Party in the U.S.A." singer was the first to cup Katy's boob.
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Grammy Awards 2015: Katy Perry, Madonna, Lady GaGa Glam Up on Red Carpet

February 09, 2015 01:28:16 GMT

Music beauties stepped out to attend the 2015 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8. Among those who glittered the red carpet were , and .
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Katy Perry's Lawyer Issues Cease and Decist Letter to Man Selling 'Left Shark' Figurines

February 06, 2015 04:48:45 GMT

's lawyer has sent a cease and decist letter to a man who was selling "Left Shark" figurines inspired by the viral dancing shark appearing during her Super Bowl halftime show performance. An Orlando resident named Fernando Sosa shared the screenshot of the letter he got from the law offices of Greenberg Traurig on Instagram on Thursday, February 5.
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Katy Perry Signs Up to Star in a Brand-New Mobile Game

February 05, 2015 05:58:03 GMT

Becoming a sensation following her epic Super Bowl performance over the weekend, is about to star in her own mobile game. The mobile game is the fruit of a deal she signed with popular game company, Glu Mobile.
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Katy Perry Reportedly Tapped to Perform at 2015 Grammys

February 04, 2015 09:03:38 GMT

has reportedly been added to the line-up of performers for the 2015 Grammy Awards. Billboard has learned that the pop diva will be taking the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, February 8 to sing the ballad "By the Grace of God" from her latest album, 2013's "".
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Katy Perry Calls Taylor Swift 'Media Sweetheart'

February 04, 2015 08:34:43 GMT

is on the cover of Elle magazine for its March edition. In an interview with the magazine, she talked about pop-star world, and working with the NFL for Super Bowl. The "Firework" singer called "media's sweetheart." She said it when she imagined her fellow singers as soap opera characters.
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Katy Perry's Dancing Shark at Super Bowl Plays a Role in Taylor Swift Feud

February 03, 2015 09:03:06 GMT

and weren't the only ones everyone talked about following the Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1. One of two dancers dressed in shark costumes who joined Perry during her headlining halftime show has also drawn fans' attention after his identity was revealed.
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Katy Perry Cozies Up to John Mayer at Super Bowl After-Party

February 02, 2015 13:51:52 GMT

Amid heavy media speculation on their on-again relationship, and have been spotted cozying up at a Super Bowl after party. A photo of them standing close next to each other with Perry laid her head on his shoulder has made its way all over the web.
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Katy Perry Commemorates Super Bowl Performance With New Tattoo

February 02, 2015 09:19:49 GMT

knows best how to celebrate her successful performance at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, by getting a new tattoo. The singing sensation posted a photo on her Instagram account early Monday morning, January 2 that showed the roman numerals "XLIX" ink on her finger.
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Katy Perry Sports Colorful Make-Up and Wigs in New Covergirl Ad

February 02, 2015 06:33:24 GMT

CoverGirl has released its new and latest commercial featuring . The "Teenage Dream" songstress, who was chosen as the spokeperson of the brand in 2013, shows off her colorful side with various color of wigs, make-up and nail arts.
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Video: Katy Perry Brings Lion, Sharks, Leny Kravitz and Missy Elliott for Super Bowl Show

February 02, 2015 02:50:33 GMT

amazed millions of football fans with her headlining set at the Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1. As promised, the singer brought a lion and sharks in addition to her surprise guests as she performed a medley of some of her biggest hits during the halftime of the game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona.
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Katy Perry Talks Taylor Swift Feud Ahead of Super Bowl Performance

January 30, 2015 19:13:30 GMT

addresses her "Mean Girls" tweet which was reportedly aimed at . "If somebody is trying to defame my character, you're going to hear about it," she said in Billboard's latest issue ahead of her performance at the Super Bowl.
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Report: Katy Perry to Be Joined by Missy Elliott for Super Bowl Halftime Show

January 30, 2015 06:15:32 GMT

The other guest for 's headlining show at the Super Bowl XLIX may have been revealed. A source has just told The Associated Press that it's who will join the pop diva and the previously-announced guest at the highly-anticipated show set for this weekend.
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Katy Perry Promises 'Lion and Sharks' for Super Bowl Gig, Shares Details on Surprise Guest

January 30, 2015 03:48:28 GMT

teased her upcoming headlining set at the halftime of the 2015 Super Bowl during her NFL press conference on Thursday, January 29. The singer promised there would be a "lion," "sharks" and live singing during her highly-anticipated show scheduled for this weekend.
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Katy Perry Shows Off Her Super Bowl-Inspired Nail Arts

January 28, 2015 02:29:18 GMT

took to Instagram on Monday, January 26 to share a photo of her polished toenails ahead of her performance at Super Bowl 2015's halftime event. The "This Is How We Do" singer painted her toenails to look like little footballs. She captioned the photo, "Even my tippy toes are ready #."
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Katy Perry's Super Bowl Song 'Leaked' by Tim Heidecker

January 27, 2015 09:30:54 GMT

Tim Heidecker made fun of ahead of her performance at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. The comedian of duo Tim & Eric debuted on YouTube on Monday, December 26 a parody song dubbed "Katy Perry Leaked Superbowl Song 2015". The songstress then shared it with her fans by posting it on her Twitter and wrote, "SuPeR BoWl LeAk."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 "".
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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.
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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".
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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."
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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.
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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."
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