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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.

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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."

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.

Katy Perry Debuts Lyric Video for New Single 'This Is How We Do'

July 25, 2014 07:07:03 GMT

has released the lyric video for her newest single "This Is How We Do". The party-themed clip boasts retro feel with bright colors and bold lettering that reminds fans of 1980s and '90s' video games, movies and TV shows.

Katy Perry Dedicates Video to Malaysia Airlines Crash Victims After Sharing Incorrect Tweet

July 22, 2014 04:41:06 GMT

has dedicated a special video to AIDS charity workers who were killed during Malaysia Airlines crash. On July 17, flight MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine, killing 298 passengers and crew. Some passengers were on the plane to travel to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, where Perry was planning to launch a new promotional video with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Katy Perry Throws Shade at MTV VMAs for Snubbing 'Roar'

July 19, 2014 03:44:08 GMT

had a big success with her 2013 smashing hit single "Roar", so she was probably surprised that it wasn't nominated at all at the MTV Video Music Awards. One day after the nominations were announced on Thursday, July 17, the singer took to Twitter to subtly shade the awards show.

Man 'Looking for Katy Perry' Breaks Into Kennedy Compound

July 17, 2014 06:20:49 GMT

A man identified as James Lacroix was arrested after breaking into the Kennedy Compound in Barnstable, Massachusetts on Tuesday, July 15. When questioned by the police about what he was doing at the family mansion, the man, who wore a Captain America T-shirt and camouflage shorts, replied that he had been there for three hours and was "looking for ."

Katy Perry Poses With Minnie Mouse as She Enjoys a Break From Tour

July 05, 2014 05:50:18 GMT

took a break from her "Prismatic" tour by having fun at a theme park. The "Roar" singer, who performed in Miami on Thursday, July 3, was photographed posing with Minnie and Mickey Mouse at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Friday. Sporting two top knots and red lipstick, Perry made playful poses with the characters.

Katy Perry Accused of Stealing 'Dark Horse' From a Christian Rapper

July 03, 2014 08:19:58 GMT

is being sued by a Christian rapper over her hit song "Dark Horse". The hip-hop artist named Flame and his producers claim that the pop superstar's chart-topping single is a rip-off of his 2008 gospel hip-hop song entitled "Joyful Noise".

Katy Perry Poses for Selfie With Joe Bidden

June 25, 2014 05:39:20 GMT

met Joe Bidden and they took a selfie together. On Tuesday, June 24, the "Dark Horse" singer shared a snap of her and the Vice President on Instagram. "Brought my pink pony to the White House to holler @VP Joe Biden. #wheninwashington," she captioned the snap.

Katy Perry Offers to Write Hillary Clinton a Campaign Song

June 21, 2014 05:50:25 GMT

Hillary Clinton hasn't announced whether or not she will run for president, but she's already had full support from . The "Dark Horse" singer has just revealed that she offered to pen a campaign song for the ex-Secretary of State.

Katy Perry Shows Off Bleached Eyebrows in Instagram Selfie

June 20, 2014 08:32:26 GMT

is a bit unrecognizable in her latest selfie. The "Dark Horse" singer took to Instagram on Wednesday, June 18 to share a photo of her sporting new look which includes a pair of bleached eyebrows. In the photo, Perry can be seen sporting green top knots and long lashes.

Katy Perry Launches Own Record Label, Signs 'Prismatic' Tour Opener Ferras

June 18, 2014 02:59:36 GMT

has started her own record label. On Tuesday, June 17, the "Dark Horse" singer announced the launch of Metamorphosis Record which is a joint venture with her current label, Capitol Records.

Robert Pattinson Flirts With Close Friend Katy Perry

June 16, 2014 05:05:53 GMT

, who has been single for quite some time, allegedly flirted with his close friend at "" after-party in Los Angeles on June 12. According to a report, he told a friend that he thought Katy was "so hot."

Video: Texas Cops Lip Sync to Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' in a Patrol Car

June 16, 2014 02:50:34 GMT

Two police officers in Texas let people take a look at what's really going on inside a patrol car. The two cops named Aerial Ronell and Ranell Roy, who work for the Rosenberg Police Department, recently posted a video of them lip syncing to 's "Dark Horse" while driving through the streets.

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