“Hello” Katy Perry Born 25 October 1984



Katheryn Elizabeth “Katy” Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California

In 2007, Perry signed a recording contract with Capitol Records and adopted her current stage name. The following year, she came to prominence with her second studio album and first mainstream release, One of the Boys (2008), which produced singles “I Kissed a Girl”, “Hot n Cold”, “Thinking of You” and, “Waking Up in Vegas

Perry’s third record, Teenage Dream (2010), spawned the Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”. This became the first album recorded by a female artist in history to produce five number-one hits, and the second album overall behind Michael Jackson’s Bad (1987).



She has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards and was named by Billboard as 2012’s Woman of the Year. She is the only artist to spend 69 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Hot 100.

She made her film debut voicing Smurfette in The Smurfs (2011) and has also appeared in The Simpsons.

Perry was briefly married to comedian Russell Brand.

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