Katy Perry Biography

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Perry rose to fame in 2007 with her internet hit "Ur So Gay", and later scored in 2008 her breakthrough single "I Kissed a Girl".

Perry was born and raised in Santa Barbara by Christian pastor parents and grew up listening only to gospel music. After earning a GED during her freshman year of high school, she began to pursue a music career.

As Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001. In 2004, she recorded an album with production team The Matrix, but it was never released. After signing on with Capitol Music Group in 2007, she took on stage name Katy Perry and released her first mainstream album, One of the Boys.

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Katy Perry says she wants to star in Clueless musical

The singer told the director in charge of the production she's interested in playing lead character Cher

  • Jul 11, 2014

Katy Perry accused of plagiarism by Christian rappers

The hip-hoppers say 'Dark Horse' lifts from their track 'Joyful Noise'

  • Jul 4, 2014

Katy Perry offers to write 'theme song' for Hilary Clinton

Offer follows recent meeting at a signing session for Clinton's new book 'Hard Choices'

  • Jun 23, 2014

Katy Perry launches own record label

Singer's first signing is pop artist Ferras

  • Jun 18, 2014

Katy Perry edits 'Dark Horse' video after accusations of blasphemy

More than 65,000 people had signed petition claiming that video was offensive to Muslims

  • Feb 28, 2014

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Katy Perry Music Videos

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Birthday

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Birthday (lyric video)

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Dark Horse

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Dark Horse

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Unconditionally

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Katy Perry Reviews

Katy Perry - 'Wide Awake'

Katy Perry - 'Wide Awake'

K-Pez further documents her break-up

  • Jun 29, 2012

Katy Perry - 'Part Of Me'

Katy Perry's post-break up track

  • Feb 10, 2012

Katy Perry - 'The One That Got Away'

Lends itself better to comedy, than music

  • Dec 2, 2011

Live Review: Katy Perry

HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, 17th March

  • Apr 4, 2011

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The ZZZZZZZ factor. Monto Water Rats, London (September 10)

  • Sep 26, 2008

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