Katy Perry Biography Profile

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on 25 October 1984) is a singer/songwriter from Santa Barbara, California, United States. Since the release of her 2007 debut single "Ur So Gay", Perry has released three albums - 2008's "One of the Boys", 2010's "Teenage Dream", and 2013's "Prism" - and has had nine Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit singles.

Under the name Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001, which was unsuccessful. She later recorded an album with production team The Matrix and completed the majority of a solo album from 2004–05, the later of which was never released. After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry and released her first Internet single "Ur So Gay" that November, which garnered public attention but failed to chart. She rose to fame with the release of her second single "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, which went on to top international charts. Perry's first mainstream studio album One of the Boys followed later that year and subsequently became the 33rd-best selling album worldwide of 2008. It was accredited platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America, while "I Kissed a Girl" and her second single "Hot n Cold" both received multi-platinum certifications.

Her second studio album Teenage Dream was released in August 2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album includes five Billboard chart-toppers "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", and "E.T." and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", making Teenage Dream only the second album - after Michael Jackson's Bad - to have five songs reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. With "E.T." at number one on the chart of May 12, 2011, Perry became the first artist in history to spend 52 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

Perry was credited as a guest judge on the seventh series of British television show The X Factor, has released a fragrance called "Purr", and voices Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs. Perry had a long relationship with Travie McCoy; she married Russell Brand on October 23, 2010. After 14 months of marriage, Brand filed for divorce from Perry on December 30, 2011, in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce became effective in July 2012.

Prism is the fourth studio album by Perry. The album was released on October 18, 2013. Prism topped the US album charts with first week sales of 286,000 becoming Perry's best opening week to date.


Top Track of "Katy Perry"

I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry

I Kissed a Girl

1,130,887
7,527,686
Hot n Cold - Katy Perry

Hot n Cold

925,403
5,744,800
Firework - Katy Perry

Firework

836,469
7,065,511
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Teenage Dream

756,874
6,960,040
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

606,860
4,880,864
E.T. - Katy Perry

E.T.

540,580
4,900,197
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Waking Up in Vegas

523,145
3,205,018
Roar - Katy Perry

Roar

478,938
5,422,963
Thinking of You - Katy Perry

Thinking of You

473,137
3,487,022
Ur So Gay - Katy Perry

Ur So Gay

450,399
2,283,440
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

The One That Got Away

441,850
3,792,982
Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Dark Horse

388,720
3,077,073
Peacock - Katy Perry

Peacock

357,350
2,699,577
Wide Awake - Katy Perry

Wide Awake

316,763
2,765,737
Part of Me - Katy Perry

Part of Me

310,850
3,010,201
One of the Boys - Katy Perry

One of the Boys

269,535
1,572,312
Lost - Katy Perry

Lost

260,985
1,287,112
Fingerprints - Katy Perry

Fingerprints

258,148
1,234,314
Circle the Drain - Katy Perry

Circle the Drain

247,518
1,677,827
If You Can Afford Me - Katy Perry

If You Can Afford Me

244,378
1,477,117
Hummingbird Heartbeat - Katy Perry

Hummingbird Heartbeat

241,955
1,765,565
Not Like the Movies - Katy Perry

Not Like the Movies

233,579
1,540,782
Mannequin - Katy Perry

Mannequin

232,374
1,313,403
This Is How We Do - Katy Perry

This Is How We Do

230,050
1,915,772
Who Am I Living For? - Katy Perry

Who Am I Living For?

224,752
1,342,137
Unconditionally - Katy Perry

Unconditionally

219,691
2,085,528
Pearl - Katy Perry

Pearl

212,858
1,271,189
Self Inflicted - Katy Perry

Self Inflicted

211,140
1,113,111
E.T. (feat. Kanye West) - Katy Perry

E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

204,689
1,454,935
Birthday - Katy Perry

Birthday

201,462
1,700,463
I'm Still Breathing - Katy Perry

I'm Still Breathing

190,044
1,068,140
Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry

Hot 'N Cold

157,500
1,573,087
Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) - Katy Perry

Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

124,957
2,266,639
Walking on Air - Katy Perry

Walking on Air

124,580
1,448,652
Legendary Lovers - Katy Perry

Legendary Lovers

120,667
1,271,823
International Smile - Katy Perry

International Smile

107,710
828,693
chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM - Katy Perry

chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM

100,964
1,056,927