Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She has become successful, award-winning, and top-ranked as a musician. Her first album was Katy Hudson, before becoming known as Katy Perry, releasing additional albums, touring, and more.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born in 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She had an older and later a younger sibling. Her parents were Pentecostal pastors and she started her singing career in church singing gospel. The family moved around the country and struggled financially at times, however were living back in California when Katy received her GED at fifteen to pursue a career in music.
Katy studied Italian opera before signing to produce gospel music with Red Hill Records. The album Katy Hudson was released in 2001. In 2003, she adopted the family name Katy Perry so as not to be confused with actress Kate Hudson. In 2004, she signed with Glen Ballard’s record label Java. She next signed with Columbia Records, then Taxi Music. Capitol Records released her next few hugely successful studio albums.
Katy Perry was married to Russell Brand from 2010 until 2012. They first met when she did a cameo appearance in his film Get Him to the Greek. She had a significant relationship with singer John Mayer following her marriage.
Katy Perry has appeared on multiple television programs, was part of the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show in 2015, and has been in over half a dozen films. She has been on multiple tours, headlining a few. Katy has many number one hits and has sold over 100 million records globally.
Katy has a line of fragrances. She has worked with other companies to design furniture, outfits, and accessories. In 2014, she launched her own record label under Capital Records, Metamorphosis Music.
Katy is a philanthropist, supporting multiple charities and causes. Many of the organizations benefit children and she was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2013. She has supported groups that help cancer and AIDS/HIV victims. Her work has supported musicians, the arts, animals, and other groups. She is, also, a LGBT activist.
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