Katy Perry was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California, United States.Daughter of Maurice Keith Hudson and Mary Christine Perry, two evangelical pastors. She is of Portuguese, German, Irish, and English descent. Nephew of film director and producer Frank Perry (1930-1995). With a younger brother named David (born in 1988), who is a singer, and an older sister, Angela (born in 1982).From the age of three to eleven, he traveled through different states as his parents established churches, before settling back in Santa Barbara.He attended schools and religious camps, such as Paradise Valley Christian School and Santa Barbara Christian School during his elementary years.Perry grew up listening to gospel music and singing in the church choir. He discovered pop music through CDs lent to him by his friends. She took singing lessons from the age of nine and joined her parents’ ministry, singing in churches. At the age of thirteen, he had his first guitar on his birthday. He also took dance classes.During his first year in high school, he completed his General Educational Development (GED) and left Dos Pueblos High School to begin a professional career. He studied opera briefly at the Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.He recorded his first album at the age of fifteen, a Christian music album titled Katy Hudson, which was not very successful. In 2004, he signed with Island Def Jam Records. Katy composed a new record titled Katy Perry, but it was cancelled. That same year she was hired by Columbia Records and began recording another album, The Matrix. They even released the music video of one of their songs, but the album was cancelled.In 2007 everything started to go well for Katy. She signed up for Capitol Records and set to work on her new album “One of the Boys”. The first single of this album was “Ur So Gay”, a very controversial subject because of the content of its lyrics. Madonna declared on two radio programs that “Ur So Gay” was her favorite song of the moment and triggered the fame of the singer.With the single “I Kissed a Girl”, she made it to the top of the music charts in several countries, including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. With the single, “Hot N Cold”, she reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, as well as topping the charts in Germany, Canada and Denmark.”I Kissed a Girl” was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards. The singer was nominated in five categories at the MTV Video Music Awards 2008.On August 30, 2010 she released her second studio album, which won first place on the Billboard 200 in several countries. It is composed of singles such as “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream” or “Firework”, songs that were number one on the list of Billboard Hot 100 in several countries.In 2011, MTV names her Artist of the Year and in 2012, she is nominated for eight Grammy Awards.
In November 2012, Perry began work on his fourth album, Prism. His first single, Roar, released on August 10, 2013, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Unconditionally, the second single, was released on October 16, 2013 and reached number 14 among the best-selling singles in the United States. Prism was released on October 18, 2013, debuting on the number one Billboard 200.In 2014, he founded the Metamorphosis Music label.His fifth album, Witness was released on June 9, 2017 with diverse reviews.He was a member of the jury for American Idol and The X Factor.He released the perfumes Purr, Meow! and Killer Queen.She received awards and honors such as three mentions in the Guinness Book of Records, appearing several times on Forbes’ list of “Most Won Women in Music. Throughout her career, she sold more than 40 million albums and 162 million singles.The singer had a relationship with musician Travis McCoy. She was the partner of the British comedian Russell Brand. They married on October 23, 2010 in India and on December 30, 2011, after fourteen months of marriage, Brand filed for divorce in Los Angeles, alleging irreconcilable differences.In 2012, he presented an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me, in which he discussed his marriage to Russell Brand.Perry began a relationship with Orlando Bloom in early 2016, and the couple committed on February 14, 2019.
2001: Katy Hudson
2008: One of the Boys
2010: Teenage Dream