Katy Perry Biography (Wikipedia)
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.
Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys, and its singles "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot n Cold". The former track also sparked controversy for its sapphic themes. Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and contained the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" as well as the number-three single "The One That Got Away". The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one songs in the U.S., and the second overall after Michael Jackson's album Bad. In March 2012, she re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake". Her fourth album, Prism, was released in 2013, and is influenced by pop and dance. She became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs "Roar" and "Dark Horse". Her fifth album, Witness, followed in 2017, giving Perry her third number-one album on the U.S. Billboard 200.
- Katy Perryhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p056vj7j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p056vj7j.jpg2017-07-25T22:59:00.000ZHighlights of Katy Perry's set at Glastonbury 2017https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0576rfk
- Katy Perry - Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05460w5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05460w5.jpg2017-06-27T22:59:00.000ZUnforgettable moments from one of the biggest stars on the planet.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0556jb8
Katy Perry - Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017 Highlights
- What's the latest with Katy Perry and Taylor Swift?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p055dh2y.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p055dh2y.jpg2017-06-09T10:12:00.000ZTaylor has put all her music on streaming services the day Katy releases her new album.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p055djdd
What's the latest with Katy Perry and Taylor Swift?
- What do we know about Katy Perry's new album?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p052dydf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p052dydf.jpg2017-05-09T10:42:00.000ZWell, she's not going to talk about Taylor Swift.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p052dy1t
What do we know about Katy Perry's new album?
- 'People were basically on the stage with me!' - Katy Perry looks back at her tiny first UK gighttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04x26yk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04x26yk.jpg2017-03-16T16:00:00.000ZSpeaking to her fans via Greg's Katy Perry booth, the Big Weekend headliner looks back nine years to her first UK gig.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04x24vq
'People were basically on the stage with me!' - Katy Perry looks back at her tiny first UK gig
- “I’ve been to a Sunday roast, babes!” – Katy Perry’s getting ready for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hullhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04x1036.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04x1036.jpg2017-03-16T10:29:00.000ZDid you know Hull has the world’s largest Yorkshire pudding factory? Katy and Grimmy are thinking of taking a trip there during Radio 1’s Big Weekend!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04x0wqy
“I’ve been to a Sunday roast, babes!” – Katy Perry’s getting ready for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull
- Katy Perry's loving her thirties!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tpfcm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tpfcm.jpg2017-02-22T07:30:00.000ZFinding (yet more) confidence and letting go, it's Katy Perry.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04tpfdk
Katy Perry's loving her thirties!
- Ed Sheeran crashes Katy Perry's interview!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tpkv5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tpkv5.jpg2017-02-22T07:30:00.000ZEd derails a very professional interview, wandering into the studio to tell us about that time he sniffed Katy's armpits.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04tpkvn
Ed Sheeran crashes Katy Perry's interview!
- Everyone's talking about Katy Perryhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04s4v3j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04s4v3j.jpg2017-02-07T09:05:00.000ZShe's performing at the Grammys and gossip is in overdrive.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04s4v4m
Everyone's talking about Katy Perry
- Katy Perry highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zskqx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zskqx.jpg2014-06-25T00:06:00.000ZHighlights of Katy Perry's set at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow 2014https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zskr8
Katy Perry highlights
- Katy Perry - Tracks of My Yearshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01qhrvg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01qhrvg.jpg2014-01-24T12:42:00.000ZKaty Perry picks her Tracks of My Years.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01qhrx3
Katy Perry - Tracks of My Years
- Katy Perry plays Joke or Trivia with Grimmyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01nkn5m.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01nkn5m.jpg2013-12-17T13:20:00.000ZKaty plays Joke or Trivia and yalsk about her world tour with Grimmyhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01nkn8d
Katy Perry plays Joke or Trivia with Grimmy
- Katy Perry chats to Steve Wrighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01n7gvh.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01n7gvh.jpg2013-12-11T19:04:00.000ZKaty discusses being an Anglophile, her huge success and when she's just Katheryn Hudson.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01n7gwv
Katy Perry chats to Steve Wright
- Katy Perry chats to Jameelahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01gcbgr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01gcbgr.jpg2013-09-09T12:06:00.000ZKaty Perry chats to Jameela about Katy Perry the human and working on her latest record.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01gcbgv
Katy Perry chats to Jameela
Katy Perry Tracks
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