Katy Perry
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1984-10-25
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Katy Perry

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 of the singles "I Kissed a Girl"—which sparked controversy for its sapphic themes—and "Hot n Cold" from her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys. 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". Perry's fifth album, Witness, followed in 2017.

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Katy Perry Performances & Interviews


Katy Perry Tracks

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Roar
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Roar
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Chained To The Rhythm (feat. Skip Marley)
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Chained To The Rhythm (feat. Skip Marley)
Calvin Harris
Feels (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)
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Feels (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)
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The One That Got Away
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The One That Got Away
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2017
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2017
Glastonbury: 2017

Glastonbury: 2017

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Worthy Farm, Pilton
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2017
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Burton Constable Hall, Hull
2017-05-27T01:51:13
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2017
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2017

Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2017

12:00
Burton Constable Hall, Hull
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2014
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Glasgow
2014-05-23T01:51:13
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23
May
2014
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2014

Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2014

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Glasgow
Live Lounge: Katy Perry
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
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Mar
2012
Live Lounge: Katy Perry

Live Lounge: Katy Perry

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Live Lounge: Katy Perry
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2008-09-17T01:51:13
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Sep
2008
Live Lounge: Katy Perry

Live Lounge: Katy Perry

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

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    BBC - Newsbeat - Drag queen who accused Katy Perry of offering unpaid work retracts comments
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    Vicky Vox criticises the singer's team after claiming she was offered two days' work on a music video without pay.
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    The singer tells her dog to "go chase some koalas" in an advert for an Australian department store chain.
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