American POP SINGER Singer-Songwriter
Real Name: Katherine Elizabeth Hudson
Nickname: Katy Hudson, Katy Brand, Katherine Elizabeth Brand, Pickle, KP, Katy Bird, The Queen of Cool, KatyCat, K-Pez, Chuckie, Pussycat
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Philanthropist, Businesswomen
Height: In centimeters: 173 cm
In meters: 1.73 m
In feet inches: 5’8”
In kilograms: 61 kg
In Pounds: 134. 5 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Net worth: $125 million (2016 estimate)
Spouse: Married: Russell Brand in 2010
Genres: Pop, Rock
Instruments: Vocals, Guitar
Years Active: 2001–Present
Labels: Red Hill,Java,Columbia,Capitol
Associated Acts: The Matrix
Date Of birth: October 25, 1984
Age: 33 Years
Hometown: Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Hobbies: Golf, Collecting ,Antiques
Religion: She does not follow any specific Religion but states that she prays all the time
Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, and Portuguese
Parents: Father: Mary Christine (Née Perry)
Mother: Maurice Keith Hudson
Siblings: Brother: David
Favorite Movie: Lolita (1997)
Favorite Book: The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
Favorite Place: Japan
Favorite Color: Pink, Aqua, Blue
Filmography: The Smurfs (2011)
Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
Brand: A Second Coming (2015)
Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour (2015)
Katy Perry: Making of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show (2015)
Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer (2015)
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Discography: Perry discography
Katy Hudson (2001)
One of the Boys (2008)
Teenage Dream (2010)
Inspirational Artist: Queen’s Freddy Mercury
Debut Album: Katy Hudson (2001)
Best Friend: Shannon Woodward
Katy Perry Early Life
Katy Perry was born Katheryn Hudson in Santa Barbara in 1984 to evangelical pastor parents, Keith and Mary Hudson. During her childhood, Katy took singing and dancing lessons. Her first singing performance was in front of a church congregation in the choir. She actually became interested in singing lessons because her older sister Angela was taking voice lessons and she wanted to do everything her big sister did.
She used to sing her sister and her younger brother David to sleep at night, an activity that led to her nickname, “Katy Bird.” Katy had a sheltered childhood and moved around several times for her parents’ ministry. The children were not allowed to listen to anything but Christian music. Katy’s parents made sure that their friends only listened to Christian music as well. Katy enjoyed herself by going to Christian camps and roller skating on Tuesdays, the rink’s Christian night. Despite her parents’ objectives, Katy’s friends would sneak CDs to Katy so she could listen to pop culture musicians. She was greatly influenced by Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill and Freddie Mercury of the band Queen. During her high school years, Katy sang in the choir and performed at the Santa Barbara Theater.
One day during lunch she participated in an impromptu singing match where she was booed. While she was singing in her church, some Nashville producers heard her and liked what they heard. They encouraged Katy to follow her singing dream. Katy dropped out of high school to pursue her dream of being a pop star and received her GED in September 1999. Katy and her mother went to Nashville to see producers in the gospel music industry, many of them acquaintances of the Hudson family. Katy signed with Red Hill Records and produced one album with them, Katy Hudson, with many of the songs written by her. The album was released but only about 200 copies were sold.
Katy record label went bankrupt before it could market Katy’s album. In search of a new record label, Katy signed with Island Def Jam, and when they let her go, she signed with Columbia Records. She also wanted to distance herself from her first album that did not sell.
While she was trying to make it as an artist, she took odd jobs to make ends meet, including a job at a music publisher. She had to sit in a cubicle and listen to other people’s music and critique it. Katy realized that she could make it in the music industry because her music and style were different than anything she was hearing.
He tried to convince executive Jason Flom that Katy needed to be signed to the record label. After Anokute and Flom saw a performance in a nightclub, Flom was not impressed, but Anokute still assured Flom that Katy had an energetic, different style and would succeed.
Katy Perry In 2007
She has been soaring to the top ever since. Katy Perry’s first single, “Ur So Gay,” from her album One of the Boys was released in November 2007. This brought little notoriety to Katy. The next single, “I Kissed a Girl,” was the song that made people sit up and take notice.
Katy Perry In 2008
The single sold 1.3 million downloads. The album sold 47,000 copies in the first week it was released. By the end of 2008, the album had reached platinum status with more than a million copies sold. With the success of the album came invitations and nominations for top award shows. She also set out on her first tour to promote herself, the Hello Katy Tour. She also began to collaborate with other pop stars, such as Timbaland and Snoop Dogg.
It contained popular songs such as “California Gurls,” “Waking Up in Vegas,” and “Firework.” In its first week, the Teenage Dream album sold more than 192,000 copies. By 2011, the album had reached platinum status. Katy tied with a record set by Michael Jackson: both had five number-one singles from the same album.
Katy Perry In 2009-20010
Jackson’s singles were from his album Bad. Katy’s album Teenage Dream had the five singles, which were “Last Friday Night,” “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “E.T.,” and “Firework.” With this latest release, Katy set off on her California Dreams tour, a tour that started in Portugal in February 2011 and ended in Dublin in November 2011.
Brand and Katy were married on October 23, 2010. Angela, Katy’s sister, was the maid of honor. Katy flew her whole family to India for a private affair. Katy and Brand decided not to sell their wedding pictures to the media to keep their wedding day private and spiritual. Katy shared images from her October wedding at the Grammys.
While she sang “Not Like the Movies,” the audience was treated to images of her wedding on a white backdrop. The first image was of Katy sharing a kiss with her new husband Brad. Once the slideshow was completed, she sang “Teenage Dream” while dancers did a musical number across the stage. Besides the big reveal of her never-before-seen wedding pictures, Katy heralded her California Dreams tour, which she was headed on after the Grammys.
The gay and lesbian community thought Katy was poking fun at their lifestyle. They also believed she did not know what she was talking about because she is not gay. Katy’s style of dress has always been a topic of controversy, as many believe she dresses too provocatively. When she was invited on Sesame Street to do a skit about opposites with Elmo to the tune of her song “Hot N Cold,” there was the uproar that the wedding dress she was wearing was showing too much cleavage. After the video was leaked on YouTube, parents complained that the segment was too risque for a children’s show.
The skit never aired on television. Katy has used her talents to give back to the community as well. She supports HIV/AIDS research and breast cancer awareness. Katy Perry has also contributed to relief in Japan and Australia with the purchase of wands from her tour shows. Katy has had a variety of charity giveaways on her Web site. Katy Perry has participated in the program Tickets-for-Charity, in which a portion of all ticket sales goes to a charity of the buyer’s choosing.
Katy has overcome many obstacles to be the pop star she is today. She realizes her fans are her biggest asset in becoming a success. She continues to put energy into her albums and tours to keep her followers coming back.
In Demand At Award Shows
- In addition to enjoying a dreamlike romance and wedding, Perry’s dream of becoming an award-winning musician also came true in 2010.
- That year, she was nominated for a number of awards, including several international recognitions. Perry was also invited to appear as a performer and presenter.
- September 2010 brought the first of many appearances for Perry. She attended the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony as a nominee for the second time, with nominations for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video for “California Gurls.”
- In addition to being a nominee, she was paired with singer Nicki Minaj to present the award for Best Male Video to Eminem.
- In both of Perry’s nominated categories, however, Lady Gaga took home the awards. Perry and Brand finished their honeymoon in time to attend the MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony in Madrid, Spain, on November 7.
- In their first public appearance since their marriage, the couple was peppered with questions about their wedding and revealed their matching diamond-encrusted wedding bands.
- The MTV Europe Music Awards were familiar territory for Perry after hosting the show in 2008 and 2009. For 2010, her duties were lighter. As an example of her popularity, she was nominated in five categories and tied with Lady Gaga for the most nominations of the year.
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