Katy Perry

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Legal name: Katheryn Hudson

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Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records, and released her debut studio album, Katy Hudson, in 2001. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music. After being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a deal with Capitol Records in April 2007.

Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles "I Kissed a Girl" – which had attention-grabbing and somewhat controversial lyrics – 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 Billboard Hot 100 songs, and the second overall after Michael Jackson's album Bad (1987). In March 2012, she reissued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the chart-topping singles "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake".

Her fourth album, Prism, was released in 2013, and is influenced by pop and dance. It has spawned the number-one singles "Roar" and "Dark Horse". Her songwriting is mostly done in collaboration with others, especially Dr. Luke and Max Martin, and in songs such as "Firework" and "Roar" she stresses themes of self-empowerment and self-esteem. Perry is known for an idiosyncratic and fun-based sense of personal fashion that incorporates bright colors and food-based themes. Her concert performances feature elaborate stagings and costumings.

Perry has received many awards, including three Guinness World Records, and been included in the Forbes list of "Top-Earning Women In Music" for 2011, 2012, and 2013. Throughout her career, she has sold 11 million albums and 81 million singles worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. Perry has also made celebrity endorsements and released perfumes Purr, Meow!, and Killer Queen. In July 2012, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me, which concentrated on her life as a touring artist and the dissolution of her brief marriage to English actor and comedian Russell Brand in the early 2010s.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Katy Hudson Katy Hudson 2
2008 One of the Boys Katy Perry 3.15 13
2010 Teenage Dream Katy Perry 3.65 16
2013 PRISM Katy Perry 5 11
2014 PRISM (Acoustic Sessions) Katy Perry 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 MTV Unplugged Katy Perry 4 6

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Ur So Gay Katy Perry 3
2008 I Kissed a Girl Katy Perry 5 7
2008 Hot N Cold Katy Perry 10
2009 Thinking of You Katy Perry 4
2009 Waking Up in Vegas Katy Perry 6
2009 Starstrukk 3OH!3 feat. Katy Perry 2
2010 If We Ever Meet Again Timbaland feat. Katy Perry 4 3
2010 California Gurls Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg 7
2010 Teenage Dream Katy Perry 4
2010 Not Like the Movies Katy Perry 1
2010 Circle the Drain Katy Perry 2
2010 E.T. Katy Perry feat. Kanye West 12
2010 Firework Katy Perry 4
2011 Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) Katy Perry 3
2011 The One That Got Away Katy Perry 5 5
2012 Part of Me Katy Perry 5
2013 Roar Katy Perry 5 2
2013 Dark Horse Katy Perry feat. Juicy J 3
2013 Walking on Air Katy Perry 1
2013 Unconditionally Katy Perry 3 2
2014 Birthday (Cash Cash remix) Katy Perry 1
This Is How We Do Katy Perry 0

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 The Hello Katy Australian Tour EP Katy Perry 2
2012 Part of Me (remix) Katy Perry 1

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