Katy Perry

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Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American recording artist, businesswoman, philanthropist, and actress. She was born near Santa Barbara, California and primarily grew up there before moving to Los Angeles. Having had limited exposure to mainstream pop music in her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teen and released her debut studio album, Katy Hudson (2001). She later recorded a collaborative album with The Matrix and a solo album she worked on with Glen Ballard, the latter of which was never released.

In April 2007, Perry signed a recording contract with Capitol Records. She rose to prominence with the release of her single "I Kissed a Girl" followed by her second album, One of the Boys (2008), which is predominantly pop rock. Perry's third record, Teenage Dream (2010), was preceded by the Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "California Gurls" and "Teenage Dream", and later produced the number-one singles "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)". Teenage Dream became the first album recorded by a female artist in history to produce five number-one hits, and the second album overall after Michael Jackson's Bad (1987). The album features disco, electronic music, funk, and hip hop in addition to pop and rock. In March 2012, she re-released Teenage Dream as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which was preceded by the number-one single "Part of Me". Her fourth album, Prism (2013), was preceded by the number-one single "Roar". The album was originally planned to be "darker" than Perry's previous material, but ultimately became an album influenced by Swedish dance music and focusing heavily on self-empowerment. The album later produced the number-one single "Dark Horse".

Perry has received numerous awards and nominations, including eleven Grammy nominations and Billboard dubbed her as 2012's Woman of the Year. She remains the only artist to spend 69 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Hot 100. Perry is also the third best selling digital singles artist in US according to RIAA. She has ventured into celebrity endorsement and released fragrances Purr, Meow, and Killer Queen. In late July 2011, she made her film debut voicing Smurfette in The Smurfs. Billboard ranked Perry at number fourteen on their 2011 list of top moneymakers, grossing more than $11 million. In early July 2012, she released her 3D autobiographical documentary film, Katy Perry: Part of Me, which concentrated on her life as a touring artist and the breakdown of her one-year marriage to English actor/comedian Russell Brand. As of early November 2013, Perry has sold more than 11 million albums and 81 million singles worldwide and her singles are some of the best-selling worldwide. As of late February 2014, she holds the record for most 5x platinum singles in the United States, with 5 of her singles reaching the achievement.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 Katy Hudson Katy Hudson 1
2008 One of the Boys Katy Perry 2.85 13
2010 Teenage Dream Katy Perry 3.5 14
2013 PRISM Katy Perry 5 9

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 MTV Unplugged Live Katy Perry 6


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2007 Ur So Gay Katy Perry 3
2008 I Kissed a Girl Katy Perry 7
2008 Hot N Cold Katy Perry 10
2009 Thinking of You Katy Perry 3
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 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 11
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 4
2013 Roar Katy Perry 5 2
2013 Dark Horse Katy Perry feat. Juicy J 2
2013 Walking on Air Katy Perry 1
2013 Unconditionally Katy Perry 3 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 The Hello Katy Australian Tour EP Katy Perry 2

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