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Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter. 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 an attention-getting and somewhat controversial lyrical theme – 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 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.

Katy would like to kiss Megan Fox.
Katy claims shopping as her drug of choice.
If Katy were president she'd finally invent the hoverboard.
If Katy were a zoo animal, she'd like to be a leopard.
Katy appeared in advertisements for Too Faced Cosmetics' Spring 2007 line.
Katy's I Kissed a Girl made Vh1's Top 40 Videos of 2008 list.
At the 2008 VMA's, Katy performed Madonna's "Like a Virgin".
Katy's favorite colors are blue, green, brown, yellow, and neon colors. Her favorite place to visit is Japan, and her favorite foods are Thai food, French crepes, spaghetti, ice cream, and Mexican food.
In November 2008, Katy was performing at the Fashion Cares fundraiser for AIDS and her dress strap fell down, and her dress slipped and revealed her breasts. She rushed off stage and fixed her dress before returning to finish her song.
Katy drives a hybrid.
In October 2008, Katy dressed up as an egg for Halloween. Gwen Stefani did too, whom Katy is a fan of.
Katy has received 12 nominations for awards but, has only won 1.
In June 2008, anti-knife campaigners criticized Katy after a publicity photo of her holding a switchblade which was criticized for idealizing knives.
Katy's song Fingerprints was featured in the movie Baby Mama.
Katy called herself a skinnier version of Lily Allen but, later apologized on December 9, 2008.
Katy has made appearances in Carbon Leaf's music video "Learn to Fly" and on Gym Class Heroes' music video "Cupid's Chokehold".
Katy is dating Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy.
Katy got her breasts plastered for Keep-A-Breast, and then sold the cast on eBay.
Katy often wears bright, colorful outfits and fruit-shaped accessories (mainly watermelon).
Katy sung in Vans Warped Tour 2008.
Katy's I Kissed a Girl reached #1 on The Billboard Hot 100 and was there for 7 weeks.
Katy recieved voice lessons when she was 10.
Katy's height is 5'8".
Katy changed her surname to Perry from "Katy Hudson" because it was too close to "Kate Hudson". Perry is her mom's maiden name.
Katy graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California in 2003.
Katy's vocal range is contralto.
When Katy was growing up, she wasn't allowed to watch MTV.
When Katy turned 13, her parents bought her a guitar.
Katy Perry released a Christian self-intitled CD with Red Hill Records before One of the Boys under the name Katy Hudson.
Integrity Toys made a Katy Perry doll.
Katy revealed she wet herself with excitement after being asked to host the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool, UK, on November 6th.
Katy has the same birthdate as Swedish pop singer, Sara Lumholdt, and the same birthay as American actress Sarah Thompson, and American singer Ciara.
Katy is the middle child of her family.
Katy is a Christian.
Katy has black hair and blue eyes.
Katy's top 3 "rock star" moments are eating dinner with Mick Jagger, having a release party for her album, and seeing a full-body tattoo of herself on a fan's arm.
Katy was named Blender's "Next Big Thing" in October 2004 and Teen People's "One to Watch".
Both of Katy's parents are pastors.
Katy knows how to play acoustic guitar and electric guitar.
Katy loves surfing, weekend trips, garage sales, anything Japanese, dressing themed, rollerblading, iceskating, and miniature golf.
Katy is signed with Capitol Records.
Katy is a smoker.
Katy collects anything that is vintage.
Katy has a pet cat, Kitty Purry.
Katy's debut album One of the Boys was released on June 17, 2008.
Katy's musical influences are Queen, Beach Boys, Heart, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Alanis Morissette, Imogen Heap, Gwen Stefani, and Rufus Wainwright.
Katy Perry is currently engaged to British comedian Russell Brand, as of the beginning of January, 2010. The couple haven't yet set a date for the wedding.
Katy married Fiancee Russell Brand on October 23rd, 2010. The couple said their vows in a small, spiritual ceremony in India.


Adult Hits

California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Last Friday Night (TGIF)
Part Of Me
Teenage Dream
The One That Got Away
Wide Awake


Birthday (Cash Cash Remix)
Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)
This Is How We Do

Today's Hits

Hot 'N Cold

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