Date of Birth: 25 October 1984, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
Katy Perry was born in California, the middle child of pastor parents. She has an older sister and younger brother. Raised in a deeply religious family, Perry’s first experience of performing was singing in church. A passion for music grew and at the age of 15, Perry began visiting Nashville, gaining experience of song writing and recording demos.
She signed to a Christian record label, Red Hill, and recorded an album, under her birth name of Katy Hudson. The album was not a success. At age 17 she moved to Los Angeles and collaborated with producer Glen Ballard, but was not able to secure a lasting record deal. Perry did sign to Columbia Records in 2004, but again this did not prove a success, and she was dropped.
An executive at Columbia recommended Perry to the chairman of Virgin Records, Jason Flom, which resulted in her signing for Capitol Music Group. She recorded her second album, “One of the Boys” and in the Spring of 2008 released the lead single, the controversial “I Kissed a Girl”. The song proved a smash, hitting the number one slot in several countries. Other hit singles followed and the album was a commercial success.
Perry was now established as a pop superstar and cemented her position with the release of her next album “Teenage Dreams”, which spawned more huge hits including “California Gurls” and “Firework”. Many awards and music industry records followed. In 2012 Perry made the move into movies, releasing the documentary feature film Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012).
|Russell Brand||(23 October 2010 – 16 July 2012) (divorced)|
Contralto vocal range
Black hair and blue eyes
Perry is her mother’s maiden name.
Former Christian folk singer turned pop singer.
Released an album in 2001 as “Katy Hudson”.
Parents Keith Hudson and wife Mary Hudson (neé Perry) are both pastors. She’s their middle child and has one older sister (Angela Hudson) and one younger brother (David Daniel Hudson).
Got engaged to Russell Brand during the Christmas holidays in 2009. They were dating since September 2009.
Her hit song “I Kissed a Girl” was partially inspired by actress Scarlett Johansson.
Is close friends with Rihanna.
Is friends with Perez Hilton and Adam Lambert.
Niece of director Frank Perry.
Ranked #1 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
Married Russell Brand in India.
Was voted #8 in the 2011 Askmen top 99 “most desirable women” list.
When growing up she wasn’t allowed to watch MTV.
Has a cat named Kitty Purry. Cat has its own blog.
She can play acoustic guitar and electric guitar.
Her husband, Russell Brand, filed for divorce from her after a year of their marriage [December 30, 2011].
Voted #16 on Ask men’s top 99 ‘most desirable’ celebrity women of 2012 list.
Best friends with actress Shannon Woodward.
Wrote and sold songs to Kelly Clarkson and Jessie James.
Has a younger brother, David Daniel Hudson (aka Danny), and an older sister, Angela Hudson.
When her single “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” from her hit album “Teenage Dream” went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2011, the album became only the second album after Michael Jackson’s “Bad” to generate five #1 singles. Perry became the first female artist to achieve this feat.
On her 28th birthday, she had lunch with First Lady Michelle Obama.
Is a staunch Democrat.
Frequent collaborator with Bonnie McKee.
Katy’s ancestry is three sixteenths Portuguese (Katy’s mother is of three eighths Portuguese descent). Katy’s other roots include English, German, and Irish.
She once had 13 cavities as a child.
Katy once described herself as “a fatter version of Amy Winehouse and a skinnier version of Lily Allen”. Later, Allen took offense to the statement and threatened to release Perry’s personal phone number.
In 2009 while working on a magazine shoot, Katy had a chimp on set, which urinated all over her and forced her to take a shower in the middle of the shoot.
She Attended Dos Pueblos High School in Santa Barbara, California before she dropped out of her freshman year to pursue her music career.
Perry has the most number of followers on Twitter. [November 2013]