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Katy Perry

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Perry at the 2014 ARIA Music Awards

Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After singing in church during her childhood, she 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, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations. After being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, Perry signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.

Fact file

  • Born: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson October 25, 1984 (age 30) Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
  • Other names: Katy Hudson, Katheryn Perry
  • Occupation: Singer songwriter actress philanthropist businesswoman
  • Spouse(s): Russell Brand (m. 2010; div. 2012)
  • Relatives: Frank Perry (uncle)
  • Website: katyperry.com
  • Genres: Pop rock
  • Instruments: Vocals guitar piano
  • Years active: 2000–present
  • Labels: Red Hill Java Columbia Capitol
  • Associated acts: The Matrix

Read more about Katy Perry at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Katy Perry Transforms Into Ursula for Disney-Themed 'American Idol' Episode
Billboard, 2019-04-22 00:50:07
Katy Perry got into character for this weekend's Disney-themed episode of American Idol, wearing a full-on Ursula costume. "Tonight there...

Katy Perry Debuts Long Blonde Locks Alongside 'Con Calma' Collab With Daddy Yankee
Billboard, 2019-04-20 00:41:06
Katy Perry traded her pixie for long, loose waves just in time for "Con Calma." The pop star -- who's been sporting a very trim,...

Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry get animated in 'Earth' video
USA Today Music, 2019-04-19 11:56:41
Bieber plays a baboon while Ariana Grande plays a zebra in the animated video for Lil Dicky's "Earth." They're among the three dozen stars participating in the Earth Day benefit single.         

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