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Katy Perry


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

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Did Katy Perry plagiarize for 'Dark Horse'? Hear for yourself
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-07-19 16:33:24
Rapper Flame has accused the pop star of lifting the beat from his Christian rap track "Joyful Noise" for her 2013 hit. Now Perry is facing a plagiarism trial.

Variety, 2019-07-19 15:05:34
Katy Perry took the stand Thursday and testified that she had never heard the song “Joyful Noise” before she was accused of infringing on its copyright, according to ABC 7 in Los Angeles. Christian hip-hop artist Marcus Gray and the song’s co-writers claim that Perry’s 2013 track “Dark Horse” uses ...

Katy Perry's 'Never Really Over' Lyric Video Features a Very Lengthy Receipt: Watch
Billboard, 2019-07-19 14:17:46
Katy Perry mentioned that "she keeps receipts" back in 2017 on "Swish Swish," and it's looking like she still does. Her new...

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