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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, Maya Rudolph & More Attend L.A. Opening of Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen'
Billboard, 2018-10-20 19:17:23
According to Nia Vardalos, it’s the most most popular show to come to Los Angeles since Hamilton. The Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan...

Katy Perry Accepts amFAR Award of Courage With Passionate Speech: 'A Courageous Life Is the Only One Worth Living'
Billboard, 2018-10-19 21:26:01
Katy Perry shined in her baby-blue ensemble at Thursday's amFAR Gala in Los Angeles as she accepted the amFAR Award of Courage....

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Variety, 2018-10-19 17:41:21
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may have been on hand to present Katy Perry with a Courage Award on Thursday night at amfAR Gala Los Angeles, but that didn’t keep the “Firework” singer from bringing up some municipal issues with him. After Garcetti gushed over Perry, she chided the mayor ...

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