Who is Katy Perry?
Katy Perry is an award-winning singer, songwriter and media personality who caught the attention of the American masses with the release of her single, “I Kissed a Girl” in 2008. This single topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for several consecutive weeks, and has since, the stunning artist has evolved to be a successful singer, earning a name for herself in the music industry. Katy is one of the richest and best selling artists of our generation and has sold over 40 million albums globally throughput her career.
|Birth Name||Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson|
|Nickname||Katy Hudson, Katy Brand, Katheryn Elizabeth Brand, Pickle, KP, Katy Bird, The Queen of Cool, KatyCat, K-Pez, Chuckie, Pussycat|
|Date of Birth||October 25, 1984|
|Place of Birth||Santa Barbara, California, USA|
|Age||36 years old|
|Ethnicity||English, German, Irish, and Portuguese|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches or 173 cm|
|Weight||61 kg or 135 lbs|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, TV Personality|
|Distinctive Features||Black hair and blue eyes|
Colorful outfits and wigs
Powerful contralto vocal range
Early life: Family and Education
Katy Perry is the daughter of Pentecostal pastors Mary Christine (née Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson. She has English, German, Irish, and Portuguese ancestry. She has two siblings, a younger brother named David, who is a singer, and an older sister, Angela
For her elementary education, Perry attended religious schools and camps, including Paradise Valley Christian School in Arizona and Santa Barbara Christian School in California.
She then enrolled at the Dos Pueblos High School where she obtained her General Educational Development (GED) at age 15, during her freshman year and left to pursue a musical career.
She also briefly attended Italian opera at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara
Katy Perry Personal Life
Katy Perry was married to British comedian Russell Brand from 2010 until 2012. The couple had their wedding on October 23, 2010, in a traditional Hindu ceremony near the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan, India. They split on December 31, 2011, and their divorce was finalized on July 16, 2012.
The gorgeous singer has been romantically linked with several celebrities throughout her career. She dated Jewish musician John Mayer On and Off from 2012 until 2015, finally ending their relationship in July 2015. She had a short-lived relation with DJ Diplo aka Thomas Pentz from 2014 to 2015. Katy then dated English actor Orlando Bloom, which is On and Off again relationship since 2016. In April 2018, the couple met Pope Francis at the Vatican.
In 2017, She began dating Coldplay singer Chris Martin, but this also didn’t last long.
Katy Perry released her debut studio album, a gospel record titled “Katy Hudson”, on March 6, 2001 via Red Hill Records. The album was unsuccessful.
She gained fame with the release of her second studio album, a pop rock record, “One of the Boys”, on June 17, 2008. The album managed to reach #9 on the US Billboard 200 and sold over 7 million copies worldwide. It spawned hit singles “I Kissed a Girl”, “Hot n Cold”, and “Waking Up in Vegas”, all of which topped the US Billboard Hot 100. The album received multiple gold and platinum certifications.
Her third album “Teenage Dream” was a commercial success, which spawned five huge hits including “California Gurls” and “Firework”. She became the first female to have such a record at the Hot 100 list and was placed second after Michael Jackson as an artist to have this record.
Katy has released five studio albums for far –
- Katy Hudson (2001)
- One of the Boys (2008)
- Teenage Dream (2010)
- Prism (2013)
- Witness (2017)
- Smile (2020)
Katy Perry made her feature film debut with a voice role in the 2011 film “The Smurfs”. She provided voice to the character Smurfette in the film.
Her first acting role was in a documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me” in 2012.
Perry earned her first acting job in the 2008 TV show “Wildfire”, where she appeared as a club singer in an episode titled “Life’s Too Short”.
She has been a judge on ABC’s revival of American Idol, which premiered in March 2018. She gets a salary of whopping $25-million per season.
Throughout her career, Katy has made a few remarkable contributions to music industry, including her hit albums and singles such as “I Kissed a Girl”, “Hot n Cold” “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.”, and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”.
Perry has received many awards, including four Guinness World Records, five American Music Awards, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award, and has been included in the annual Forbes lists of highest-earning women in music from 2011–2018.
Aside her successful musical career, Katy is one of the most followed stars on different social media platfroms, with over 107 million followers on Twitter and 71 million followers on Instagram.
Perry has done endorsement works for several brands including GHD (Haircare Product Manufacturer), ProActiv, Purr Perfume, OPI Nail Polish, Purr by Katy Perry, Wal-Mart, Adidas, Pepsi and Thomas Sabo jewelry.
Katy Perry Favorites
- Food – Mexican food, Thai food, Ice-cream and Crepes
- TV Programs – Ancient Aliens (2009)
- Movie – Lolita (1997)
- Bands – Beach Boys, Heart, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Alanis Morissette, Imogen Heap, Gwen Stefani, Rufus Wainwright, Ting Tings
- Book – “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett (2009)
- Place – Japan
- Colors – Pink, Aqua, Blue
- Accessories – Fruit-shaped accessories (mainly watermelons), Sparkle, Nail Polish, Rainbow wigs, Bracelets
Katy Perry Net Worth
Katy Perry has a net worth of $330 million dollars. She owns multiple real estate properties in California, including a $6.5m mansion in LA with a huge swimming pool and a lavish apartment in New York. She has a large collection of exotic cars, including a black Audi A5 and a pink smart car.
Social Media Profiles
Katy Perry Facts
Katy began singing at a very young age and sang in the church choir.
She had a very strict Christian upbringing , listening to gospel music.
She was discovered by Nashville rock artists Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp, who polished her singing her song-writing skills.
Katy released her debut album under her original name, but it was unsuccessful. She adopted the stage name Katy Perry after moving to Los Angeles at the age of 17, where her career musical actually took off.
Her albums “One of the Boys” and “Teenage Dreams” catapulted her stardom.
Katty was named #1 on “Hot 100 Women of 2010” list by Maxim magazine.
She served as a guest judge on American Idol and The X Factor UK in 2010.
Katy is best friends with Perez Hilton, Adam Lambert, Ellen DeGeneres, and Christina Milian.
She was voted #16 on Ask men’s top 99 ‘most desirable’ celebrity women of 2012 list.
She is a LGBT rights activist.
Katy holds three Guinness Book World Record – Best Start On the US Digital Chart by a Female Artist, First Female with Five Number One US singles from One Album and Most Twitter Followers.
Perry has collaborated with artists, including Selena Gomez & the Scene, Jessie James, Kelly Clarkson, Lesley Roy, Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
She cites Gwen Stefani, Shirley Manson, Chloë Sevigny, Daphne Guinness, Natalie Portman, and the fictional character Lolita as her style icons.
In 2018, Katy ranked at number four on Forbes’ list of “Highest-Paid Female Celebrities” with earnings of $83 million, making her the highest-placing woman in music on the list.