Artist: Katy Perry Bio

05 May 2007, 20:09  122,533,539  3,534,982

Katy Perry

Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on 25 October 1984) is a singer/songwriter from Santa Barbara, California, United States. Since the release of her 2007 debut single "Ur So Gay", Perry has released three albums - 2008's "One of the Boys", 2010's "Teenage Dream", and 2013's "Prism" - and has had nine Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit singles.

Under the name Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001, which was unsuccessful. She later recorded an album with production team The Matrix and completed the majority of a solo album from 2004–05, the later of which was never released. After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry and released her first Internet single "Ur So Gay" that November, which garnered public attention but failed to chart. She rose to fame with the release of her second single "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, which went on to top international charts. Perry's first mainstream studio album One of the Boys followed later that year and subsequently became the 33rd-best selling album worldwide of 2008. It was accredited platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America, while "I Kissed a Girl" and her second single "Hot n Cold" both received multi-platinum certifications.

Her second studio album Teenage Dream was released in August 2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album includes five Billboard chart-toppers "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", and "E.T." and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", making Teenage Dream only the second album - after Michael Jackson's Bad - to have five songs reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. With "E.T." at number one on the chart of May 12, 2011, Perry became the first artist in history to spend 52 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

Perry was credited as a guest judge on the seventh series of British television show The X Factor, has released a fragrance called "Purr", and voices Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs. Perry had a long relationship with Travie McCoy; she married Russell Brand on October 23, 2010. After 14 months of marriage, Brand filed for divorce from Perry on December 30, 2011, in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce became effective in July 2012.

Prism is the fourth studio album by Perry. The album was released on October 18, 2013. Prism topped the US album charts with first week sales of 286,000 becoming Perry's best opening week to date.


Top Track "Katy Perry"

I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry

I Kissed a Girl

1,125,813
7,481,994
Hot n Cold - Katy Perry

Hot n Cold

920,828
5,708,005
Firework - Katy Perry

Firework

830,165
7,001,741
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Teenage Dream

752,271
6,908,152
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

600,762
4,831,461
E.T. - Katy Perry

E.T.

537,585
4,866,502
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Waking Up in Vegas

521,458
3,187,961
Roar - Katy Perry

Roar

473,427
5,353,806
Thinking of You - Katy Perry

Thinking of You

471,295
3,466,481
Ur So Gay - Katy Perry

Ur So Gay

449,026
2,273,931
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

The One That Got Away

438,909
3,760,512
Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Dark Horse

383,144
3,017,463
Peacock - Katy Perry

Peacock

355,653
2,683,888
Wide Awake - Katy Perry

Wide Awake

313,998
2,740,692
Part of Me - Katy Perry

Part of Me

307,577
2,982,763
One of the Boys - Katy Perry

One of the Boys

268,597
1,564,852
Lost - Katy Perry

Lost

260,362
1,281,818
Fingerprints - Katy Perry

Fingerprints

257,555
1,229,812
Circle the Drain - Katy Perry

Circle the Drain

246,228
1,666,494
If You Can Afford Me - Katy Perry

If You Can Afford Me

243,467
1,470,597
Hummingbird Heartbeat - Katy Perry

Hummingbird Heartbeat

240,601
1,753,844
Not Like the Movies - Katy Perry

Not Like the Movies

232,335
1,530,815
Mannequin - Katy Perry

Mannequin

231,516
1,307,456
This Is How We Do - Katy Perry

This Is How We Do

227,158
1,883,636
Who Am I Living For? - Katy Perry

Who Am I Living For?

223,565
1,332,235
Unconditionally - Katy Perry

Unconditionally

216,313
2,049,963
Pearl - Katy Perry

Pearl

211,832
1,262,827
Self Inflicted - Katy Perry

Self Inflicted

210,551
1,108,649
E.T. (feat. Kanye West) - Katy Perry

E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

204,177
1,449,481
Birthday - Katy Perry

Birthday

199,043
1,674,957
I'm Still Breathing - Katy Perry

I'm Still Breathing

189,439
1,063,253
Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry

Hot 'N Cold

157,453
1,572,425
Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) - Katy Perry

Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

123,662
2,250,588
Walking on Air - Katy Perry

Walking on Air

122,731
1,424,674
Legendary Lovers - Katy Perry

Legendary Lovers

118,758
1,248,293
International Smile - Katy Perry

International Smile

106,234
814,843
Use Your Love - Katy Perry

Use Your Love

95,414
542,204
Ghost - Katy Perry

Ghost

89,656
688,594
Love Me - Katy Perry

Love Me

84,827
609,052
By the Grace of God - Katy Perry

By the Grace of God

83,752
602,188
This Moment - Katy Perry

This Moment

82,583
579,998
Double Rainbow - Katy Perry

Double Rainbow

80,561
591,057
chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM - Katy Perry

chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM

78,386
736,076
It Takes Two - Katy Perry

It Takes Two

67,356
526,045
Spiritual - Katy Perry

Spiritual

65,758
471,812
E.T. - feat. Kanye West - Katy Perry

E.T. - feat. Kanye West

65,216
222,864
Dressin' Up - Katy Perry

Dressin' Up

62,513
526,432