Artist: Katy Perry Bio

05 May 2007, 20:09  121,199,534  3,517,785

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 two albums - 2008's "One of the Boys" and 2010's "Teenage Dream" - and has had six 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

1,122,531
7,446,954
Hot n Cold - Katy Perry

Hot n Cold

917,696
5,685,584
Firework - Katy Perry

Firework

825,823
6,960,748
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Teenage Dream

749,267
6,876,527
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

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

596,401
4,801,359
E.T. - Katy Perry

E.T.

535,410
4,846,407
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Waking Up in Vegas

520,369
3,178,179
Thinking of You - Katy Perry

Thinking of You

470,121
3,455,475
Roar - Katy Perry

Roar

469,425
5,308,443
Ur So Gay - Katy Perry

Ur So Gay

448,126
2,267,818
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

The One That Got Away

436,980
3,742,125
Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Dark Horse

379,127
2,979,436
Peacock - Katy Perry

Peacock

354,485
2,674,307
Wide Awake - Katy Perry

Wide Awake

312,126
2,725,958
Part of Me - Katy Perry

Part of Me

305,401
2,965,452
One of the Boys - Katy Perry

One of the Boys

267,981
1,559,368
Lost - Katy Perry

Lost

259,992
1,278,577
Fingerprints - Katy Perry

Fingerprints

257,196
1,227,130
Circle the Drain - Katy Perry

Circle the Drain

245,338
1,659,883
If You Can Afford Me - Katy Perry

If You Can Afford Me

242,878
1,466,719
Hummingbird Heartbeat - Katy Perry

Hummingbird Heartbeat

239,744
1,746,410
Not Like the Movies - Katy Perry

Not Like the Movies

231,490
1,524,510
Mannequin - Katy Perry

Mannequin

230,962
1,303,785
This Is How We Do - Katy Perry

This Is How We Do

225,198
1,864,856
Who Am I Living For? - Katy Perry

Who Am I Living For?

222,795
1,326,677
Unconditionally - Katy Perry

Unconditionally

214,084
2,029,932
Pearl - Katy Perry

Pearl

211,223
1,257,916
Self Inflicted - Katy Perry

Self Inflicted

210,207
1,106,038
E.T. (feat. Kanye West) - Katy Perry

E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

203,860
1,445,542
Birthday - Katy Perry

Birthday

197,520
1,660,908
I'm Still Breathing - Katy Perry

I'm Still Breathing

189,071
1,060,557
Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry

Hot 'N Cold

157,408
1,572,000
Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) - Katy Perry

Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

122,897
2,240,110
Walking on Air - Katy Perry

Walking on Air

121,602
1,408,963
Legendary Lovers - Katy Perry

Legendary Lovers

117,500
1,231,653
International Smile - Katy Perry

International Smile

105,262
806,793
Use Your Love - Katy Perry

Use Your Love

95,292
541,513
Ghost - Katy Perry

Ghost

88,840
681,588
Love Me - Katy Perry

Love Me

84,027
602,806
By the Grace of God - Katy Perry

By the Grace of God

82,871
595,494
This Moment - Katy Perry

This Moment

81,793
573,460
Double Rainbow - Katy Perry

Double Rainbow

79,799
584,760
It Takes Two - Katy Perry

It Takes Two

66,693
520,627
Spiritual - Katy Perry

Spiritual

65,086
466,783
E.T. - feat. Kanye West - Katy Perry

E.T. - feat. Kanye West

64,072
217,276
Dressin' Up - Katy Perry

Dressin' Up

61,870
522,632
Choose Your Battles - Katy Perry

Choose Your Battles

60,735
427,651