Artist: Katy Perry Bio

05 May 2007, 20:09  124,599,530  3,554,842

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

1,130,434
7,523,938
Hot n Cold - Katy Perry

Hot n Cold

925,016
5,741,756
Firework - Katy Perry

Firework

835,924
7,060,089
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Teenage Dream

756,460
6,955,508
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

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

606,361
4,876,731
E.T. - Katy Perry

E.T.

540,308
4,897,765
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Waking Up in Vegas

522,982
3,203,443
Roar - Katy Perry

Roar

478,498
5,416,970
Thinking of You - Katy Perry

Thinking of You

472,927
3,485,378
Ur So Gay - Katy Perry

Ur So Gay

450,241
2,282,606
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

The One That Got Away

441,586
3,790,399
Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Dark Horse

388,273
3,072,112
Peacock - Katy Perry

Peacock

357,183
2,698,119
Wide Awake - Katy Perry

Wide Awake

316,535
2,763,387
Part of Me - Katy Perry

Part of Me

310,624
3,008,026
One of the Boys - Katy Perry

One of the Boys

269,430
1,571,645
Lost - Katy Perry

Lost

260,919
1,286,669
Fingerprints - Katy Perry

Fingerprints

258,077
1,233,772
Circle the Drain - Katy Perry

Circle the Drain

247,390
1,676,844
If You Can Afford Me - Katy Perry

If You Can Afford Me

244,256
1,476,511
Hummingbird Heartbeat - Katy Perry

Hummingbird Heartbeat

241,827
1,764,476
Not Like the Movies - Katy Perry

Not Like the Movies

233,447
1,539,786
Mannequin - Katy Perry

Mannequin

232,288
1,312,885
This Is How We Do - Katy Perry

This Is How We Do

229,798
1,913,175
Who Am I Living For? - Katy Perry

Who Am I Living For?

224,635
1,341,291
Unconditionally - Katy Perry

Unconditionally

219,436
2,081,866
Pearl - Katy Perry

Pearl

212,755
1,270,468
Self Inflicted - Katy Perry

Self Inflicted

211,081
1,112,744
E.T. (feat. Kanye West) - Katy Perry

E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

204,652
1,454,502
Birthday - Katy Perry

Birthday

201,235
1,697,925
I'm Still Breathing - Katy Perry

I'm Still Breathing

189,975
1,067,779
Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry

Hot 'N Cold

157,495
1,573,045
Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) - Katy Perry

Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

124,866
2,265,078
Walking on Air - Katy Perry

Walking on Air

124,393
1,445,959
Legendary Lovers - Katy Perry

Legendary Lovers

120,466
1,269,349
International Smile - Katy Perry

International Smile

107,533
827,200
chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM - Katy Perry

chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM

99,876
1,037,401
Use Your Love - Katy Perry

Use Your Love

95,617
543,682
Ghost - Katy Perry

Ghost

90,804
699,410
Love Me - Katy Perry

Love Me

85,905
617,976
By the Grace of God - Katy Perry

By the Grace of God

84,852
612,456
This Moment - Katy Perry

This Moment

83,654
589,252
Double Rainbow - Katy Perry

Double Rainbow

81,628
600,191
It Takes Two - Katy Perry

It Takes Two

68,248
534,418
E.T. - feat. Kanye West - Katy Perry

E.T. - feat. Kanye West

67,510
232,896
Spiritual - Katy Perry

Spiritual

66,627
479,744
Dressin' Up - Katy Perry

Dressin' Up

63,337
532,655