Artist: Katy Perry Bio

05 May 2007, 20:09  137,679,380  3,637,379

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 four albums - 2008's "One of the Boys", 2010's "Teenage Dream", 2013's "Prism", and 2017's "Witness".- and has had nine Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit singles.

Under the name Katy Hudson, she signed with Red Hill Records and 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

1,154,856
7,720,679
Hot n Cold - Katy Perry

Hot n Cold

945,981
6,066,931
Firework - Katy Perry

Firework

862,261
7,359,126
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Teenage Dream

777,409
7,171,730
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

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

631,007
5,063,305
E.T. - Katy Perry

E.T.

553,775
5,051,538
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Waking Up in Vegas

530,152
3,264,354
Roar - Katy Perry

Roar

504,021
5,694,053
Thinking of You - Katy Perry

Thinking of You

481,074
3,962,866
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

The One That Got Away

455,411
3,948,970
Ur So Gay - Katy Perry

Ur So Gay

454,830
2,333,922
Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Dark Horse

413,676
3,296,386
Peacock - Katy Perry

Peacock

364,863
2,769,641
Wide Awake - Katy Perry

Wide Awake

328,741
2,880,714
Part of Me - Katy Perry

Part of Me

323,723
3,128,498
One of the Boys - Katy Perry

One of the Boys

273,145
1,599,942
Lost - Katy Perry

Lost

263,262
1,309,621
Fingerprints - Katy Perry

Fingerprints

260,298
1,265,635
Circle the Drain - Katy Perry

Circle the Drain

252,891
1,725,709
If You Can Afford Me - Katy Perry

If You Can Afford Me

247,868
1,497,862
Hummingbird Heartbeat - Katy Perry

Hummingbird Heartbeat

247,235
1,821,250
This Is How We Do - Katy Perry

This Is How We Do

242,218
2,022,092
Not Like the Movies - Katy Perry

Not Like the Movies

238,608
1,585,122
Unconditionally - Katy Perry

Unconditionally

235,838
2,235,620
Mannequin - Katy Perry

Mannequin

235,597
1,332,986
Who Am I Living For? - Katy Perry

Who Am I Living For?

229,844
1,390,451
Pearl - Katy Perry

Pearl

217,181
1,310,610
Self Inflicted - Katy Perry

Self Inflicted

213,364
1,126,061
Birthday - Katy Perry

Birthday

212,121
1,787,805
E.T. (feat. Kanye West) - Katy Perry

E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

206,859
1,476,231
I'm Still Breathing - Katy Perry

I'm Still Breathing

192,484
1,104,135
Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry

Hot 'N Cold

157,210
1,571,323
chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM - Katy Perry

chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM

144,580
1,678,299
Walking on Air - Katy Perry

Walking on Air

132,645
1,554,410
Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) - Katy Perry

Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

130,293
2,329,627
Legendary Lovers - Katy Perry

Legendary Lovers

129,689
1,388,809
International Smile - Katy Perry

International Smile

114,425
884,695
Swish Swish - Katy Perry

Swish Swish

112,706
1,340,863
Ghost - Katy Perry

Ghost

96,936
751,221
Use Your Love - Katy Perry

Use Your Love

95,990
546,842
Love Me - Katy Perry

Love Me

91,582
670,051
By the Grace of God - Katy Perry

By the Grace of God

91,360
669,588
This Moment - Katy Perry

This Moment

89,267
640,408
Double Rainbow - Katy Perry

Double Rainbow

87,090
650,806
bOn aPpétIT - Katy Perry

bOn aPpétIT

86,637
954,699
E.T. - feat. Kanye West - Katy Perry

E.T. - feat. Kanye West

82,647
299,253
It Takes Two - Katy Perry

It Takes Two

72,824
568,554