Artist: Katy Perry Bio

05 May 2007, 20:09  120,420,459  3,507,780

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

1,119,869
7,429,096
Hot n Cold - Katy Perry

Hot n Cold

915,295
5,671,574
Firework - Katy Perry

Firework

822,827
6,937,030
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Teenage Dream

746,904
6,857,649
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

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

593,545
4,783,475
E.T. - Katy Perry

E.T.

533,472
4,833,915
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Waking Up in Vegas

519,287
3,171,829
Thinking of You - Katy Perry

Thinking of You

469,031
3,448,470
Roar - Katy Perry

Roar

466,429
5,280,081
Ur So Gay - Katy Perry

Ur So Gay

447,270
2,263,648
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

The One That Got Away

435,363
3,725,659
Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Dark Horse

375,815
2,954,602
Peacock - Katy Perry

Peacock

353,441
2,667,512
Wide Awake - Katy Perry

Wide Awake

310,612
2,715,035
Part of Me - Katy Perry

Part of Me

303,745
2,954,086
One of the Boys - Katy Perry

One of the Boys

267,347
1,556,306
Lost - Katy Perry

Lost

259,664
1,276,638
Fingerprints - Katy Perry

Fingerprints

256,886
1,225,464
Circle the Drain - Katy Perry

Circle the Drain

244,540
1,655,159
If You Can Afford Me - Katy Perry

If You Can Afford Me

242,284
1,464,084
Hummingbird Heartbeat - Katy Perry

Hummingbird Heartbeat

238,948
1,741,117
Not Like the Movies - Katy Perry

Not Like the Movies

230,764
1,520,455
Mannequin - Katy Perry

Mannequin

230,412
1,301,276
This Is How We Do - Katy Perry

This Is How We Do

223,399
1,852,009
Who Am I Living For? - Katy Perry

Who Am I Living For?

222,093
1,322,799
Unconditionally - Katy Perry

Unconditionally

212,101
2,016,935
Pearl - Katy Perry

Pearl

210,748
1,254,919
Self Inflicted - Katy Perry

Self Inflicted

209,912
1,104,456
E.T. (feat. Kanye West) - Katy Perry

E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

203,631
1,443,589
Birthday - Katy Perry

Birthday

196,208
1,651,592
I'm Still Breathing - Katy Perry

I'm Still Breathing

188,767
1,058,883
Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry

Hot 'N Cold

157,376
1,571,758
Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) - Katy Perry

Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

122,398
2,233,904
Walking on Air - Katy Perry

Walking on Air

120,515
1,399,502
Legendary Lovers - Katy Perry

Legendary Lovers

116,374
1,222,035
International Smile - Katy Perry

International Smile

104,373
801,211
Use Your Love - Katy Perry

Use Your Love

95,218
540,990
Ghost - Katy Perry

Ghost

88,072
676,639
Love Me - Katy Perry

Love Me

83,298
598,425
By the Grace of God - Katy Perry

By the Grace of God

82,076
590,972
This Moment - Katy Perry

This Moment

81,036
569,286
Double Rainbow - Katy Perry

Double Rainbow

79,107
580,368
It Takes Two - Katy Perry

It Takes Two

66,044
516,995
Spiritual - Katy Perry

Spiritual

64,492
463,338
E.T. - feat. Kanye West - Katy Perry

E.T. - feat. Kanye West

63,154
213,763
Dressin' Up - Katy Perry

Dressin' Up

61,280
519,975
Choose Your Battles - Katy Perry

Choose Your Battles

60,141
424,490