Artist: Katy Perry Bio

05 May 2007, 20:09  132,123,783  3,601,628

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 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

1,142,452
7,610,247
Hot n Cold - Katy Perry

Hot n Cold

935,347
5,810,020
Firework - Katy Perry

Firework

849,981
7,192,862
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Teenage Dream

766,765
7,065,328
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

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

618,281
4,963,975
E.T. - Katy Perry

E.T.

547,040
4,972,563
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Waking Up in Vegas

527,314
3,231,347
Roar - Katy Perry

Roar

491,002
5,553,346
Thinking of You - Katy Perry

Thinking of You

477,595
3,524,989
Ur So Gay - Katy Perry

Ur So Gay

453,154
2,297,683
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

The One That Got Away

448,592
3,862,611
Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Dark Horse

400,570
3,172,329
Peacock - Katy Perry

Peacock

361,319
2,733,836
Wide Awake - Katy Perry

Wide Awake

322,721
2,818,059
Part of Me - Katy Perry

Part of Me

317,085
3,064,873
One of the Boys - Katy Perry

One of the Boys

271,622
1,582,440
Lost - Katy Perry

Lost

262,511
1,297,039
Fingerprints - Katy Perry

Fingerprints

259,606
1,239,724
Circle the Drain - Katy Perry

Circle the Drain

250,345
1,701,658
If You Can Afford Me - Katy Perry

If You Can Afford Me

246,377
1,485,793
Hummingbird Heartbeat - Katy Perry

Hummingbird Heartbeat

244,773
1,792,316
This Is How We Do - Katy Perry

This Is How We Do

236,344
1,960,099
Not Like the Movies - Katy Perry

Not Like the Movies

236,279
1,561,228
Mannequin - Katy Perry

Mannequin

234,263
1,320,933
Who Am I Living For? - Katy Perry

Who Am I Living For?

227,470
1,366,164
Unconditionally - Katy Perry

Unconditionally

227,020
2,140,122
Pearl - Katy Perry

Pearl

215,134
1,289,626
Self Inflicted - Katy Perry

Self Inflicted

212,549
1,117,842
Birthday - Katy Perry

Birthday

206,968
1,734,543
E.T. (feat. Kanye West) - Katy Perry

E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

205,956
1,465,013
I'm Still Breathing - Katy Perry

I'm Still Breathing

191,466
1,073,519
Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry

Hot 'N Cold

157,642
1,574,127
Walking on Air - Katy Perry

Walking on Air

128,588
1,494,246
Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) - Katy Perry

Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

127,793
2,295,034
chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM - Katy Perry

chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM

126,681
1,427,367
Legendary Lovers - Katy Perry

Legendary Lovers

125,130
1,318,034
International Smile - Katy Perry

International Smile

111,155
848,690
Use Your Love - Katy Perry

Use Your Love

96,013
545,959
Ghost - Katy Perry

Ghost

93,948
718,071
Love Me - Katy Perry

Love Me

88,878
640,620
By the Grace of God - Katy Perry

By the Grace of God

88,132
638,397
Swish Swish - Katy Perry

Swish Swish

87,938
1,038,310
This Moment - Katy Perry

This Moment

86,589
611,594
Double Rainbow - Katy Perry

Double Rainbow

84,505
621,766
E.T. - feat. Kanye West - Katy Perry

E.T. - feat. Kanye West

73,644
257,205
bOn aPpétIT - Katy Perry

bOn aPpétIT

73,209
764,323
It Takes Two - Katy Perry

It Takes Two

70,651
544,374