Artist: Katy Perry Bio

05 May 2007, 20:09  130,155,594  3,578,476

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

1,135,420
7,574,066
Hot n Cold - Katy Perry

Hot n Cold

929,681
5,783,678
Firework - Katy Perry

Firework

841,918
7,144,435
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Teenage Dream

760,889
7,027,005
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

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

611,129
4,931,938
E.T. - Katy Perry

E.T.

543,076
4,940,981
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Waking Up in Vegas

525,064
3,219,205
Roar - Katy Perry

Roar

483,482
5,500,362
Thinking of You - Katy Perry

Thinking of You

475,160
3,508,952
Ur So Gay - Katy Perry

Ur So Gay

451,494
2,289,924
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

The One That Got Away

444,737
3,832,367
Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Dark Horse

392,785
3,129,433
Peacock - Katy Perry

Peacock

359,025
2,720,728
Wide Awake - Katy Perry

Wide Awake

318,900
2,795,009
Part of Me - Katy Perry

Part of Me

313,343
3,042,656
One of the Boys - Katy Perry

One of the Boys

270,479
1,576,713
Lost - Katy Perry

Lost

261,604
1,291,075
Fingerprints - Katy Perry

Fingerprints

258,788
1,236,141
Circle the Drain - Katy Perry

Circle the Drain

248,669
1,690,707
If You Can Afford Me - Katy Perry

If You Can Afford Me

245,278
1,480,342
Hummingbird Heartbeat - Katy Perry

Hummingbird Heartbeat

243,161
1,781,448
Not Like the Movies - Katy Perry

Not Like the Movies

234,689
1,553,414
Mannequin - Katy Perry

Mannequin

233,228
1,316,670
This Is How We Do - Katy Perry

This Is How We Do

232,273
1,937,866
Who Am I Living For? - Katy Perry

Who Am I Living For?

225,930
1,355,375
Unconditionally - Katy Perry

Unconditionally

222,605
2,114,658
Pearl - Katy Perry

Pearl

213,771
1,280,795
Self Inflicted - Katy Perry

Self Inflicted

211,720
1,114,657
E.T. (feat. Kanye West) - Katy Perry

E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

205,168
1,461,720
Birthday - Katy Perry

Birthday

203,819
1,717,089
I'm Still Breathing - Katy Perry

I'm Still Breathing

190,625
1,069,832
Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry

Hot 'N Cold

157,534
1,573,569
Walking on Air - Katy Perry

Walking on Air

126,333
1,474,108
Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) - Katy Perry

Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

126,015
2,284,697
Legendary Lovers - Katy Perry

Legendary Lovers

122,662
1,291,168
chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM - Katy Perry

chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM

115,230
1,358,165
International Smile - Katy Perry

International Smile

109,223
835,897
Use Your Love - Katy Perry

Use Your Love

95,852
545,477
Ghost - Katy Perry

Ghost

92,257
703,049
Love Me - Katy Perry

Love Me

87,300
631,328
By the Grace of God - Katy Perry

By the Grace of God

86,279
627,646
This Moment - Katy Perry

This Moment

84,987
602,084
Double Rainbow - Katy Perry

Double Rainbow

82,975
612,035
Swish Swish - Katy Perry

Swish Swish

70,921
820,031
E.T. - feat. Kanye West - Katy Perry

E.T. - feat. Kanye West

70,392
247,064
It Takes Two - Katy Perry

It Takes Two

69,376
535,148
Spiritual - Katy Perry

Spiritual

67,658
480,287