It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Katy Perry

A former Christian artist, Katy Perry rebranded herself as a larger-than-life pop star and rose to prominence during the summer of 2008. Before she topped the charts with songs like "I Kissed a Girl" and "California Gurls," though, she spent the better part of a decade recording music under a different name. Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (or Katy Hudson, as she billed herself on her 2001 gospel album) was born on October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California. Raised in a religious household as the daughter of two pastors, she was forbidden to listen to secular bands as a child, although a childhood slumber party introduced her to the music of Alanis Morissette and Freddie Mercury. Religious music remained at the forefront, however, and Katy released a self-titled Christian album in 2001 under her original name. She would later abandon the genre (and her given surname) in favor of a pop career.

At age 17, she began working with hitmaker Glen Ballard, who had produced and co-written for Alanis Morissette. Several years later, she teamed up with the Matrix, a Grammy-nominated production/songwriting team whose résumé included collaborations with Avril Lavigne, Shakira, and Korn. Tired of producing music for other artists, the Matrix had plans to record an album of their own, with Perry serving as one of the group's two singers. The project was ultimately shelved, but not before Perry appeared in a 2004 write-up by Blender magazine, who hailed her as "the Next Big Thing!"

With the Matrix's unreleased album sitting in the vaults at Sony Records, Perry went back to the drawing board and began working on a solo album for Columbia. The project was eventually canceled, although two of its songs were later given to Kelly Clarkson, who scored a Top 40 hit with "I Do Not Hook Up" several years later. Perry (who, by this point, had shed her original surname due to its similarity to actress Kate Hudson) then signed with Capitol, who encouraged their new client to write her own music and helped establish her image as a boisterous, tongue-in-cheek pop star. Perry's debut single, "Ur So Gay," generated a small buzz with its mischievous lyrics and clever music video, but it was "I Kissed a Girl" that proved to be her breakthrough hit, topping the charts in 20 countries and pushing its accompanying album, 2008's One of the Boys, into the Top Ten in America. Perry supported her debut by joining the Warped Tour that summer, where she toured alongside her boyfriend at the time, Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes. Meanwhile, "Hot N Cold" became her second multi-platinum hit, "Thinking of You" (one of the album's three songs written solely by Perry) cracked the Top 40, and "Waking Up in Vegas" cracked the Top Ten.

Such success meant that Katy Perry had officially become one of the industry's biggest pop stars, celebrated as much for her outsized behavior and outrageous fashion choices as the music itself. She continued touring through the summer of 2009 (albeit without McCoy, whose boyfriend status had been revoked earlier that year) and found time to tape an installment of MTV Unplugged, which was released in November. Meanwhile, she worked on a new album and started up a whirlwind romance with comedian Russell Brand, eventually becoming his wife, a short-lived marriage that would last for only a year. She would later begin an on-again, off-again relationship with adult-alternative singer/songwriter John Mayer. Recording sessions for her album wrapped up in early 2010, and Perry scored her second number one single with "California Gurls," which was released that May. The accompanying album, Teenage Dream, followed in August. The album was reissued in 2012 as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, with the bonus track "Wide Awake," earning Perry a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.

In 2013, Perry announced the release of Prism, her fourth album, with the number one single "Roar." Written and produced in collaboration with a host of artists and producers (including Sia, Diplo, Max Martin, Bloodshy, and Emeli Sandé), it was inspired musically by Robyn, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, and Prince, and lyrically by her past relationships. Appearing in October, it hit number one in the U.S. and U.K., followed by another Billboard chart-topper, "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Birthday (Cash Cash Remix) (Single)

x

Track List: Dark Horse (Single)

x

Track List: Roar (Single)

x

Track List: Teenage Dream (Single)

x

Track List: Unconditionally (Single)

x

Track List: Ur So Gay (Radio Single)

x

Track List: Walking On Air (Single)

Comments

Rainforest wild animals that's cool
Music video roar
This song rocks
jonzey84
U rock katy
jonzey84
I love this song
I love your songs
rosaherrera2 3
Love u Katy
Your songs are alwsome
Love this song and :-)
eealvarez15
I love you
I love your songs
I love you katy perry
you are the best
sharon_petru c c i
I love the song dark horse
Your awesome katy I love dark horse
Favorite
She kissed a gir!?
Cool
blskd19
I
blskd19
Hi
Awasme
i love you
It is cool ) lll) llllhdjbdm₩$ $ _ $ _ $ 6 % ÷ _ $ % @
tcbowdish
say ariana grande 5 times and post this on 2 other songs and then check your voice
dobler54
Cielo love you
I love you
I love your song firework Katy
calivox
I SAW YOU! Love u katy
Song
I like your sony roar
JFK,I l kmmp jk o iimjvb
M,,plnijjmmm j f k g h k g n o u b k j o k m j h hht,zoey
i like all of her songs
I LOVE her music! :-) :-) Who with me?
I♥ katy perry
Love you
addy0181
i love it!
Katy I love your songs and if u read my comment responde please thank u
i love your songs
I love you Katy
gobrindo17
OMG LOVE KATY PERRY

V
As a Katy Perry fans I must speak only the truth. The truth is that Katy Perry is an amazing singer, person and performer. With such songs as " Hot n Cold" and "Thinking of You", Katy has the power to make us do everything from smile and dance to feel great passion and emotion. Th is month, I got the great chance to go to see her live at the United Center with my friend, and honestly, I was memorized. As Katy is simply an incredibly talented musician and singer. Long live Katy Perry, her in
I'm love your songes all fo Thames I sound like you wane I play it good buy I love you and I'm 9 I love you katy perry good buyi love you.
Hate it but lol she sings so good I mean it ...!
Say iPhone 5 times
Pick a color
Post this 2 songs
Look under your pillow
I love TGIF but it wouldn't let me read the lyrics
This song always cheers me up:)
Dont u just like them alot katy perry and her crew i love her alot
Read this on the nearest Friday you will be kissed by your crush if not u will die post this on 5 songs
The best ever
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[111, 113, 108, 81, 116, 85, 114, 73, 85, 67, 72, 124, 90, 117, 70, 100, 118, 104, 103, 96, 110, 90, 66, 101, 125, 105, 114, 84, 100, 74, 89, 79, 67, 79, 126, 81, 70, 74, 114, 113, 71, 99, 78, 115, 69, 67, 82, 68, 77, 112, 120, 72, 78, 127, 73, 65, 70, 118, 73, 112, 74, 74, 102, 115, 100, 77, 109, 71, 105, 83, 115, 65, 65, 115, 106, 96, 76, 74, 83, 110, 106, 99, 119, 125, 109, 72, 91, 74, 99, 76, 79, 97, 77, 122, 80, 87, 77, 104, 69, 112, 87, 90, 65, 112, 108, 73, 92, 85, 103, 66, 85, 80, 78, 78, 102, 85, 81, 108, 87, 103, 69, 98, 78, 90, 67, 96, 78, 79, 110, 114, 118, 110, 65, 116, 85, 69, 76, 64, 81, 113, 101, 98, 113, 108, 126, 100, 101, 109, 120, 70, 74, 82, 88, 64, 103, 74, 105, 87, 72, 93, 126, 80, 93, 91, 100, 121, 109, 81, 127, 94, 100, 80, 87, 72, 114, 87, 103, 76, 103, 87, 117, 93, 72, 96, 108, 74, 115, 110, 72, 115, 69, 118, 116, 126, 105, 78, 120, 106, 113, 104, 105, 99, 118, 104, 108, 120, 76, 108, 102, 64, 76, 98, 124, 124, 77, 98, 98, 127, 98, 84, 69, 82, 94, 77, 110, 125, 116, 127, 96, 100, 97, 81, 86, 100, 77, 96, 72, 104, 101, 84, 95, 111, 65, 124, 64, 118, 81, 69, 91, 95, 95, 111, 82, 65, 117, 70, 122, 69, 108, 92, 127, 86, 71, 127, 77, 95, 76, 68, 79, 107, 112, 73, 66, 112, 66, 107, 67, 112, 93, 80, 106, 75, 98, 97, 85, 88, 112, 102, 98, 96, 64, 64, 71, 79, 66, 123, 94, 86, 107, 71, 117, 93, 91, 102, 94, 105, 108, 100, 111, 91, 78, 91, 81, 68, 85, 76, 103, 102, 110, 113, 74, 79, 84, 93, 107, 75, 75, 88, 95, 92, 73, 88, 113, 124, 76, 113, 87, 83, 104, 115, 106, 123, 101, 108, 119, 116, 101, 94, 74, 78, 73, 73, 79, 80, 119, 70, 84, 84, 79, 83, 93, 114, 70, 68, 64, 117, 122, 123, 117, 115, 106, 70, 110, 80, 123, 69, 111, 67, 95, 107, 123, 125, 80, 115, 66, 112, 104, 103, 112, 103, 76, 67, 69, 80, 112, 113, 74, 97, 71, 113, 85, 105, 77, 73, 94, 87, 70, 93, 119, 64, 127, 118, 117, 79, 81, 97, 97, 67, 84, 98, 73, 110, 65, 121, 126, 68, 119, 96, 83, 68, 127, 71, 106, 123, 117, 101, 98, 107, 66, 74, 72, 87, 74, 78, 87, 72, 80, 99, 101, 98, 109, 99, 114, 120, 93, 101, 118, 121, 121, 76, 86, 100, 91, 86, 110, 110, 97, 72, 115, 120, 106, 77, 93, 84, 89, 92, 120, 66, 89, 88, 88, 85, 112, 66, 64, 75, 70, 113, 109, 82, 79, 75, 95, 115, 98, 79, 89, 97, 119, 90, 65, 89, 86, 98, 72, 127, 114, 127, 89, 108, 127, 77]