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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. "Birthday" and "This Is How We Do" both reached the Top 40. In May 2014, she embarked on an ambitious tour of England, North America, Australia, and Europe, with concert dates lasting into early 2015. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
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Track List: Birthday (Cash Cash Remix) (Single)

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Track List: Dark Horse (Single)

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Track List: Roar (Single)

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Track List: Unconditionally (Single)

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Track List: Ur So Gay (Radio Single)

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Track List: Walking On Air (Single)

Comments

This is a cool song
Ya right
juliamarie62 0
Tonight right at 12:00 a.m the person you like is going to realize they love you!then something is going to happen to you between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.be ready for the greatest shock of your life if you break this,you are going to have a bad luck with love for a whole year. Send this to 15 people to see what happens!! This isn't fake. Apparently ,if you copy and paste this to 10 people in the next 10 minutes u will have the nest day of your life tommorow. YU will either get kissed or asked
kkrentek
Don't read this it is real put this on 5 songs or you will die in 2 days, if you do ur crush/lover will kiss on friday
juddrumley
Say I phone 5 times post this on 2 other artist then check under your pillow
Ur my role model ur my lif ur songs basically scream ME!! And mswann27 she does that cause she's being herself u should do that often cause u sound lik U want to act cool be urself
Say i Phone five times post this in 2 artists check under ur pillow
Say your crushes name Kiss your hand 5 times Pick a day Your crush will ask you out on that day or kiss u Post this on 5 other songs
You your the best����☝���
I love this song .i luv her
mswann27
Not being rude or anything, but Katy Perry is dumb. I mean all her songs are good, but it's her. She goes nude in california gurls. I mean why? Just answer that question. Why would you go nude on any video? Why. Thats not ok. Just cuz guys like that. Really? You want to look hot in front of all your boyfriends. Seriously? One big word.

STUPID FREAK!!!!!!! ! !

and Edwin:) what the heck!!!!
Niekejciwjeh c u j e l e e
Ddihkeeledki d j d d j k e e l d k j o e o j e o e o e k e k l d d k u n d k l e j d k d o d i d j o d k d d j k w m d o s k s m s o s d k j j d o e k d i d j e j o w l w w l e o k s w j d i j e j w l d d m c h h d k d j h
say IPHONE 5 times say a color post this on 2 other songs check ur pillow
jennifergril l o 3
Hate you
say ur crushs name 2 times

say Skool day

post this on 2 other songs

ur crush will tell u they like u
swimchick029
LOVE your new album. THANK YOU for putting some clothes on!
Love How This Send A Great Mesegge

It Dosent Metters If You Are Diffrent Your Dreams Or Wishes Come True.

Dont Give Up !!
janesmith479






Love yaaaaaaaaaaa a a a a a a a a a a a ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Katy perry I'm Thalia hi! I love your song and one of your song that is my favorite is ROAR!!!!!!!
comes to my heart faster than a horse ;)
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At school they let us hear the song Roar and these girls sing the song like really loud

Katy Perry is amazing the song Roar is kind of getting a little old just saying but still it is awesome
I hate you Katy pery
I love you katty perry you make my life Better so much and your the best love mya
julia.pisani 2 1
luv her shes awesome
santoroabby0
Luv u Katy!��❤️
love yo katy perry
Ok
U are so amazing!
I ♡ KATY PERRY . I SAW HER AT ONE OF HER PRISMATIC TOUR CONCERTS
My name is janely and you inspired me with unconditiona l l y
z.iggyn
I love you so much!!!!!
Your songs are
AMAZING!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Love u
YOU ARE the BEST !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
leeann_campo s
U are my favs
hopemeyers12
Katy is my ultimate role model forever! I love her wayyy too much!! Lol
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Awsome song ������������
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If u post this on 10 other songs then u will have the best day in your life if you don't then you will see a dead girl in you're room
Ismale is in burr like me i like him
To not them like for every day say I hate you 5 times
Say your crush name 2 times. And he will like you for ever
THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SONG. KATY SONGWRITING SKILLS ARE AMAZING!
I love your songs KatyPerry
Katy Perry is my favorite! All time favorite person! She is amazing <3
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