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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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How r u
I hate u jamy
Hold love you
I just love this song
SUNDAY sunday cant wait xoxo
I love this song
i like katy perry but im not aloud to listen to but i do and i sneeck wine TONS people call me bad girl! im 11
The only way for her. She has been
used for many years. I have not yet rated
Let lt Go Demilovato. Children.s . Not valid
for cash. JustinBieber . Gril.
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Love sons
byrongrl15
I love you
I love you
FOLLOW ME :-)
sanchez6995 sounds like a stalker, KATY you might want to make sure that the dogs and security is alert at your place for this escaped lunatic
WATCH HER VIDEOS
!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
YOU ROCK
Don't read this cause it actually works. Wow you little rebel. There are messages like this that don't actually work no matter Wt they say. Its stupid. I'm still here ALIVE. Or wtever they said would happen stupid chains. Don't freak out because of these stupid little things. Repost to add some reassurance
i love katy perry
I. Love you
I love you
My name is in the song!
You are the best
Hi
Katy Perry is the best singer ever aka michel Jackson Jr you go KATY PERRY aka Michel Jackson Jr oh yeah you are the best know one can replace her all hall KATY PERRY the bets please call me KATY I love you my number is 1815 245 9875 I'm Kiara please call me I'll beg you I won't stop loving you till I die please call me I love you call me and PS I'm a girl I love pizza to my favorite junk food and I love PINEAPPLE and chocolate please call me please!!!!!! !
Katy's hot
The Beatles suck
Lol this song is never getting old
Roooooooooaa a r r r r r r r r r
caedencejone s
Skinny dipping in the dark...
Say iPhone 5 times
Pick a color
Post this on two different songs
Look under your pillow
please follow me if you think that katy is supeerrrrrr coooolll
In another life, I would make you stay, so I won't have to say you were the one who got away...
selenamj420
She my sister I'm just kidding did you see your face!!! HAHAHA
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he your song dark horse
You rock
The Beatles are better than this crap they call music I don't know why my little bro listens to this
Great singer ever
She is a great singer
Good luck on Sunday night!!��
Cool
I love Katy perry so much that me and my friend made a super cool dance to it and we are going to perform it at our talent show!!!!
I LOVE YOU KaTY!!!
I love Katy Perry!!!! ��������
love katy perry
I love your music
I love u Katy!!!!! Ur amazing!!! My most fav is roar!!! :)
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