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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: Walking On Air (Single)

Comments

pam.pattridg e
God rocks
ryanfromumin a
697 å43 å23ß9m3 ķà56 03446(you are awesome katy Perry)!






!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! I can cont yay 12345678910
wuv buv
Your a great inspiration to all and me. ��
❤️
Tenage girl wau what a vouice do you have
So
We love your roar,lol
Dark horuse
Love her in eneny way
carlosandtwi n s 3
I LOVE ROAR DARK HORSE and more u are my fav SINGER
Love this song
I love you and my number is 2024911878
You are my number 1
You rock the world
rlvermillion c u t i e
I LOVE YOU KATY!!!!!!!!
YOUR SONGS ROCK KATY PERRY
hello03kitty 3 0
Meh
emkrueger200 5
IPHONE,IPHON E , I P H O N E , I P H O N E , I P H O N E
RED
irg112705
I love you girl, your my idel keep rocking the
Freaking s**t
Your my best inspiration
kim3stringer
You can party,even if your a nerd. Some of you people need to watch videos.Where ever you are Katy, your a legendary.
I love you I love you I love you
jessicaosser
Love you Katy perry
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Please post it to your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You will be a believer after you listen to the album!
I loved your halftime show at the superbowl! Your awsome and good morning
angelleereyn a
Love u and ur songs
yolanda_r92
I love you so much and I love your songs
acpatten5
I love you katy perry I love all your songs
I loved it when your performance at the super bowl you rock !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
And keep on rocking
That is how you do :) :)
I love you Taylor swift
I love your songs so much!!!!
Kiss left hand say crush name close hand pick school day post this on 15 other songs he will ask u out
I have you voice
I love Katy Perry sometime I'm going to one of their concerts for my mom dad said I can't come and see her cuz I'm cute little and I'm only 9 my sister is 11 and she can go
Could this song get any better love IT SO SO MUCH
Love your song's a lot !!!!!!!
Love it!!!
Love Katy Perry and this song
ggoetke
I love this song
ggoetke
Katy Perry is the best and for all of those haters out there be haters
esarnott
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! !
my sister has listen to most of all your song
I like the words it off of twilight
I love it and she is my first singer
I love u katy perry so much
I like her outfit in roar
I love your songs
i love katy perry she is soooooo awesome
pam.pattridg e
:)
pam.pattridg e
It was my b- day 6 days ago yolo love all ;-) (-;
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