Katy Perry – famous American singer
Katy Perry is an American singer, composer, songwriter, actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador.
In April 2007, Perry signed a contract with Capitol Records. She became widely known around the world after the release of the single I Kissed a Girl and the album One of the Boys in 2008. Perry’s third album Teenage Dream was released in September 2010 and five singles reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. In March 2012, Perry re-released Teenage Dream under the title Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. The first single Part of Me debuted number one in Billboard Hot 100. It also topped the charts of Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand. Her fourth album Prism was released in October 2013 and the first single Roar was a worldwide hit which topped 17 charts.
Perry is the owner of numerous awards, including thirteen Grammy nominations. In 2012, Billboard named her woman of the year.
At the beginning of July 2012, she released an autobiographical documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me. By November 2013 Perry has sold 12 million albums and 81 million singles worldwide.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is the second child in the family. At the age of 9 the girl began singing in the church choir.
Katy graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California in 2003 and moved to Los Angeles. As a teenager, she changed her surname to Perry as the name «Katy Hudson» was like Kate Hudson. Perry – is the maiden name of her mother.
On February 8, 2001 she recorded and released her debut album Katy Hudson. The album failed to become popular, because the record company Red Hill Records went bankrupt in December 2001.
In 2005, Perry recorded a song Simple, which was produced by Glen Ballard. The song was included in the soundtrack album for the film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
In early 2007 Katy signed a contract with Capitol Music Group. The first official single I Kissed a Girl was released on May 8, 2008 and became a real breakthrough in pop music. It topped music charts of 20 countries. Perry’s debut album One of the Boys was released on June 17, 2008. Perry won in the category Best New Artist at MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony in 2008, where she was also a presenter. Katy Perry became the first woman (and the second performer in history after Michael Jackson) whose five singles topped chart of the United States. At MTV Video Music Awards ceremony in 2011, Perry received 10 nominations at once.
Album Prism was released on October 18, 2013 in Slovenia, Italy and Ireland and on October 22, 2013 it was released worldwide.
On June 29, 2015 Forbes named Perry the highest paid musician with total earnings of $ 135 million. The singer took third place in the ranking of The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities.
Her song Rise became the official anthem of 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
In April 2016 Perry gave $ 1 million to Donors Choose. The money will be used to improve education all over the world.
Katy Perry dated Travis McCoy, the singer of the American band Gym Class Heroes. At the end of 2008 they broke up. She also appeared in the music video for the group’s song Cupid’s Chokehold.
In 2009, the singer began dating British comedian Russell Brand. On October 23, 2010 their wedding took place in India. On July 14, 2012 they officially divorced.
In 2012, Katy began dating musician John Mayer. They parted in the summer of 2015.
In February, 2016 Perry met British actor Orlando Bloom at the 73rd Golden Globe ceremony.
– Katy Perry became the first American artist who managed to top the Russian radio chart Tophit. The singer took the first position of the chart with the song Hot n Cold on December 15, 2008.
– Perry is the only artist whose 6 singles from one album (Teenage Dream) topped Billboard Pop Songs.
– Perry is the only artist whose 5 singles from the same album (Teenage Dream) topped Billboard Adult Pop Songs.
– Katy is the first performer, whose two videos had over one billion views on VEVO channel on YouTube.
– Perry is a successful composer, she wrote songs for Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson and Ashley Tisdale.