Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson; October 25, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Born in Santa Barbara, California, and raised by Christian pastor parents, Perry grew up listening to only gospel music and sang in her local church as a child. After earning a GED during her freshman year of high school, she began to pursue a career in music. As Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001, which due to the closing of her record label, was deemed unsuccessful. She later recorded an album with production team The Matrix and completed the majority of a solo album from 2004–5, neither of which were released.

After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry and released her first Internet single "Ur So Gay" that November, which garnered public attention but failed to chart. She rose to fame with the release of her second single "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, which went on to top international charts. Perry's first mainstream studio album One of the Boys followed later that year and subsequently, became the thirty third-best selling album worldwide of 2008It was accredited platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America, while "I Kissed a Girl" and her second single "Hot n Cold" both received multi-platinum certifications. Her sophomore studio album Teenage Dream was released in August 2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album included hit singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework" and "E.T." , all of which topped the charts on the Billboard Hot 100, making the Teenage Dream album one of only nine albums to ever produce four or more Hot 100 number ones With "E.T." at number one on the chart of May 12, 2011, Perry became the first artist in history to spend a whole year, 52 consecutive weeks, in the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100

Perry was credited as a guest judge on the seventh series of British television show The X Factor; has released a fragrance called "Purr"; and will appear in the upcoming 2011 film The Smurfs. Perry had a long relationship with Travie McCoy; she married Russell Brand on October
1 Early life and career
1.1 1984–2006: Early life and career beginnings
1.2 2007–2009: One of the Boys and MTV Unplugged
1.3 2010–present: Teenage Dream
2 Musical style and themes
3 Public image
4 Personal life
5 Discography
6 Tours
7 Filmography
7.1 Television
7.2 Films
8 Awards and nominations
9 References
10 External links

Perry was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in Santa Barbara, California Keith, a West Coast scenester in the 1960s and Mary Hudson (née Perry), an evangelist who grew up in Southern California and had "a tempestuous first marriage in ZimbabwePerry has German, Portuguese, Irish, and English ancestry She is the second child of two pastors.She has an older sister and younger brother Perry's mother's aunt and uncle were screenwriter Eleanor Perry and director Frank Perry

Perry was incorporated into her parents' ministry and sang in their church between the ages of nine and seventeen grew up listening to gospel music was not allowed to listen to what her mother called "secular music attended Christian schools and camps As a child, Perry learned how to dance in a recreation building in Santa Barbara. She was taught by seasoned dancers and began with swing, Lindy Hop, and jitterbug She took her after her freshman year at Dos Pueblos High School and decided to leave school in the pursuit of a career in music Perry initially started singing "because was at that point in childhood where was copycatting sister and everything she Her sister practiced with cassette tapes, while Perry took the tapes herself when her sister was not around. She rehearsed the songs and performed them in front of her parents, who suggested she take vocal coaching. She grabbed the opportunity and began taking lessons at the age of nine and continued until she was sixteen. She later enrolled in at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and studied Italian opera for a short period of time
Perry performing on her guitar; an instrument she learned to play when she was just starting her record career

At the age of 15, Perry's singing in church attracted the attention of rock veterans from Nashville, Tennessee, who brought her there to polish her writing skills In Nashville, Perry started recording demos and was taught by country music veterans on how to craft songs and play guitar Perry signed to the Christian music label Red Hill, under which she recorded her first album at the age of 15 Performing as Katy Hudson, she released the self-titled Gospel-rock album in 2001. album was unsuccessful, however, after the label ceased operations at the end of 2001 She later changed her surname to Perry, her mother's maiden name, because "Katy Hudson" was too close to film actress Kate Hudson At the age of 17, Perry left her home for Los Angeles, where she worked with Glen Ballard on an album for record label Island The album was due for release in 2005 but Billboard reported it also went nowhere Perry was dropped by Island Def Jam Music Group Some of Perry and Ballard's collaborations included "Box", "Diamonds" and "Long Shot", were posted on her official MySpace page. "Simple", one of the songs she recorded with Ballard, was released on the soundtrack to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
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