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Katy Perry

United States · Person · 1984–present
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.

Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles "I Kissed a Girl"—which sparked controversy for its homosexual themes—and "Hot n Cold" from her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys. Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and contained the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" as well as the number-three single "The One That Got Away". The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one songs in the U.S., and the second overall after Michael Jackson's album Bad. In March 2012, she re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake". Her fourth album, Prism, was released in 2013, and is influenced by pop and dance. She became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs "Roar" and "Dark Horse". Read more »

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News

Katy Perry Finally Abandons “Swish Swish”

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Videos

Katy Perry - Swish Swish (Live on The Voice Australia)
Katy Perry Invites You Backstage! // Omaze
Katy Perry - Swish Swish (Lyric Video Starring Gretchen) ft. Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry - Swish Swish (Live from Witness World Wide)

Discography

Witness
2017 Official Album
PRISM
2013 Official Album
Teenage Dream
2010 Official Album
One of the Boys
2008 Official Album
Katy Hudson
2001 Official Album
MTV Unplugged
2009 Official Live Album
Feels
2017 Official Single
Swish Swish
2017 Official Single

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