Katy Perry Biography: Husband, Child, Age, Net Worth, Height, Boyfriend, Songs, Albums, Tattoo, Instagram, YouTube, Daughter, Wikipedia, Firework

Katy Perry Biography: Husband, Child, Age, Net Worth, Height, Boyfriend, Songs, Albums, Tattoo, Instagram, YouTube, Daughter, Wikipedia, Firework

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Biography

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is a phenomenal American singer, songwriter, and television judge.

She is renowned for her influence on the pop sound and style of the 2010s. Pursuing a career in gospel music at 16, the American talent released her commercially unsuccessful debut album titled Katy Hudson in 2001 under Red Hill Records

However, Katy Perry rose to fame with her second album and major-label debut, One of the Boys, in 2008. She is the first artist to have multiple videos reach one billion views on YouTube. 

Her song titled Witness featured an electropop sound with themes of liberation and a political subtext, whereas another song titled Smile featured themes of motherhood and self-help. 

In 2020, the phenomenal artist embarked on her first concert residency called Play in Resorts World Las Vegas, selling out multiple shows and receiving critical acclaim.

Katy Perry
Katy Perry: History • Bio • Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Real Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Stage Name: Katy Perry
Born: 25 October 1984 (age 38 years old)
Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.73 m
Parents: Keith Hudson, Mary Perry
Siblings: David Hudson, Angela Hudson
Husband • Spouse: Russell Brand (m. 2010–2012), Orlando Bloom (2016–)
Boyfriend • Partner: Diplo (2014-2015), John Mayer (2012-2015), Robert Ackroyd (2012), Robert Pattinson (2012), Travie McCoy (2006-2009), Matthew Thiessen (2006-2008), Johnny Lewis (2005-2006), Justin York (2002-2005), Riff Raff (2014), James Valentine (2009), Josh Groban (2009)
Children: Daisy Dove Bloom
Occupation: Musician • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$350 million

Early Life

Katy Perry was born on October 25, 1984, in the remote city of Santa Barbara, California, United States. She was born to Pentecostal pastors Keith Hudson (father) and Mary Christine (mother). 

Katy Perry has English, Irish, German, and Portuguese ancestry. Through her mother, she is a niece of a renowned film director called Frank Perry. She has a younger brother named David Hudson, a singer, and an older sister named Angela Hudson.

From ages 3 to 11, Katy Perry often moved across the country as her parents mounted churches before settling in Santa Barbara. Her family struggled financially, sometimes using food stamps and eating food from the food bank, which fed the congregation at Katy Perry‘s parents’ church.

Growing up, Katy Perry primarily listened to gospel music, as secular music was generally discouraged in the family’s home. However, she discovered popular music through CDs she sneaked from her friends. 

She later recalled a story about how a friend of hers played a song titled “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette, which impacted her songwriting and singing.

Soon she began singing by practicing with her sister’s cassette tapes. She performed the tracks in front of their parents, who let her take vocal lessons as Angela Hudson was during that period. 

Katy Perry began training at age nine and was incorporated into her parents’ ministry, singing in church from ages nine to 17. At 13, she was gifted her first guitar for her birthday and publicly performed songs she wrote.  

Education 

Growing up, Katy Perry attended religious schools and camps, including Santa Barbara Christian School in California and Paradise Valley Christian School in Arizona, during her elementary years.

At age 15, she completed her General Educational Development (GED). During her first year of high school, she left Dos Pueblos High School to pursue a career in music. Katy Perry briefly had music lessons in facilities rented from the Music Academy of the West.

Career 

Katy Perry‘s first music album, titled Katy Hudson, released in 2001, was a gospel music record. The album was released under a music record label known as Red Hill Records. Unfortunately, the album was not a successful one.

Eventually, she shifted from gospel music to other forms of music and wrote songs in association with an American songwriter named Glen Ballard. At the age of seventeen, she moved to Los Angeles but spent her initial days in Los Angeles without much of a success. She recorded a few songs with several music labels, but the albums were not released for various reasons.

In 2004, Katy Perry was signed to Ballard’s label, Java, which was then affiliated with The Island Def Jam Music Group.

In 2005, a film titled The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants included a song sung by Katy Perry. She was also a backing vocalist for songs such as Old Habits Die Hard and Goodbye for Now. In 2006, she was featured in the video of a song titled Learn to Fly.

She also played the love interest of her then-boyfriend, Travie McCoy, in the music video of a song titled Cupid’s Chokehold by Travie McCoy’s rap-rock band known as Gym Class Heroes.

Additionally, Katy Perry was introduced to the chairman and CEO of Virgin Records company, Jason Flom, by an acquaintance called Angelica Cob-Baehler, and in the year 2007, she signed a contract with the Capitol Records company.

The release of a video titled Ur So Gay in 2007 was aimed at introducing her to the music scene. Subsequently, Madonna helped publicize the song by praising it on the ‘John Jay & Rich’ radio show in 2008.

In 2008, Katy Perry‘s songs I Kissed a Girl and Hot n cold from the album One of the Boys hit the music market and were received well by the listeners. The songs topped several music charts in several countries. The song titled I kissed a Girl even topped the ‘U.S. Billboard Hot 100’ list. Gradually, other songs on the album were launched and were highly appreciated by music lovers, making the album a huge success.

In 2008, Katy Perry was part of the ‘Warped Tour,’ and the following year, she embarked on the ‘Hello Katy Tour.’ In 2009, she also performed at the ‘No Doubts Summer Tour.’ Also, owing to her success, the ‘Matrix Record’ released her album, which had dropped a few years back.

In 2009, Katy Perry‘s live music album, MTV Unplugged, was produced; It included five singles from the album ‘One of the Boys’ and two new songs. She was also featured in the remix version of a song titled ‘Starstrukk’ along with a band named ‘3OH!3.’

Singles such as ‘Thinking of You’ and ‘Waking Up in Vegas,’ which were released in 2009, hit the top 30 of the Hot 100. Then, she performed a duet of a song titled ‘If We Ever Meet Again’ opposite Timbaland. The song was part of Timbaland’s 2010 Shock Value II album.

During the same time, Katy Perry also appeared as a guest judge in shows like ‘American Idol’ and ‘The X Factor UK.’

In the later part of 2010, her song titled ‘Firework,’ which was part of the album ‘Teenage Dream,’ was released. Like the previous songs of, Katy Perry, this too became the number one song on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ list. ‘The Recording Industry Association of America’ (RIAA) even honoured this song with 11x Platinum certification.

Furthermore, she appeared in a Christmas episode titled ‘The Fight Before Christmas’ of a show titled ‘The Simpsons.’ She introduced her perfume called ‘Purr’ to the market in 2010, becoming an entrepreneur.

In 2011, Katy Perry‘s fourth song, ‘ Extraterrestrial’ (E.T.) from the album Teenage Dream, hit the music market. The song, which also featured renowned rapper Kanye West, became the number one song on The Billboard Hot 100 which ranked the album, Teenage Dream as the ninth album to have four singles, all of which topped the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ list.

Later that year, the fifth song of Teenage Dream was released. This song, too, topped the Hot 100 list, making Katy Perry the first female artist to have five consecutive songs on the ‘Hot 100’ list and the second artist to have such a record, the first being Michael Jackson. In 2011, she voiced a character called Smurfette in a film titled ‘The Smurfs.’

Katy Perry made an autobiographical documentary titled ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’, which hit the theatres in the year 2012. The following year, she came up with her fourth album, Prism, which topped the ‘Billboard 200’ list.

In 2013, she reprised her role as Smurfette in a movie titled ‘The Smurfs 2,’ which was a sequel to ‘The Smurfs’ and both the films were commercially successful. The same year, she introduced her third perfume, Killer Queen.

In April 2013, Katy Perry joined ‘UNICEF’ to help children in Madagascar with education and nutrition. On December 3, 2013, she was officially named a ‘UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.’ Furthermore, she established a record label in 2014 called Metamorphosis Music under ‘Capitol Records.’

Her song titled ‘Roar’ was launched as the lead single from ‘Prism’ in 2013, was promoted at the ‘MTV Video Music Awards’ and climbed up to number one on the ‘Billboard Hot 100.’ ‘Unconditionally’ was released as the second single from the same album. The song peaked at number 14 in the United States.

Katy Perry appeared as herself in a film titled ‘Zoolander 2,’ which was released in February 2016. She has many successful songs under her belt. Some of them include; ‘Birthday,’ ‘Dark Horse,’ ‘Who You Love,’ ‘This Is How We Do,’ and ‘Wide Awake.’

Furthermore, she appeared in s documentary titled ‘Katy Perry: Making of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show,’ which followed Katy Perry‘s preparation for her Super Bowl performance.

In June 2016, she started writing songs for her new album and recorded an anthem called ‘Rise’ for NBC Sport’s coverage of the 2016 ‘Summer Olympics.’

Katy Perry performed at the One Love Manchester benefit concert, which was dedicated to the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.

In February 2017, she released a lead single titled ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ featuring Skip Marley from her fifth studio album called ‘Witness.’ Her album titled ‘Witness’ was released in June 2017 amidst mixed reviews and debuted at number 1 in the United States.

Then she hosted the 2017 ‘MTV Video Music Awards.’ she also signed a US$25 million contract to serve as a judge on ABC’s revival of ‘American Idol,’ which premiered in March 2018.

In June 2019, Katy Perry appeared in a music video for Taylor Swift‘s song titled ‘You Need to Calm Down.’

Then she began hosting a Play at Resorts World Las Vegas residency on December 29, 2021. The show’s inception occurred during the COVID-19 lockdown, with Katy Perry being inspired by Honey, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, I Shrunk the Kids and Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. 

On her 37th birthday the following month, Katy Perry guest-hosted The Ellen DeGeneres Show and appeared in a holiday advertisement for Gap Inc., which featured her singing a song titled “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles

Furthermore, a full version of her cover was released on streaming platforms the same day. Two months later, she followed this with a collaboration with Alesso titled “When I’m Gone“.

Awards & Recognitions

Throughout her career, Katy Perry has won five American Music Awards, four Guinness World Records, fourteen People’s Choice Awards, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award.

In September 2012, Billboard dubbed the singer “Woman of the Year”. From May 2010 to September 2011, she spent a record-breaking 69 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. 

Billboard also named Katy Perry the 15th most successful dance club artist of all time. The magazine additionally ranked her 4th on its “Greatest of All Time Pop Songs Artists” list, added Teenage Dream and Prism among its “Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums by Women” list, and listed “Dark Horse” at number 100 on its “Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs” as well as one of its “Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs by Women” together with “E.T.”, “Firework“, and “California Gurls“. 

In June 2015, Katy Perry‘s “Dark Horse” music video turned out to be the first video by a female artist to reach 1 billion views on Vevo. The following month, her music video for “Roar” hit 1 billion views on Vevo, making her the first artist to have multiple videos with 1 billion views.

In 2013, she was named the Top Global Female Recording Artist of 2013 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the singer is the fifth top digital singles artist in the United States, with over 105 million certified song units in the country, including on-demand streams and also has 11 million certified album units, totalling 116 million certified units in the nation. 

Katy Perry also became the first artist to have three songs receive Diamond certifications from the RIAA with “Dark Horse“, “Firework“, and “Roar“. All three of them and “E.T.“, “California Gurls“, and “Hot n Cold” have each sold over 5 million digital copies.

Throughout her career, Katy Perry has sold more than 18 million albums and 125 million singles globally, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Social Media 

Katy Perry is a prominent personality who’s loved by many for her cool vibes snd great music. Thus her presence on social media is highly encouraged. 

The American singer is followed by over 155 million followers on Instagram and over 69 million followers on Facebook.

  • Instagram: @katyperry
  • Twitter: @katyperry
  • Facebook: Katy Perry

Personal Life 

Katy Perry is a pretty, and sexy singer with her fine body features attracted numerous admirers. Her beauty is complemented by a nice voice, a perfect height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and a weight of 61kg (134.5lbs). Other features include her blue eyes and dirty blonde hair.

Katy Perry married an actor named Russell Brand in October 2010, but the marriage ended after two years. Later, she was in a relationship with a singer, John Mayer, but this relationship was short-lived.

She has also been romantically linked to a musician called Diplo and an actor named Orlando Bloom. On February 15, 2019, she disclosed her engagement to Orlando Bloom through an Instagram photo which displayed a flower-shaped ring.

Katy Perry‘s favourite singers are Freddie Mercury and Alanis Morissette. Her favourite colours are pink, aqua, and blue, and her favourite foods are crispy beef, Chinese chicken salad and yellowtail sashimi. Her hobbies include golfing and collecting antiques.

Katy Perry is associated with many charitable organizations, such as ‘UNICEF,’ ‘Children’s Health Fund’ ‘The Humane Society of the United States,’ ‘MusiCares,’ ‘Keep A Breast Foundation,’ ‘Young Survival Coalition,’ and many other organizations that serve towards helping people suffering from cancer and HIV/AIDS.

The young artist also promotes gay rights advocacy and believes that all humans should be treated equally, irrespective of their sexual orientation.

Katy Perry was recently hitched to Russell Brand (m. 2010-2011).

She has been involved with Diplo (2014-2015), John Mayer (2012-2015), Robert Ackroyd (2012), Robert Pattinson (2012), Travie McCoy (2006-2009), Matthew Thiessen (2006-2008), Johnny Lewis (2005-2006) and Justin York (2002-2005).

Katy Perry has had experiences with Riff Raff (2014), James Valentine (2009) and Josh Groban (2009). She has a daughter named Daisy Dove Bloom with her partner, Orlando Bloom.

Net Worth 

Katy Perry‘s estimated net worth is US$350 million. She stands as one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world and has been for over a decade. 

Every year between 2009 and 2014, she earned between US$30 and US$50 million from album sales, merchandise, touring and endorsements. 

Between June 2014 and June 2015, the singer earned an estimated US$135 million (before taxes, lawyers, agents, and lifestyle expenses). 

Between June 2018 and June 2019, Katy earned US$60 million. Between June 2019 and June 2020, she earned another US$40 million, of which US$25 million came from hosting American Idol.

Katy Perry was ranked twice in the ForbesForbes list of ‘Top-Earning Women In Music.’ She currently lives in her US$17.995 million Beverly Hills mansion, which she purchased in 2017. 

It’s a secluded, well-hidden apartment that offers the actress a private abode in a gated community in Beverly Hills’ Coldwater Canyon, a celebrity-studded neighbourhood.

Discography

Albums

  • Katy Hudson (2001)
  • One of the Boys (2008)
  • Teenage Dream (2010)
  • Prism (2013)
  • Witness (2017)
  • Smile (2020)

Filmography

  • The Smurfs (2011)
  • Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
  • The Smurfs 2 (2013)
  • Brand: A Second Coming (2015)
  • Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour (2015)
  • Katy Perry: Making of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show (2015)
  • Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer (2015)
  • Zoolander 2 (2016)
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)



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