Katy Perry

Katy Perry was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in California on October 25, 1984 to born-again Christians, both of whom are Pentecostal pastors. Perry had an extremely religious upbringing, and was forbidden from listening to secular music.

Not surprisingly, she began singing in her parents’ church. After getting vocal lessons as a child and being gifted her first guitar at age 13, Perry left high school as a freshman to pursue a music career. She scored a gospel record deal and released her debut album, “Katy Hudson,” as a Christian artist in 2001.

But the album sold virtually no copies and the label folded, leading Perry to explore secular avenues. She moved to Los Angeles at 17, and took on her now-famous stage name. She was briefly signed to Island Def Jam and Columbia Records before having minor success as a backup singer in the mid-2000s.

Perry’s breakthrough came in 2007, when she was signed to Capitol Records. “One of the Boys,” her second album, was released in 2008 with the smash single “I Kissed A Girl,” and the songs “Hot N Cold” and “Waking Up In Vegas.” Perry’s hugely successful third album, “Teenage Dream,” came in 2009, with the song of the same name, as well as “California Gurls” and “Firework,” which has gone on to become one of her most signature songs.

The album went to number one, further helped by the songs “The One That Got Away,” “Last Friday Night,” and “E.T.” In fact, the record was such a win for Perry and her label that it was re-released in 2012 as “Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection,” along with the new singles “Part of Me” and “Wide Awake.”

As Perry toured the world, she expanded her brand to include fragrances and a role in the animated movie “The Smurfs,” a part she reprised in the sequel. She also filmed a concert documentary called “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” which came out in 2012. Her fourth album, “Prism,” was released the following year. The lead single, “Roar,” became a huge anthem, and the record also included the tracks “Unconditionally” and “Dark Horse.”

Perry spent 2014 once again touring, and kicked off 2015 with a performance at the Super Bowl, where she was the halftime show headliner alongside Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz. Despite all her success, she has yet to win a Grammy Award, though she been nominated 10 times throughout her career, including in two categories at the 2015 ceremony.

As Perry rose to fame, she dated singer-rapper Travie McCoy, but they split in 2008. She began dating Russell Brand in 2009, and got engaged just a few months later. The couple wed in India in 2010, but separated after a little more than a year of marriage, the fallout of which was seen in Perry’s concert film. Since Brand, Perry has had an on-and-off relationship with John Mayer, with whom she released the duet, ”Who You Love,” in 2013.

Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Had “Blowup” At Coachella?

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Katy Perry Fight Orlando Bloom Coachella

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom did NOT have a “blowup” at Coachella, despite a report. Gossip Cop can bust the story.

Dolly Parton And Katy Perry ACMs Video: Watch ACM Awards Duet Performance!

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Katy Perry Dolly Parton ACM Awards Video

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Dolly Parton and Katy Perry performed an incredible duet at Sunday’s 2016 ACM Awards. Together they sang “Coat of Many Colors,” “Jolene,” and “9 to 5.” Check out the video here!

Katy Perry Invites Taylor Swift To Grammys Party Hinting Feud May Be Over

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Katy Perry Taylor Swift Grammys Party Feud

Katy Perry reveals in a new interview that Taylor Swift is invited to her pre-Grammys party in Los Angeles on February 13, which is somewhat surprising news considering the two have been engaged in a bitter feud for the past few years. Could it be that there’s no more “Bad Blood” between the former friends?

Katy Perry And Selena Gomez In “Twisted Love Triangle” With Orlando Bloom?

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Katy Perry Selena Gomez Love Triangle

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Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, and Orlando Bloom are not wrapped up in a “twisted love triangle,” despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this rumor.

Katy Perry Posts Profane Birthday Wish To 95-Year-Old Grandmother (PHOTO)

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Katy Perry Grandma

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Katy Perry is celebrating her grandmother’s 95th birthday by posting a profane wish on Instagram on Tuesday to Ann Hudson. See the photo here.

Katy Perry Banned Staff From Attending Taylor Swift Concerts?

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Katy Perry Ban Taylor Swift Concerts

Katy Perry did NOT ban her staff members from attending any of Taylor Swift’s 1989 concerts, despite a ridiculous tabloid report. Gossip Cop can correct this story.

Highest-Paid Musicians 2015: Katy Perry Tops Forbes List (PHOTOS)

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Katy Perry Forbes Highest Paid Musician 2015

Katy Perry topped the 2015 Forbes ranking of the highest-paid musicians in the world, earning an estimated $135 million over the past 12 months. Check out the photo gallery here of who else made the Top 10 list and how much each earned!

Robert Pattinson Does NOT Regret Choosing FKA Twigs Over Katy Perry, Despite Report

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Robert Pattinson does NOT regret choosing FKA Twigs over Katy Perry, despite an entirely made up report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this story.

Robert Pattinson Attends Children’s Charity With FKA Twigs And Katy Perry (PHOTOS)

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Robert Pattinson FKA Twigs Katy Perry

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Robert Pattinson once again attended the annual GO Campaign fundraiser in Beverly Hills on Thursday, this time bringing his fiancee FKA Twigs and good friend Katy Perry. For a number of years, Pattinson has supported the global charity, which raises money for kids at-risk and orphans to assist their educational and medical needs. See photos here!

Katy Perry’s Dad Confronted By Angry Christian: “Your Daughter Walks With Satan” — WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Katy Perry Dad Angry Christian

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Katy Perry’s dad Keith Hudson was confronted and berated outside of a radio station in Phoenix earlier this week by an angry Christian woman named Christine Weick. Watch the crazy video here!

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