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 Jealous Of Orlando Bloom, Nina Dobrev?

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Orlando Bloom and Nina Dobrev aren’t dating, but that didn’t stop a tabloid from falsely claiming Katy Perry is jealous of their relationship. Gossip Cop, however, can set the record straight.

John Mayer NOT Trying To “Win Back” Katy Perry, Despite Claim

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John Mayer did not recently try to “win back” Katy Perry, despite an inaccurate report. Gossip Cop can bust this claim.

John Mayer Sent Katy Perry Roses After Orlando Bloom Split?

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Did John Mayer really send 100 red roses to Katy Perry when she and Orlando Bloom split earlier this year? That’s the claim in one of this week’s new tabloids. Gossip Cop has the exclusive truth!

Ryan Phillippe, Katy Perry NOT Dating: False Rumor Started By HollywoodLife

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Ryan Phillippe and Katy Perry are NOT dating, despite a false rumor that became so widespread, helicopters started circling outside the actor’s house. Gossip Cop can now reveal exactly how this untrue claim originated from a fabrication factory.

Taylor Swift Friendship With Ed Sheeran NOT Over Because Of Katy Perry, Despite Claim

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Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are still close pals, despite a new tabloid story that falsely alleges she’s “losing all her friends.” According to OK!, Sheeran’s “relationship with ‘enemy’ Katy Perry” has enraged Swift. But it’s untrue, and Gossip Cop has the proof.

John Mayer Wants Katy Perry Back?

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Does John Mayer want Katy Perry back? That’s what a tabloid is claiming now that the pop star is single again. Gossip Cop looked into the story.

Katy Perry iHeartRadio Music Awards Video 2017: Watch “Chained To The Rhythm” Performance

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Katy Perry performed “Chained To The Rhythm” to open Sunday’s 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Check out the video here!

Katy Perry On Orlando Bloom Split: No “Victim Or Villain”

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Katy Perry says there’s no “victim or a villain” in her split from Orlando Bloom. The singer expressed to her fans that there’s no need for any animosity to toward the actor, because she herself is still friends with and cares for him.

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom Break Confirmed – Split Statement

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are taking a break, Gossip Cop can confirm. The news of their split comes on the heels of the couple attending Oscars parties together on Sunday.

Ed Sheeran Did NOT “Break Friendship Code” With Taylor Swift, Despite Report

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Ed Sheeran did not “break” the “friendship code” with Taylor Swift, despite a ridiculous report about Katy Perry. Gossip Cop can reveal what’s going on.

Katy Perry Brit Awards Video 2017: Watch ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ Brits Performance

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Katy Perry performed “Chained To The Rhythm” at the 2017 Brit Awards on Wednesday. Watch the video of her performance here!

Katy Perry “Chained To The Rhythm” Grammys Video: Watch 2017 Grammy Awards Performance!

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Katy Perry performed “Chained To The Rhythm” live for the first time at the 2017 Grammys on Sunday. Check out the video here!

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