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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.

OK! Apologizes To Katy Perry For False “Pregnant” Story Gossip Cop Busted

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Katy Perry has gotten a correction and apology from OK! after the magazine printed a cover story falsely claiming she was pregnant and planning a wedding to John Mayer. Back on February 18, Gossip Cop was the first outlet to debunk the story.

Taylor Swift And Katy Perry NEVER Slated For Oscar Parties Run-In, Despite Made Up HollywoodLife Story

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Taylor Swift Katy Perry Oscars

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Oscar parties organizers were NEVER concerned about a Katy Perry and Taylor Swift run-in, despite an entirely made-up story. Gossip Cop can bust this wholly fabricated claim, which was never based on any actual reporting, but rather was manufactured from the start by the staff at HollywoodLife.

Katy Perry NOT Pregnant With John Mayer’s Baby, Despite OK! Cover Story (EXCLUSIVE)

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Katy Perry Pregnant, John Mayer Wedding

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Katy Perry is NOT pregnant with John Mayer’s baby, despite a false tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the allegations, which come from OK! magazine, the same outlet that still thinks Perry dated Robert Pattinson.

VIDEO: Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Sharks Revealed In New SportsCenter Commercial

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Katy Perry Sharks SportsCenter

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Katy Perry’s infamous Left and Right Sharks have been revealed (kind of) in a new ESPN commercial for “SportsCenter.” The spot premiered on Tuesday, a little more than a week after Perry’s Super Bowl Halftime Show made her costumed dancers instant stars. Watch the video here!

Miley Cyrus Grabs Katy Perry’s Boob At Grammys — SEE PHOTOS HERE!

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Miley Cyrus Katy Perry Boobs Grammy Photos

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Miley Cyrus got to second base with Katy Perry at Sunday’s Grammys, groping her fellow singer’s boob. And, naturally, it was caught on camera. Check out all the photos here!

VIDEO: Katy Perry and Domestic Violence Survivor Brooke Axtell at Grammys – “By The Grace Of God” Grammy Performance

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Katy Perry Grammys By The Grace of God

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Katy Perry performed an emotional “By The Grace of God” at Sunday’s Grammys, following an introduction by domestic violence survivor Brooke Axtell, who shared her personal story of pain, perseverance and triumph over abuse. Watch the Grammy Awards video here.

Katy Perry Slams New Paparazzi Pictures: ‘Endangerment To Me, My Family’s Privacy’

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Katy Perry is furious over paparazzi pictures showing her at home with her family. The singer took to Twitter on Saturday to voice her frustration and warn outlets not to post the offending photos.

Katy Perry: Taylor Swift Is Media’s “Sweetheart,” Kanye West Is The “Villain”

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Katy Perry says being a pop star isn’t quite what she imagined. “It is a hundred times harder a dream than the dream that I dreamt when I was nine,” she tells ELLE in a new cover interview. “You think you signed up for one thing, but you automatically sign up for a hundred others. And that is why you see people shaving their f*cking heads.”

Taylor Swift Has NO Plans To “Get Back” At Katy Perry For Super Bowl Show, Despite Made-Up Report

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Taylor Swift Get Back Katy Perry Super Bowl

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Taylor Swift has no plans to “get back” at Katy Perry because of her Super Bowl halftime performance, despite yet another made-up story. Gossip Cop can exclusively report there isn’t one shred of truth to that claim.

Katy Perry Celebrates Super Bowl With John Mayer, Gets Love From Exes Russell Brand And Diplo — SEE PHOTOS!

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Katy Perry Joh Mayer Super Bowl Photo

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Katy Perry received love from both her current and past significant others during Sunday’s Super Bowl. As Gossip Cop reported, the pop star was the Halftime Show headliner at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale Arizona, where she was joined by Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott for an epic performance of her hits. Get the latest details and see new photos here!

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