Katy Perry (American Singer)
Katy Perry BIOGRAPHY
Born on October 25, 1984, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson is an American singer, songwriter, and television personality. She is better known by her stage name, Katy Perry. Known for her impact on contemporary pop music and her bohemian style, she was named the “Queen of Camp” by Rolling Stone and Vogue. Perry’s gospel album Katy Hudson (2001), published at the age of sixteen by Red Hill Records, was not a commercial success. At the age of 17, she relocated to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in secular music. She eventually took on her mother’s maiden name as her stage name, “Katy Perry”. Before joining with Capitol Records, she was dropped by Columbia Records after recording an album.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
On October 25, 1984, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born in Santa Barbara, California, to Maurice Keith Hudson and Mary Christine Hudson, née Perry, who are Pentecostal pastors.Her parents became religious following a period of “wild youth” .Perry is descended from English, German, Irish, and Portuguese people.She is the niece of film director Frank Perry through her mother.She has an older sister, Angela, and a younger brother, David, who is also a singer.
She started training at the age of nine and was included in her parents’ ministry. She also sang in churches from nine to seventeen. Perry received her first guitar for her birthday when she was 13 years old, and she sang songs she had written in public.Growing up, she attempted to “be a bit like the typical Californian girl” and as a teenager, she took up rollerblading
Perry departed Dos Pueblos High School to pursue a career in music after completing her General Educational Development (GED) requirements early
For a short while, Perry attended music instruction at spaces rented out by the Music Academy of the West.Rock musicians Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp from Nashville, Tennessee, heard her sing and brought her there to hone her composing abilities.24] She began making demos and picked up guitar and songwriting in Nashville.Perry recorded her debut album, Katy Hudson, a contemporary Christian record, after signing with Red Hill Records. The album was released on March 6, 2001.
On April 28, 2008, Perry dropped “I Kissed a Girl,” her debut song with Capitol, as the lead track from One of the Boys. Nashville’s WRVW was the first station to play the song; during its first three days of airing, the station received a barrage of excited calls. On the US Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked at number one.
Teenage Dream, her third studio album, peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in June. In July, she released the second single from the album, “Teenage Dream,” and later that month, she was a guest judge on British The X Factor.In September, “Teenage Dream” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Music critics gave Teenage Dream, which was released on August 24, 2010, mixed reviews. It opened at number one on the Billboard 200,
October 18, 2013, saw the release of Prism, which as of August 2015 had sold 4 million copies. It rose to the top of the Billboard 200 chart and was well-received.At the iHeartRadio Theatre in Los Angeles, Perry performed the album’s tracks four days later. The third single off the album, “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J, was released in December. The following month, it earned her ninth number-one song in the United States.
The NFL revealed on November 23, 2014, that Perry would take the stage for the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on February 1, 2015. Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz were the show’s special guests.After receiving great praise from critics, the singer’s halftime show attracted 118.5 million people in the US, making it the most watched and highest rated event in Super Bowl history, according to Guinness World Records, which made the announcement two days later. With 114.4 million viewers, the game itself had a lower viewership than her performance
On June 9, 2017, the album Witness was released to a mixed reception and made its number one debut in the US. In conjunction with the album’s release, Perry streamed a four-day live event on YouTube under the name Katy Perry Live: Witness World Wide, culminating on June 12 with a live performance. More than 49 million viewers from 190 countries watched the live stream. In addition, she started Witness: The Tour, which ran from September 2017 to August 2018.A track called “Feels” from Calvin Harris’ album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 featuring Perry, Big Sean, and Pharrell Williams was released on June 15, 2017. In the UK, the song went on to become the number one hit.
Perry sang “Firework” at the Celebrating America concert on January 20, 2021, which coincided with Joe Biden’s inauguration.She collaborated with Pokémon on a new song called “Electric” to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the latter four months later.
Perry took part in Charles III’s Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle. For an estimated $225 million, she sold Litmus Music the rights to her music in September 2023.
Pop icon Katy Perry reportedly received $225 million on Monday for the sale of her music rights to Litmus Music, which is supported by Carlyle. Her projected net worth rises to $340 million following the transaction, positioning her as one of the wealthiest self-made women in the United States. According to Billboard and Variety, Perry sold her shares in master recordings royalties and publishing rights for the five albums she put out between 2008 and 2020: Witness, Smile, Teenage Dream, One of the Boys, PRISM, and Witness. With $500 million from the Carlyle Group, musi
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