Katy Perry

Born Oct 25, 1984

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American recording artist, songwriter, and actress. Perry was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. Her conservative parents forbade her from listening to mainstream pop music. As a teen, she pursued a career in gospel music under her birth name and released her debut self-titled studio album. She also recorded a second solo album which never received release.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Katy Perry.


1984 Birth Born on October 25, 1984.


2001 16 Years Old 1 More Event
Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. … Read More
2003 18 Years Old In 2003, she briefly performed as Katheryn Perry to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson. … Read More
In 2004, Perry signed to Ballard's label, Java, which was then affiliated with The Island Def Jam Music Group. … Read More


2006 - 2007 3 More Events
Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles "I Kissed a Girl" – which sparked controversy for its homosexual themes – and "Hot n Cold" from her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys. … Read More
She embarked on her first headlining world tour, the Hello Katy Tour, from January to November 2009 to support One of the Boys.
After serving as a guest judge on American Idol, Perry released "California Gurls" featuring rapper Snoop Dogg on May 7, 2010. … Read More
Perry embarked on her second tour, the California Dreams Tour, in support of Teenage Dream from February 2011 to January 2012.
On February 13, 2012, Capitol released the lead single from Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, "Part of Me", which debuted at number one on the Hot 100 and became Perry's seventh single overall to top the chart. … Read More
She commented "I felt very prismatic", which inspired the album's name. "Roar" was released as the lead single from Prism on August 10, 2013. … Read More
Prior to ending her relationship with Mayer in February 2014, she recorded and co-wrote a duet with him titled "Who You Love" for his album Paradise Valley. … Read More


In March 2015, she appeared in Brand: A Second Coming, a documentary following her ex-husband Russell Brand's transition from comedy work to activism, and released a concert film titled Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour through Epix, which took place during her tour of the same name.
…  Her estimated net worth as of 2016 is $125 million. … Read More
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