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 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
2004 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Perry signed to Ballard's label, Java, which was then affiliated with The Island Def Jam Music Group. … Read More


2005 - 2007 5 More Events
Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles "I Kissed a Girl" – which had attention-grabbing and somewhat controversial lyrics – and "Hot n Cold" from her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys. … Read More
On August 4, 2009, she performed as opening act for one date of the band No Doubt's Summer Tour 2009.
After serving as a guest judge on American Idol, Perry released "California Gurls" featuring rapper Snoop Dogg on May 7, 2010. … Read More
In February 2011, she made a guest appearance on the How I Met Your Mother episode "Oh Honey", playing a woman known as Honey. … Read More
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.
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
…  In January 2014, she became the first person to gain 50 million followers on the site, and won the 2015 Guinness World Record for most Twitter followers. … Read More


According to Forbes, Perry became the highest earning female celebrity in 2015, earning more than $135 million, placing her at number 3 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
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