Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known by her stage name “Katy Perry“, is one of the most popular singer-songwriters in the pop music industry and is known for her extensive and diverse discography over the years. Aside from singing, she is widely known as a famous judge on the singing reality show American Idol and is currently one of the most followed personalities on social media.
Katy Perry was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California, United States to parents Mary Perry and Maurice Keith Hudson. She was born into a Catholic family and grew up singing in church. She is of mixed ethnic background as she has ancestry of English, German, Irish and Portuguese. Katy also has a brother named David and a sister named Angela.
It is known that Katy attended several schools, since her family moved a lot. She attended a religious school and camp. Her elementary education was completed at Santa Barbara Christian School and she attended Dos Pueblos High School for her higher education. She completed her GED at age 15 and dropped out of high school to pursue music.
Katy Perry’s career
Katy started her career in her early teens and started recording demos. She then signed with Red Hill Records and debuted in 2001 with her debut studio album, Katy Hudson. However, she became a secular artist after her company went bankrupt. She soon began working with Glen Ballard and also gave herself the stage name Katy Perry.
In 2004, she signed to Java Records, Ballard’s label, and began working as a songwriter and solo artist. She also began working on Fingerprints with Columbia Records but was later called off in 2006. Then she started her own company called Taxi Music.
In 2007 she was signed to Capitol Records and worked with Dr. Duke for their album One of the Boys. The following year, she released her single I Kissed a Girl, which reached the Billboard Top 100 chart. That same year, she also hosted the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, where she won the Best New Act award. Katy also won the 2009 Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist. She was very successful in the 2010s and was also a judge on Britain’s X-Factor. She released her album Teenage Dream, which won several awards. Their new single, titled Fireworks, became one of the most popular songs and remains a classic to this day.
Rise to Fame
Her albums over the years include Prism 2013, Witness 2017 and Smile 2020 while she has also appeared in films and shows such as The Smurfs, Brand: A second coming 2015, Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer 2015 and many more. She has won five American Music Awards and 14 People’s Choice Awards while also holding 4 Guinness World Records.
She recorded the anthem “Rise” for the 2016 Summer Olympics and released her album Witness the following year, which debuted at number 1 in the US. In 2019 she appeared in Taylor Swift’s video You Need To Calm Down and in 2020 she released her singles Never Worn White and Smile. In the same year she released her EPs Camp Katy, Empowered and Scorpio SZN along with the singles Not the End of the World.
Recently, in January 2021, she released her song When I’m Gone in collaboration with Alesso and hosted a residency called Play in the same year. While promoting her song on social media, she recently released a dance video for her new single, in which she rocks some dance moves. The video drew a lot of attention for her toned physique, great music and also for her amazing fashion sense.
Katy Perry Social media
Katy is very active on all social media platforms and currently has over 151 million followers on her Instagram account while she has 69 million followers on Facebook. Since 2009, she also has a Twitter account where she currently has 108.7 million followers. Her official YouTube channel currently has around 42.3 million subscribers.
Katy Perry Biography
|Real name||Catherine Elizabeth Hudson|
|date of birth||October 25, 1984|
|Age (as of 2022)||37 years|
|place of birth||Santa Barbara, California, United States|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 8” – in centimeters – 173 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 61kg – in pounds – 134 pounds|
|shoe size||7 (USA)|
|eye color||Blue with touches of green|
Katy Perry Family
|father||Maurice Keith Hudson|
|mother||Maria Christina Perry|
|school||Dos Pueblos High School|
|Is she lesbian?||no|
|children||Daisy Dove blossom|
Katy Perry has been engaged to partner Orlando Bloom since 2016 and is the mother of their 15-month-old daughter, Daisy Dove Bloom. She first met Orlando at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards and the two soon began dating. She was married to Russell Brand in 2010 but divorced a few years later. The couple met on the set of the film Get Him to the Greek and became engaged in Rajasthan, India.
Katy Perry’s net worth
Katy Perry has been a famous and successful singer-songwriter over the past decade and has earned both much recognition and wealth. She has derived her income from her profession as a singer and artist and her net worth as of 2022 is estimated to be around $330 million.
Facts About Katy Perry
- Growing up, her family faced many financial problems.
- Katy was introduced to pop music through CDs she stole from her friends.
- She got her first guitar at the age of 13 as a birthday present.
- Her song “Simple” was featured in the movie Sisterhood of Traveling Pants.
- Her song If We Ever Meet Again holds the Guinness World Record for selling over 2 million copies.
- She’s a big supporter of LGBTQ rights and has also been open about being bi-curious.
- She is also known for her tattoos and has a Sanskrit tattoo on her right arm.