Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name 'Katy Perry' (from her mother's maiden name) and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.
|Full name at birth||
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
|Claim to fame||
One Of The Best-Selling Musical Artists Of All Time
|Date of birth||
25 October 1984
|Place of birth||
Santa Barbara, California
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Businesswoman, Philanthropist
5' 8" (173 cm)
130 lbs (59.0 kg)
Kitty Purry (cat)
Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, CA
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