Though she had music lessons in Music Academy of the West, she was never enrolled in any of the programs. Her teacher had rented a room from the Academy. The Academy proudly lists other pop artists as alumni though.
On her 28th birthday, she had lunch with First Lady Michelle Obama.
Was reportedly offered $20,000,000 to join "American Idol" (2002)'s 12th season in 2013 as a judge, but declined.
When her single "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" from her hit album "Teenage Dream" went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2011, the album became only the second album after Michael Jackson's "Bad" to generate five #1 singles. Perry became the first female artist to achieve this feat.
Wrote and sold songs to Kelly Clarkson and Jessie James.
Best friends with actress Shannon Woodward.
Voted #16 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' celebrity women of 2012 list.
Her husband, Russell Brand, filed for divorce from her after a year of their marriage December 30, 2011
She can play acoustic guitar and electric guitar.
Has a cat named Kitty Purry. Cat has its own blog.
When growing up she wasn't allowed to watch MTV.
Was voted #8 in the 2011 Askmen top 99 "most desirable women" list.
Married Russell Brand in India.
Is a natural blonde. She dyes her hair black.
Ranked #1 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
Is close friends with Rihanna.
Is friends with Perez Hilton and Adam Lambert.
Her hit song "I Kissed a Girl" was partially inspired by actress Scarlett Johansson.
Got engaged to Russell Brand during the Christmas holidays in 2009. They were dating since September 2009.