- Real Name:
- Katheryn Hudson
- Date of Birth:
- October 25, 1984
- Santa Barbara, Calif.
- Resides in:
- Los Angeles, Calif.
Katy Perry’s road to fame was bumpy. Before becoming a chart topper with infectious hits like “ Firework,” “Hot N Cold” and “The One That Got Away,” the daughter of devout ministers tried to make it on the gospel circuit, released a failed Christian pop album at 16, was dropped from several labels despite working with respected production team The Matrix and was broke by 22. But what didn’t kill her apparently made her stronger. With the 2008 release of One Of The Boys and the decidedly anti-spiritual single “I Kissed a Girl,” she, her pin-up and looks and retro girlie aesthetic became a global phenomenon complete with Grammy nominations, wacky world tours, even wackier outfits (Remember the sparkler bra?) and too many awards show performances to count. Her sophomore album, Teenage Dream, was an even bigger success, containing collaborations with Kanye West (“E.T.”) and Snoop Dogg (“California Gurls”) and spawning enough No. 1 singles to tie Michael Jackson’s record. Unfortunately, her love life has not been as golden. After exchanging promise rings in 2008, things fizzled with Gym Class Hero Travis McCoy. Comedian Russell Brand proposed while vacationing in India in 2009 after only four months of dating. The twosome held a days-long ceremony there less than a year later. But as documented in her concert film Katy Perry: Part Of Me, the union disintegrated quickly and he filed for divorce a mere 16 months later. She has since moved on with Florence + the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd and John Mayer, who she dated sporadically from 2012-13. At least she has cat Kitty Purry to keep her company!
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Katy Perry Slammed for "Butt Crack" Dress | Story | WonderwallKaty Perry's closet is filled with wacky and over-the-top outfits, from the sequined fruit dress she performed in at...Wonderwall
Katy Perry Splits From Robert Ackroyd, Sings About Divorce ...Katy Perry is back on the market -- again. The 27-year-old singer has split from Florence + the Machine guitarist,...Wonderwall
Katy Perry Shows Major Cleavage in Mint Green Gucci Dress ...Katy Perry pushed the limits on the 2013 Grammy Awards dress code. The singer, 28, styled a long, form-fitting mint...Wonderwall
John Mayer supports Katy Perry at Grammys afterparty ...What a thoughtful plus-one! John Mayer was the perfect date for girlfriend Katy Perry following the 2014 Grammy Awards...Wonderwall
Katy Perry wears bright bikini top, looks fit in sunny ...Katy Perry performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 23, 2011.Wonderwall
Fashion Face-Off: Rihanna vs. Katy Perry | Gallery ...Rihanna and Katy Perry both slipped into silk this year. In a departure from her usually gaudy getups, we give RiRi two...Wonderwall
Katy Perry, Rihanna & more Grammy nominees face off ...Not only do both these singers have major vocal range, but also the ability to spice up a long black dress. At the 2010...Wonderwall
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Katy Perry | Gallery | Wonderwall - MSN EntertainmentKaty Perry performs during the "Festival di Sanremo" Italian song contest, in San Remo, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2008.Wonderwall
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