- 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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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 wears bright bikini top, looks fit in sunny ...Katy Perry attends the Kids Choice Awards at the Galen Center in Los Angeles on March 31, 2012.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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John Mayer Embraces Bikini-Clad Girlfriend Katy Perry ...John Mayer and Katy Perry's recent romance is no summer fling! The new couple were photographed getting hot and heavy...Wonderwall
Voting: Katy Perry's stage looks | Gallery | WonderwallGena Oppenheim. Roar! Most of Katy Perry's original costume choices are super-fierce. But there are some that are major...Wonderwall
Katy Perry's hairdos and don'ts | Gallery | WonderwallOh, Katy Perry, why don't you wear your hair like this more often? We just love this healthy, simple DO. RELATED: Guess...Wonderwall
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