- 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's Smurfiest looks | Gallery | WonderwallKaty recycled her blue wig for a Paris Fashion Week outing in 2011. The Smurf look was so chic that season. Heck, who...Wonderwall
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Katy Perry, Rihanna & more Grammy nominees face off ...Some celebs have gravitated toward the sheer skirt trend. At the 2013 CMA Awards, Kacey Musgraves wore a nude-colored...Wonderwall
Katy Perry's Solo AMA Appearance Fuels Separation ...Tabloid rumors are nothing new for Katy Perry and Russell Brand, but there's a new round of chatter surrounding the...Wonderwall
Fashion Face-Off: Rihanna vs. Katy Perry | Gallery ...Both of these lovely songbirds made a statement in trumpet knee-length dresses on the red carpet. Rihanna thrilled with...Wonderwall
Katy Perry's Dark Purple Lipstick: Love It or Hate It ...Like many times before, Katy Perry built her red carpet look for the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas Sunday around...Wonderwall
Katy Perry's Highs and Lows | Gallery | WonderwallSecond chance The following year, Katy moved to Los Angeles to work with "Jagged Little Pill" producer Glen Ballard....Wonderwall
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