- 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 Highs and Lows | Gallery | WonderwallHer hero. Katy spent the summer of 2008 traveling the country on the Warped Tour -- and falling in love with Gym Class...Wonderwall
Katy Perry on Russell Brand split: I felt 'punched in the ...Russell Brand and Katy Perry attend the American Music Awards after-party hosted by Rolling Stone at Rolling Stone...Wonderwall
Splitsville (yet again) for Katy Perry and John Mayer ...John Mayer and Katy Perry perform at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Dec. 17, 2013.Wonderwall
Report: Katy Perry and Russell Brand Engaged? | Story ...Is Hollywood's kookiest couple preparing to tie the knot? Us Weekly is reporting that Katy Perry and Russell Brand were...Wonderwall
Katy Perry on Russell Brand split: I felt 'punched in the ...It was that revelation that inspired Perry to write "By the Grace of God," in which she sings about "lying on the...Wonderwall
The Shortlist for Feb. 27 | Gallery | WonderwallKaty Perry helped deliver a baby in a living room this week. Who needs a boyfriend when there are home births to deal...Wonderwall
Katy Perry's Highs and Lows | Gallery | WonderwallKaty's fourth quarter. The pop star released her fourth album, "Prism," internationally on Oct. 18, 2013. The first...Wonderwall
Katy Perry is newest UNICEF goodwill ambassador | Story ...UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pop star Katy Perry says becoming a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. children's agency has made...Wonderwall
Is Katy Perry engaged to John Mayer? | Gallery | WonderwallKaty Perry and John Mayer have dinner at Vincenti restaurant for Valentine's Day in Brentwood, Calif., on Feb. 14,...Wonderwall
Fashion Face-Off: Rihanna vs. Katy Perry | Gallery ...Both ladies dazzled in golden hues in 2012. Rihanna rocked a shorter frock that cinched in at the waist during a press...Wonderwall
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