Artist: Katy Perry Biography

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Katy PerryKaty Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on 25 October 1984) is a singer/songwriter from Santa Barbara, California, United States. Since the release of her 2007 debut single "Ur So Gay", Perry has released four albums - 2008's "One of the Boys", 2010's "Teenage Dream", 2013's "Prism", and 2017's "Witness".- and has had nine Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit singles.

Under the name Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001, which was unsuccessful. She later recorded an album with production team The Matrix and completed the majority of a solo album from 2004–05, the later of which was never released. After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry and released her first Internet single "Ur So Gay" that November, which garnered public attention but failed to chart. She rose to fame with the release of her second single "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, which went on to top international charts. Perry's first mainstream studio album One of the Boys followed later that year and subsequently became the 33rd-best selling album worldwide of 2008. It was accredited platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America, while "I Kissed a Girl" and her second single "Hot n Cold" both received multi-platinum certifications.

Her second studio album Teenage Dream was released in August 2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album includes five Billboard chart-toppers "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", and "E.T." and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", making Teenage Dream only the second album - after Michael Jackson's Bad - to have five songs reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. With "E.T." at number one on the chart of May 12, 2011, Perry became the first artist in history to spend 52 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

Perry was credited as a guest judge on the seventh series of British television show The X Factor, has released a fragrance called "Purr", and voices Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs. Perry had a long relationship with Travie McCoy; she married Russell Brand on October 23, 2010. After 14 months of marriage, Brand filed for divorce from Perry on December 30, 2011, in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce became effective in July 2012.

Prism is the fourth studio album by Perry. The album was released on October 18, 2013. Prism topped the US album charts with first week sales of 286,000 becoming Perry's best opening week to date.

Top Track "Katy Perry"

I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry

I Kissed a Girl

1,143,830
7,622,628
Hot n Cold - Katy Perry

Hot n Cold

936,482
5,818,511
Firework - Katy Perry

Firework

851,428
7,206,015
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Teenage Dream

767,833
7,076,196
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

619,567
4,973,157
E.T. - Katy Perry

E.T.

547,832
4,981,726
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Waking Up in Vegas

527,735
3,234,964
Roar - Katy Perry

Roar

492,493
5,568,545
Thinking of You - Katy Perry

Thinking of You

478,057
3,529,708
Ur So Gay - Katy Perry

Ur So Gay

453,436
2,299,856
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

The One That Got Away

449,322
3,871,276
Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Dark Horse

401,916
3,184,396
Peacock - Katy Perry

Peacock

361,755
2,737,682
Wide Awake - Katy Perry

Wide Awake

323,360
2,823,695
Part of Me - Katy Perry

Part of Me

317,752
3,070,624
One of the Boys - Katy Perry

One of the Boys

271,830
1,584,176
Lost - Katy Perry

Lost

262,678
1,298,487
Fingerprints - Katy Perry

Fingerprints

259,765
1,240,838
Circle the Drain - Katy Perry

Circle the Drain

250,641
1,703,939
If You Can Afford Me - Katy Perry

If You Can Afford Me

246,607
1,487,342
Hummingbird Heartbeat - Katy Perry

Hummingbird Heartbeat

245,040
1,795,619
This Is How We Do - Katy Perry

This Is How We Do

237,000
1,965,992
Not Like the Movies - Katy Perry

Not Like the Movies

236,567
1,564,238
Mannequin - Katy Perry

Mannequin

234,464
1,322,701
Unconditionally - Katy Perry

Unconditionally

227,851
2,147,591
Who Am I Living For? - Katy Perry

Who Am I Living For?

227,725
1,368,313
Pearl - Katy Perry

Pearl

215,376
1,292,184
Self Inflicted - Katy Perry

Self Inflicted

212,715
1,118,892
Birthday - Katy Perry

Birthday

207,476
1,739,275
E.T. (feat. Kanye West) - Katy Perry

E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

206,141
1,466,115
I'm Still Breathing - Katy Perry

I'm Still Breathing

191,632
1,074,624
Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry

Hot 'N Cold

157,668
1,574,264
Walking on Air - Katy Perry

Walking on Air

128,989
1,499,635
chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM - Katy Perry

chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM

128,354
1,453,933
Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) - Katy Perry

Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

128,082
2,298,371
Legendary Lovers - Katy Perry

Legendary Lovers

125,580
1,324,238
International Smile - Katy Perry

International Smile

111,480
851,906
Use Your Love - Katy Perry

Use Your Love

96,049
546,222
Ghost - Katy Perry

Ghost

94,393
721,623
Swish Swish - Katy Perry

Swish Swish

91,178
1,082,144
Love Me - Katy Perry

Love Me

89,141
643,603
By the Grace of God - Katy Perry

By the Grace of God

88,462
641,539
This Moment - Katy Perry

This Moment

86,869
614,072
Double Rainbow - Katy Perry

Double Rainbow

84,766
624,171
bOn aPpétIT - Katy Perry

bOn aPpétIT

74,614
787,007
E.T. - feat. Kanye West - Katy Perry

E.T. - feat. Kanye West

74,592
260,836
It Takes Two - Katy Perry

It Takes Two

70,888
546,574