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

1,140,268
7,593,017
Hot n Cold - Katy Perry

Hot n Cold

933,524
5,796,659
Firework - Katy Perry

Firework

847,792
7,169,717
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Teenage Dream

765,023
7,046,009
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

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

616,244
4,948,082
E.T. - Katy Perry

E.T.

545,886
4,958,066
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Waking Up in Vegas

526,616
3,225,568
Roar - Katy Perry

Roar

489,059
5,530,187
Thinking of You - Katy Perry

Thinking of You

476,815
3,516,749
Ur So Gay - Katy Perry

Ur So Gay

452,699
2,294,079
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

The One That Got Away

447,385
3,845,391
Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Dark Horse

398,473
3,151,561
Peacock - Katy Perry

Peacock

360,656
2,727,515
Wide Awake - Katy Perry

Wide Awake

321,703
2,806,673
Part of Me - Katy Perry

Part of Me

316,013
3,054,273
One of the Boys - Katy Perry

One of the Boys

271,290
1,579,359
Lost - Katy Perry

Lost

262,256
1,294,362
Fingerprints - Katy Perry

Fingerprints

259,385
1,237,958
Circle the Drain - Katy Perry

Circle the Drain

249,858
1,695,093
If You Can Afford Me - Katy Perry

If You Can Afford Me

246,072
1,483,306
Hummingbird Heartbeat - Katy Perry

Hummingbird Heartbeat

244,300
1,787,662
Not Like the Movies - Katy Perry

Not Like the Movies

235,839
1,557,482
This Is How We Do - Katy Perry

This Is How We Do

235,367
1,949,973
Mannequin - Katy Perry

Mannequin

233,948
1,318,718
Who Am I Living For? - Katy Perry

Who Am I Living For?

227,047
1,359,626
Unconditionally - Katy Perry

Unconditionally

225,791
2,127,335
Pearl - Katy Perry

Pearl

214,732
1,284,993
Self Inflicted - Katy Perry

Self Inflicted

212,314
1,116,147
Birthday - Katy Perry

Birthday

206,178
1,726,646
E.T. (feat. Kanye West) - Katy Perry

E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

205,718
1,462,856
I'm Still Breathing - Katy Perry

I'm Still Breathing

191,237
1,071,696
Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry

Hot 'N Cold

157,603
1,573,901
Walking on Air - Katy Perry

Walking on Air

127,995
1,482,919
Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) - Katy Perry

Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

127,351
2,289,735
Legendary Lovers - Katy Perry

Legendary Lovers

124,447
1,308,139
chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM - Katy Perry

chAiNEd tO the RhyTHM

123,941
1,378,107
International Smile - Katy Perry

International Smile

110,644
841,018
Use Your Love - Katy Perry

Use Your Love

95,970
545,487
Ghost - Katy Perry

Ghost

93,512
711,024
Love Me - Katy Perry

Love Me

88,466
636,214
By the Grace of God - Katy Perry

By the Grace of God

87,618
633,985
This Moment - Katy Perry

This Moment

86,163
607,138
Double Rainbow - Katy Perry

Double Rainbow

84,113
617,699
Swish Swish - Katy Perry

Swish Swish

81,974
947,825
E.T. - feat. Kanye West - Katy Perry

E.T. - feat. Kanye West

72,403
251,869
bOn aPpétIT - Katy Perry

bOn aPpétIT

70,678
721,691
It Takes Two - Katy Perry

It Takes Two

70,325
539,221