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Katy Perry

Katy Perry in concert in 2009
Background information
Birth name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Born October 25, 1984 (1984-10-25) (age 25)
Santa Barbara, California,
United States
Genres Pop, rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2001 – present
Labels Red Hill (2001)
Island (2003–2004)
Columbia (2004–2006)
Capitol (2007–present)
Associated acts Travis McCoy, Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson, Ashley Tisdale, 3OH!3
Website www.katyperry.com
.Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer-songwriter and musician.^ Born on the 25th of October, 1984, in Santa Barbara, in the U.S. state of California, Katy's real and full name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, which has been shortened to Katy Perry as her stage name.
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^ Katy Perry (* 25 Oct., 1984 in Santa Barbara, California; real name Katheryne Elizabeth Hudson) is an American singer and songwriter.
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^ Katy Perry is a pop singer/songwriter from Santa Barbara , California .
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Perry rose to fame in 2007 with her internet hit "Ur So Gay", and later scored in 2008 her breakthrough single "I Kissed a Girl".
.Perry was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California by Christian pastor parents and grew up listening only to gospel music.^ Katy Perry is a pop singer/songwriter from Santa Barbara , California .
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^ Perry was born and raised in Santa Barbara by Christian pastor parents and grew up listening only to gospel music.
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.After earning a GED during her freshman year of high school, she began to pursue a music career.^ Katy left her high school in the middle for pursuing a career in the world of music.
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^ After earning a GED during her freshman year of high school, she began to pursue a music career.
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^ She decided to pursue a musical career when she was 15.
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.As Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001. In 2004, she recorded an album with production team The Matrix, but it was never released.^ The eponymously titled album was released in 2001 by Red Hill Records and was a Christian Gospel album.
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^ Katy Perry released her first c.d., Katy Hudson, in 2001 which was, believe it or not, a Christian gospel c.d.
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^ The daughter of pastor parents, Katy is a former Christian singer and had a gospel album titled "Katy Hudson" released in 2001.

.After signing on with Capitol Music Group in 2007, she took on stage name Katy Perry and released her first mainstream album, One of the Boys.^ Katy Perry: Musical Career Katy's first CD was released under her original name, Katy Hudson.
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^ Katy Perry , whose first album was of the gospel variety [ Female First ] .
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^ In early 2007, the aspiring singer was signed by Capitol Records and released her first mainstream album, "One of the Boys," on June 17, 2008.

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Early life

.Katy Perry was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in Santa Barbara, California.^ October 1984 , Santa Barbara, California, USA Birth Name .
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^ Gallery Info: Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson leave Dimples in Burbank, California.
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^ Bio Birth Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson .
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[1] .The second child of two pastors,[2] she has an older sister and younger brother.^ The middle child of two pastors, she has an older sister and younger brother.
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^ She is a daughter of two pastors and has two other siblings; one elder sister and a younger brother.
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^ The middle child of two pastors,[1] she grew up listening to gospel music and singing in church.
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[3] .Her Evangelical mother, Mary Hudson, grew up in Southern California and had "a tempestuous first marriage in Zimbabwe".[3] Her father was a West Coast scenester in the 1960s.^ Her father was a West Coast scenester in the 1960s.
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^ Her Evangelical mother, Mary Hudson, grew up in Southern California and had "a tempestuous first marriage in Zimbabwe".
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^ Perry was born in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA. The middle child of two pastors, she grew up listening to gospel music and singing in church.

[3] .Perry's uncle and aunt were director Frank Perry and screenwriter Eleanor Perry.^ Perry's uncle and aunt were director Frank Perry and screenwriter Eleanor .
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[4]
.Baptized a Christian, Perry was incorporated to her parents' ministry,[2] and she started singing in their church from the age of nine; she continued singing in the church until she was 17.[1][5] She grew up listening to gospel music[6] and was not allowed to listen to what her mother called secular music.^ Katy wasn’t allowed to listen to “secular music” as her mother put it, when she was a child.
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^ Perry started her career singing in her church choir from age nine to sixteen.
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^ Katie is great until she starts singing .
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[5][7] .Perry attended Christian schools and camps.^ Growing up, Perry attended Christian schools and camps and listened to gospel music.
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^ She dutifully attended Christian schools and camps and sang in their Pentecostal-leaning church, but at the same time she was what she calls "the black sheep of the family".
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^ Katy Perry grew up singing in a choir, going to Christian schools, attending Christian camp, and listening to gospel music.
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[2] .As a child, Perry learned how to dance in a rec hall in Santa Barbara.^ Thats how Santa Barbara girls do it .

^ Born on the 25th of October, 1984, in Santa Barbara, in the U.S. state of California, Katy's real and full name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, which has been shortened to Katy Perry as her stage name.
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^ Katy Perry was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, Ca.
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She was taught by seasoned dancers and began with swing, Lindy Hop, and jitterbug.[8] .She took her GED after her freshman year of high school and decided to leave school to pursue a career in music.^ Katy left her high school in the middle for pursuing a career in the world of music.
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^ After earning a GED during her freshman year of high school, she began to pursue a music career.
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^ She decided to pursue a musical career when she was 15.
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[9] .Perry initially started singing "because I was at that point in my childhood where I was copycatting my sister and everything she did".[9] Her sister practiced with cassette tapes, and Perry took the tapes herself when her sister was not around.^ From the Article Later, Perry introduced "Ur So Gay" by recalling a story about an ex-boyfriend: "I started missing my jeans, I started missing my black mascara, and he...
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^ "Besides the ones when he was trying to take me home," Perry says, "and took home my other girlfriend instead cause I ain't gonna have none of that?
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^ The set started with "Fingerprints," and it was clear that despite what some may assume due to her pop tartlet status, Perry can sing.
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.She rehearsed the songs and performed it to her parents, who suggested she should take voice lessons.^ The strength of the songs and Perry’s big voice captured the attention of Jason Flom, Chairman & CEO of Capitol Music Group, who signed her in Spring 2007.
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^ Plus, all of you who believe Lily Allen’s claim that Katy doesn’t write her songs should do your research and stop being so gullible.
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^ By: Alison Bonaguro If VH1 should decide to resurrect their hugely popular Divas Live show , who should perform?
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.She grabbed the opportunity and began taking lessons at age nine to 16. She enrolled in at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and studied Italian opera for a short time.^ She had been taking singing lessons from the age of nine years to the age of sixteen years, and even joined the Music Academy of the West, situated in Santa Barbara, CA, USA and studied Italian opera for a short period of time.
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^ Perry was born and raised in Santa Barbara by Christian pastor parents and grew up listening only to gospel music.
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^ Katy made her musical debut at age 16, releasing a gospel album titled Katy Hudson on an independent label in 2001.
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[9]

Recording career

2001–07: Beginnings

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Katy Perry performing on her guitar.
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She learned how to play the instrument when she was just starting her record career.
.At the age of 15, Perry's singing in church attracted the attention of rock veterans from Nashville, Tennessee, who brought her there to polish her writing skills.^ At the age of 15, Perry's singing in church attracted the attention of rock veterans from Nashville, Tennessee, who brought her there to polish her writing skills.

^ She also had the skills of a creative songwriter, thus, she had been brought to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of fifteen, by the rock veterans who wanted to polish these skills even further.
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^ Perry was born in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA. The middle child of two pastors, she grew up listening to gospel music and singing in church.

[10] .In Nashville, Perry started recording demos and was taught by country music veterans on how to craft songs and play guitar.^ How to play Katy Perry songs .
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^ Though, just 23, the Santa Barbara, CA-born Perry has been writing songs and playing guitar for several years, and possesses the flair and confidence of a veteran storyteller.
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^ Tired of producing music for other artists, the Matrix had plans to record their own album with Perry serving as one of the group's two singers.
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[5][7] .Perry signed to the Christian music label Red Hill, under which she recorded her first album at the age of 15.[11] Performing as Katy Hudson, she released the self-titled Gospel-rock album in 2001.[3][10] The album was unsuccessful, however, after the label ceased.^ After Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp signed Perry to their label, Red Hill Records, she released her first CD, Katy Hudson (2001), a Christian gospel album.
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^ Katy Perry grows up listening to gospel and in 2001 publishes with Red Hill Records her own firt gospel album.
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^ Katy Perry , whose first album was of the gospel variety [ Female First ] .
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[11] .She later changed her surname to Perry, her mother's maiden name, because "Katy Hudson" was too close to film actress Kate Hudson.^ Perry is her mother's maiden name.
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^ Katy Perry's real name is Katheryn Hudson but she changed it to avoid being confused with actress Kate Hudson .
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^ Later she dropped her family named and took her mother’s maiden name Perry in order not to be confused with actress Kate Hudson ( Bride Wars ).
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[10][12] .At the age of 17, Perry left her home for Los Angeles where she worked with Glen Ballard on an album for record label Island.^ She tried again at 17, working with Glen Ballard on an album for Island Def Jam, which also went nowhere.
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^ At the age of 17, Perry left her home for Los Angeles where she worked with Glen Ballard on an album for record label Island Def Jam.

^ Perry is currently recording her next album and has been working with Christopher ‘Tricky’ ...
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[13] .The album was due for release in 2005,[1][10][11] but Billboard reported it also went nowhere.^ The album was due for release in 200 but Billboard magazine reported it also went nowhere.

^ It debuted and peaked at #9 on the US Billboard 200, #6 on the Canadian album chart, #11 on the UK and Austrailian album charts and #17 on the New Zealand album chart.
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^ Perry was to be one of the group’s two singers on the Matrix’s album that was due for release in 2005.
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[11] .Perry was dropped by Island Def Jam Music Group.^ Virgin Records CEO Jason Flom, who was the head of Capitol Music Group heard Perry’s songs and liked them, so she signed to Capitol Music Group in early 2007.
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^ Tired of producing music for other artists, the Matrix had plans to record their own album with Perry serving as one of the group's two singers.
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[3] .Some of Perry and Ballard's collaborations included "Box", "Diamonds" and "Long Shot", were posted on her official MySpace page.^ Perry also began working on a debut mainstream album, writing with Glen Ballard, which was due for release in 2005; some of the collaborations included "Box" and "Diamonds," which were released on Perry's official MySpace page.
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^ Perry was writing songs with Glen Ballard, with some of them released on Perry’s official MySpace page.
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^ Perry also began working on a debut mainstream album, writing with Glen Ballard, which was due for release in 2005; some of the collaborations included 'Box', 'Diamonds' and 'Long Shot,' which were released on Perry's official MySpace page.

."Simple", one of the songs she recorded with Ballard, was released on the soundtrack to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.^ One of the tracks was included into the soundtrack of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005).
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^ She recorded a music video for the songs "Diamonds" and "Simple," the latter of which was placed on “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (2005) soundtrack.

^ Katy Perry music video for Simple from the soundtrack of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants...
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[14]
.Perry signed to Columbia Records in 2004. However, the label was not amenable with her vision, not putting her in the "driver's seat".[11] Instead, one of Columbia's ideas was to pair Perry with the record production team The Matrix, who was working on an album, to serve as its female vocalist.^ In 2004, she recorded an album with production team The Matrix, but it was never released.
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^ One of Columbia's ideas was to pair her with production team the Matrix to serve as the female vocalist for their album.
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^ Who has Katy Perry worked with?
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.Although the album was later shelved,[15] she caught the attention of the music press: Her burgeoning music career led to her being named "The Next Big Thing" in October 2004 by Blender magazine.^ Blender Magazine in its October 2004 issue.

^ She decided to pursue a musical career when she was 15.
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^ In 2004, at age 19, she recorded an album with a group of top producers called “The Matrix,” which led to her being named "The Next Big Thing!"

[1][11] .With no album project ongoing, Perry began recording her own.^ With no album project ongoing, Perry began recording her own.

^ With the project shelved, she started recording on her own.

^ It was a long haul but, in 2007, Katy Perry began recording her second album, One of the Boys , which included the hit singles "UR So Gay" and "I Kissed a Girl."
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.Eighty percent completed, however, Columbia decided not to finish it and dropped her off the label.^ Eighty percent completed, however, Columbia decided not to finish it and dropped her off the label.

^ Perry continued with an on-and-off recording career, having been dropped three times by record labels, finally signing to Capitol Records in 2007.
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^ Soon, she was dropped from Columbia label, and started working in an independent A&R company called Taxi Music, while waiting for another label.
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[11]
.While waiting to find another label, she worked in an independent A&R company called Taxi Music.^ Soon, she was dropped from Columbia label, and started working in an independent A&R company called Taxi Music, while waiting for another label.
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.In 2006, Perry was featured in the tail-end of the video to P.O.D.'s single "Goodbye for Now".[16] She made a cameo appearance in Carbon Leaf's video, "Learn to Fly", and in Gym Class Heroes' video, "Cupid's Chokehold", playing the eventual love interest of lead singer Travis McCoy.^ As an actress, she made a cameo appearance on Carbon Leaf's video "Learn to Fly" and on Gym Class Heroes' video "Cupid's Chokehold".
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^ During this tour, she was also accompanied by her former boyfriend Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes.
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^ She was also on P.O.D.’s 2006 single “Goodbye For Now.” She made a cameo appearance in Carbon Leaf’s video “Learn to Fly” and in Gym Class Heroes’ video “Cupid’s Chokehold.” March 10, 2008, she appeared on ABC Family’s “Wildfire” episode titled “Life’s Too Short”.
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Her songs eventually captured the attention of Virgin Records CEO Jason Flom, then head of Capitol Music Group, who signed her to Capitol Music in early 2007.[11]

2008–09: One of the Boys

Katy Perry at one of the 2008 Vans Warped Tour concerts
.After signing to Capitol Records, Perry began recording tracks for her official mainstream debut album, One of the Boys, and establishing her image was one of the immediate concerns of her management.^ Katy’s debut album One of the Boys was released this week.
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^ One of the Boys will be released by Capitol Records on June 17th, 2008.
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^ Signing with Capitol Music in 2007, she began work on One of the Boys , which was released in 2008.
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[11] .A campaign was started in November 2007 with the release of the video to "Ur So Gay", aimed at introducing her to the music market.^ A campaign was started in November 2007 with the release of the video to "Ur So Gay", aimed at introducing her to the music market.

^ Her debut single, Ur so Gay, from her debut album, One of the Boys, received reserved success and popularity due to its naughty lyrics and associated music video.
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^ It was a long haul but, in 2007, Katy Perry began recording her second album, One of the Boys , which included the hit singles "UR So Gay" and "I Kissed a Girl."
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.A digital EP led by "Ur So Gay" was later released to create online buzz.^ The album was preceded by a digital EP, Ur So Gay , in late 2007.
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^ From the Article Later, Perry introduced "Ur So Gay" by recalling a story about an ex-boyfriend: "I started missing my jeans, I started missing my black mascara, and he...
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^ The album was preceded by a digital EP in late 2007, entitled 'Ur So Gay', produced by and co-written with Greg Wells (OneRepublic, Mika).

[2][11] .This was a successful move that resulted in bringing Perry to the attention of Madonna,[11] who mentioned her on KISS FM and KRQ's JohnJay & Rich morning show in Arizona.^ A video for the song premiered in early 2008, and brought Perry to the attention of Madonna, who mentioned her on KISS FM and KRQ's JohnJay & Rich morning show in Arizona, stating that 'Ur So Gay' was her 'favorite song right now,' as well as another mention on Ryan Seacrest's Morning Show.

^ This was a successful move that resulted in bringing Perry to the attention of Madonna, who mentioned her on KISS FM and KRQ's JohnJay & Rich morning show in Arizona.

^ At the age of 15, Perry's singing in church attracted the attention of rock veterans from Nashville, Tennessee, who brought her there to polish her writing skills.

On March 10, 2008, she appeared as herself on the ABC Family television series, Wildfire, on the episode "Life's Too Short".[17]
.While the buzz over Perry was building, she went on the next step of promoting the album, undertaking a two-month tour of radio stations.^ While the buzz over Perry was building, she went on the next step of promoting the album, undergoing a two-month tour of radio stations.

^ Perry was an act in the 2008 Vans Warped Tour to promote the album.

^ In summer 2008 Katy Perry went on Vans Warped Tour to promote the album.
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The album's official lead single, "I Kissed a Girl", was released on May 6, 2008. With the song climbing atop the charts, Perry embarked on the annual Warped Tour music festival, which her management used to "establish her as a credible performer and make sure she wasn't seen as just a one-hit wonder."[11] The single was a commercial success, peaking at number one for seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.[11] .It has since become a major worldwide hit, topping charts in 30 countries,[15] including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.^ It has since become a major worldwide hit, topping charts in 30 countries, including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

^ Perry released her second single, "Hot N Cold", which became her second top three single in dozens of countries around the world, including the United States where it reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as topping the charts in Germany, Canada, and Denmark.

^ Katy Perry reached the world pop stardom with her 2008 single ‘I Kissed a Girl’ which has become a worldwide hit topping the charts in more than 20 countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and the United States, where it was the 1000th Billboard Hot 100 number 1.
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[18] .On June 12, 2008, Perry appeared as herself on the daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless,[17] and poses for the cover to the June 2008 issue of the fictional magazine Restless Style.^ To support the album that was released on June 17, 2008, Perry joined the Warped Tour that summer and appeared in an episode of The Young and the Restless .
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^ He is also the fashion blogger for “The Young and the Restless” tv soap opera – and has been appearing on the famed soap opera – as himself!
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^ June 17, 2008 at 11:16 a.m.
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[19]
Katy Perry performs live in Berlin, September 2008.
.One of the Boys was released on June 17, 2008 to mixed critical reviews.^ One of the Boys (156 reviews - read ) .
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^ One of the Boys (159 reviews - read ) .
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^ Her Capitol debut, One of the Boys , was released on June 17 , 2008.
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[20] .The album has reached number nine on the Billboard 200,[21] and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.^ The album has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

^ On February 9, 2009, both "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot N Cold" were certified three-time platinum by Recording Industry Association of America for individual digital sales of over three million.

^ The album has reached number nine on the Billboard 200, and, as of February 2009, has sold over 800,000 copies in the United States.

[22] .Perry released her second single, "Hot N Cold", which became her second top three single in dozens of countries around the world, including the United States where it reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100,[11] as well as topping the charts in Germany, Canada, and Denmark.^ Katy Perry reached the world pop stardom with her 2008 single ‘I Kissed a Girl’ which has become a worldwide hit topping the charts in more than 20 countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and the United States, where it was the 1000th Billboard Hot 100 number 1.
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^ Perry released her second single, "Hot N Cold", which became her second top three single in dozens of countries around the world, including the United States where it reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as topping the charts in Germany, Canada, and Denmark.

^ Her single "I Kissed a Girl" leapfrogged over Coldplay to top Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, becoming the 1,000th...
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.After Perry wrapped up her appearance at the Warped Tour, she went on tours in Europe.^ Perry supported her debut by joining the Warped Tour that summer, where she toured alongside boyfriend Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes .
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^ Perry rose to fame in 2007 with her internet hit "Ur So Gay", and later scored in 2008 her breakthrough single "I Kissed a Girl".One of the Boys was released on June 17, 2008 to mixed critical reviews The album has reached number nine on the Billboard 200, and, as of February 2009, has sold over 800,000 copies in the United States.After Perry wrapped up her appearance at the Warped Tour, she went on tours in Europe.
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^ Perry supported her debut by joining the Warped Tour that summer, where she toured alongside boyfriend Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes.
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.She later launched her first headlining tour, the Hello Katy Tour, in January 2009.[11] "I Kissed a Girl" earned Perry a nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards.^ Katy-Perry-I kissed a girl .
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^ January 2009 - Katy Perry Tickets .
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^ Katy Perry PUKED right after she won the Best International Female award.
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[23] .Perry was nominated in five categories at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best New Artist and Best Female Video, but lost to Britney Spears.^ Perry was nominated in five categories at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best New Artist and Best Female Video.
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^ All Katy Perry music videos .
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^ The MTV Video Music Awards host was spotted making out with Perry at
.
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[24] .She won Best New Act at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, which she co-hosted,[25] and Best International Female Artist at the 2009 BRIT Awards.^ Katy Perry PUKED right after she won the Best International Female award.
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^ She later launched her first headlining tour, the Hello Katy Tour, in January 2009 "I Kissed a Girl" earned Perry a nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards.She won Best New Act at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, in which she co-hosted, and Best International Female Artist at the 2009 BRIT Awards.
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^ Perry was nominated in five categories at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best New Artist and Best Female Video.
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[26] .On February 9, 2009, both "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot N Cold" were certified three-time platinum by Recording Industry Association of America for individual digital sales of over three million.^ It was a long haul but, in 2007, Katy Perry began recording her second album, One of the Boys , which included the hit singles "UR So Gay" and "I Kissed a Girl."
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^ It has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide to date and was certified Platinum in 6 countries.
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^ Perry continued with an on-and-off recording career, having been dropped three times by record labels, finally signing to Capitol Records in 2007.
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[27]
.The Matrix's self-titled debut album, which features Perry, was later released via the team's label, Let's Hear It, during Perry's solo tour.^ In 2004, she recorded an album with production team The Matrix, but it was never released.

^ As Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001.

^ The self-titled debut album of The Matrix, which features Perry, was later released via the team's label, Let's Hear It, during Perry's solo tour.

.When the release date was scheduled, "I Kissed a Girl" had been charting well.^ I kissed a girl is cool as well.
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^ From her release of the controversial "I Kissed a Girl" to the stripped down ballad "Thinking of Your" this pop princess has made her mark on the music industry with her unique style.
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^ The first single, ‘I Kissed A Girl’ was released May 6, 2008 but it debuted on ITunes on April, 29.
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.Matrix member Lauren Christy spoke to Perry about the decision, but she wanted to hold the release until the fourth single of One of the Boys had been dispatched.^ Matrix member Lauren Christy spoke to Perry about the decision, but she wanted to hold the release until the fourth single of One of the Boys had been dispatched.

^ Perry’s debut, One of the Boys, will be released on June 17.
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^ Her debut single, Ur so Gay, from her debut album, One of the Boys, received reserved success and popularity due to its naughty lyrics and associated music video.
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.Despite their communication, The Matrix was released on January 27, 2009, via iTunes Store.^ The Blueprint 3 " is set to be released September 11, 2009 which you can pre-order on iTunes now.

[28]
.In December 2008, Perry apologized to British singer Lily Allen for remarks in which she called herself a "skinnier version" of her, saying she meant it as a joke.^ Katy Perry did NOT say that Lily Allen was fat.
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^ December 2008 - Katy Perry Tickets .
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^ In December 2008, Perry apologized to British singer Lily Allen for remarks in which she called herself a "skinnier version" of her, saying she meant it as a joke.

[29] .Allen retaliated and told a British radio station that she "happen[ed] to know for a fact that she [Perry] was an American version" of her because their record company needed "to find something controversial and 'kooky'" like her.^ She was signed by my label in America as, ‘We need to find something controversial and kooky like Lily Allen.’” .
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^ Better find something to like.
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^ Lily responded by publicly calling Katy “crass” and told a UK radio station that “I happen to know for a fact that she was an American version of me.
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[30]
Katy Perry performing at the 2009 Life Ball in Vienna
.On May 16, 2009, Perry performed at the opening ceremony of the annual Life Ball in Vienna, Austria.^ PiPStudios2008 • May 16, 2009 at 5:22 am .
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^ View Photo » AP Photo 8 months ago Singer Katy Perry performs during the opening of the 17th annual Life Ball in front of Vienna's city hall, Austria, on Saturday, May 16, 2009.
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^ May 16, 2009 at 11:18 am .
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[31] .In June 2009, lawyers acting for Katy Perry opposed the recent trademark of Australian fashion designer Katie Perry who uses her own name to market loungewear.^ He who laughs at Katy Perry … dies.
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^ Katy Perry used to be a boxer ...

^ Lawyers for Perry, the pop singer famous for her “I Kissed a Girl” song, are opposing a bid by a local Australian designer Katie Perry to trademark her birth name.
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[32] .Some media outlets reported this as a lawsuit, which Katy Perry has denied on her blog.^ Singer Katy Perry denies reports she got close to Robert Pattinson .

^ Katy Perry Fan blog .
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^ Katy Perry denies pregnancy reports .
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[33] .Katie Perry the designer reports on her blog that at a hearing with IP Australia on 10 July 2009, the singer's lawyers withdrew their opposition to the trademark.^ Katy Perry, singer of the Billboard no.
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^ January 2009 - Katy Perry Tickets .
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^ March 2009 - Katy Perry Tickets .
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[34]

2009–Present: MTV Unplugged, second studio album, and film début

.On August 28, 2009 Colorado-based band 3OH!3 released a remix of their song "Starstrukk" which features Perry as guest vocalist; the idea for the collaboration came after Perry's tour that featured 3OH!3 as the supporting act.^ Perry supported her debut by joining the Warped Tour that summer, where she toured alongside boyfriend Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes .
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^ Her sexy stage outfits were stolen by her support act, boyband 3oh!3 (made up of friends Sean Foreman and Nathanial Motte).
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^ On November 17, 2009 Katy released her M TV Unplugged album and DVD. The concert features acoustic and remixed versions of ‘I Kissed A Girl’ and ‘Waking Up in Vegas’ and two new songs – ‘Brick by Brick’ and a cover of Fountains of Wayne’s ‘Hackensack,’ which Perry said was her favorite.
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The song was released over iTunes on September 8, 2009.
In October 2009, MTV Unplugged revealed that Perry was one of the artists to perform for them, and that she would be releasing a live album of the performance, including two new tracks, "Brick by Brick" and Fountains of Wayne cover "Hackensack".[35] The album was released on November 17, and includes both a CD and a DVD.[36]
.In December 2009, Timbaland released his album Shock Value II, which included a song that features Perry.^ Her songs have been featured in movies, and her album in great.
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^ This, he says, is why you find Miley , Katy and Justin on his new Timbaland Presents Shock Value II album, rather than the usual assortment of rappers he has been known to work with.
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^ Michelle Mone, founder of Ultimo Lingerie , is among the list of lucky people to be included in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2009 New Year Honors list.

.The track, titled, "If We Ever Meet Again", has been chosen as the fourth single off the album.^ The Katy Perry penned track is the second single lifted from Clarkson’s fourth studio album ‘All I Ever Wanted’.
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^ She then released her first single Ur So Gay which was later listed as a track on her first major label album release.
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[37]
.Perry began working on her second studio album in October 2009. Perry talked to Rolling Stone about the album: "The second record is really important to me because I think it shows whether I’m meant to do this, or I got lucky.^ E! Online - Feb 2, 2009 Katy Perry is talking about boys again.
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^ Born on the 25th of October, 1984, in Santa Barbara, in the U.S. state of California, Katy's real and full name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, which has been shortened to Katy Perry as her stage name.
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^ With the Matrix 's unreleased album sitting in the vaults at Sony Records, Perry went back to the drawing board and ultimately signed with Columbia in 2007.
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Basically what I want to do is not alienate the audience that I have at all. .I think some people feel like they have had success with one thing and one idea and one record and they want to pull a 180 and try a totally different thing, I definitely feel like that’s the wrong move.^ I think that is what people are trying to get across.
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^ They might get the wrong idea and think it's alright to be straight.
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^ They totally botched that one, didn’t they?
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.I feel like you just have to grow from it, you can branch off of it but keep the tree the same in some ways.^ Just want to tell you off.
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^ We just knew each other from being out and about and we worked with some of the same people in Los Angeles.
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^ People don’t really feel apologetic towards gay people in the same way that they do towards black people.
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.Some people get full of themselves, and they think that anything they do is going to work or turn to gold or be the right move, and the reason why you’re here is because of the people that like your music and the fans, so you always should keep an ear open to what they’re saying". Perry said she’ll “definitely keep it pop.^ How do you want people to react when they think of Katy Perry?
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^ "You don't think anyone will say anything, do you?"
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^ People like you make me sick.
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‘Love .Fool’ by the Cardigans meets ‘Into the Groove’ by Madonna but a little more meat on the bones lyrically, I’m not just gonna talk about the beat and just dancing, I like to get into the meaning”.^ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was on stage, acting like a dork, talking about Katy Perry’s song, “I Kissed A Girl”.
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^ This album is not great by any means, but it’s catchy and fun when you just wanna dance around and act like a teenage girl again.
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^ It all just started sounding more and more like regurgitated pig feces.
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Perry didn't reveal much about what the songs will be about, but did say they’d focus on the whirlwind last year of her life, to dealing with fame to friendships to her “relationships".
It has been announced that she is working with numerous artists and producers including Greg Wells,[38] Guy Sigsworth,[39] Dr. Luke,[40] Max Martin,[41] Calvin Harris,[42], Ryan Tedder, The-Dream and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, who told Rap-Up magazine in December 2009 that the sound of the album will be pop/rock, the same sound as One of the Boys. He added: "It’s a different gear for me. This is a very important project for me ’cause people are waiting to see what I’m gonna do".[43]
.Perry is set to make her film début, starring in the 2011 film The Smurfs, as Smurfette, alongisde Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, and George Lopez.^ Neil Patrick Harris needs us!
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^ Joe Jonas , Avril Lavigne , Katy Perry , Shania Twain, Neil Patrick Harris, and Victoria Beckham (pictured above) have all taken a turn as the fourth judge during the auditions for the ninth season of American Idol ...

^ We have added a new set of images from the event 'Katy Perry at Saint Georges Hall in Liverpool.'

[44]

Music and themes

Katy Perry performing in August 2008
Perry has a contralto vocal range.[45] .Among Perry's musical influences are Alanis Morissette,[6][15] pop rockers Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Shirley Manson,[46] and Freddie Mercury,[5] the late frontman of the British band Queen.^ The reason I do music is because of Freddie Mercury.
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^ Katy Perry derives her inspiration from stars like Alanis Morrissette, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Shirley Manson and Freddie Mercury.
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^ The Santa Barbara-born singer-songwriter broke away from her strict religious upbringing and has found her groove writing pop songs inspired by Freddie Mercury.
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.Growing up listening to gospel music, Perry had few references when she began recording songs.^ I want to be Kate Perry when I grow up.
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^ Tired of producing music for other artists, the Matrix had plans to record their own album with Perry serving as one of the group's two singers.
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^ The strength of the songs and Perry’s big voice captured the attention of Jason Flom, Chairman & CEO of Capitol Music Group, who signed her in Spring 2007.
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[5] .Asked by the producer with whom she would like to collaborate, Perry had no idea.^ Lambert goes on to reveal that he would love the opportunity to collaborate with Madonna , Katy Perry , and Lady Gaga .
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^ There is no day quite like today to buy the Marquee Theatre Katy Perry tickets you have been waiting for!
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^ I can promise that no one has ever heard Katy Perry, The Fray, or Brandy sound like this before.
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That night, she went with her mother to a hotel. .Inside, she turned on VH1 and saw producer Glen Ballard talking about Morissette;[5] Ballard produced Morissette's Jagged Little Pill, the album that had a "huge influence" on Perry.^ I do have to agree that her album is a little over produced.
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^ Jagged Little Pill was huge for me.
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^ At age 17, the burgeoning songwriter began working with hitmaker Glen Ballard, who had produced and co-written Alanis Morissette's chart-topping Jagged Little Pill in 1995.
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[10] She told her initial collaborator that she had decided to work with Ballard. The producer arranged a meeting for her and Ballard in Los Angeles. .Perry presented him a song, and a day later she was called.^ Take for instance the song, "Ur So Gay," a Western-inflected groove that Perry performed last night on Last Call with Carson Daly.
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^ BTW There is a different song called i kissed a girl that jill sobule sings but its not the same song as the one katy perry sings .
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.Ballard developed Perry for a few years.^ Every single one of my songs is drawn 100 percent directly from my life.” At 17, Perry hooked up with legendary producer and songwriter Glen Ballard, who spent years guiding and developing her talent and songwriting.
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^ After a few years, Katy Perry collaborated with a Grammy nominated production and songwriting team known as Matrix.
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^ The pair have been traveling around India for the past few days, and Perry has been keeping her fans abreast of the latest vacation developments via her Twitter page .
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[5]
.Perry described her music by saying, "Someone kind of penned it for me the other day, and I've been using it ever since."^ Tired of producing music for other artists, the Matrix had plans to record their own album with Perry serving as one of the group's two singers.
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^ Previously announced seat-filler Katy Perry will be hanging with the A.I. trio on the other day.
  • E! Online - Entertainment News, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.eonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Jamie-Lynn recently dished the dirt on the relationship to Hollywood Scoop, saying, “This is the first time I’ve ever dated anyone in the industry, and it’s kind of nice.

[5] .According to her, she has "changed a lot between the ages of 15 to 23."[2] Her first album dwells on Gospel music.^ Katy Perry , whose first album was of the gospel variety [ Female First ] .
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^ Your music has pretty much given me some of my favorite memories Thank you -Emma (age 15) Posted 19 months ago.
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^ At 15, she recorded a gospel album, which promptly disappeared after the label folded.
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[2][11] .She related that her perspective in music was "a bit enclosed and very strict", and everything she did was church-related.^ I’m gay, I love her music, and that intrview twisted almost everything she said around and was very aggressive.
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[2] .Her second album, One of the Boys, is described as "secular" and "rock," and reflects a departure from her religious musical roots.^ Her debut single, Ur so Gay, from her debut album, One of the Boys, received reserved success and popularity due to its naughty lyrics and associated music video.
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^ Tired of producing music for other artists, the Matrix had plans to record their own album with Perry serving as one of the group's two singers.
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^ There’s an endearing essence to the first impression One Of The Boys offers, but that whole scene lasts all of about 27 seconds.
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[47] .Perry expects to record more pop songs for her next album.^ With the Matrix 's unreleased album sitting in the vaults at Sony Records, Perry went back to the drawing board and ultimately signed with Columbia in 2007.
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^ Virgin Records CEO Jason Flom, who was the head of Capitol Music Group heard Perry’s songs and liked them, so she signed to Capitol Music Group in early 2007.
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^ Taylor Swift , the year’s best-selling artist outside of the late Michael Jackson , was nominated for eight including album, song and record of the year.
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[8][48]
.Perry is artistically involved in her projects, especially in the writing process.^ The project was ultimately shelved, but not before Perry appeared in a 2004 write-up by Blender magazine, who hailed her as "The Next Big Thing!"
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.Since she could play guitar, she would start writing songs at home and present it to her producers.^ And I would go there and I would just pull out my guitar and play these little rough drafts of songs and get people’s feedback and really see if it was connecting if people really related to it or if they would even listen.
  • Katy Perry Plots Next Album, Talks ‘Idol’ Gig & ‘MTV Unplugged’ | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

^ "Thinking of You" is beautiful when she plays it on the acoustic guitar, but this time she also had some piano and violin help, which made the song even prettier.
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^ The first times I started singing was in church but then when I started playing guitar I would go into the newspaper and I would find open-mic sessions and coffee shops that would let anybody sign up to play.
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Perry is mostly inspired by specific moments of her life. .She said it is easy for her to write songs about heartbreak.^ If you listen closely, you’ll notice that she didn’t write the song about just “a boy” who smokes weed and does drugs.
  • Lily Allen tells Katy Perry: Shut up or I’ll post your phone number on Facebook | A+E Interactive 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "I'm not here as some dude who writes goofy songs," Timberlake said.
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^ It’s like, you’re not English and you don’t write your own songs, shut up!” Lily said.
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[5] Most of the themes in One of the Boys deal with heartbreak, teen adventure, and "puking into toilets".[10]
.Perry's mother reportedly told British tabloid Daily Mail that she dislikes her daughter's music, calling it "shameful and disgusting".[2][49] Perry said her mother was misquoted and told MTV that it was false information.^ After reportedly sharing a kiss at a VMA afterparty last month, British comedian Russell Brand and Katy Perry were spotted holding hands in London on Friday.
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^ Katy Perry's parents have denounced her hit song 'I Kissed a Girl' as 'shameful and disgusting' .

^ Katy Perry is the spunky daughter of two Christian ministers who enforced a strict, gospel-only approach to music when she was a child.
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[49] .Her songs "Ur So Gay" and "I Kissed a Girl" have received negative reactions from both religious and gay sectors.^ And I’m not offended by the gay thing or the girls kissing thing.
  • The New Gay » Katy Perry: The New Gay Interview 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC thenewgay.net [Source type: General]

^ American pop music culture has become so hypocritical in its projected acceptance that it has allowed for I Kissed a Girl, who only hints at same-sex desire, to become more prominent than songs who deal explicitly with the gay identity.
  • Katy Perry 'not impressed' by Gossip's Beth Ditto | News | NME.COM 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

^ Katy Perry rose to the ranks of fame by claiming “Ur So Gay” and later “kissing a girl” and “liking it”.
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[49] .The songs have been respectively labeled as being homophobic and promoting homosexuality, as well as "lezploitational".[2] MTV mentioned criticism suggesting that Perry is using "bi-curiosity" as a way to sell records.^ Katy Perry’s description is one of just using some woman as a means to fulfill a curiosity… she doesn’t even know her name, and from the sound of it I doubt she even cares.
  • The New Gay » Katy Perry: The New Gay Interview 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC thenewgay.net [Source type: General]

^ I’ve gone through two record labels and written between sixty-five and seventy songs, and now it’s ready to come out.
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^ Taylor Swift , the year’s best-selling artist outside of the late Michael Jackson , was nominated for eight including album, song and record of the year.
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[49] .Perry responded to the controversy surrounding "Ur So Gay": "It's not a negative connotation.^ From the Article Later, Perry introduced "Ur So Gay" by recalling a story about an ex-boyfriend: "I started missing my jeans, I started missing my black mascara, and he...
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^ Katy Perry rose to the ranks of fame by claiming “Ur So Gay” and later “kissing a girl” and “liking it”.
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^ Do you think that UR So Gay enforces a negative stereotype?
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.It's not, 'you're so gay,' like, 'you're so lame,' but the fact of the matter is that this boy should've been gay.^ You don’t get more credit in this discussion for being gay; if you’re ignorant, you’re ignorant.
  • The New Gay » Katy Perry: The New Gay Interview 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC thenewgay.net [Source type: General]

^ Just because you're a tightass, close-minded Christian doesn't mean everyone else should be.
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^ Not everyone, but that's what you're *supposed* to be like here.
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.I totally understand how it could be misconstrued or whatever ...^ I totally understand how it could be misconstrued or whatever.
  • The New Gay » Katy Perry: The New Gay Interview 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC thenewgay.net [Source type: General]

It wasn't stereotyping anyone in particular, I was talking about ex-boyfriends."[50]

Style and image

Katy Perry singing
.Perry is known for her unconventional style of dress.^ Katy is known for her unconventional style of dress, often humoristic, bright in color and reminiscent of different decades, as well as her frequent use of fruit-shaped accessories as part of her outfits.
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[8] It is often humorous, bright in color, and reminiscent of different decades, and frequently uses fruit-shaped accessories, mainly watermelon, as part of her outfits.[46] .Her dark hair is signature to her look, but, as the music video to "Ur So Gay" shows, her hair is naturally blonde and she dyed her hair and eyebrows a darker color.^ Her mother had short curly black hair and wore dark-red lipstick, while her father had platnium blond hair and a very prominent nose.
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^ Straight women like their gays as mincing minstrel show stereotypes but present them with a naturally masculine, attractive gay man and they can’t handle it.
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^ The Gossip Girl star showed lots of leg and left her blond locks loose and wavy to complete the look.
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Having learned dancing at an early age, she fancied about having her own style. .Perry's transformation into an artist began with fashion, inspired by American film actress Dominique Swain's portrayal in 1997 film adaptation of the novel Lolita.^ Comments : Adam Lambert , Adam Lambert , American Idol , Artists , Freddie Mercury , Katy Perry , Lady GaGa , Madonna , Music News , Queen more...
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^ Comments : Adam Lambert , American Idol , Artists , Katy Perry , News more...
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[10] .She defines her fashion style as "a bit of a concoction of different things".[8] Johnny Wujek, Perry's stylist, described her style, upon meeting her for the first time, as "very colorful and vintage".[51] Her fashion has caught the attention of designers, who were giving her nearly as much attention as fans of her music.^ I am not a Katy Perry music fan.
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^ Lawyers acting for the singer and musician are opposing a bid by a local fashion designer to trademark her birth name, Katie Perry, for her clothing l...

^ The project was ultimately shelved, but not before Perry appeared in a 2004 write-up by Blender magazine, who hailed her as "The Next Big Thing!"
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[2][46]
.In June 2008, a publicity photo that showed Perry posing with a switchblade was criticized.^ June 22nd, 2008 at 5:09 PM Katy Perry is very talented.
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^ KATY PERRY Published on February 6, 2008 By: Mike Burr Everything should be half as fun as Katy Perry ( photo gallery 1 ) / photo gallery 2 ) .
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^ June 2008, 1:07 pm 115 Comments This post was submitted by zack It’s time to call bullshit on Katy Perry .
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[52] .The picture was defended as only an effort to give Perry a "sexy, harder edge".[52] The criticism leveled at her was mocked by Perry who subsequently posed with a spoon instead.^ Katy Perry is the spunky daughter of two Christian ministers who enforced a strict, gospel-only approach to music when she was a child.
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^ Bluzulu said: October 12th, 2008 at 12:52 AM Who the fuck is Katy Perry?
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^ Emaleee says: December 6th, 2009 at 10:13 am KATY PERRY ALL THE WAYYYYYYY, and for those of you who are giving katy perry the credit you guys ROCK!!
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[53]

Personal life

.Perry dated Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy, whom she met in a recording studio in New York,[12] on and off for several years.^ Travis McCoy (member of Gym Class Heroes; broke up in late 2008) .
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^ Katy Perry 's boyfriend is Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travis McCoy.
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^ New reports are saying that Travis McCoy and Katy Perry are not engaged .
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.After more than a year of friendship and casual dating, they became serious with their relationship right before they embarked into the 2008 Warped Tour.^ After less than a year of dating, they got engaged this summer!
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^ They wanted to take part in a traditional ceremony and thought there was no better time than on New Year’s Eve.

^ Katy Perry and Russell Brand rang in the New Year in India and reportedly got their relationship blessed by a guru just before midnight on New Year's [More...
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.Perry and McCoy broke up in December 2008.[54] The two began dating again in early 2009 and broke up again a few months later.^ December 2008 - Katy Perry Tickets .
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^ Travis McCoy (member of Gym Class Heroes; broke up in late 2008) .
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^ In early 2009 Katy Perry went on her first international headline Hello Katy tour to support her debut record breaking album One of The Boys .
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Perry is now engaged to British comedian Russell Brand after he proposed in December 2009.[55][56]

Discography

Studio albums
Live albums

Filmography

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Young and the Restless Herself Episode 8,914
Wildfire Herself "Life's Too Short" (season 4, episode 8)
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Get Him to the Greek Herself
2011 The Smurfs Smurfette Voice only

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Graff, Gary (2009-02-21). "Interview: Katy Perry — Hot N Bold". The Scotsman. http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/features/Interview-Katy-Perry--Hot.4988069.jp. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
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  24. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (2008-09-03). "Katy Perry's VMA-Nominated 'I Kissed A Girl' Clip Tries Not To Be Too Sexy". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1593935/20080902/katy_perry.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
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  31. ^ Oh Vienna! Katy Perry dons mermaid chic for a charity bash in Austria
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  33. ^ Katy Perry Not Suing Fashion Designer Katie Perry LimeLife, June 19 2009. Accessed June 20 2009.
  34. ^ Its all over!!!, blog entry of clothing designer Katie Perry, accessed July 18, 2009.
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  55. ^ Brand new lovers
  56. ^ "Russell Brand proposes to his American girlfriend Katy Perry". Hello Magazine. 06 JANUARY 2010. http://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/201001062689/russell-brand/katy-perry/engaged-wed/1/. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 

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Succeeded by
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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

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I can't just be the girl who sang 'I Kissed a Girl.'
^ She just made me want to kiss a girl.
  • MIXTAPE: KATY PERRY - NYLON MAGAZINE 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.nylonmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I can't just be the girl who sang ' I Kissed a Girl .'
  • Katy Perry - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I can't just be the girl who sang 'I Kissed a Girl.'
  • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]
  • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]

I have to leave a legacy.
.Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born 25 October 1984) better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer-songwriter and musician.^ Born on the 25th of October, 1984, in Santa Barbara, in the U.S. state of California, Katy's real and full name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, which has been shortened to Katy Perry as her stage name.
  • Katy Perry Tickets, Cheap Katy Perry Tickets - Katy Perry Concert Tickets 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]

^ Katy Perry (* 25 Oct., 1984 in Santa Barbara, California; real name Katheryne Elizabeth Hudson) is an American singer and songwriter.
  • Katy Perry fan site Katy Perry naked Katy Perry pictures Katy Perry fan sites Katy Perry photos Katy Perry pics Katy Perry video movie 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC www.123allcelebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Born: 25 October 1984 Katy Perry is an American singer-songwriter and musician whose breakthrough hit was I Kissed a Girl .
  • Katy Perry - Topics - mirror.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.mirror.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Cosmopolitan magazine (2009)

Interview in Cosmopolitan magazine (August 2009)
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  • I gave myself until I turned 25 to make it.^ Katy on finding success: “I gave myself until 25 to make it.
    • Katy Perry Cosmopolitan Magazine August PICS PICTURES | dailystab.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.dailystab.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Interview in Cosmopolitan magazine (August 2009) I gave myself until I turned 25 to make it.
    • Katy Perry - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I gave myself until 25 to make it.
    • Katy Perry On Cosmo : Cover Story » Hollywood Crush 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC hollywoodcrush.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And if it didn't happen, I thought I'd just try to find a nice husband.
  • I was like, I don't know if I can hold that promise [to wait until marriage to have sex] because this guy at camp is really cute.^ And if it didn't happen, I thought I'd just try to find a husband," she recalled.
    • Katy Perry On Cosmo : Cover Story » Hollywood Crush 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC hollywoodcrush.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't know, I thought it was kind of like the dress rehearsal.
    • Katy Perry kisses and tells - CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]
    • Katy Perry kisses and tells - CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I really don’t like to judge but what she said...
    • Katy Perry Is Red Hot | Skinny VS Curvy 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.skinnyvscurvy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Sex wasn't talked about in my home, but I was a very curious young girl.^ Sex wasn't talked about in my home, but I was a very curious young girl.
    • Katy Perry - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I totally understand how it could be misconstrued or whatever...I wasn't stereotyping anyone in particular, I was talking about ex-boyfriends."
    • Katy Perry - Biography, News, Artist and Model Information on Skins.be 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.skins.be [Source type: General]
    • Katy Perry - Biography, News, Artist and Model Information on Skins.be 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC nl.skins.be [Source type: General]

    ^ "They know it's tongue-in-cheek, and I'm not strung out and posing naked - I'm a very professional young woman, as much as I can't believe that came out of my mouth."
    • Katy Perry arrives in Australia 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC news.ninemsn.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • On her upbringing as the daughter of born-again Christian pastors.
  • I'm not defined by where I came from.^ Perry was born and raised in Santa Barbara by Christian pastor parents and grew up listening only to gospel music.
    • Katy Perry, Musician - News - Evri 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hudson was born and raised in Santa Barbara by Christian pastor parents and grew up listening only to gospel music.

    ^ Born on October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, CA, Perry grew up in a Christian household as the daughter of two pastors.

    .I never took part in the rules and hatred that sometimes go along with religion.^ I never took part in the rules and hatred that sometimes go along with religion.
    • Katy Perry - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I got this Jesus tattoo on my wrist when I was 18, because I know that it's (religion) always going to be a part of me.

    .But if my parents are happy with what they believe, then I'm happy to stay out of their way.^ But if my parents are happy with what they believe, then I'm happy to stay out of their way.
    • Katy Perry - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]
    • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]

    ^ An insider said: “Katy is sure that, after they get used to him, they would approve of Russell, but she wants to get that initial meeting out of the way as early as she can.
    • Katy Perry : Katy Perry’s ex criticises her Russell Brand romance | Entertainment and Showbiz! 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.entertainmentandshowbiz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But she says, her parents did what they believed was right, telling the Herald, “But generally my parents were doing as good of a job as I think most parents can do.” .
    • Katy Perry Gets New Tattoo | Fashion Blog - Couture in the City 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC www.coutureinthecity.com [Source type: General]

    .We agree to disagree.
  • I had this lump in my throat, but I couldn't even cry.^ "I had this lump in my throat, but I couldn't even cry," she says, her ginormous eyes drifting toward the floor.
    • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]
    • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]

    .I thought, I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up.^ I thought, I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up.
    • Katy Perry - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I thought, I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up.
    • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]
    • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Even though I have yet to give Katy Perry and Russell Brand my blessing, it seems that they may have gotten themselves knocked up.
    • Katy Perry | The Frisky 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I was just sitting there in my car that I was two months behind on payments for, knowing I didn't have money for rent.^ I was just sitting there in my car that I was two months behind on payments for, knowing I didn't have money for rent."
    • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]
    • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I was just sitting there in my car that I was two months behind on payments for, knowing I didn't have money for rent.
    • Katy Perry - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And if I brought home friends, my mom wanted to know if they were Christians.” Here, she laughs wildly as if someone, somewhere, just cracked a joke.
    • The Next Big Thing! Katy Perry - Blender 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • On not getting signed by Capitol Records, after months of negotiations, in 2007.
  • This is a really important time in my life.^ "This is a really important time in my life.
    • Katy Perry On Cosmo : Cover Story » Hollywood Crush 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC hollywoodcrush.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]
    • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]

    ^ On not getting signed by Capitol Records, after months of negotiations, in 2007.
    • Katy Perry - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is a really important time in my life.
    • Katy Perry Cosmopolitan Magazine August PICS PICTURES | dailystab.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.dailystab.com [Source type: General]
    • Katy Perry - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Katy Perry 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC earsucker.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I can't just be the girl who sang 'I Kissed a Girl.'^ Jump to: navigation , search I can't just be the girl who sang 'I Kissed a Girl.'
    • Katy Perry - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I can't just be the girl who sang 'I Kissed A Girl.'
    • Katy Perry On Cosmo : Cover Story » Hollywood Crush 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC hollywoodcrush.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I can't just be the girl who sang 'I Kissed a Girl.'
    • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]
    • Katy Perry Interview - Cosmopolitan.com 10 January 2010 19:54 UTC www.cosmopolitan.com [Source type: General]

    I have to leave a legacy.

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Katy Perry
File:Katy Perry
Katy Perry, Nibe Festival 2009
Background information
Birth name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Born October 25, 1984 (1984-10-25) (age 26)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Genres Pop
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001 - present

Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson October 25, 1984) is an American dance-pop singer. Perry has released three studio albums and an EP. In November 2007, Perry released an EP album called Ur So Gay. A song called "Lost" from the EP album was put on the 2008 album One of the Boys. She and her song have been criticized and labelled homophobic. On June 17, 2008, Perry released her first pop album called One of the Boys with singles including: "I Kissed a Girl", "Hot N Cold", and "One of the Boys". She has a contralto vocal range. Her third album titled "Teenage Dream" was released in August 2010 and included the single, "California Gurls".

Perry is married to comedian and actor Russell Brand and previously dated Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travie McCoy.

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