Katie perry wiki

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 2021 He's All That (performer: "Electric") / (writer: "Electric", "Teenage Dream")

 2021 Generation(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)

- Deepfake (2021) ... (writer: "I Kissed a Boy")

 2021 420 AWARDS: 3rd Annual Event (TV Special) (performer: "Smile" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)

 2021 Call Me Kat(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)

- Plus One (2021) ... (writer: "Firework")

  Little Mix: The Search(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2020) (writer - 1 episode, 2020)

- Vocal and Instruments (2020) ... (performer: "I Kissed a Girl" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Kissed a Girl" - uncredited)

 2020 Katy Perry: Smile (Video short) (performer: "Smile") / (writer: "Smile")

 2020 The Lovebirds (performer: "Firework") / (writer: "Firework")

 2020 The Disney Family Singalong Volume 2 (TV Special) (performer: "Baby Mine")

  Marielle: The Crime That Shook Brazil(TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2020) (writer - 1 episode, 2020)

- Multidão (2020) ... (performer: "Unconditionally" - uncredited) / (writer: "Unconditionally" - uncredited)

 2020 The BRITs at 40 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Chained to the Rhythm", "Feels" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chained to the Rhythm", "Feels" - uncredited)

  The Sara Cox Show(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)

- At Christmas 3 (2019) ... (performer: "Firework" - uncredited) / (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)

  De quoi j'me mêle!(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)

- Episode #1.10 (2019) ... (performer: "Firework") / (writer: "Firework")

 2019 Just Dance 2020 (Video Game) (performer: "365")

  The Boys(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)

- The Innocents (2019) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

  Love Island(TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2019) (writer - 2 episodes, 2019)

- Episode #1.9 (2019) ... (performer: "Feels") / (writer: "Feels")

- Episode #1.8 (2019) ... (performer: "Dark Horse") / (writer: "Dark Horse")

  Britain's Got More Talent(TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2019) (writer - 2 episodes, 2019)

- 2019: Auditions 5 (2019) ... (performer: "Firework" - uncredited) / (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)

- 2019: Auditions 1 (2019) ... (performer: "Dark Horse" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dark Horse" - uncredited)

 2019 Shazam! (performer: "Feels") / (writer: "Feels")

 2019 Rhonda: The Birth of a Queen (Documentary short) (performer: "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)") / (writer: "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)")

 2019 The 61st Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Here You Come Again", "9 to 5")

  I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp(TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (writer - 4 episodes, 2017 - 2018)

- Episode #3.10 (2018) ... (performer: "California Gurls" - uncredited) / (writer: "California Gurls" - uncredited)

- Episode #2.17 (2017) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

- Episode #2.15 (2017) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

- Episode #2.3 (2017) ... (performer: "Feels" - uncredited) / (writer: "Feels" - uncredited)

 2018 Etam Live Show 2018 (TV Special) (performer: "Feels" - uncredited)

 2018 Teen Spirit (writer: "E.T.")

  Beat Shazam(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)

- Episode #2.7 (2018) ... (performer: "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "I Kissed a Girl", "Roar") / (writer: "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "I Kissed a Girl", "Roar")

  Love in the Countryside(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)

- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... (performer: "If You Can Afford Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "If You Can Afford Me" - uncredited)

 2018 The Miracle Season (performer: "Firework", "Roar") / (writer: "Firework", "Roar")

 2018 Desfile Leo Paparella 2018 (TV Special) (performer: "Feels") / (writer: "Feels")

 2018 9-1-1(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)

- Pilot (2018) ... (performer: "Firework")

 2017 10 Comebacks That Slayed in 2017 (TV Special) (performer: "Feels", "Chained to the Rhythm") / (writer: "Feels", "Chained to the Rhythm")

  Cannonball(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)

- Episode #1.7 (2017) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

 2017 S.M.A.R.T. Chase (performer: "Roulette") / (writer: "Roulette")

  GMB Today(TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)

- Episode #1.9 (2017) ... (performer: "Feels" - uncredited)

- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (performer: "Feels" - uncredited) / (writer: "Feels" - uncredited)

 2017 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Swish Swish") / (writer: "Swish Swish")

 2017 Katy Perry Feat. Nicki Minaj: Swish Swish - Lyric Video (Video short) (performer: "Swish Swish") / (writer: "Swish Swish")

  Glastonbury 2017(TV Mini Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2017) (writer - 2 episodes, 2017)

- Best of Glastonbury 2017 (2017) ... (performer: "Firework") / (writer: "Firework")

- Day 2, Part 2 (2017) ... (performer: "Hey Hey Hey", "Chained to the Rhythm", "Witness", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "Dark Horse", "E.T.", "Thinking of You", "California Gurls", "I Kissed a Girl", "Swish Swish", "Roar") / (writer: "Hey Hey Hey", "Chained to the Rhythm", "Witness", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "Dark Horse", "E.T.", "Thinking of You", "California Gurls", "I Kissed a Girl", "Swish Swish", "Roar")

  Breakfast(TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)

- Episode dated 25 June 2017 (2017) ... (performer: "Firework (Live at Glastonbury 2017)", "Roar (Live at Glastonbury 2017)" - uncredited)

- Episode dated 31 May 2017 (2017) ... (performer: "Chained to the Rhythm" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chained to the Rhythm" - uncredited)

  BBC North West Tonight(TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2017) (writer - 2 episodes, 2017)

- 5 June 2017: Evening Bulletin (2017) ... (performer: "Roar (Live at One Love Manchester)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar (Live at One Love Manchester)" - uncredited)

- 30 May 2017: Nightly Bulletin (2017) ... (performer: "Chained to the Rhythm" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chained to the Rhythm" - uncredited)

  Granada Reports(TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2017) (writer - 3 episodes, 2017)

- 5 June 2017: Evening Bulletin (2017) ... (performer: "Roar (Live at One Love Manchester)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar (Live at One Love Manchester)" - uncredited)

- 5 June 2017: Nightly Bulletin (2017) ... (performer: "Roar (Live at One Love Manchester)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar (Live at One Love Manchester)" - uncredited)

- 31 May 2017: Evening Bulletin (2017) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

  CBS Evening News Sunday(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)

- Episode dated 4 June 2017 (2017) ... (performer: "Roar (Live at One Love Manchester)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar (Live at One Love Manchester)" - uncredited)

 2017 One Love Manchester (TV Special) (performer: "Part of Me") / (writer: "Part of Me")

  ITV News at Ten(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)

- Episode dated 1 June 2017 (2017) ... (performer: "Chained to the Rhythm") / (writer: "Chained to the Rhythm")

 2017 Baywatch (writer: "Roar")

 2017 Bizarre E.R.(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)

- Episode #6.9 (2017) ... (performer: "Hot N Cold" - uncredited)

  iZombie(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)

- Zombie Knows Best (2017) ... (performer: "The One That Got Away") / (writer: "The One That Got Away")

  Happy Camp(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)

- Episode #21.14 (2017) ... (performer: "I Kissed a Girl" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Kissed a Girl" - uncredited)

 2017 The 59th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Chained to the Rhythm") / (writer: "Chained to the Rhythm")

  Dafabet Masters(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)

- 2017: Day 2, Part 2 (2017) ... (performer: "Dark Horse" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dark Horse" - uncredited)

 2016 The Bounce Back (writer: "California Gurls")

  Pitch(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)

- Alfonzo Guzman-Chavez (2016) ... (performer: "Teenage Dream" - uncredited) / (writer: "Teenage Dream" - uncredited)

  Who's Doing the Dishes?(TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2016) (writer - 2 episodes, 2016)

- Willie Thorne (2016) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

- Charlotte Hawkins (2016) ... (performer: "Firework" - uncredited) / (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)

  Tähdet, tähdet(TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)

- Tanssipop (2016) ... (lyrics: "Roar" - as Kate Perry) / (writer: "Roar" - as Kate Perry)

 2016 Sing (performer: "Firework") / (writer: "Firework")

 2016 20 Ridiculously Big Pop Hits (TV Movie) (performer: "Roar")

  New Girl(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)

- Road Trip (2016) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

 2016 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Coat of Many Colors/Jolene/9 to 5 (Medley)")

 2016 How to Be Single (writer: "Peacock")

  The Jump(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)

- 2016: Week 1 (2016) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

 2015 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (writer: "Black Widow")

 2015 Guitar Hero Live (Video Game) (performer: "Waking Up in Vegas")

  One Hit Wonderland(TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)

- MMMBop by Hanson (2015) ... (performer: "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)") / (writer: "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)")

  Prized Apart(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)

- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

  Lillemand(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)

- Pussyquitter (2015) ... (performer: "Roar") / (writer: "Roar")

 2015 Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour (TV Special) (performer: "Roar", "Part of Me", "Wide Awake", "This Moment", "Love Me", "Dark Horse", "E.T.", "Legendary Lovers", "I Kissed a Girl", "Hot N Cold", "International Smile", "By the Grace of God", "The One That Got Away", "Thinking of You", "Unconditionally", "Walking on Air", "It Takes Two", "This Is How We Do", "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", "Teenage Dream", "California Gurls", "Birthday", "Firework") / (writer: "Roar", "Part of Me", "Wide Awake", "This Moment", "Love Me", "Dark Horse", "E.T.", "Legendary Lovers", "I Kissed a Girl", "Hot N Cold", "International Smile", "By the Grace of God", "The One That Got Away", "Thinking of You", "Unconditionally", "Walking on Air", "It Takes Two", "This Is How We Do", "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", "Teenage Dream", "California Gurls", "Birthday", "Firework")

 2015 Tom Felton Meets the Superfans (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

  Glee(TV Series) (writer - 9 episodes, 2009 - 2015) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)

- 2009 (2015) ... (writer: "I Kissed a Girl" - uncredited)

- A Katy or a Gaga (2013) ... (writer: "Wide Awake", "Roar" - uncredited)

- The Break-Up (2012) ... (writer: "Teenage Dream (Acoustic Version)" - uncredited)

- I Kissed a Girl (2011) ... (writer: "I Kissed A Girl" - uncredited)

- Pot O' Gold (2011) ... (writer: "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" - uncredited)

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  Cucumber(TV Mini Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015)

- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (performer: "I Kissed a Girl") / (writer: "I Kissed a Girl")

- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... (performer: "I Kissed a Girl") / (writer: "I Kissed a Girl")

 2015 The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "By the Grace of God") / (producer: "By the Grace of God") / (writer: "By the Grace of God")

 2015 Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry (TV Special short) (performer: "Roar", "Dark Horse", "I Kissed a Girl", "Teenage Dream", "California Gurls", "Get Ur Freak On", "Work It", "Firework") / (writer: "Roar", "Dark Horse", "I Kissed a Girl", "Teenage Dream", "California Gurls", "Firework")

  Todd's Pop Song Reviews(TV Series documentary) (performer - 12 episodes, 2011 - 2015) (writer - 10 episodes, 2011 - 2015)

- Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2014: Part 1 (2015) ... (performer: "Birthday", "Roar", "Dark Horse", "Unconditionally", "This is How We Do") / (writer: "Birthday", "Roar", "Dark Horse", "Unconditionally", "This is How We Do")

- Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2014: Part 2 (2015) ... (performer: "Dark Horse")

- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2014: Part 1 (2015) ... (performer: "This Is How We Do") / (writer: "This Is How We Do")

- "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj (2014) ... (performer: "This Is How We Do") / (writer: "This Is How We Do")

- "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry (2014) ... (performer: "Dark Horse", "Roar", "Hot n Cold", "Last Friday Night (TGIF)", "Wide Awake", "California Gurls", "Ur So Gay", "Waking Up in Vegas", "The One That Got Away", "Teenage Dream", "I Kissed a Girl", "Unconditionally", "Firework", "ET", "Part of Me") / (writer: "Dark Horse", "Roar", "Hot n Cold", "Last Friday Night (TGIF)", "Wide Awake", "California Gurls", "Ur So Gay", "Waking Up in Vegas", "The One That Got Away", "Teenage Dream", "I Kissed a Girl", "Unconditionally", "Firework", "ET", "Part of Me")

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 2014 iHeart Radio Jingle Ball Concert Special 2014 (TV Special) (writer: "Black Widow")

 2014/II The Interview (performer: "Firework") / (writer: "Firework")

  Guapas(TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 2014) (performer - 5 episodes, 2014)

- La adaptación (2014) ... (writer: "Part of Me" - uncredited)

- En la escalera mecánica (2014) ... (performer: "Part of Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "Part of Me" - uncredited)

- La bígama feliz (2014) ... (performer: "The One That Got Away" - uncredited) / (writer: "The One That Got Away" - uncredited)

- Reunión de consorcio (2014) ... (performer: "Black And Gold " - uncredited) / (writer: "Black And Gold " - uncredited)

- El final (2014) ... (performer: "Firework" - uncredited) / (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)

Show all 6 episodes

  Marry Me(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)

- Stand by Me (2014) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

  Rude Tube(TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2014) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2013)

- Fearless & Foolish (2014) ... (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

- WTF?!? (2013) ... (performer: "Firework" - uncredited) / (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)

- Rude Tunes (2010) ... (performer: "California Gurls") / (writer: "California Gurls")

 2014 Horrible Bosses 2 (performer: "Roar") / (writer: "Roar")

 2014 Coming In (writer: "I Kissed a Girl")

 2014 The New Girlfriend (performer: "Hot N Cold") / (writer: "Hot N Cold")

 2014 2014 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Black Widow")

 2014 15 Unforgettable No 1 Hits! (TV Special) (performer: "California Gurls") / (writer: "California Gurls")

 2014 CMT Crossroads(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)

- Katy Perry & Kacey Musgraves (2014) ... (performer: "Teenage Dream", "Merry Go Round", "Roar", "Follow Your Arrow", "Firework", "Here You Come Again", "Step Off")

 2014 The British Soap Awards 2014 (TV Special) (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

 2014 Blended (performer: "I Kissed A Girl") / (writer: "I Kissed A Girl")

 2014 2014 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Birthday") / (writer: "Birthday")

 2014/I Boy Meets Girl (writer: "I Kissed a Girl")

  Bates Motel(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)

- Check-Out (2014) ... (performer: "Roar") / (writer: "Roar")

  Impractical Jokers(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)

- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

 2014 Fiston (writer: "I Kissed a Girl")

 2014 21 Hottest Girls in Pop Right Now (TV Special) (performer: "Birthday") / (writer: "Birthday")

 2014 The Truth About Webcam Girls (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Lost") / (writer: "Lost")

 2014 Boys (TV Movie) (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

 2014 The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (TV Special) (performer: "Yesterday")

 2014 Vampire Academy (performer: "Spiritual") / (writer: "Spiritual")

 2014 The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Dark Horse") / (writer: "Dark Horse")

  Dancing on Ice(TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2014) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014)

- Week 2: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

- Week 2 (2014) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roar" - uncredited)

  Super Fun Night(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)

- Pilot (2013) ... (performer: "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" - uncredited)

 2013 The Middle(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)

- The Kiss (2013) ... (writer: "Part of Me" - uncredited)

 2013 American Music Awards 2013 (TV Special) (performer: "Unconditionally") / (writer: "Unconditionally")

 2013 Halloween Thriller: Rise of the Zombie (Short) (performer: "Last Friday Night") / (writer: "Last Friday Night")

 2013 Meu Passado Me Condena: O Filme (performer: "Hot N Cold") / (writer: "Hot N Cold")

  The X Factor UK(TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 2009 - 2012) (performer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2013)

- Auditions 6 (2013) ... (performer: "Roar" - uncredited)

- Live Show 5 (2012) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)

- Auditions 6 (2012) ... (performer: "Wide Awake" - uncredited) / (writer: "Wide Awake" - uncredited)

- Auditions 4 (2012) ... (performer: "Teenage Dream" - uncredited) / (writer: "Teenage Dream" - uncredited)

- Episode #7.30 (2010) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)

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Katy Perry

American singer, songwriter, and television judge

"Katy Hudson" redirects here. For Perry's debut album released under this name, see Katy Hudson (album). For people with similar names, see Kate Hudson (disambiguation).

Not to be confused with Katie Perry or Katy Perry (prison service).

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. After Red Hill ceased operations, she moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music, adopting the stage name "Katy Perry" from her mother's maiden name. Perry subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin on an album that remains unreleased.[1] After being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.

Perry rose to fame in 2008 with her second album, One of the Boys, a pop rock record containing the controversial song "I Kissed a Girl" and the single "Hot n Cold", which respectively reached numbers one and three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Three subsequent albums have topped the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. The disco-influenced Teenage Dream (2010) spawned five U.S. number one singles–"California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" — becoming the first album by a solo female artist to do so, and tied her with Michael Jackson's Bad. Billboard named Teenage Dream "one of the defining LPs from a new golden age in mega-pop."[2] A reissue titled Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012) subsequently had the number one single "Part of Me" and top-three single "Wide Awake". Her follow-up record Prism (2013) incorporates pop and dance along with themes of self-reflection, everyday life, and relationships. With the music videos for its chart-topping singles "Roar" and "Dark Horse", Perry became the first artist to have multiple videos reach one billion views on Vevo. Witness (2017) featured an electropop sound with a political subtext, themes of liberation, and self-described "purposeful pop." Her sixth studio album Smile (2020) signaled a return to her previous pop roots. All of her albums released under Capitol have surpassed one billion streams on Spotify.[3]

Perry is one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 143 million records worldwide. Her music has been recognized for influencing the pop sound and style of the 2010s.[4] She has nine Billboard Hot 100 number one singles and has received various awards, including four Guinness World Records, five Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award. Perry has been included in the annual Forbes lists of highest-earning women in music from 2011 to 2019. Her Super Bowl halftime show performance is the most watched in history. Outside of music, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me in 2012, and voiced Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs and its sequel in 2013. Perry also began serving as a judge on American Idol in 2018, starting from its sixteenth season.

Life and career

1984–1998: Early life and family

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born on October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California, to Pentecostal pastors Mary Christine (née Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson.[6] Both of her parents turned to religion after a "wild youth".[7] Perry has English, German, Irish, and Portuguese ancestry.[8] Through her mother, she is a niece of film director Frank Perry.[9] She has a younger brother named David, who is a singer,[10] and an older sister, Angela.[11]

From ages three to 11, Perry often moved across the country as her parents set up churches before settling again in Santa Barbara. Growing up, she attended religious schools and camps, including Paradise Valley Christian School in Arizona and Santa Barbara Christian School in California during her elementary years.[6][12] Her family struggled financially,[13] sometimes using food stamps and eating food from the food bank which also fed the congregation at Perry's parents' church.[14]

Growing up, Perry and her siblings were not allowed to eat the cereal Lucky Charms as the word "luck" reminded their mother of Lucifer, and had to call deviled eggs "angeled eggs".[15] Perry primarily listened to gospel music,[16] as secular music was generally discouraged in the family's home. She discovered popular music through CDs she sneaked from her friends.[17] Perry later recalled a story about how a friend of hers played "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette, which impacted her songwriting and singing.

While not strictly identifying as religious, she has stated, "I pray all the time – for self-control, for humility."[19] Wanting to be like her sister Angela, Perry began singing by practicing with her sister's cassette tapes. She performed the tracks in front of their parents, who let her take vocal lessons as Angela was at the time. She began training at age nine,[20] and was incorporated into her parents' ministry,[7] singing in church from ages nine to 17.[21] At 13, Perry was given her first guitar for her birthday,[7][22] and publicly performed songs she wrote.[13] She tried to "be a bit like the typical Californian girl" while growing up, and started rollerskating, skateboarding, and surfing as a teenager. Her brother David described her as a tomboy during her adolescence, which Perry talks about on her song "One Of The Boys".[23] She took dancing lessons and learned how to swing, Lindy Hop, and jitterbug.[24]

1999–2006: Career beginnings and Katy Hudson

Perry completed her General Educational Development (GED) requirements at age 15,[25] during her first year of high school,[26] and left Dos Pueblos High School to pursue a musical career.[27] She briefly had music lessons in facilities rented from the Music Academy of the West.[28] Her singing caught the attention of rock artists Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp from Nashville, Tennessee, who brought her there to improve her writing skills.[27] In Nashville, she started recording demos and learned how to write songs and play guitar.[16] Perry signed with Red Hill Records and recorded her debut album, a contemporary Christian record titled Katy Hudson, which was released on March 6, 2001. She also went on tour that year as part of Phil Joel's Strangely Normal Tour[29][30] and embarked on other performances of her own in the United States.[31]Katy Hudson received mixed reviews from critics and was commercially unsuccessful, selling an estimated 200 copies before the label ceased operations in December.[32][33] Transitioning from gospel music to secular music, Perry started writing songs with producer Glen Ballard, and moved to Los Angeles at age 17.[35] In 2003, she briefly performed as Katheryn Perry to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson. She later adopted the stage name 'Katy Perry', using her mother's maiden name. Perry recalled in 2010 that "Thinking of You" was one of the first songs she wrote after moving to Los Angeles.[37]

In 2004, she signed to Ballard's label, Java, which was then affiliated with The Island Def Jam Music Group. Perry began work on a solo record, but the record was shelved after Java was dropped.[38] Ballard then introduced her to Tim Devine, an A&R executive at Columbia Records, and she was signed as a solo artist. Over the course of the next two years, Perry wrote and recorded material for her Columbia debut (with some of this material appearing on One of the Boys) and worked with songwriters including Desmond Child, Greg Wells, Butch Walker, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, The Matrix, Kara DioGuardi, Max Martin, and Dr. Luke.[39][40] In addition, after Devine suggested that songwriting team The Matrix become a "real group", Perry recorded with them.[41] Perry was dropped from Columbia in 2006 as her record neared completion. After the label dropped her, she worked at an independent A&R company called Taxi Music.[42]

Perry had minor success prior to her breakthrough. One of the songs she had recorded for her album with Ballard, "Simple", was featured on the soundtrack to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.[43] She provided backing vocals on Mick Jagger's song "Old Habits Die Hard",[44] which was included on the soundtrack to the 2004 film Alfie.[45] In September 2004, Blender named Perry "The Next Big Thing".[43] She recorded background vocals on P.O.D.'s single "Goodbye for Now" and was featured at the end of its music video in 2006. That year, Perry also appeared in the music video for "Learn to Fly" by Carbon Leaf, and played the love interest of her then-boyfriend, Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travie McCoy, in the band's music video for "Cupid's Chokehold".[46]

2007–2009: Breakthrough with One of the Boys

After Columbia dropped Perry, Angelica Cob-Baehler, then a publicity executive at the label, brought Perry's demos to Virgin Records chairman Jason Flom. Flom was convinced that she could be a breakthrough star and she was signed to Capitol Records in April 2007. The label arranged for her to work with Dr. Luke to add an "undeniable smash" to her existing material.[47][48] Perry and Dr. Luke co-wrote the songs "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot n Cold" for her second album One of the Boys. A campaign was started with the November 2007 release of the video to "Ur So Gay", a song aimed at introducing her to the music market.[49] A digital EP of the same name was also released that month.[50]Madonna helped publicize the song by praising it on the JohnJay & Rich radio show in April 2008,[51] stating "Ur So Gay" was her "favorite song" at the time.[52] In March 2008, Perry made a cameo appearance as a club singer in the Wildfire episode "Life's Too Short"[53] and appeared as herself during a photo shoot that June on The Young and the Restless for the show's magazine Restless Style.[54]

Perry released her first single with Capitol, "I Kissed a Girl", on April 28, 2008,[55] as the lead single from One of the Boys. The first station to pick up the song was WRVW in Nashville, who were inundated with enthusiastic calls the first three days they played it.[56] The track reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.[57] "I Kissed a Girl" created controversy among both religious and LGBT groups. The former criticized its homosexual theme, while the latter accused her of using bi-curiosity to sell records. In response to speculation that her parents opposed her music and career, Perry told MTV that they had no problems with her success.[58]One of the Boys, released on June 17, 2008, garnered mixed critical reviews and reached number nine on the US Billboard 200.[59][60] The album went on to sell 7 million copies worldwide.[61] "Hot n Cold" was released the following September[62] and became the album's second successful single, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100[63] while topping charts in Germany,[64] Canada,[65] the Netherlands[66] and Austria.[67] Later singles "Thinking of You" and "Waking Up in Vegas" were released in 2009[68][69] and reached the top 30 of the Hot 100.[63] The Matrix's self-titled debut album, which Perry had recorded with the band in 2004, was released onto iTunes on January 27, 2009, as a result of her solo success.[45][70]

After finishing the 2008 Warped Tour,[71] Perry hosted the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2008, where she won the award for Best New Act.[72] At the 2009 Brit Awards, she also won the award for International Female Solo Artist.[73] Perry embarked on her first headlining world tour, the Hello Katy Tour, from January to November 2009 to support One of the Boys.[74] On August 4, 2009, she performed as opening act for one date of No Doubt's 2009 Summer Tour.[75] Perry also hosted the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2009, becoming the first person to host two consecutive ceremonies of the European awards.[76] On July 22, 2009, Perry recorded a live album titled MTV Unplugged, which featured acoustic performances of five tracks from One of the Boys as well as one new song, "Brick by Brick", and a cover of Fountains of Wayne's "Hackensack".[77] It was released on November 17, 2009.[78] Perry also appeared on two singles with other artists; she was featured on a remix of Colorado-based band 3OH!3's song "Starstrukk" in September 2009,[79] and on a duet with Timbaland entitled "If We Ever Meet Again", from his album Shock Value II, three months later.[80][81] The Guinness World Records recognized her in its 2010 edition as the "Best Start on the U.S. Digital Chart by a Female Artist", for digital single sales of over two million copies.[82]

After her relationship with Travis McCoy ended in December 2008,[83] Perry met her future husband Russell Brand in the summer of 2009 while filming a cameo appearance for his film Get Him to the Greek. Her scene, in which the two kiss, does not appear in the film.[84] She began dating Brand after meeting him again that September at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.[85] The couple became engaged on December 31, 2009, while vacationing in Rajasthan, India.[86]

2010–2012: Teenage Dream and first marriage

After serving as a guest judge on American Idol,[87] Perry released "California Gurls" featuring Snoop Dogg on May 7, 2010.[88] The song was the lead single from her third studio album, Teenage Dream, and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in June.[89] She also served as a guest judge on British The X Factor later that month[90] before releasing the album's second single, "Teenage Dream", in July.[91] "Teenage Dream" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in September.[92] Released on August 24, 2010,[93]Teenage Dream debuted at number one on the Billboard 200,[94] and received mixed reviews from music critics.[95] It has since sold 6 million copies worldwide.[96]Teenage Dream would go on to win the 2011 Juno Award for International Album of the Year.[97] In October, "Firework" was released as the album's third single.[98] It became the album's third consecutive number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 8, 2010.[99]

"E.T." featuring Kanye West was released as the fourth single from Teenage Dream on February 16, 2011.[100] It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five non-consecutive weeks, making Teenage Dream the ninth album in history to produce four number one singles on the chart.[101] "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" followed as the fifth single in June,[102] and Perry became the first female artist to achieve five number-one Billboard Hot 100 songs from one album when the single topped that chart on August 17, and the second artist after Michael Jackson with his album Bad.[103] For this record, she received an honorary American Music Award in November 2011[104] and a 2013 Guinness World Record.[105] On September 7, she set a new record by becoming the first artist to spend 69 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Hot 100.[106] After "The One That Got Away" was released as the album's sixth single in October, Teenage Dream became the third album to spawn six top-five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 after Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson and Faith by George Michael.[107][108] The song peaked at number three in the US[109] and number two in Canada.[65]

On January 5, 2012, Perry was named the sixth best-selling digital artist in the United States, with sales of 37.6 million units according to Nielsen SoundScan.[110] That month, she became the first artist to have four songs sell over 5 million digital units when "E.T." reached that mark along with "Firework", "California Gurls", and "Hot N Cold".[111] On February 13, Capitol released the lead single from Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, "Part of Me", which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Perry's seventh single overall to top the chart.[112]Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection was released on March 23,[113] and serves as a reissue of Teenage Dream.[114] "Wide Awake" was released on May 22 as the re-release's second single,[115] peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100[109] and number one in Canada[65] and New Zealand.[116]

Perry embarked on her second tour, the California Dreams Tour, in support of Teenage Dream[74] from February 2011 to January 2012.[117] The tour grossed $59.5 million globally[118] and won her the award for Best Live Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards.[119] On September 23, 2011, she performed on the opening day of the 2011 Rock in Rio festival along with Elton John and Rihanna.[120] In September 2010, Perry was scheduled to appear on the 41st-season premiere of Sesame Street. After her scene was uploaded to YouTube, viewers criticized Perry's exposed cleavage. Four days before the scheduled airing, Sesame Workshop announced that the segment would not air on television, but would still be available to watch online.[121] Perry subsequently mocked the controversy on Saturday Night Live, where she was a musical guest and wore an Elmo-themed shirt showing large amounts of cleavage during one skit.[122]

In December 2010, Perry played Moe Szyslak's girlfriend in the live-action segment from a Christmas episode of The Simpsons titled "The Fight Before Christmas".[123][124] In February 2011, she made a guest appearance on the How I Met Your Mother episode "Oh Honey", playing a woman known as Honey.[125] The role won her the People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Guest Star in January 2012.[126] She made her film debut in the 3D family motion picture The Smurfs as Smurfette on July 29, 2011. The film was a financial success worldwide,[127] while critics gave mostly negative reviews.[128] She hosted Saturday Night Live on December 10, 2011, with Robyn as the episode's musical guest. Perry's work on the episode received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised her performance in the episode's digital short featuring her and Andy Samberg.[129] In March 2012, she guest starred as a prison security guard named Rikki on the Raising Hope episode "Single White Female Role Model".[130] On July 5, 2012, Perry's autobiographical documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me was released to theaters through Paramount Pictures.[131][132] The film received positive reviews[133] and grossed $32.7 million worldwide at the box office.[134]

Perry began to venture into business when she endorsed her first fragrance, Purr, in November 2010. Her second fragrance, Meow!, was released in December 2011. Both perfumes were released through Nordstrom department stores.[135][136]Electronic Arts recruited her to promote their new expansion pack for The Sims 3: Showtime,[137] before releasing a separate stuff pack featuring Perry-inspired furniture, outfits, and hairstyles, titled The Sims 3: Katy Perry's Sweet Treats, in June 2012.[138] The following month, she became the spokesperson and ambassador for Popchips and made an investment in the company.[139]Billboard dubbed her as their "Woman of the Year" for 2012.[140]

She married Russell Brand on October 23, 2010, in a traditional Hinduceremony near the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan, India.[141] Brand announced on December 30, 2011, that they were divorcing after 14 months of marriage.[142] Perry later stated that conflicting career schedules and his desire to have children before she was ready led to the end of their marriage and that he never spoke to her again after sending a text message that he was divorcing her,[144] while Brand asserted that he divorced her due to her commercial success and reluctance to engage in activism.[145] She was initially distraught over their divorce, and said that she contemplated suicide.[146][147] After the marriage ended in 2012,[148] Perry began a relationship with singer John Mayer that August.[149]

2013–2015: Prism and Super Bowl XLIX halftime show

In November 2012, Perry began work on her fourth album, Prism.[150][146] She told Billboard, "I know exactly the record I want to make next. I know the artwork, the coloring and the tone" and "I even know what type of tour I'm doing next. I'll be very pleased if the vision I have in my head becomes a reality."[151] After initially telling L'Uomo Vogue in June 2012 that she planned to have "darker elements" in Prism following the end of her marriage, the singer revealed to MTV during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards that she changed the album's direction after periods of self-reflection. Perry commented "I felt very prismatic", which inspired the album's name.[152][153] "Roar" was released as the lead single from Prism on August 10, 2013.[154] It was promoted at the MTV Video Music Awards and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.[155][156] "Unconditionally" followed as the second single from Prism on October 16, 2013,[157] and peaked at number 14 in the United States.[158]

Prism was released on October 18, 2013, and has sold 4 million copies as of August 2015.[159] It received favorable reviews from critics[150] and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.[160] Four days later, Perry performed the songs from the album at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles.[161] "Dark Horse" with Juicy J was released as the album's third single in December, and became her ninth U.S. number-one single the following month.[162][163] In 2014, "Birthday" and "This Is How We Do" respectively followed as the album's fourth and fifth singles,[164][165] and reached the top 25 on the Hot 100.[63] Prior to ending her relationship with Mayer in February 2014,[166][167] she recorded and co-wrote a duet with him titled "Who You Love" for his album Paradise Valley. The song was released on August 12, 2013.[168] Perry's third headlining tour, the Prismatic World Tour, began in May 2014[117] and concluded in October 2015.[159] It sold almost 2 million tickets and grossed $204.3 million worldwide[169] and won Perry the award for "Top Package" at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards.[170] She also performed at the 2015 Rock in Rio festival on September 27, 2015.[171]

On November 23, 2014, the NFL announced that Perry would perform at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on February 1, 2015.[172]Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott served as special guests for the show.[173] Her performance was critically acclaimed,[174] and the Guinness World Records announced two days after the singer's halftime show that it garnered 118.5 million viewers in the United States, becoming the most watched and highest rated show in Super Bowl history. The viewership was higher than the game itself, which was viewed by an audience of 114.4 million.[175]

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) ranked her fifth on the list of Top Global Recording Artists of 2013.[176] On June 26, 2014, she was declared the Top Certified Digital Artist Ever by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for certified sales of 72 million digital singles in the United States.[177][178] In May 2014, a portrait of Perry by painter Mark Ryden was featured in his exhibition "The Gay 90s", and shown at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. Along with several other artists, she also recorded a cover version of the song "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)" on a limited-edition concept album titled The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell to accompany the exhibition.[179] That month, a portrait of Perry by artist Will Cotton was included in the United States National Portrait Gallery.[180] On November 23, 2015, Perry starred in H&M's holiday advertising campaign, for which she wrote and recorded a song titled "Every Day Is a Holiday".[181][182]

On June 17, 2014, Perry announced that she had founded her own record label under Capitol Records, titled Metamorphosis Music. Ferras was the first artist to get signed to her label, and Perry served as an executive producer on his self-titled EP. She also recorded a duet with him on the EP, titled "Legends Never Die".[183] The label was later renamed Unsub Records.[184]

Outside of her music career, Perry reprised her role as Smurfette in The Smurfs 2, which was released in theaters on July 31, 2013.[185] Like its predecessor, The Smurfs 2 was a financial success[186] but was panned by critics.[187] In March 2014, she made a guest appearance playing herself in the episode "Blisteritos Presents Dad Academy Graduation Congraduritos Red Carpet Viewing Party" of the Kroll Show.[188] Killer Queen was released as her third fragrance in August 2013 through Coty, Inc.[189] In January 2014, she became a guest curator of Madonna's Art for Freedom initiative.[190] In March 2015, she appeared in Brand: A Second Coming, a documentary following her ex-husband Russell Brand's transition from comedy work to activism,[145] and released a concert film titled Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour through Epix, which took place during her tour of the same name.[132] Perry also made a cameo appearance in the music video for Madonna's song "Bitch I'm Madonna" in June 2015.[191] The following month, she released another fragrance with Coty, entitled Mad Potion.[192] In September 2015, she appeared in the documentaries Katy Perry: Making of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show, which followed Perry's preparation for her Super Bowl performance,[193] and Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer, which followed the life and career of designer Jeremy Scott.[194] Perry released a mobile app titled Katy Perry Pop in December 2015 through Glu Mobile where her character helps players become famous musicians.[195] She described it as "the most fun, colorful world that helps guide your musical dreams".[196]

2016–2018: Witness and American Idol

Perry started writing songs for her new album in June 2016,[197] and recorded an anthem for NBC Sports's coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics titled "Rise", which was released the following month. Perry chose to release it as a standalone track rather than save it for her album "because now more than ever, there is a need for our world to unite". NBC also felt its message spoke "directly to the spirit of the Olympics and its athletes" for its inspirational themes.[198] The song reached number one in Australia[199] and number eleven in the United States.[63]

Perry posing for photos with fans
Perry posing for photos with fans in Sydney in June 2017.

In August 2016, Perry stated that she aspired to create material "that connects and relates and inspires"[200] and told Ryan Seacrest that she was "not rushing" her fifth album, adding "I'm just having a lot of fun, but experimenting and trying different producers, and different collaborators, and different styles".[201] On February 10, 2017, Perry released the album's lead single "Chained to the Rhythm" featuring Skip Marley.[202][203] It reached number one in Hungary[204] and number four in the United States.[63] The track was also streamed over three million times on Spotify within 24 hours, breaking the music streaming service's record at the time for the highest first-day streaming for a single track by a female artist.[205] The album's second single, "Bon Appétit" with Migos, was released that April.[206] Its third single, "Swish Swish", featured Nicki Minaj and followed the next month.[207] They respectively peaked at numbers 59 and 46 in the United States,[63] and made the top 15 in Canada.[65]

The album, titled Witness, was released on June 9, 2017, to mixed reviews,[208] and debuted at number one in the United States.[209] To accompany the album's release, Perry broadcast herself on YouTube for four days with a live-stream titled Katy Perry Live: Witness World Wide, concluding with a live concert on June 12.[210] The live-stream generated over 49 million views from 190 different countries.[211] She also embarked on Witness: The Tour, which began in September 2017 and ended in August 2018.[212] On June 15, 2017, Calvin Harris released a song titled "Feels" from his album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, which featured Perry, Big Sean, and Pharrell Williams.[213] The song went on to reach number one in the United Kingdom.[214]

Perry subsequently recorded a cover of the Dear Evan Hansen song "Waving Through a Window" for the deluxe edition of the cast recording, which was released on November 2, 2018.[215] The show's creators Benj Pasek and Justin Paul had requested Perry to cover the song to promote the musical's national tour and bring awareness to mental health.[216] Later that month, Perry released "Cozy Little Christmas".[217] She also recorded the song "Immortal Flame" for the game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, and had a playable character modeled after her.[218]

Outside of recording music, Perry appeared as herself in the film Zoolander 2, which was released in February 2016.[219][220] In February 2017, the singer launched a shoe line titled "Katy Perry Collections".[221] Her shoes are available on her website, Katy Perry Collections, and at retailers such as Dillard's and Walmart.[222] The following August, she hosted the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.[223] Perry was signed for a $25-million salary to serve as a judge on ABC's revival of American Idol, which premiered in March 2018.[224][225] Perry began a relationship with Orlando Bloom in early 2016, and the couple got engaged on February 14, 2019.[226][227]

2019–2021: Smile and motherhood

At the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, Perry performed "Here You Come Again", alongside Dolly Parton and Kacey Musgraves, as part of a tribute to Parton.[228] Four days later, she released a song called "365", with DJ Zedd.[229] In April, Perry was included on a remix of Daddy Yankee's song "Con Calma", featuring Snow.[230] She followed this with the singles "Never Really Over" on May 31, "Small Talk" on August 9, and "Harleys in Hawaii" on October 16.[231][232][233]

In June 2019, Perry appeared in the music video of Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down".[234] In July, a jury in California passed a verdict following a week-long trial that Perry's song "Dark Horse" had copied Flame's 2008 song "Joyful Noise" after he filed a copyright lawsuit alleging that it used his track's beat without permission,[235] which was later overturned.[236] After the initial verdict, the jury ordered her to pay him $550,000.[237] The next month, Josh Kloss, Perry's co-star in the "Teenage Dream" music video, accused her of sexual misconduct.[238] In an Instagram post, Kloss alleged that, during a party at a skating rink, Perry pulled on his sweatpants and underwear, exposing his penis to her male friends. Kloss also wrote that her management prevented him from speaking about his time with the singer. Perry has since denied his claims.[239][240]

Following the release of her single "Never Worn White" in March 2020, Perry revealed in the accompanying music video that she was expecting her first child with Bloom.[241] "Daisies", the lead single from her sixth album, was released on May 15, 2020. Its second single "Smile" followed two months later.[242][243] The album, also titled Smile, was released on August 28, 2020.[244][245] Two days before its distribution, she gave birth to a daughter named Daisy Dove Bloom.[246] The album received mixed reviews,[247] and debuted at number five in the United States.[248] Perry further promoted the album with four compilation EPs: Camp Katy,[249]Empowered,[250]Scorpio SZN,[251] and Cosmic Energy.[252] These EPs were followed by the single "Not the End of the World" in December 2020, which had a music video in which Zooey Deschanel impersonates Perry.[253][254][255] Additionally she collaborated with various artists to create two remixes of Smile album tracks. Tiësto remix of "Resillient" featuring Aitana was released in November 2020, while Bruno Martini remix of "Cry About It Later" featuring Luísa Sonza was released in April 2021.[256]

On January 20, 2021, Perry performed "Firework" at the Celebrating America concert during the inauguration of Joe Biden.[257] Four months later, she released a new single, "Electric", a collaboration with Pokémon for their 25th anniversary.[258] Perry will begin to host a residency named "Play" at Resorts World Las Vegas on December 29, 2021.[259]

In 2021, Variety paid tribute to and honored Perry on their "Power of Women" issue, where she discussed her career, motherhood, and philanthropy.[260] As a nominee, she attended the Variety 2021 "Power of Women" dinner.[261]

Artistry

Influences

Perry cites her sister Angela as the woman who has had the most influence on her.[260] During the early stages of her career, Perry's musical style gravitated towards gospel and she aspired to be as successful as Amy Grant.[262] At age 15, she heard "Killer Queen" by Queen, which inspired her to pursue a music career.[263] She cites the band's frontman, Freddie Mercury, as her biggest influence and expressed how the "combination of his sarcastic approach to writing lyrics and his 'I don't give a fuck' attitude" inspired her music.[264] She paid homage to the band by naming her third fragrance Killer Queen.[189] Perry described the Beach Boys and their album Pet Sounds as having a considerable influence on her music: "Pet Sounds is one of my favorite records and it influenced pretty much all of my songwriting. All of the melody choices that I make are because of Pet Sounds."[265] The singer also holds the Beatles' album The Beatles in high esteem, and described these two albums as "the only things I listened to for probably two years straight."[266]

She cites Alanis Morissette and her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill as a significant musical inspiration, stating in 2012: "Jagged Little Pill was the most perfect female record ever made. There's a song for anyone on that record; I relate to all those songs. They're still so timeless." Additionally, Perry borrows influence from Flaming Red by Patty Griffin and 10 Cent Wings by Jonatha Brooke.[267] Perry's autobiographical documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me was largely influenced by Madonna: Truth or Dare. She admires Madonna's ability to reinvent herself, saying "I want to evolve like Madonna".[268]

Perry names Björk as an influence, particularly admiring her "willingness to always be taking chances".[267] Other artists who Perry has cited as influences include Stevie Nicks,[269]ABBA, the Cardigans,[270]Incubus,[271]Cyndi Lauper,[272]Ace of Base, 3OH!3,[273]CeCe Peniston, C+C Music Factory, Black Box, Crystal Waters, Mariah Carey,[274]Heart, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Imogen Heap, Rufus Wainwright,[275]Pink,[276] and Gwen Stefani.[267] "Firework" was inspired by a passage in the book On the Road by Jack Kerouac in which the author compares people who are full of life to fireworks that shoot across the sky and make people watch in awe.[277] Her second concert tour, the California Dreams Tour, was reminiscent of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.[278] She also credits the 1996 film The Craft for inspiring her song "Dark Horse",[279] and Eckhart Tolle's book The Power of Now for influencing Prism.[146]

Musical style and themes

"When I am in between records, sometimes I doubt myself. I'll be like 'Did I just get lucky, or did I mass-manipulate the world into thinking that seven songs were worth a number-one position?' And then I go back into the studio and I start writing, and the true essential oil of who I am comes bubbling back up and reminds me that it's always been inside of me, that nobody can take this away no matter what comment anyone makes."

—Perry on her confidence as a songwriter[280]

While Perry's music incorporates pop, rock, and disco, Katy Hudson contains gospel. Her subsequent releases, One of the Boys and Teenage Dream, involve themes of sex and love. One of the Boys is a pop rock record, while Teenage Dream features disco influences.[281][282] Perry's fourth album, Prism, is significantly influenced by dance and pop music. Lyrically, the album addresses relationships, self-reflection, and everyday life.[283] Her fifth studio effort Witness is an electropop album that she described as a "360-degree liberation" record, with themes including political liberation, sexual liberation, and liberation from negativity.[284][285] Many of her songs, particularly on Teenage Dream, reflect on love between teenagers; W magazine described the album's sexual innuendos as "irresistible hook-laden melodies".[35] Self-empowerment is a common theme in Perry's music.[286]

Perry has described herself as a "singer-songwriter masquerading as a pop star"[287] and maintains that honest songwriting is very important to her. She told Marie Claire: "I feel like my secret magic trick that separates me from a lot of my peers is the bravery to be vulnerable and truthful and honest. I think you become more relatable when you're vulnerable."[19] Actress and comedian Kristen Wiig commented that "as easy, breezy, and infectious as Perry's songs can be, beneath the surface lurks a sea of mixed emotions, jumbled motives, and contradictory impulses complicated enough to fill a Carole King record."[266] According to Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune, "being taken seriously may be Perry's greatest challenge yet."[288] In 2013, The New York Times labeled her "the most potent pop star of the day – her hits are relatable with just a hint of experimentation".[289] Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times criticized her use of idioms and metaphors in her lyrics and for frequent "clichés".[290] Throughout her career, Perry has also co-written songs recorded by other artists, including Lesley Roy,[291]Kelly Clarkson,[292]Jessie James Decker,[293]Selena Gomez & the Scene,[294][295]Britney Spears,[296]Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora,[297]Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande.[298]

Voice

Perry possesses a contraltovocal range.[299][300] Her singing has received both praise and criticism. Betty Clarke of The Guardian commented that her "powerful voice is hard-edged"[301] while Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone described Perry's vocals on Teenage Dream as "processed staccato blips".[282] Darren Harvey of musicOMH compared Perry's vocals on One of the Boys to Alanis Morissette's, both possessing a "perky voice shifting octaves mid-syllable".[302] Alex Miller from NME felt that "Perry's problem is often her voice" on One of the Boys, stating that "somewhere along the line someone convinced her she was like, well, a ballsy rock chick".[303] Conversely, Bernadette McNulty from The Daily Telegraph praised her "rock chick voice" in a review of a concert promoting Prism.[304]

Public image

Perry performing in a dress decorated with peppermint swirls
Perry's characteristic spinning peppermint swirl dress which she wore on her California Dreams tour

On social media, Perry surpassed Justin Bieber as the most followed person on Twitter in November 2013.[305] She won the 2015 Guinness World Record for most Twitter followers,[306] and became the first person to gain 100 million followers on the site in June 2017.[307] Keith Caulfield of Billboard stated that Perry is "the rare celebrity who seems to have enormous popularity but genuine ground-level interaction with her adoring KatyCats."[308] With a combined total of over 292 million followers across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, she is the sixth most followed musician across social media.[309] In June 2017, Time magazine listed Perry among its "25 Most Influential People on the Internet" of the year, writing that her live-stream for Witness was "blazing a trail" for being "the closest any major entertainer has come to giving fans the kind of 'real' intimacy that social media purports to provide".[310]

In 2011, Forbes ranked Perry third on their "Top-Earning Women In Music" list with earnings of $44 million[311] and fifth on their 2012 list with $45 million.[312] She subsequently ranked seventh on the 2013 Forbes list for "Top-Earning Women In Music" with $39 million earned,[313] and fifth on their 2014 list with $40 million.[314] With earnings of $135 million, Forbes also ranked Perry number one on their 2015 "Top-Earning Women In Music" list as well as the "World's Highest-Paid Musicians" and declared her the highest earning female celebrity in 2015, placing her at number 3 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.[315] In 2016, the magazine estimated her net worth was $125 million,[316] and ranked her number six on their list of "Highest-Paid Women in Music" with earnings of $41 million.[317] The following year, she was ranked number nine on the list with $33 million.[318] In 2018, she topped its "Highest-Paid Women in Music" listing and ranked at number four on the "Highest-Paid Female Celebrities" list with earnings of $83 million.[319][320] Perry subsequently was placed at number four on the 2019 "Highest-Paid Women in Music" listings with $57.5 million.[321] Later that year, with earnings of $530 million throughout the 2010s, the magazine also ranked her as the 9th highest earning musician of the decade.[322]

Fashion

Perry has been described as a sex symbol; GQ labeled her a "full-on male fantasy",[13] while Elle wrote her body looked "as though sketched by a teenage boy".[26]Vice called her a "'serious' popstar/woman/sex symbol".[323] She was placed at number one on the Maxim Hot 100 in 2010 as the "most beautiful woman in the world", with editor Joe Levy describing her as a "triple – no quadruple – kind of hot".[324]Men's Health readers voted her the "sexiest woman of 2013".[325] In November 2010, Perry told Harper's Bazaar that she was proud of and satisfied with her figure.[326]

Perry's fashion often incorporates humor, bright colors, and food-related themes[327] such as her characteristic spinning peppermint swirl dress.[328]Vogue described her as "never exactly one to shy away from the outrageous or the extreme in any realm",[329] while Glamour named her the "queen of quirk".[330] In February 2009, Perry told Seventeen that her fashion style was "a bit of a concoction of different things" and stated she enjoyed humor in her clothing.[331] She has also described herself as having "multipersonality disorder" for fashion.[326] Perry lists Gwen Stefani, Shirley Manson, Chloë Sevigny, Daphne Guinness, Natalie Portman, and the fictional character Lolita as her style icons.[35][332]

Other ventures

Philanthropy

Perry posing for photographers at a UNICEF gala
Perry became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 2013.

Perry has supported various charitable organizations and causes throughout her career. She has contributed to organizations aimed at improving the lives and welfare of children in particular. In April 2013, she joined UNICEF to assist children in Madagascar with education and nutrition.[333] On December 3, 2013, she was officially named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, "with a special focus on engaging young people in the agency's work to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children and adolescents."[334] She arranged for a portion of the money generated from tickets to her Prismatic World Tour to go to UNICEF.[335] In September 2010, she helped build and design the Boys Hope/Girls Hope foundation shelter for youth in Baltimore, Maryland along with Raven-Symoné, Shaquille O'Neal, and the cast of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.[336] In 2010, Perry and Nicki Minaj performed a cover of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" for service members during the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute the Troops concert.[337]

She has also supported children's education and well-being. All profits from sales of the album The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell, which includes her rendition of "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)", were donated to the charity Little Kids Rock, which supports musical education in underprivileged elementary schools.[179] In June 2014, she teamed up with Staples Inc. for a project entitled "Make Roar Happen" which donated $1 million to DonorsChoose, an organization that supports teachers and funds classroom resources in public schools.[338] In May 2016, she worked with UNICEF to improve child care quality in Vietnam, hoping to "break the cycle of poverty and drastically improve children's health, education and well-being".[339] The following month, UNICEF announced that Perry would receive the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award "for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in support of the world's most vulnerable children" at their annual Snowflake Ball in November.[340]

Perry and Nicki Minaj(right) perform for service members during the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute the Troops concert.

Perry has supported organizations aimed at aiding people suffering with diseases including cancer and HIV/AIDS. During the 2008 Warped Tour, she had a cast made of her breasts to raise money for the Keep A Breast Foundation.[341] She hosted and performed at the We Can Survive concert along with Bonnie McKee, Kacey Musgraves, Sara Bareilles, Ellie Goulding, and duo Tegan and Sara at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, on October 23, 2013. The concert's profits were donated to Young Survival Coalition, an organization aiding breast cancer in young women.[342] In June 2009, she designed an item of clothing for H&M's "Fashion Against AIDS" campaign, which raises money for HIV/AIDS awareness projects.[343] On February 26, 2017, she served as a co-chair alongside various celebrities such as Beyoncé, Lea Michele, Jim Carrey, Jared Leto, and Kevin Spacey for the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party, a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS healthcare.[344]

The proceeds from Perry's single "Part of Me" were donated to the charity MusiCares, which helps musicians in times of need.[345] During her California Dreams Tour, she raised over $175,000 for the Tickets-For-Charity fundraiser. The money was divided between three charities: the Children's Health Fund (CHF), Generosity Water, and The Humane Society of the United States.[346]

On her 27th birthday, Perry set up a donations page for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Auckland,[347] and set up a similar page benefiting the David Lynch Foundation for her 28th birthday.[348] On March 29, 2014, she helped raise $2.4 million for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles along with other celebrities such as Ryan Seacrest, Pharrell Williams, Tim Allen, Lisa Edelstein, and Riley Keough.[349]

Perry performed at the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, among various performers including its organizer Ariana Grande, which was broadcast live on June 4, 2017, on radio and television stations around the world.[350] In March 2018, Perry announced Witness: Coming Home, a benefit concert that was held in her hometown of Santa Barbara on May 19, 2018. The concert benefited those recovering from the aftermath of the 2017 California wildfires and 2018 Southern California mudflows. Perry partnered with the Santa Barbara Foundation, the 93108 Fund and The 805 UndocuFund, organizations which help in assisting members of the community in the Santa Barbara area through grants and various philanthropic efforts.[351]

Politics

Perry has publicly advocated for LGBT rights and has admitted to having bisexual experiences with other women. She supported Stonewall during their "It gets better..... today" campaign to prevent homophobic bullying,[352] and dedicated the music video to her song "Firework" to the It Gets Better Project.[353] Perry told Do Something in November 2008 she was proud to be a LGBT rights activist, saying "I've always been a very open-minded person, but I definitely believe in equality." She confirmed that she voted against Proposition 8, an amendment (ultimately ruled unconstitutional) that legally defined marriage as a union solely between a man and a woman in California.[354] In June 2012, Perry expressed her hopes for LGBT equality, commenting "hopefully, we will look back at this moment and think like we do now concerning [other] civil rights issues. We'll just shake our heads in disbelief, saying, 'Thank God we've evolved.' That would be my prayer for the future."[355] In December 2012, Perry was awarded the Trevor Hero Award by The Trevor Project for her work and activism on behalf of LGBT youth.[356] On March 18, 2017, she received a Nation Equality Award from Human Rights Campaign for "using her powerful voice and international platform to speak out for LGBTQ equality", with the organization further stating that "Katy's message of inclusion and equality continues to inspire us and the world".[357] When accepting the award, she discussed having bisexual experiences and a fluid sexuality, calling herself "curious" and adding "There's no other community who has done more for me, to shape who I am today and there is no other community I believe in more than you - I stand with you."[358]

Perry identifies as a feminist,[359] and appeared in April 2013 in a video clip for the "Chime for Change" campaign that aimed to spread female empowerment.[360] She has also said that America's lack of free health care drove her "absolutely crazy".[361] Following the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in June 2016, Perry and nearly 200 other artists and executives in music signed an open letter organized by Billboard addressed to United States Congress demanding increased gun control in the United States.[362]

Through Twitter and by performing at rallies, Perry supported President Barack Obama in his run for re-election and praised his support for same-sex marriage[363] and LGBT equality.[364] She performed at three rallies for Obama, in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Wisconsin, singing a rendition of "Let's Stay Together" as well as a number of her songs. During her Las Vegas performance she wore a dress made to replicate a voting ballot, with Obama's box filled in.[365] On Twitter, she encouraged her followers to vote for Obama.[366]

In August 2013, Perry voiced criticism of Tony Abbott, then-leader of conservative Liberal Party of Australia and candidate for Prime Minister of Australia, due to his opposition to gay marriage and told Abbott, "I love you as a human being but I can't give you my vote."; the statement came after Abbott expressed pride at learning of Perry's then-upcoming performance in Australia.[367] In April 2014, she publicly supported Marianne Williamson in her campaign for California's 33rd congressional district by attending a political press event.[368] She endorsed Kamala Harris in the United States Senate election in California, and organized a fundraiser for Harris at her home in Los Angeles in November 2016.[369] Perry also publicly endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.[370][371] She performed alongside Elton John at a fundraising concert for Clinton in New York City in March 2016.[372] Perry also spoke and performed at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in support of Clinton.[373] Four years later, she supported Joe Biden and Kamala Harris during the 2020 United States presidential election, praising the latter as a leader who had "experience we desperately need right now" and believed that the former "choosing her as his running mate is already a testament to his decision making".[374]

Achievements

See also: List of awards and nominations received by Katy Perry

Throughout her career, Perry has won five American Music Awards,[375] fourteen People's Choice Awards,[376] four Guinness World Records,[82][105][175][306] a Brit Award,[73] and a Juno Award.[97] In September 2012, Billboard dubbed her the "Woman of the Year".[140] From May 2010 to September 2011, the singer spent a record-breaking 69 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.[106][377]Teenage Dream became the first album by a female artist to produce five number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles, and the second album overall after Michael Jackson's Bad.[103] In the United States, she has accumulated nine number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, her most recent being "Dark Horse",[163] and holds the record for having 18 consecutive number-one songs on the BillboardDance Club Songs chart.[378]

Billboard also named her the 15th most successful dance club artist of all time.[379] The magazine additionally ranked her 4th on its "Greatest of All Time Pop Songs Artists" list,[380] included Teenage Dream and Prism among its "Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums by Women" list,[381] and ranked "Dark Horse" at number 100 on its "Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs"[382] as well as one of its "Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs by Women" along with "E.T.", "Firework", and "California Gurls".[383] In June 2015, her music video for "Dark Horse" became the first video by a female artist to reach 1 billion views on Vevo.[384][385] The following month, her music video for "Roar" reached 1 billion views on Vevo, making her the first artist to have multiple videos with 1 billion views.[386]

Perry was declared the Top Global Female Recording Artist of 2013 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).[176] According to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the fifth top digital singles artist in the United States, with 105 million certified song units in the country including on-demand streams[387] and also has 11 million certified album units, totaling 116 million certified units in the nation.[388] She also became the first artist to have three songs receive Diamond certifications from the RIAA with "Dark Horse", "Firework", and "Roar".[389] All three of them and "E.T.", "California Gurls", and "Hot n Cold" have each sold over 5 million digital copies.[390] Throughout her career, Perry has sold more than 18 million albums and 125 million singles globally,[391] making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[392]

Discography

Main articles: Katy Perry discography and List of songs recorded by Katy Perry

Filmography

Main article: Katy Perry videography

Tours and residencies

Main article: List of Katy Perry live performances

Headlining tours

Residencies

Co-headlining tours

  • Strangely Normal Tour (with Phil Joel) (2001)

See also

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Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and television judge. She has released five studio albums and two EPs. In 2001, she released a Christian album named after herself, Katy Hudson. In November 2007, Perry released the music video for her first single, "Ur So Gay". She has a contralto vocal range. Perry became the most-followed person on Twitter in November 2013.[1] She has earned nine number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, five of which are from one album (she became the first female artist to achieve this record). Perry has also been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards.

Life and career[change | change source]

1984–2000: Early life[change | change source]

Perry was born on October 25, 1984 at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California,[2] to Maurice Hudson and Mary Hudson (née Perry), both pastors. She has an older sister, Angela, and a younger brother, David, who is also a musician. Perry has said that her upbringing was "sheltered" and that an example of this was that her family did not eat Lucky Charms cereal because her parents thought that luck was something that came from the devil. She also called deviled eggs "angeled eggs" growing up.[3]

2001: Katy Hudson[change | change source]

Then known as Katy Hudson, she released a Christian album named after herself. It had the single "Search Me". She was discovered by Glen Ballard, who is known for his work with musician Alanis Morissette. This album did not perform well, and she was dropped from her record label, Red Hill, when the label was shut down. She struggled for six years before eventually signing with her current label, Capitol Records.[4]

2007–09: One of the Boys[change | change source]

After changing her last name to Perry (her mother's maiden name) so that she allegedly would not be confused with actress Kate Hudson, Katy released an EP album called Ur So Gay. This song has been criticized and labeled homophobic.[5] On June 17, 2008, Perry released her first pop album called One of the Boys with singles including "I Kissed a Girl" (her first number-one hit), "Hot N Cold", and "One of the Boys".

She co-wrote the single "I Do Not Hook Up" for singer Kelly Clarkson (the first winner of American Idol), along with the song "Rock God" for singer-actress Selena Gomez.

2010–12: Teenage Dream[change | change source]

Perry's third album, Teenage Dream, was released in August 2010 and included the singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", and "Firework". She is the only female artist to get 5 number-one singles from one album on the US Billboard Hot 100. Along with the album's first three singles reaching the top, "E.T." featuring Kanye West and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" also hit number one. The only other artist to get 5 number-one songs from one album is Michael Jackson, with Bad. She was inspired by her then-engagement to British comedian and actor Russell Brand.

At the Grammy Awards in 2012, Perry performed a new song, "Part of Me", that was released as the lead single from the re-release of Teenage Dream, called Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. The song entered at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her seventh US number-one hit. The next single, "Wide Awake", reached number two in the US and topped the Canadian Hot 100.

In July 2012, Perry released the concert film/biopic Part of Me in 3D. The movie shows her early life through the Teenage Dream era and her rise to fame.

On November 30, 2012, Perry went to the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event. She was given the Woman of the Year Award there.[6]

2013–16: Prism and other projects[change | change source]

In August 2013, Killer Queen, Perry's third fragrance, was released.[7]

Perry collaborated with fellow American pop star Britney Spears to write the song "Passenger" for Spears' eighth studio album, Britney Jean.

Perry's fourth album, Prism, was released on October 18, 2013. It reached number one in 83 countries.[8] The first single from the album, "Roar", was number one in Australia,[9] Austria,[10] Bulgaria, Canada,[11] Croatia, Ireland,[12] Israel,[13] Lebanon,[14] New Zealand,[15] Scotland,[16] South Korea, the United Kingdom,[16] and the United States.[17] Perry performed the song at the 2013 American Music Awards.

On November 10, 2013, she performed the album's second single, "Unconditionally", at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards.

On December 5, 2013, Perry's single "Roar" was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. She performed at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live![18]

On May 7, 2014, Perry began the Prismatic World Tour in support of her fourth studio album, Prism.[19]

The album's third single, "Dark Horse", featuring rapper Juicy J, became Perry's ninth number-one single in the United States. It was the second-best performing single of 2014 there.

In 2016, she released the single "Rise" in support of the Rio Olympics. Two music videos were released: one with an Olympic theme and one which depicts Perry with a red parachute. The song reached number one in Australia and the top twenty in the US and Canada.

2017–2019: Witness and American Idol[change | change source]

On February 10, 2017, Perry released the single "Chained to the Rhythm", which reached the top five in many countries worldwide, including the US, UK, and Canada. It features the grandson of Bob Marley, Skip Marley, and was co-written by Australian singer-songwriter Sia. Two months later, the single "Bon Appétit" was made available for download. The hip-hop group Migos is featured on this song. "Swish Swish" (featuring) rapper Nicki Minaj) and "Hey Hey Hey" were released as the album's third and fourth singles, respectively. "Swish Swish" became certified platinum in the US.

In May 2017, Perry announced that her fifth studio album would be released on June 9 and is called Witness. She also announced Witness: The Tour, a concert tour that began in North America in September 2017.

During the weekend of the release of Witness, Perry partnered with YouTube and held a 96-hour livestream event called "Witness World Wide". In the stream, Perry was recorded over four days throughout her daily life in a house she rented in Los Angeles. She held segments which featured celebrities, like British talk show host James Corden, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, and YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous. Perry could also be seen crying in a therapy session. She claimed she got rid of her long, dark hair in favor of a new, short and blonde hairdo at a time where she questioned whether she still wanted her fame and did not "want to be Katy Perry anymore."[20] The livestream gained over 49 million views on YouTube.[21] In 2018, Perry became a judge in American Idol, a job she had previously refused.

In February 2019, Perry released her first single of the year, titled "365", with DJ Zedd. 365 was followed up with the singles "Never Really Over" on May 31, "Small Talk" on August 9, and "Harleys in Hawaii" on October 16. She also appeared in Taylor Swift's music video for "You Need to Calm Down".

2020–present: Smile[change | change source]

In March 2020, Perry released the single “Never Worn White”. The single "Daisies" was released on May 15 as the lead single from her upcoming sixth studio album, Smile. "Never Really Over" and "Harleys in Hawaii" are also included on the album.[22][23] Perry revealed that the album would be released on August 14 but was pushed back two weeks to August 28 because of production delays.[24]

Personal life[change | change source]

Perry married British comedian and actor Russell Brand on October 23, 2010.[25] However, the two divorced in December 2011.[26] She previously dated Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travie McCoy. She began dating actor Orlando Bloom in 2016. In 2019 the pair announced their engagement.

On August 27, 2020, Perry announced via social media that her daughter with Orlando Bloom, Daisy Dove Bloom, had been born.[27] This is Perry's first child and Bloom's second.

Filmography[change | change source]

Discography[change | change source]

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Katy Perry

Birth name

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson

Born

October 25, 1984 (age 36)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.

Genres

Pop, rock, electropop

Occupation

Recording artist, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist

Years active

1999-present

Katy Perry (born: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson; October 25, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, T.V. judge, businesswoman & philanthropist. She's also the first female artist to have 5 number one singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 from one album, (Teenage Dream) and the second artist to accomplish such a feat (the first artist being Michael Jackson with his 1987 album Bad). She is also noted for her fashion, which is often humorous, bright in color, reminiscent of different decades, and has often included food designs. Her philanthropy includes working with UNICEF to assist Madagascar children with education and nutrition.

Biography

Early life

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She was born on October 25, 1984 near Santa Barbara, California, the second child of Pentecostal pastors Maurice Keith Hudson and Mary Christine Perry. Katy has a younger brother, David, and an older sister, Angela. She has Portuguese, English, German, and Irish ancestry.

While Katy Perry was growing up, she became a part of her parent’s ministry and sang in church from the age 9 to 17.

Growing up I wasn't really allowed to listen to a whole lot of what my mom would call, secular music, and so I didn't have a whole lot of references as far as like, when the producer I was doing my demos was with was like, Okay so, who would you want to work with if you could work with anybody? I was like, I really have no idea.

She grew up listening to gospel music and had limited exposure to what her mother called secular music. Katy attended Christian schools and camps. As a child, she learned how to dance in a recreation building in Santa Barbara. She was taught by seasoned dancers and began with swing, Lindy Hop, and jitterbug. She took her GED during her freshman year at Dos Pueblos High School, leaving school to pursue a career in music. Katy initially started singing «because I was at that point in my childhood where I was copycatting my sister and everything she did.» Angela practiced with cassette tapes, and Katy took the tapes herself when her sister was not around. She rehearsed the songs and performed it to her parents, who suggested she should take voice lessons. She grabbed the opportunity and began taking lessons.

Recording career

1999—2006: Career beginnings

At the age of 15, Katy’s singing in church attracted the attention of rock veterans from Nashville, Tennessee, who brought her there to polish her writing skills. In Nashville, she started recording demos and was taught by country music veterans on how to craft songs and play guitar. Katy signed to the Christian music label Red Hill, under which she recorded her first album at the age of 15. Performing as Katy Hudson, she released the self-titled album in 2001. The album was unsuccessful, however, after the label ceased operations in December 2001.

She later started using Perry, her mother’s maiden name, as a stage name because Katy Hudson was too close to film actress Kate Hudson. At the age of 18, Katy left her home for Los Angeles, where she worked with Glen Ballard on an album for record label Island. The album was due for release in 2005, but Billboard reported it also went nowhere. She was dropped by Island Def Jam Music Group. Some of Perry and Ballard’s collaborations included "Box", "Diamonds", and "Long Shot", were posted on her 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.

She signed to Columbia Records in 2004. Unfortunately, the label was not amenable with her vision, not putting her in the "driver’s seat". 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. Although the album was later shelved, 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. With no album project ongoing, Katy began recording her own. Eighty percent completed, however, Columbia decided not to finish it and dropped her off the label.

While waiting to find another label, she worked in an independent A&R company called Taxi Music. In early 2006, she was featured in the tail-end of the video to P.O.D.'s single "Goodbye for Now". She made a cameo appearance in Carbon Leaf’s video, "Learn to Fly", and in late November 2006 appeared in Gym Class Heroes' video, "Cupid’s Chokehold", playing the eventual love interest of lead singer Travis McCoy. 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.

2007—2009: One of the Boys

After signing to Capitol Records, Katy began recording tracks for her second studio album One of the Boys, and establishing her image was one of the immediate concerns of her management. 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 digital EP led by Ur So Gay was later released to create online buzz. This was a successful move that resulted in bringing Katy to the attention of Madonna, who mentioned her on KISS FM and KRQ’s John Jay & Rich morning show in Arizona. On March 10, 2008, she appeared as herself on the ABC Family television series, Wildfire, on the episode «Life’s Too Short».

While the buzz over Katy Perry was building, she went on the next step of promoting the album, undertaking a two-month tour of radio stations. The album’s official lead single, "I Kissed a Girl", was released in May 2008 and she was 23 years old at the time. With the song climbing atop the charts, they "establish her as a credible performer and make sure she isn’t seen as just a one-hit wonder". The single was a commercial success, peaking at number one for seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. It has since become a major worldwide hit, topping charts in 30 countries, including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. On June 12, 2008, she appeared as herself on the daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless, and poses for the cover to the June 2008 issue of the fictional magazine Restless Style.

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 has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Her second single, "Hot N Cold", 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. After Perry wrapped up her appearance at the Warped Tour, she went on tours in Europe. 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. Katy 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. She won Best New Act at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, which she co-hosted, and Best International Female Artist at the 2009 BRIT Awards. 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 Matrix’s self-titled debut album, which features Katy, 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. Matrix member Lauren Christy spoke to Katy about the decision, but she wanted to hold the release until the fourth single of One of the Boys had been dispatched. Despite their communication, The Matrix was released on January 27, 2009, via iTunes Store.

During the summer of 2009, Katy Perry filmed a guest appearance for Get Him to the Greek. Her scene was cut, and does not appear in the final film. After the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, she would begin dating and later become engaged to Russell Brand, who starred in the film. They married on October 23, 2010. He filed for divorce on December 30, 2011, and notified her through text that their marriage was over. The two never spoke to each other again.

In 2009, Katy was featured on two singles: a remix of Colorado-based band 3OH!3’s song "Starstrukk" in August (the idea for the collaboration came after her tour that featured 3OH!3 as the supporting act). The song was released over iTunes on September 8, 2009; and "If We Ever Meet Again", the fourth single off Timbaland’s album Shock Value II, in December.

In October 2009, MTV Unplugged revealed that Katy 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". The album was released in November 2009, and includes both a CD and a DVD.

2010—2012: Teenage Dream

Her third album Teenage Dream was released August 24, 2010 in North America and August 30 worldwide. The first single from the album is titled "California Gurls". Capitol Records sent the song to U.S. radio on May 7, 2010. The single took only four weeks to reach the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the fastest rising single from a Capitol Records artist since Bobbie Gentry’s «Ode to Billie Joe» in 1967. On July 22, Perry released the cover art for Teenage Dream, a painting by Will Cotton, which resembles the shots of Perry in the "California Gurls" video where she is lying naked on the cotton candy clouds. She also revealed that the booklet of the physical edition of the album will smell like cotton candy. On July 23, 2010, the album’s second single "Teenage Dream" was released.

Katy released her own fragrance named Purr. It comes in a cat-shaped bottle, and is available in many countries including United States, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Mexico and Australia.

She performed a version of her song "Hot N Cold" with Elmo from Sesame Street, which was originally scheduled to run on the 41st-season premiere of the educational children’s program on September 27, 2010. Four days before the airing, Sesame Workshop announced, "In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video….. we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers. Katy Perry fans will still be able to view the video on YouTube". The main reason was that parents complained about what appeared to be a great amount of cleavage shown by her dress. However, she was actually wearing a flesh-colored mesh that went all the way to her neck.

Teenage Dream led Perry to nominations four awards at the 2011 Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Teenage Dream", and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "California Gurls". Following the Grammys, Perry embarked on an extensive world tour, California Dreams Tour (consisting of 121 shows) and released "E.T." as the fourth single from the album, the peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for five non-consecutive weeks. The single was a remixed version featuring Kanye West. The music video for "E.T." was directed by Floria Sigismondi and features Shaun Ross as the main love interest. With "E.T." at number one on the chart of May 12, 2011, Katy became the first artist in history to spend 52 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. In June 2011, she released the fifth single "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)". A remixed version featuring American rapper Missy Elliot was released in early August. The single topped U.S. download and radio charts. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 on August 17, 2011, making her the first female artist ever to have five #1 singles from one album and the peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks. In July 2011, she made her film debut in the 3D family film The Smurfs as Smurfette. The Smurfs had a hit performance at the box office, earning $557,771,535 worldwide during its theatrical run. Katy Perry appeared at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2011. She was nominated for ten awards, received the most nominations of the ceremony and was the only singer in history to have four different music videos shown on various categories, eventually winning three of those, including Video of the Year for "Firework", Best Collaboration and Best Special Effects for "E.T.". On September 17, 2011, her 69-consecutive-week streak in the Top 10 ended.

On September 23, 2011, she attended the opening day of the 2011 Rock in Rio festival, which was extended to October 2. Other performers included Elton John and friend Rihanna. In October 2011, she released the album’s sixth single "The One That Got Away". On the week ending October 23, 2011, Katy became the first artist ever to have 3 songs ("Hot N Cold", "California Gurls" and "Firework") sell over 5,000,000 digital copies in the USA. She also is the artist with the biggest 4,000,000-seller amount. On November 8, 2011, she had announced on her twitter that she will release her next fragrance Meow, a following to her previous. The bottle is a cat-shaped bottle (similar to her previous fragrance), but is a more light-pink color with a "M"-shaped collar. She also hosted Saturday Night Live on December 10, 2011.

At the 2012 Grammys, Katy debuted her song "Part of Me". This song and "Wide Awake" (debuted May 2012) would be included in Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, the re-release of her Teenage Dream album. In June 2012, Perry revealed plans for launching her own record label, which will be an imprint of Capitol Records. She also became the new spokeswoman for Popchips. On September 25, 2012, Billboard named Perry 2012’s Woman of the Year.

In early July 2012, her autobiographical movie Katy Perry: Part of Me was released in theaters. The film focused on her journey to fame as well as how her marriage to ex-husband Russell Brand fell apart. It also contained footage from her California Dreams Tour concerts. The movie received generally positive reviews. Later that month, she became the spokeswoman for Popchips. The following September, Billboard named her "Woman of the Year".

2013—2015: PRISM

Katy released her fourth studio album Prism on October 18, 2013 in Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, and Slovenia, and worldwide on October 22, 2013. The lead single off of PRISM is titled "Roar" and debuted August 10, 2013. The song became Katy’s 8th number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, topping the chart for two weeks. It has also sold over 3.24 copies in the United States. Katy reprised her role as Smurfette in The Smurfs 2, which was released in theaters July 31, 2013. In August 2013, she released her third perfume Killer Queen. Unlike Purr and Meow, the perfume bottle is not cat-shaped. "Dark Horse" was released as the album’s first promotional single on September 17, 2013. "Walking on Air" was released as the second promotional single on September 30, 2013. "Unconditionally" was released as the second official single on October 16, 2013. It peaked at number 14 in the United States. She first performed her Prism tracks on October 22, 2013 at iHeartRadio. She also performed them the next day at the Hollywood Bowl where she hosted the "We Can Survive" concert. On December 17, 2013, "Dark Horse" was released as the third single from PRISM. The song was met with critical and commercial acclaim. "Dark Horse" became Perry’s ninth number one single in the United States; it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks. She performed the song at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Two more singles, "Birthday" and "This Is How We Do", were released after "Dark Horse". Both songs peaked within the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. Perry embarked on the Prismatic World Tour on May 7, 2014 to promote the album. The tour is ended in October 2015.

On November 23, 2014, the NFL announced that Perry would perform at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on February 1, 2015. Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott served as special guests for the show. Two days after the halftime show, the Guinness World Records announced that Perry’s performance garnered 118.5 million viewers in the United States, and became the most watched and highest rated show in Super Bowl history. The viewership was higher than the game itself, which was viewed by an audience of 114.4 million.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) ranked her fifth on the list of Top Global Recording Artists of 2013. On June 26, 2014, she was declared the Top Certified Digital Artist Ever by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for certified sales of 72 million digital singles in the United States. In May 2014, a portrait of Perry by painter Mark Ryden was featured in his exhibition "The Gay 90s", and shown at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. Along with several other artists, she also recorded a cover version of the song "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)" on a limited-edition concept album titled The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell to accompany the exhibition. That month, a portrait of Perry by artist Will Cotton was included in the United States National Portrait Gallery. On November 23, 2015, Perry starred in H&M’s holiday advertising campaign, for which she wrote and recorded a song titled "Every Day Is a Holiday".

On June 17, 2014, Perry announced that she had founded her own record label under Capitol Records, titled Metamorphosis Music. Ferras was the first artist to get signed to her label, and Perry served as an executive producer on his self-titled EP. She also recorded a duet with him on the EP, titled "Legends Never Die".

In March 2014, she made a guest appearance playing herself in the episode "Blisteritos Presents Dad Academy Graduation Congraduritos Red Carpet Viewing Party" of the Kroll Show. Killer Queen was released as her third fragrance in August 2013 through Coty, Inc. In January 2014, she became a guest curator of Madonna’s Art for Freedom initiative.

In March 2015, she appeared in Brand: A Second Coming, a documentary following her ex-husband Russell Brand's transition from comedy work to activism, and released a concert film titled Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour through Epix, which took place during her tour of the same name. Perry also made a cameo appearance in the music video for Madonna's song "Bitch I'm Madonna" in June 2015. The following month, she released another fragrance with Coty, entitled Mad Potion. In September 2015, she appeared in the documentaries Katy Perry: Making of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show, which followed Perry’s preparation for her Super Bowl performance, and Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer, which followed the life and career of designer Jeremy Scott. Perry released a mobile app titled Katy Perry Pop in December 2015 through Glu Mobile where her character helps players become famous musicians. She described it as "the most fun, colorful world that helps guide your musical dreams".

2016—2019: Witness and stand-alone releases

According to Katy's manager, Steve Jensen, her next studio album was meant to be released by 2016. After Perry appeared as herself in the film Zoolander 2, which was released in February 2016, she started writing songs for a new album the following June. She recorded an anthem for NBC Sports's coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics titled "Rise", which was released on July 14, 2016. Perry chose to release it as a standalone track rather than save it for an album "because now more than ever, there is a need for our world to unite". NBC also felt its message spoke "directly to the spirit of the Olympics and its athletes" for its inspirational themes. The song went number one in Australia and peaked at number eleven in the United States. In August, Perry stated that she aspired to make material "that connects and relates and inspires" and told Ryan Seacrest that she was "not rushing" her fifth album, adding "I'm just having a lot of fun, but experimenting and trying different producers, and different collaborators, and different styles".

On February 10, 2017, Perry released its lead single with Skip Marley titled "Chained to the Rhythm", which reached number one in Hungary and number four in the United States. Following the song’s release, Spotify announced it would run a promotional campaign leading up to a summer 2017 release of her fifth album. The album's second single, "Bon Appétit", features Migos and was released on April 28, 2017. In May, YouTube announced that it would broadcast a live listen-along special for the album titled Katy Perry Live Special the day before its release where audiences are taken "inside of her world" and she shall "break it all down". On May 19, 2017, the album's third single "Swish Swish" was released. The song features Nicki Minaj.

Calvin Harris also revealed that month that Perry will be featured on his album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. I, which was released on June 30, 2017. Perry announced on May 15, 2017, that the album's name is Witness and shall be released on June 9, 2017. Its accompanying world tour was titled Witness: The Tour. "Save As Draft" and "Hey Hey Hey" were later made into radio-only singles.

On October 8, 2018, Perry announced that she would be taking a break from music, stating "I've been on the road for like 10 years, so I'm just going to chill. I'm not going to go straight into making another record. I feel like I've done a lot. I feel like I've rung the bell of being a pop star very loudly, and I'm very grateful for that". She recorded a cover of "Waving Through a Window" from Dear Evan Hansen for the deluxe soundtrack, which was released on November 1, 2018.

On May 31, 2019, August 9, 2019 and October 16, 2019 respectively, Perry released three singles: "Never Really Over", "Small Talk" and "Harleys in Hawaii".

2020—present: Smile

On March 5, 2020, Perry released a stand-alone single titled "Never Worn White", which she used to announce her pregnancy. She later released "Daisies", the lead single from Smile, on May 15, 2020. She then released "Smile" and conformed the title. Then, she announced the album would be pushed back (due to "unavoidable delays") from the original date to two weeks. She also conformed that "Never Really Over" and "Harleys in Hawaii" are on the album.

Personal life

Before her pop career hit the big time, Perry dated Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis for a year until 2006.

Katy Perry had an affair with the singer of the band Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy. McCoy and Perry were in a relationship for 2 years before splitting. McCoy told Mass Media that the main reason for their break up was Perry's successful career. She became so rich and popular that he was afraid of it. McCoy began to use drugs and soon became addicted, with Perry attempting to helping him. She later got tired of it and broke up with him, writing about her decision through email.

The second loud love affair Katy Perry had was with Russell Brand. The comedy actor, known by his voice job in Despicable Me 2, and the singer were married in 2010. They split and then divorced in 2012. It was Brand who filed for the divorce. Neither Brand nor Perry spoke about the reason for the split publicly. Their divorce was friendly and calm, however, Perry spoke about having suicidal thoughts following the divorce on the Prism song "By the Grace of God".

After her divorce, Perry hooked up with another infamous ladies man, John Mayer. The music duo began dating in 2012, however, they split and got back together at least five times over the next three years. According to People, the two broke up for good in 2016 for "being too different". Perry later stated that she loved the person who called her 'prism', which was Mayer.

Following this, Perry got together with actor Orlando Bloom after some serious flirting at the Golden Globes after-party. They split around the end of February 2017, with Perry making a statement that the reason for their break up was that on the eve of the Oscars, the actor was taken by another girl. A year later, it was confirmed by Perry that the two had gotten back together following many rumors. They announced their engagement on February 14, 2019. The following year, on March 5, 2020, Perry announced that she was pregnant with her first child through the music video for "Never Worn White", a song about her relationship with Bloom. It was also revealed that she plans to marry Bloom in Japan; however, their wedding has been postponed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 27, 2020, Katy gave birth to their daughter, Daisy Dove Bloom.

Artistry

Influences

During the early stages of her career, Perry's musical style gravitated towards gospel and she aspired to be as successful as Amy Grant. At the age of 15, she heard Queen's "Killer Queen", which inspired her to pursue a career in music. She cites the band's frontman, Freddie Mercury, as her biggest influence and expressed how the "combination of his sarcastic approach to writing lyrics and his 'I don't give a fuck' attitude" inspired her music. She paid homage to the band by naming her third fragrance Killer Queen. Perry described The Beach Boys and their album Pet Sounds as having a considerable influence on her music: "Pet Sounds is one of my favorite records and it influenced pretty much all of my songwriting. All of the melody choices that I make are because of Pet Sounds". The singer also holds the Beatles' album The Beatles in high esteem, and described these two albums as "the only things I listened to for probably two years straight".

Perry cites Alanis Morissette and her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill as a significant musical inspiration, and opted to work with Morissette's frequent collaborator Ballard as a result. Perry stated, "Jagged Little Pill was the most perfect female record ever made. There's a song for anyone on that record; I relate to all those songs. They’re still so timeless". Additionally, Perry borrows influence from Flaming Red by Patty Griffin and 10 Cent Wings by Jonatha Brooke. Perry intends to become "more of a Joni Mitchell", releasing folk and acoustic music. Perry's autobiographical documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me was largely influenced by Madonna: Truth or Dare. She admires Madonna’s ability to reinvent herself, saying "I want to evolve like Madonna", and has credited Madonna for inspiring her to make Prism "darker" than her previous material.

Perry names Björk as an influence, particularly admiring her "willingness to always be taking chances". Other musicians who Perry has cited as influences include ABBA, The Cardigans, Cyndi Lauper, Ace of Base, 3OH!3, CeCe Peniston, C+C Music Factory, Black Box, Crystal Waters, Mariah Carey, Heart, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Imogen Heap, Rufus Wainwright, Pink, and Gwen Stefani. "Firework" was inspired by a passage in the book On the Road by Jack Kerouac in which the author compares people who are full of life to fireworks that shoot across the sky and make people watch in awe. Her second concert tour, the California Dreams Tour, was reminiscent of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She also credits the 1996 movie The Craft for inspiring her song "Dark Horse", and Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now for influencing Prism.

Musical style and themes

When I am in between records, sometimes I doubt myself. I'll be like 'Did I just get lucky, or did I mass-manipulate the world into thinking that seven songs were worth a number-one position?' And then I go back into the studio and I start writing, and the true essential oil of who I am comes bubbling back up and reminds me that it's always been inside of me, that nobody can take this away no matter what comment anyone makes."

While Perry’s music incorporates pop, rock, and disco, Katy Hudson contains gospel. Her subsequent releases, One of the Boys and Teenage Dream, involve themes of sex and love. One of the Boys is a pop rock record, while Teenage Dream features disco influences. Perry’s fourth album, Prism, is significantly influenced by dance and pop music. Lyrically, the album addresses relationships, self-reflection, and everyday life. Many of her songs, particularly on Teenage Dream, reflect on love between teenagers; W described the album’s sexual innuendos as "irresistible hook-laden melodies". Self-empowerment is a common theme in Perry’s music.

Perry describes herself as a "singer-songwriter masquerading as a pop star" and maintains that honest songwriting is very important to her. She told Marie Claire: "I feel like my secret magic trick that separates me from a lot of my peers is the bravery to be vulnerable and truthful and honest. I think you become more relatable when you’re vulnerable". Kristen Wiig commented that "as easy, breezy, and infectious as Perry’s songs can be, beneath the surface lurks a sea of mixed emotions, jumbled motives, and contradictory impulses complicated enough to fill a Carole King record". According to Greg Kot of Chicago Tribune, "being taken seriously may be Perry’s greatest challenge yet". The New York Times labeled her "the most potent pop star of the day — her hits are relatable with just a hint of experimentation". Randall Roberts of Los Angeles Times criticized her use of idioms and metaphors in her lyrics and for frequent "clichés". Throughout her career, Perry has co-written songs recorded by other artists, including Selena Gomez & the Scene, Jessie James Decker, Kelly Clarkson, Lesley Roy, Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea, and Nicki Minaj.

Voice

Perry has a contralto vocal range. Her singing has received both praise and criticism. Betty Clarke of The Guardian commented that her "powerful voice is hard-edged" while Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone described Perry’s vocals on Teenage Dream as "processed staccato blips". Darren Harvey of musicOMH compared Perry’s vocals on One of the Boys to Alanis Morissette’s, both possessing a "perky voice shifting octaves mid-syllable". Alex Miller from NME felt that "Perry’s problem is often her voice" on One of the Boys, stating that "somewhere along the line someone convinced her she was like, well, a ballsy rock chick". Conversely, Bernadette McNulty from The Daily Telegraph praised her "rock chick voice" in a review of a concert promoting Prism.

Public image

Perry is considered a sex symbol; GQ labelled her a «full-on male fantasy», while Elle described her body "as though sketched by a teenage boy". Vice described her as a "'serious' popstar/woman/sex symbol". She was placed at number one on the Maxim Hot 100 in 2010 as the «most beautiful woman in the world», with editor Joe Levy describing her as a "triple — no quadruple — kind of hot". Men’s Health readers voted her the "sexiest woman of 2013". In November 2010, Perry told Harper’s Bazaar that she was proud of and satisfied with her figure.

Perry’s fashion often incorporates humor, bright colors, and food-related themes such as her trademark spinning peppermint swirl dress. Vogue described her as "never exactly one to shy away from the outrageous or the extreme in any realm", while Glamour named her the "queen of quirk". In February 2009, Perry told Seventeen that her fashion style was "a bit of a concoction of different things" and stated she enjoyed humor in her clothing. She has also described herself as having "multipersonality disorder" for fashion. Perry lists Gwen Stefani, Shirley Manson, Chloë Sevigny, Daphne Guinness, Natalie Portman, and the fictional character Lolita as her style icons.

On social media, Perry surpassed Justin Bieber as the most followed person on Twitter in November 2013. She won the 2015 Guinness World Record for most Twitter followers, and became the first person to gain 90 million followers on the site in July 2016. Forbes writer Dorothy Pomerantz commended Perry on her social media usage, saying "Perry makes excellent use of Twitter, talking to her fans and sharing funny photos and videos in a way that makes them all feel like Perry is their best buddy". Keith Caulfield of Billboard stated that she is "the rare celebrity who seems to have enormous popularity but genuine ground-level interaction with her adoring KatyCats".

In 2011, Forbes ranked Perry third on their "Top-Earning Women In Music" list with earnings of $44 million and fifth on their 2012 list with $45 million. She subsequently ranked seventh on the 2013 Forbes list for "Top-Earning Women In Music" with $39 million earned, and fifth on their 2014 list with $40 million. With earnings of $135 million, Forbes also ranked Perry number one on their 2015 "Top-Earning Women In Music" list as well as the "World’s Highest-Paid Musicians" and declared her the highest earning female celebrity in 2015, placing her at number 3 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. In 2016, the magazine estimated her net worth was $125 million, and ranked her number six on the their list of "Highest-Paid Women in Music" with earnings of $41 million.

Other ventures

Philanthropy

Perry has supported various charitable organizations and causes during her career. She has contributed to organizations aimed at improving the lives and welfare of children in particular. In April 2013, she joined UNICEF to assist children in Madagascar with education and nutrition. On December 3, 2013, she was officially named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, "with a special focus on engaging young people in the agency’s work to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children and adolescents". She arranged for a portion of the money generated from tickets to her Prismatic World Tour to go to UNICEF. In September 2010, she helped build and design the Boys Hope/Girls Hope foundation shelter for youth in Baltimore, Maryland along with Raven-Symoné, Shaquille O’Neal, and the cast of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

She has also supported children’s education and well-being. All profits from sales of the album The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell, which includes her rendition of "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)", were donated to the charity Little Kids Rock, which supports musical education in underprivileged elementary schools. In June 2014, she teamed up with Staples Inc. for a project entitled "Make Roar Happen" which donated $1 million to DonorsChoose, an organization that supports teachers and funds classroom resources in public schools. In May 2016, she worked with UNICEF to improve child care quality in Vietnam, hoping to "break the cycle of poverty and drastically improve children’s health, education and well-being". The following month, UNICEF announced that Perry would receive the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award "for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in support of the world’s most vulnerable children" at their annual Snowflake Ball in November.

Perry has supported organizations aimed at aiding people suffering with diseases including cancer and HIV/AIDS. During the 2008 Warped Tour, she had a cast made of her breasts to raise money for the Keep A Breast Foundation. She hosted and performed at the We Can Survive concert along with Bonnie McKee, Kacey Musgraves, Sara Bareilles, Ellie Goulding, and duo Tegan and Sara at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, on October 23, 2013. The concert’s profits were donated to Young Survival Coalition, an organization aiding breast cancer in young women. In June 2009, she designed an item of clothing for H&M's "Fashion Against AIDS" campaign, which raises money for HIV/AIDS awareness projects. On February 26, 2017, she served as a co-chair alongside various celebrities such as Beyoncé, Lea Michele, Jim Carrey, Jared Leto, and Kevin Spacey for the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party, a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS healthcare.

The proceeds from Perry’s single "Part of Me" were donated to the charity MusiCares, which helps musicians in times of need. During her California Dreams Tour, she raised over $175,000 for the Tickets-For-Charity fundraiser. The money was divided between three charities: the Children’s Health Fund (CHF), Generosity Water, and The Humane Society of the United States. On her 27th birthday, Perry set up a donations page for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Auckland, and set up a similar page benefiting the David Lynch Foundation for her 28th birthday. On March 29, 2014, she helped raise $2.4 million for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles along with other celebrities such as Ryan Seacrest, Pharrell Williams, Tim Allen, Lisa Edelstein, and Riley Keough.

Perry performed at the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, amongst several other performers including the organiser, Ariana Grande.

Politics

Perry is a LGBT rights activist. She supported Stonewall during their "It gets better….. today" campaign to prevent homophobic bullying, and dedicated the music video to her song "Firework" to the It Gets Better Project. Perry told Do Something in November 2008 she was proud to be a gay activist, saying "I’ve always been a very open-minded person, but I definitely believe in equality". She confirmed that she voted against Proposition 8, an amendment (ultimately ruled unconstitutional) that legally defined marriage as a union solely between a man and a woman in California. In June 2012, Perry expressed her hopes for LGBT equality, commenting "hopefully, we will look back at this moment and think like we do now concerning [other] civil rights issues. We’ll just shake our heads in disbelief, saying, 'Thank God we’ve evolved.' That would be my prayer for the future". In December 2012, Perry was awarded the Trevor Hero Award by The Trevor Project for her work and activism on behalf of LGBT youth. On March 18, 2017, she received a Nation Equality Award from Human Rights Campaign for "using her powerful voice and international platform to speak out for LGBTQ equality", with the organization further stating that "Katy’s message of inclusion and equality continues to inspire us and the world".

Perry describes herself as a feminist, and appeared in April 2013 in a video clip for the "Chime For Change" campaign that aimed to spread female empowerment. She has also said that America’s lack of free health care drove her "absolutely crazy". Following the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in June 2016, Perry and nearly 200 other artists and executives in music signed an open letter organized by Billboard addressed to United States Congress demanding increased gun control in the United States.

Through Twitter and by performing at his rallies, Perry supported President Barack Obama in his run for re-election and praised his support for same-sex marriage and LGBT equality. She performed at three rallies for Obama, in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Wisconsin, singing a rendition of "Let’s Stay Together" as well as a number of her songs. During her Las Vegas performance she wore a dress made to replicate a voting ballot, with Obama’s box filled in. On Twitter, she encouraged her followers to vote for Obama.

In August 2013, Perry voiced criticism of Tony Abbott, then-Leader of Conservative Liberal Party of Australia and candidate for Prime Minister of Australia, due to his opposition to gay marriage and told Abbott, "I love you as a human being but I can’t give you my vote". In April 2014, she publicly supported Marianne Williamson in her campaign for California’s 33rd congressional district by attending a political press event. She endorsed Kamala Harris in the United States Senate election in California, and organized a fundraiser for Harris at her home in Los Angeles in November 2016. Perry also publicly endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. She performed alongside Elton John at a fundraising concert for Clinton in New York City in March 2016. Perry also spoke and performed at the 2016 Democratic National Convention to endorse Hillary Clinton.

Achievements

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Katy Perry

Throughout her career, Perry has won five American Music Awards, fourteen People’s Choice Awards, four Guinness World Records, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award. In September 2012, Billboard dubbed her the «Woman of the Year». From May 2010 to September 2011, she spent a record-breaking total of 69 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. Teenage Dream became the first album by a female artist to produce five number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles, and the second album overall after Michael Jackson’s Bad. She has accumulated a total of nine number-one singles on the Hot 100, her most recent being "Dark Horse". In June 2015, her music video for "Dark Horse" became the first video by a female artist to reach 1 billion views on Vevo. The following month, her music video for "Roar" reached 1 billion views on Vevo, making her the first artist to have multiple videos with 1 billion views.

Perry was declared the Top Global Female Recording Artist of 2013 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). According to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the third best-selling digital singles artist in the United States, with certified sales of 83.5 million digital singles including on-demand streaming. Her songs "Firework", "E.T.", "California Gurls", "Hot N Cold", "Roar", and "Dark Horse" have each sold over 5 million digital copies. Throughout her career, Perry has sold 100 million records globally and is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. On June 17, 2016, Perry became the first person to have 100 Million followers on Twitter. Additionally, she is the most followed female on the site.

Discography

Main article: Discography

Studio albums

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Live albums

Re-releases

Tours

Headlining

Co-headlining

As a special guest

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