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Katy Perry

Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress, entertainer, and international phenomenon. She is the first female artist to ever have five #1 singles from one album.

Born in Santa Barbara, California, Perry's love for music developed during her teenage years. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue her music career, Perry first signed with Island Def Jam Music Group, but was later dropped from the label. She then signed with Columbia Records, but that deal also fell through. It wasn't until she signed with her current record label, EMI/Capitol, that Perry's career exploded and she became an international superstar.

In June 2008, Perry released the album One of the Boys, which to date has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and earned two Grammy Award nominations. The album features the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single I Kissed a Girl, as well as the hits Hot N ColdWaking Up in Vegas and Thinking of You. To promote the album, Perry embarked on her first world tour, Hello Katy Tour, where each arena show was sold out.

Her sophomore album, Teenage Dream, was released in August 2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 192,000 copies in its first week and was later certified two times platinum. Teenage Dream and its singles have received multiple award nominations at the Grammy Awards and won International Album of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards. Her singles California GurlsTeenage DreamFireworkE.T. and Last Friday Night all shot to number one. From February 2011 to January 2012, Perry embarked on the California Dreams Tour, playing 124 sold-out arena shows across the globe.

Perry's most recent album, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, was released in March 2012 and featured the singles Part of MeWide Awake and "The One That Got Away.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2012.

Katy Perry Facts

Birth Name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
BirthdayOctober 25, 1984 (38)
BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Katy Perry compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour
Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me
Katy Perry: Getting Intimate
The Prismatic World Tour
Katy Perry: The Outrageous World of Katy Perry
Clip: Drawing Katy Perry
Helium Rap
Brand: A Second Coming
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