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Katy Perry was born October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California. After having three record deals
fall apart, she signed with Capitol in 2007. Later that year, she released her first single, “Ur So Gay.”
Still, her career did not fully take off until the release of her next single, “I Kissed a Girl”. Her album
Teenage Dreams was released in August 2010.
Singer, songwriter, and musician. Born Katheryn Hudson on October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara,
California. Known for her over-the-top fashions, quirky stage props, and catchy songs, Katy Perry has
become a pop music sensation. Fans might be surprised to learn that the singer who writes about
sexual exploration in “I Kissed a Girl” grew up in a very conservative family. Both of her parents are
pastors, and they refused to let her listen to any rock or popular music. “The only things I was allowed
to listen to were the Sister Act 1 and 2 soundtracks,” Perry told Entertainment Weekly. She and her
two siblings were also not permitted to watch such cable channels as MTV and VH1.
Perry started taking singing lessons around the age of 9 and learned to play guitar when she was 13.
Around this time, she began rebelling against her strict upbringing by piercing her own nose. She soon
became interested in pursuing a career in music. With her mother, Perry made several trips to
Nashville to record a gospel album, Katy Hudson, which was released in 2001. “It reached literally
maybe 100 people, and then the label went bankrupt,” Perry explained to Entertainment Weekly.
As a teenager, Perry was exposed to other musical influences. One friend introduced her to the music
of Queen, which remains one of her favorite groups. “I’m very inspired by Freddie Mercury and how
flamboyant and theatrical he was,” she told fashion magazine WWD. In high school, she strove to be
her own person, choosing not to limit herself to one social group. “I was a hop-around. I hung out with
the rockabilly crew, the guys who were trying to be rappers, the funny kids,” she told Seventeen
magazine. Focused on her music, Perry got her GED and moved to Los Angeles to work with
producer and songwriter Glen Ballard, who had worked with such artists as Christina Aguilera and
Alanis Morissette. She was only 17 years old at time, and being on her own proved tough. “It was five
years of living in L.A. with no money, writing bad checks, selling my clothes to make rent, [and]
borrowing money,” she told Seventeen magazine. Perry also experienced a string of disappointments
before getting her big break. She and Ballard were unable to find a record company willing to take
them on, and her 2004 collaboration with music producers-turned-performers The Matrix was
scrapped shortly before the project was to be released.
After having three record deals fall apart, Perry finally signed with Capitol in 2007. Later that year,
Perry released her first single, “Ur So Gay.” Pop superstar Madonna became a fan of the song, calling
it one of her favorites of the moment. The song drew comparisons to the likes of Lily Allen, another
singer known for her quirky, cheeky lyrics. Perry said the single was inspired by the emo scene, and
the “guys with guy-liner who use flatirons.” Still, her career did not fully take off until the release of her
next single, “I Kissed a Girl,” which reached the top of the charts during the summer of 2008. With that
song’s success, her debut album, One of the Boys, made it into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100
chart. The song also earned Perry a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal
Performance. Katy Perry also became famous for her theatricality. On the Warped Tour, she
performed “I Kissed a Girl” with a giant tube of lip balm, referencing a line in the song. Perry has also
jumped into a larger-than-life cake and appeared in a number of wild outfits while onstage. She has
described her style as “Lucille Ball meets Bob Mackie. It’s about innuendo. I want everybody to get the
joke, but I want them to think about it for a minute,” she explained to Esquire magazine. In 2009, Perry appeared in her own acoustic special on MTV. The soundtrack from the show, Katy
Perry: MTV Unplugged, was released around the same time. That same year, Perry made tabloid
headlines for her relationship with British comedian Russell Brand. The couple became engaged over
the New Year’s holiday while on a trip to India. On October 23, 2010, the couple married in India in a
traditional Hindu ceremony. According to The Times of India, the wedding featured a procession of
camels, elephants and horses, plus fire jugglers, snake charmers, dancers and musicians. Perry had
previously dated Travis McCoy from the band Gym Class Heroes.
The young pop star has great ambitions for her future. “Ultimately I want Katy Perry to be as much of a
household name as Madonna,” she told Entertainment Weekly. Her album Teenage Dreams was
released in August 2010. The single from the album, “California Gurls,” quickly rose through the charts
to #1 on the Billboard charts. With a signature perfume and film role opportunities heading her way,
she may just make her dream come true.
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