Katy Perry (Author of Katy Perry)Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Perry was born in Santa Barbara, California, and raised by Christian pastor parents; she grew up listening to only gospel music and sang in church as a child. After earning a GED during her freshman year of high school, she began to pursue a music career. She released a self-titled gospel album in 2001 as Katy Hudson which failed with the closing of its record label that year. She recorded an album with production team The Matrix and completed most of a solo album from 2004–2005, neither of which were released.
After signing on with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry and released her first Internet single, Ur So Gay, that November, which garnered attention but did not chart. She rose to fame with her second single I Kissed a Girl in 2008, which topped international charts. Perrys first mainstream album, One of the Boys, followed later that year and was eventually announced to be the thirty-third best selling album of 2008 worldwide. It was accredited platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America; I Kissed a Girl and her second single Hot n Cold both received multi-platinum certifications. Perry was ranked the 97th Artist of the 2000–10 decade by Billboard. She became known for wearing unconventional style of dress, often combining bold colors and vintage fashion. Her next album, Teenage Dream, was released on August 24, 2010 in the United States.
Perry had a long relationship with Travis McCoy. In October 2010, she married Russell Brand.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson born October 25, , 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 , which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard , Dr. Luke , and Max Martin. Perry rose to fame in with her second album, One of the Boys , a pop rock record containing the singles " I Kissed a Girl " and " Hot n Cold ".
Pop star Katy Perry has had a long and sometimes painful spiritual and creative journey. Katy, who is the daughter of two Californian pastors, left home when she was 15 years old to pursue her music career. In she recorded an album of Christian songs under the name Katy Hudson. She said, "I was one of those kids going to camp and every time there was an alter call I was there. I'm a pastor's kid so I grew up knowing about Christ and Christianity and stuff like that.
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Both of her parents were pastors and she grew up listening primarily to Christian music. They were born again Christians. Upon discovery of an album by the rock band Queen, Katy Perry adopted lead vocalist Freddie Mercury as one of her top musical influences. Alanis Morissette has also been identified as a key influence. In Katy Perry began working with the production team The Matrix perhaps best known for work on Avril Lavigne's self-titled debut as an in-house vocalist. Despite being featured in Blender magazine as a "Next Big Thing," both projects fell apart. However, her music is closer to the pop-rock of Avril Lavigne.