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Katy Perry, born Katherine Elizabeth Hudson (now Katherine Perry) on 25 October 1984 in Santa Barbara, California, United States is a singer-songwriter and actress American casual. It is particularly known for three of its singles, Ur So Gay in 2007, I Kissed A Girl "and" Hot N Cold, which in 2008 topped the Billboard Hot 100, Pop 100, the Canadian Hot 100, and the Australian ARIA Charts. The single reached the 1st place in the Worldwide Charts. His debut album One of the Boys reached the 9th place in the Billboard 200.
Katy Perry was born in Santa Barbara, California. She is the youngest of two shepherds, it has an older sister (Angela) and a younger brother (David), she grew up listening to gospel and singing in church.
A graduate of Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California in 2003, she moved to Los Angeles to 18 years. After signing with Red Hill Records, the label of Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp, Katy Perry released an album of Christian music under the name Katy Hudson in 2001. Yet, during his teenage years, Katy has found a Queen album she sees as "his biggest influence since then; influence that can be added such artists as Alanis Morissette, Heart and Joni Mitchell and the Morning album View the group Incubus, or more generally the pop rock of 80 years.
She changed her surname, which became Perry, she explains by the fact that Katy Hudson was too close to Kate Hudson. Perry is the maiden name of his mother. She is of Portuguese origin by his mother.
Katy Perry breaks his engagement with singer Travis McCoy, leader of the group Gym Class Heroes, on 4 January 2009 for a return holiday.
He was recently seen with Benji Madden, but he denies their relationship and says they are just friends.
Katy Hudson (2000-2008)
After Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp, Katy Perry sign on the label Red Hill Records, she released her first CD Katy Hudson in 2001, a Christian gospel album. In 2004, Katy Perry has worked for the record production team The Matrix. Katy has also begun work on a great first album, writing with Glen Ballard, to be published in 2005, some of these collaborations included "Box", "Diamonds" and "Long Shot", which were released on Perry Official page MySpace. His musical career booming led to his being named "The Next Big Thing" in October 2004 in Blender magazine, where Katy said she was not "a typical Christian", mentioning that she had done many bad things "during her teens. One of the songs she recorded with Ballard, "Simple," was released on the soundtrack of the 2005 film, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. In 2006, Katy has appeared on the single POD, "Goodbye for Now" She made an appearance in Carbon Leaf's video "Learn to Fly" and the clip of Gym Class Heroes, "Cupid's Chokehold".
She openly talked about his struggle in the music industry. Her songs eventually captured the attention of the CEO of Virgin Records Jason Flom, who was the head of Capitol Music Group, and she signed to Capitol Music in early 2007.
One of the Boys (2008-present)
On 6 May, the first official single from Katy Perry fate, it is called I Kissed a Girl. It reached the top charts in over 30 countries. This song was the box of the summer of 2008.
Katy Perry wanted for a 2008 Teen Choice Awards re kissing Madonna / Britney Spears with Miley Cyrus, who was the presenter of the 2008 edition, but the latter declined the invitation to stating the channel E! "No thank you. She sang on my record and I think she tries to take revenge because it was only the chorus ".
Her debut album One of the Boys is released in France on 15 September. The second single, Hot N Cold fate September 30 this is a success as I Kissed a Girl which is otherwise the greatest success.
In November 2008, the singer has one of the biggest awards ceremony, the MTV Europe Music Awards. She enjoys performing to I Kissed a Girl and Hot N Cold. The singer won the award for best new artist.
From January 2009, Katy has toured around the world (Europe, Japan, North America). The tour is called Hello Katy Tour. It will in France on 2 March, but tickets for the concert were sold in less than 2 hours, the singer then added an extra date on 16 June at Olympia, then July 5 2009 at Arras Main Square Festival, which takes place amid the historical squares of Arras, or Transporter Lyon on 17 June 2009.
On 12 January was the first radio broadcast of the 3rd U.S. single from Katy Perry extract One of the Boys, Thinking of You
On 17 January, Katy Perry attended the ceremony Xe NRJ Music Awards. Throughout the evening she performed I Kissed a Girl and Hot N Cold with staged starting out on the red carpet. She won the award for Album of the year. She also presented an award with Mikl.
January 27, released self-titled debut album from The Matrix, en featuring avec Katy, by the label, Let's Hear It.En February, Katy was present at céremoies the Grammy Awards and Brit Awards pedant that continued its world tour in Europe. "Waking Up in Vegas" is confirmed as the fifth single, released it in June 2009. A promotional video has already been shot by Joseph Khan during March 2009 in Las Vegas.
Katy said in an interview: "One of my models is Gwen Stefani. She is perfection personified! We never heard anything negative about it. The music is his priority and everything else is secondary. ".
Perry is a contralto, technically the female voice is lower. What sopranos exchange prevailing on the pop, as Dion and the giant Aguilera, not really the model they prefer Katy Alanis Morissette, Joni Mitchell, Incubus, Gwen Stefani, French Yelle that Katy has also recovered, in an interview performed for channel W9 stating they were both on the same wavelength with the desire to shock some people according to their opinions through the meaning of their songs.
His biggest influence is Queen, since by Freddie (Mercury), it has fishing and spirit "tacky", what we mean "a bit vulgar, but nice."
Image to the public
Under the side and held foldingue eccentric signed Jeremy Scott, Manish Arora and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, there is a well-head, which is surrounded by true professionals such as producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin, makers of pop-tubes rock for Pink, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne (which Katy was the vocalist) ...
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