Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson(born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name of Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Santa Barbara, California, and raised by Christian pastor parents, Perry grew up listening to only gospel music and sang in her local church as a child. After earning a GED during her first year of high school, she pursued a career, and as Katy Hudson released a self-titled gospel album in 2001, which was unsuccessful. She latter recorded an album with production team The Matrix, and recorded a solo album which was never released. After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry. Her first mainstream album, One of the Boys was released that year and subsequently became the 33rd-best selling album worldwide of 2008. One Of The Boys produced three top-ten singles–– "I Kissed A Girl", "Hot n Cold" and "Waking Up In Vegas". "I Kissed A Girl" topped many international charts, including becoming her first number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was accredited platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America, while "I Kissed a Girl" and her second single "Hot n Cold" both received multi-platinum certifications. The recording earned two Grammy Awards nominations.
In 2009, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 51st artist of the 2000s. She released her first live album, MTV Unplugged in 2009. Her third studio album Teenage Dream was released in August 2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, subsequently became the eleventh best selling album worldwide of 2010 and ninth best selling album worldwide of 2011. The album included the Billboard chart-toppers "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T." and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", and top five hit "The One That Got Away". Teenage Dream was the only album—after Michael Jackson's Bad—to do so, and the first female in history to achieve this milestone. Perry also became the first artist to spend 52 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, and has since heightened this to 69 weeks.The recording earned six Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. By the end of 2011, she was elected the Artist of the Year by MTV.A re-release of Teenage Dream under the name of Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection is set to be released on the 26th of March, 2012. She has sold over 37.6 million digital tracks in the United States alone,and sold more than 11 million albums worldwide. Perry became a guest judge on the seventh series of British television show The X Factor and the ninth season of American Idol. She has released fragrances "Purr" and "Meow". She voiced Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs. Perry had a long relationship with Travie McCoy. She later married Russell Brand in October 2010, and separated from him in December 2011
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