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Katy Perry Introduction
Katy Perry is best known for her singles, "UR So Gay", released in 2007, and "I Kissed a Girl", which was released in 2008, by Capitol Records.
Katy Perry Life Story
Perry was born in Santa Barbara, California USA. The middle child of two pastors, she grew up listening to gospel music and singing in church. After Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp signed Katy on their label Red Hill Records, she released her first CD as a Christian gospel CD in 2001 under the name Katy Hudson.
In her teenage years, Perry found a Queen record with her friend, "and the heavens opened and saved me. From then on, they have been my biggest influence." In an article for Blender Magazine, Perry stated she wasn't "a typical Christian", mentioning that she had done "lots of bad things" during her adolescence.
At the age of 17, Perry began working with a legendary producer and songwriter. She has openly talked about her struggles with the music industry, such as being a solo artist vs. in a band, and being dropped from record labels for much of her early career. Finally, her songs captured the attention of Virgin Records CEO Jason Flom, who was the head of Capitol Music Group. Katy Perry was signed to Capitol Music in the spring of 2007. She was named Blender's "Next Big Thing" in October 2004 and Teen People's "One to Watch".
Her songs appeared on MTV's series The Hills ("Self-Inflicted" and "Thinking of You") , on Oxygen Network's reality series Girls ("Fingerprints" - theme song), on the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants ("Simple"), and on the 2008 film Baby Mama ("Fingerprints"). She was also featured on P.O.D.'s 2006 single "Goodbye for Now".
As an actress, she made a cameo appearance on Carbon Leaf's video "Learn to Fly" and on Gym Class Heroes' video "Cupid's Chokehold". On March 10, 2008, she appeared as herself on ABC Family's Wildfire (episode titled "Life's Too Short"). She has appeared in advertisements for Too Faced Cosmetics' Spring 2007 line. On June 12th Perry will appear as herself on the popular daytime soap opera Young & The Restless.
She recently has gained more recognition as Madonna mentioned her song "UR So Gay", on 104.7 KISS FM's JohnJay & Rich morning show in the Phoenix area, stating that "UR So Gay" was her "favorite song right now", as well as another mention on Ryan Seacrest's Morning Show. The song was produced by and co-written with Greg Wells #OneRepublic, Mika#.
On April 29, 2008, her first single from One of the Boys, "I Kissed a Girl", debuted on iTunes. Katy Perry recently performed at the "Today" show performance on August 29, 2008.
"I Kissed a Girl" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at position 76. Its peak position as of June 5, 2008 was # 5 making it a smash hit. The music video for "I Kissed a Girl" was released on May 21, 2008 on MySpace. It has peaked on iTunes Top 100 at #1, on June 3, 2008 and then hit the Billboard Top 100 charts at #1 for four weeks running.
In January 2010, Katy inked a deal to endorse the skin care line Proactiv, following previous campaign models Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Love Hewitt. That same month, she got engaged to British actor/comedian Russell Brand.
In June 2010, Katy was named #1 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list. She was also #37 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 2010.
Katy made the Maxim 2012 Hot 100 List, coming in at number 4.
Katy Perry on the Web
Katy Perry Didn't Eat Whale Meat in Japan - Kotaku In Japan, you can buy whale. They sell it in some, but not all, supermarkets. You can order in select restaurants. Even Katy Perry came across it recently and has the Instagram photo to prove it. While in Japan this month, the ...
Katy Perry's outfit at Taipei concert stirs up mild political storm Katy Perry's Taipei performance has delivered political fireworks after the singer wore a sunflower dress and adorned herself with a Taiwanese flag on stage, which some have interpreted as a sign of solidarity with the ...