Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born in California (Santa Barbara, the USA) on October 25, 1984. When Katy was a 15-year-old teenager, her singing in church drew attention of the rock veteran from Nashville. In Nashville Perry began to record demo versions of her songs, to train in a guitar playing, and to get acquainted with country style.
About Katy Perry
The girl signed the contract with the record musical company "Red Hill" and let out her very first album "Katy Hudson" in 2001. The album was sustained in the style of a Christian gospel and it was unsuccessful.
When Katy was 17, she left home and lodged in Los Angeles. Here with Glen Ballard the girl worked on the creation of the 2nd album.
Compositions "Long Shot", "Diamonds", "Box" were recorded as a result of Perry and Glen Ballard's cooperation. The song "Simple" was issued in 2005 as a soundtrack to the movie "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants".
In 2006, she appeared in the video clip "P.O.D." and in "Carbon Leaf"'s video.
The debut official album of Perry went out in 2008 under the name "One of the Boys" and received very contradictory estimates of critics. The singles "Ur So Gay" and "I Kissed A Girl" were first met by a label with a certain beat of discontent because of the disputable topics covered in songs. With assistance of Capitol's SVP Dennis Reese Katy’s songs began to sound on a national radio "The River" in Nashville. The single "I Kissed A Girl" made serious commercial success and won the 1st place in Billboard Hot 100. It also brought Katy the nomination on the Grammy award as the best vocalist. The singer was nominated for MTV Video Music Awards 5 times. She received an award of MTV Europe Music Awards as the best new performer and the award BRIT as the best international singer.
At the end of summer 2010, Katy let out a new studio album. It received the name "Teenage Dream". The single "California Girls" with an improbable speed reached the first place in Billboard Hot 100. The latest album of the singer was nominated for Gremmy-2011 in four categories.
In 2011 Perry became the first performer, whose five singles from one album ("Teenage Dream") at once headed a chart of Billboard Pop Songs. It occurred for the first time for all its 19-year history.
At the same time, Katy Perry became the first woman (and the second in the history after Michael Jackson), who headed the main chart of Billboard Hot 100.