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Katy Perry: a biography
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson better known as Katy Perry, American singer, performing mostly his own songs. Hit «I Kissed a Girl» made her world famous, and later singer 13 times nominated for the prestigious Grammy award. Today, Katy Perry is among the three most successful musicians from a financial point of view.
Katherine was born in California, in Santa Barbara, in the family of Maurice Hudson and his wife Mary Christine Perry. Both parents were preachers of the Evangelical Church. But Cathy was raised in a family the eldest daughter of Angela and younger brother David, who also tried himself in the world of recording. By the way, Katy Perry is not the first famous person in the family. The brother of her mother Frank Perry was theatre and film Director, author of many films, including the popular tragicomedy «Compromising poses».
Before she was 11 years old, the family constantly traveled across the country, which was associated with the profession of his parents. The children were brought up religious. Also, Katie and her brother and sister were obliged to sing in the Church choir.
Modern music in the family was not encouraged, but the girl met with this trend in Teens because of a school friends. Her favorite singer was Alanis Morissette and Joni Mitchell, as well as the group «Queen», «Nirvana» and «Heart». At the age of 15 Katie leaves school and decides to become a singer. She took a short course of Italian Opera at the Academy of Music in Nashville, interviewed country musicians and started making demos of his own songs.
Beginning a career as a singer was not very successful. Her first single «Trust In Me» and «Search Me» special was not successful as the debut album «Katy Hudson», recorded in the style of gospel, though critics praised this work very positively. After a few years, she wrote the soundtrack is «Simple» for the film «Jeans mascot».
By the way, in that time, she adopted the pseudonym-his mother’s maiden name and become Katy Perry. As explained later, the singer of her own name Katy Hudson was too similar to the name of the actress Kate Hudson, and she did not want associations.
A major breakthrough was waiting for her in 2008. The song «I Kissed a Girl» was a real event in the world of popular music. Reinforced the popularity of the single and album «One of the Boys», which on the basis of sales went platinum. Another big hit from this album was the song «Hot n Cold». Soon the world heard the duet song «If We Ever Meet Again,» which Perry sang together with rapper Timbaland.
New world hit the flamboyant singer becomes «California Gurls». This song is almost two months topped the charts in all English-speaking countries. Their follow-up CD «Teenage Dream» contained four large hit: «Last Friday Night», «E. T.», «Teenage Dream» and «Firework». Thus, Cathy was able to repeat the success of Michael Jackson, as many as five songs from one album was in the charts number one.
Last date official album Katy Perry «Prism» was released in 2013 and contains such popular songs as «Roar», «Dark Horse», «Unconditionally» and «This is How We Do». In winter 2015, the singer of these songs were performed at the halftime of the final game of American football, and this mini-concert is considered the most successful in the history of such matches.
The new record, Perry is expected in the second half of 2016. And the singer has already announced that it intends to shock the fans by changing the style of songs and musical direction that the album will be maintained. In the middle of summer, Katy has announced a new song «Rise», which was named the official anthem of the Summer Olympic games 2016.
A long time Katy Perry was Dating Travis MacCallum, the lead singer of the American group Gym Class Heroes», and even appeared in their video for the song «Cupid’s Chokehold». But at the end of 2008, the musicians dispersed. Soon she started Dating British comedian Russell Brand, and in late 2010 it was announced about the engagement.
Katy Perry and Russell Brand were married October 23, 2010 in India. But this Union did not last long, and the penultimate day of 2011, the couple filed for divorce. Interestingly, the Brand does not become a claim on the property of his wife, as had a right by law.
The next boyfriend was superstar musician John Mayer, whom Katy was exactly three years. But since February, the public is steadily binds the name Katy Perry and British actor Orlando bloom. They met at the ceremony of awarding the prize «Golden globe» and subsequently many times they appeared together. However, neither the singer nor the actor their romance did not confirm nor deny.
Katy Perry is the author’s own perfume line, which produced such perfume for women as Purr, Meow and Killer Queen. Singer spends a lot of money to charity. In the spring of 2016, for example, she donated a million dollars of donor organizations «Donors Choose».
- 2001 — Katy Hudson
- 2007 — Ur So Gay
- 2008 — One of the Boys
- 2010 — Teenage Dream
- 2013 — Prism