Pastoral daughter
Katy Perry was born in a family of pastors. She was the second child. The future actress graduated from the California Goleta Dos Pueblos High School in 2003, then moved to Los Angeles. Then Kathy was only 19 years old. It is worth noting that while she was already the name of Perry, Katy changed the name of his father as a teenager. There she was trying on the profession, because we believe that her real name is too similar to Kate Hudson. By the way, Perry - it's mother's maiden name. It should be noted that musical creativity Perry strongly influenced by work groups «Nirvana», «Queen», «Heart», «Incubus», as well as Alanis Morissette and Joni Mitchell.

Homophobia
In 2001 she released the first disc, entitled «Katy Hudson». It was written in the genre of the Christian gospel. The album saw the light thanks to the fact that Jennifer Knapp and Steve Thomas signed Katy to the label Red Hill Records. Three years later, Perry teamed up with a group of «The Matrix», which was nominated for a Grammy. Her resume includes collaboration with Shakira, Korn and Avril Lavigne. Besides plans «Matrix» was recording an album with Katy Perry. But the project was postponed because of the review in the magazine "Blender", the journalists who described the actress as a «The Next Big Thing!». In an interview the singer said she had done in his youth a lot of bad things, and was not "a typical Christian". In 2007 unreleased album with the group «Matrix» Katy signed a contract with «Columbia». The debut single «Ur So Gay», text and video accused of homophobia.

The first full-fledged album Katy Perry titled «One of the Boys» appeared in the US in mid-2008. And two months before that there was the first official single «I Kissed a Girl». This composition was launched on 76 place the Billboard Hot 100 and later rose to the top spot. The music video for the song presented almost simultaneously. In the autumn of the same year Katy introduced the single «Hot n Cold». This is the second song that hit the United States in «top 5 hit», and also climbed to 7th place in Britain. By the way, the album «One of the boys» was certified platinum in the United States. In spring 2010, Perry released a single featuring Snoop Dogg «California Gurls». It became a real world hit and sold over 8 million Internet downloads. In the first place in the American charts composition lasted 6 weeks. And in July, there is another single from the forthcoming album «Teenage Dream». For two weeks he stayed in first place of the US charts. A late summer of the same year she appeared disc «Teenage Dream». Immediately I got the first place in Canada, the US, Britain and other countries. Immediately actress went on a world tour to promote the album. A promotional single was released the third «Firework». The song «ET» was such a huge level of sales, it was decided to release it as a single, albeit in a different form. Write invited rapper Kanye West. With him the composition was not included in the album, but was introduced in the reprint. The single immediately proclaimed the American chart. As a result, all four singles from the album were in the lead. By the way, it is very rare, few of the artists succeeded.

Unique
It is worth noting that Katy Perry became the first artist to have five singles which have been sold on the Internet circulation of more than 4 million copies each. This song «Hot N Cold», «I Kissed a Girl», «Firework», «ET» and «California Gurls».

In late summer 2011, Kathy became the first singer to record one of which (is «Teenage Dream») once five singles hit the top of the charts Billboard Pop Songs. It was the first time in the 19 year history of the chart. At the same time, Perry became the first woman (and second performer after the King of Pop Michael Jackson), one plate of which, five singles won first place in the main chart «Billboard Hot 100." It is worth noting that in the plans of Katy Perry not only music lessons, but also movies. So she has been creating her own line of perfume (including fragrances «Meow» and «Purr»). Her voice began to speak, and cartoon characters, such as Smurfette in the animated feature "The Smurfs."

It is important to note that the studio EA Games wants to develop multiple games within the franchise «The Sims». Here the protagonist is planned to do just Katy Perry. In the spring of 2012 began selling limited edition extras for computer game «The Sims 3 Showtime - Katy Perry Collector's Edition». Katy should take part in the marketing and advertising campaigns of the brand. In the summer of the same year started selling in-game directory «Katy Perry Sweet joy." And if you go back to Katy Perry music career, then in March 2012, in the first place of the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 chart debut single «Part of Me». He was the seventh number one single for all the work of the singer. At the same time the composition and headed «UK Singles Chart». By the way, the song hit and reissue Perry «Teenage Dream». In the summer of 2012, the company «DreamWorks» presented the animated film "Madagascar 3", one of cartoon soundtracks - Katy Perry song «Firework».

Personal life
Katy Perry had an affair with the singer of the American band «Gym Class Heroes» by the name of Travis MakKoyem. But on the eve of 2009 the couple broke up. By the way, she appeared in the video for the band's song «Cupid's Chokehold».

Immediately after leaving Katy began a relationship with British comedian Russell Brand. Their engagement was held in the New Year's Eve in India. In the same country, October 23, 2010, Russell and Katy married. A 30 December 2011 Brand filed for divorce. The argument he pointed to "irreconcilable differences." Later it became known that the ex-husband Perry did not qualify for the property his ex-wife. Officially, Katy and Russell divorced only in summer 2012.

Interesting Facts
Katy Perry just released four albums. And the time gap between the first plate and the second is seven years. The singer has exactly 102 awards, as well as nearly 300 nominations. The world has learned the actress in 2007 when she released the single «Ur So Gay», and then «I Kissed a Girl».

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Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys, and its singles "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot n Cold". The former track also sparked controversy for its sapphic themes. Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and contained the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E. T. ", and "Last Friday Night (T. G. I. F. )" as well as the number-three single "The One That Got Away". The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one songs in the U. S. , and the second overall after Michael Jackson's album Bad. In March 2012, she re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake". Her fourth album, Prism, was released in 2013, and is influenced by pop and dance. She became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs "Roar" and "Dark Horse". Her fifth album, Witness, followed in 2017, giving Perry her third number-one album on the U. S. Billboard 200.