Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge.
After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. F.)" while "The One That Got Away" reached number 3 on the chart.
Perry's brother David described her as a tomboy during her adolescence.
and left Dos Pueblos High School to pursue a musical career.
She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums and over 100 million records globally throughout her career.
In film, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me in 2012, and voiced Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs and its sequel in 2013.
Growing up, she attended religious schools and camps, including Paradise Valley Christian School in Arizona and Santa Barbara Christian School in California during her elementary years.
The former track also sparked controversy for its sapphic themes. Her fourth album, Prism (2013), was her second to peak atop the U. Her fifth album, Witness (2017), delved into electropop and became her third album to reach number one in the U. Its most successful single, "Chained to the Rhythm", broke the record for Spotify's most streamed track by a female artist within 24 hours upon its release.
Over the course of the next two years, Perry wrote and recorded material for her Columbia debut, and worked with songwriters including Desmond Child, Greg Wells, Butch Walker, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, The Matrix, Kara Dio Guardi, Max Martin and Dr. After Columbia dropped Perry, Angelica Cob-Baehler, then a publicity executive at the label, brought Perry's demos to Virgin Records chairman Jason Flom.
Flom was convinced that she could be a breakthrough star and she was signed to Capitol Records in April 2007. Luke in order to add an "undeniable smash" to her existing material. Luke co-wrote the songs "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot n Cold" for her second album One of the Boys.
She performed the tracks in front of their parents, who let her take vocal lessons as Angela was at the time.
She began training at age 9, She tried to "be a bit like the typical Californian girl" while growing up, and started rollerskating, skateboarding, and surfing as a teenager.
Perry also began serving as a judge on American Idol in 2018.