Who is Katy Perry?
She received elementary education from institutions such as ‘Paradise Valley Christian School’ and ‘Santa Barbara Christian School’.
She and her siblings were brought up in a conservative manner with many restrictions. In her house only gospel music was allowed so she had to secretly listen to other sort of music which her friends provided her with.
She completed her General Education Development (GED) requisites from the ‘Dos Pueblos High School’ when she was fifteen year old. Then to follow a career in music she joined the ‘Music Academy of the West’ where she leaned Italian Opera.
She was taken to the place called Nashville in Tennessee by rock musicians Jennifer Knapp and Steve Thomas who recognized her talent as a singer. There she was trained in song writing and play guitar.
Her first music album was launched in the year 2001, which was a gospel music record named after the singer as ‘Katy Hudson’. This was launched under the label of music record label ‘Red Hill Records’. However, the album was not a successful one.
Eventually, she shifted from gospel music to popular music and wrote songs in association with American songwriter Basil Glen Ballard, Jr. At the age of seventeen, she travelled to Los Angeles, but initially, she could get a break. She recorded a few songs with some music labels but the albums were not released due to various reasons.
In 2005, the film ‘The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants’ included a song sung by Katy Perry. She was also a backing vocalist for the songs ‘Old Habits Die Hard’, ‘Goodbye for Now’. She even featured in the video of the ‘Learn to Fly’ song.
She was introduced to Jason Flom, the one who chairs the ‘Virgin Records’ company by an acquaintance Angelica Cob-Baehler, and in the year 2007, she signed a contract with the ‘Capitol Records company
In 2008, her song ‘I Kissed a Girl’ from the same album hit the music stores and it was received well by the listeners making it to top the music charts in many countries. It even topped the ‘U.S. Billboard Hot 100’ list.
Gradually, other songs of the album were released and all these were highly appreciated by the individuals which made the album a huge success.
In 2008, she was engaged in the ‘Warped Tour’ and the following year she went on the ‘Hello Katy Tour’. The same year she even performed at the ‘No Doubts Summer Tour’. Also, owing to the success she achieved, the ‘Matrix Record’ released the album which it has dropped a few years back.
In 2009, her live music album named ‘MTV Unplugged’ was produced which included five singles from the album ‘One of the Boys’ and also had two new songs, and she also featured in the remix of the song ‘Starstruck’ along with the band ‘30H!3’.
She was the duet singer along with Timbaland in the song ‘If We Ever Meet Again’ which belonges to Timbaland’s 2010 album ‘Shock Value II’. Her single ‘California Gurls’ from the album ‘Teenage Dream’ which also featured rapper Snoop Dogg reached music lovers in 2010. This song too topped the ‘U.S. Billboard Hot 100’ list. The single ‘Teenage Dream’ was also released the same year, and like the previous single of the album, this also reached the top of the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ list.
During the same time, she also appeared as a guest judge in the show ‘American Idol’ and ‘The X Factor UK’.
In the later part of 2010, her song ‘Firework’ which was also a song from the album ‘Teenage Dream’ was released and it became a huge hit and like the previous songs of Perry, this too became the number one song at the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ list. The United States certified this song with 9x Platinum certification.
She appeared in the Christmas episode ‘The Fight Before Chriatmas’ of the show ‘The Simpsons’. She introduced her perfume named ‘Purr’ to the market in the year 2010 and became an entrepreneur.
In the year 2011, her fourth song from the album ‘Teenage Dream’ ‘Extraterrestrial’ (E.T.) hit the music stores. The song also featured rapper Kayne West and it remained the number one song at the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ list which ranked the album ‘Teenage Dream’ as the ninth album to have four singles, all of which topped the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ list.
Later that year, the fifth song of ‘Teenage Dream’ was launched which also topped the ‘Hot 100’ list and which made Katy Perry the first female to have five consecutive songs to gain a spot in the ‘Hot 100’ list and the second artist to have such record, the first being Michael Jackson. In 2011, she made her debut as an actress with the film ‘Smurfs’.
She made an autobiographical documentary entitled ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’ which was hit the theatres in the year 2012. The following year, she came up with her fourth album ‘Prism which topped the ‘Billlboard 200’ list.
In 2013, she acted in the movie ‘The Smurfs 2’, which was the sequel of ‘Smurfs’ and both the films were commercially successful. The same year, she introduced her third perfume named ‘Killer Queen’.
In 2014, she established the record named ‘Metamorphosis Music’ under the ‘Capitol Records’.
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