Katy Perry

Katy Perry

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Katy Perry
Artist: Katy Perry  
Genre: Pop
Next Show On: Not currently on tour
Schedule: 0 upcoming shows; 229 past shows
Recent Albums:
  • Chained to the Rhythm (feat. Skip Marley)
  • Rise Remixes
  • Rise: The Remixes
  • Rise
  • Roar (Deluxe Single)
Artist Bio
"Katy Perry" (born "Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson"; October 25, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter. She has risen to prominence with her 2008 single "I Kissed a Girl" which has become a worldwide hit topping the charts in more than 20 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland. In the United States, the song is also noted for being the 1000th chart-topper of the Rock Era.
Perry has stated in the press that it's thanks to successful British singer-songwriters Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen that more female artists had been appearing on the charts. She went on to say that Winehouse and Allen, "have have introduced America to great music".
Perry has a contralto vocal range. She is known for her distinct Tongue-in-cheek sense of humor in her artistry as well as her unconventional style of dress, often bright in color and reminiscent of different decades.
===Early life===
Perry was born in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA. The middle child of two pastors, Perry was an act in the 2008 Vans Warped Tour to promote the album.

The album was preceded by a digital EP in late 2007, entitled "Ur So Gay", produced by and co-written with Greg Wells (OneRepublic, Mika). A video for the song premiered in early 2008, and brought Perry to the attention of Madonna, who mentioned her on KISS FM and KRQ's JohnJay & Rich morning show in Arizona, stating that "Ur So Gay" was her "favorite song right now," as well as another mention on Ryan Seacrest's Morning Show. "Ur So Gay" has been criticized for alleged homophobia.

On April 29, 2008, her first official single from "One of the Boys", "I Kissed a Girl", debuted on the "iTunes Store." The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #76, climbing to #1 as of June 25, 2008. It has peaked on iTunes Top 100 at #1, as of June 3, 2008. The music video for "I Kissed a Girl" was released on May 21, 2008 on MySpace. The song has generated controversy due to its popularity with children, but it, like "Ur So Gay", is allegedly anti-homosexual. An essay in "Slant Magazine" argues that the song "isn't problematic because it promotes homosexuality, but because its appropriation of the gay identity exists for the sole purpose of garnering attention—both from Perry's boyfriend and her audience."


== Videography ==
* Thinking Of You (2007)
* Ur So Gay (2008)
* I Kissed A Girl (2008)
* Hot N Cold (2008)

* "Cupid's Chokehold" by Gym Class Heroes (2006)

== Awards and nominations ==

==Television appearances==
* "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1 episode, "06 October 2008", 2008) .... Herself
* "2008 MTV Video Music Awards" (2008) .... Herself and also Singer
* "The View" (1 episode, "28 July 2008", 2008) .... Herself
* "Extra" (1 episode, "20 July 2008", 2008) .... Herself
* "Last Call with Carson Daly" (1 episode, "16 June 2008", 2008) .... Herself
* "The Young and the Restless" (1 episode, 2008) .... Herself
* "Wildfire" (1 episode, "Life's Too Short", 2008) .... Herself
* "The Howard Stern Show" (1 episode, "Katy Perry and George's Party", 2008) .... Herself

Referenced from Wikipedia: Katy Perry
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