Facts of Katty Perry
|Full Name:||Katty Perry|
|Age:||34 years 8 months|
|Birth Date:||October 25, 1984|
|Birth Place:||Santa Barbara, California, U.S.|
|Father's Name:||Maurice Keith Hudson|
|Mother's Name:||Mary Hudson|
|Profession:||singer, actor, model, and songwriter.|
|Education:||Dos Pueblos High School|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 6 inches (1.70m)|
|Net Worth:||$330 million|
|Ethnicity:||English, German, Irish, and Portuguese|
|Eye Color:||Blue with a hint of green|
|Waist Size:||25 inch|
|Bra Size:||36 inch|
|Hip Size:||35 inch|
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In the recent American Idol episode, there was again an uncomfortable moment when one of the contestants came up with the name of Taylor Swift.
When Judge Luke Bryan asked one of the artists on the show as to whom he looks up for inspiration, the contestant said:
“I’m sorry for this, Katy … Taylor Swift. I love Taylor Swift.”
The guitarist continued to gush about Taylor Swift. Considering the feud between Katy and Taylor Swift this could be considered insulting for Katy. But she took it up sportingly and said:
“I love her, as a songwriter, as well,”
Katy’s formative years
Born on 25 October 1984 in Santa Barbara, California as Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, she used to sing at churches in her childhood and was into gospel music during her teen years. Her parents were pastors; Mary Christine (née Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson. Katy is of mixed ethnic background- English, German, Irish, and Portuguese ancestry. She is the niece of film director Frank Perry. She has an older sister Angela and a younger brother David who also is a singer.
Her 3-11 years were spent moving around with her parents. Katy attended religious schools and camps, including Paradise Valley Christian School in Arizona and the Santa Barbara Christian School in California for her elementary schooling. They were not very well-off and had to struggle for money.
At age 9, she began vocal classes and also later learned to play guitar and also dance. Her brother describes her as a tomboy. She was at Dos Pueblos High School which she left to pursue a music career.
The musical route
She took up studies in Italian opera and was noticed by rock artists Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp. They took her under their care and gave her training in writing songs and playing guitar. She recorded her first album with Red Hill Records and was called Katy Hudson. This was liked by her critics though it did not become that popular.
She switched to secular music and moved to LA at age 17. She wrote songs for other artists. She worked with various record companies and also gave backing vocals for songs in films. She made music video appearances.
Katy signed with Capitol Records in 2007 and worked with Dr. Luke and released her second album One of the Boys. Good marketing was done and the album was released n 2008 through the song I Kissed a Girl became a bit controversial. It sold 7 million copies globally.
She started her tours and concerts and also was the host of music award functions. She won several prestigious awards and gained fame, money, and popularity.
Her third alum Teenage Dream also topped the music charts. She got offers to judge shows which she willingly accepted. She also got acting offers and did guest appearances on many TV series. Her autobiographical documentary was also critically acclaimed and grossed $32.7 million at the box office.
She endorsed products and also started her own lines of fragrance and outfits, furniture and the like. In 2012, she was labeled Woman of the Year.
The fourth album Prism
It was released in October 2013 selling 4 million copies. It was no. 1 on Billboard. She performed at numerous other events and also worked with advertising campaigns. Her album Witness got mixed reviews. She became Judge of American Idol and is continuing that job.
Her personal life
Katy has been in many relationships but could not add color to her life. These included Justin York (2002 – 2003), Matthew Thiessen (2003 – 2006), Johnny Lewis (2005 – 2006), Travie McCoy (2007 – 2009), Robert Pattinson and Robert Ackroyd in 2012, John Mayer (2012 – 2015), Diplo (2014 – 2015), and Orlando Bloom (2016 – 2017).
She married Russell Brand in 2010 but the marriage soon ended in 2011. She has no children.
Katty Perry is active on social media including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. She has gained more than 75.7 million followers on Instagram, more than 63 million followers on Facebook and more than 32 million subscribers on YouTube. But, she hasn’t mentioned her followers on Twitter.