The beautiful and elegant, Katy Perry, is one of the most prestigious personalities when it comes to talking about the American big guns. She is the queen of millions of hearts that beat all over the world. The stunner was originally named Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson at the time of birth. However, she gained more traction through her stage name ‘Katy Perry’. Very few people know the amazing girl by her birth name. Elizabeth is a professional songwriter, singer, and prominent television personality from America.
Katy’s professional career started when she began singing at the local church during her childhood. As a teenager, she pursued her career in gospel music. She worked hard to become a successful musician. She signed her first deal with Red Hill Records and rolled out the debut music album titled ‘Katy Hudson’. She used her birth name as the title of her first studio album. Released on Feb 8, 2001, this turned out to be a wonderful commercial success and paved Katy’s way to become a prominent figure in the American music industry. The album was a mix of contemporary Christian and Christian rock elements.
Perry came to limelight with her 2nd official studio album titled ‘One of the Boys’. It was a pop-rock record consisting of some of the most spectacular numbers such as ‘Hot and Cold’ and ‘I Kissed a Girl’. The latter number received criticism from fans and people of the music industry due to its controversial lyrics. The song talked about lesbianism and homosexuality. Many of his numbers went into top charts and secured significant positions on the US Billboard 200. She has performed associated acts with prominent artists of the American music industry. The stunner can also play guitar like a professional guitarist.
Who are Katy Perry’s Parents?
Elizabeth Hudson took her first breath on Oct 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California, United States. She is the beloved daughter of Maurice Keith Hudson and Mary Christine. Father and mother of the beautiful girl belonged to a religious Christian family. They were the Pentecostal pastors when Katy was born to them. She opened eyes in a religious family. She used to go to Church and sing religious songs there. People admired her voice and singing abilities. This was something that boosted her confidence and urged the smart girl to perform at a bigger level.
Perry belongs to Irish, English, Portuguese, and German ancestry. Very few people know the interesting fact that she is the niece of a famous movie director named Frank Perry from her mother’s side. The name of her younger brother is David, who is also a very talented singer. Katy has an older sister named Angela. She went to different parts of the country during her childhood. Her parents used to set up churches in American states and cities before they finally settled in Santa Barbara. The girl went to religious schools such as Santa Barbara School in CA and Paradise Valley Christian High School located in Arizona. The entire family went through financial hard times when Perry was a young girl. Sometimes, they had no food to eat. She finished her GED (General Educational Development) requirements when she turned 15.
Katy was interested in music from the beginning. She used to sing at the local church when the smart girl discovered her talent. Soon after completing the education, she started to look for suitable singing opportunities. She was always clear to pursue her professional career in the music industry. Feb 8, 2001, was the day when the talented beauty came up with her debut studio album ‘Katy Hudson’. The album’s title was based on her real birth name. The eponymous album was released by Red Hill Records. It helped Katy in getting good recognition nationwide. She started to become a point of discussion in the American music industry.
It took her more than 7 years to launch the second studio album. On Jun 17, 2008, Perry came to prominence with her 2nd studio collection ‘One of the Boys’. It was launched by Capitol Records after Perry was dropped from 2 music labels and suffered from the cancellation of two albums. Finally, she was able to launch the album in Jun 2008. This album turned out to be a massive commercial success for the beautiful artist. She garnered critical acclaim not just from within America, but from all over the world. She didn’t take too long to roll out her next musical collection. On Aug 24, 2010, Katy released her third studio album under the title ‘Teenage Dream’. It was launched by Capitol Records. The same album got reissued in 2012 under the heading Teenage Dream: Complete Confection’.
Perry released her fourth studio album with caption ‘Prism’, which was launched on Oct 18, 2013. It was a dance-inspired record that she rolled out for dancing and hip hop fans. On Jun 9, 2017, the amazing and talented female singer came out with her 5th studio album ‘Witness’. Again she rolled out this album through Capitol Records.
The impressive actress has also showed her acting skills in a number of significant acting projects including, Brand: A Second Coming, The Smurfs, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Zoolander 2, Katy Perry: Part of Me, Jeremy Scott: People’s Designer, The Smurfs 2, and Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour. She went to many music tours to promote her albums in front of the world’s audience.
Katy, being one of the most glamorous women from the United States, has attracted millions of male fans from around the world. She is the darling of many celebs from the American showbiz industry. The girl has been approached by many, but she never welcomed all of them. She tied the wedding knot to a famous actor named Russell Brand, but their relation died after two years. Other men who came to her life are named John Mayer, Diplo, and Orlando Bloom.
Perry is one of the most prosperous and financially well-off American celebs. She launched hit musical albums in her professional career and also appeared in a number of acting projects. The girl earned fame and money through her tours and concerts as well. She is said to have an accumulated net worth of $125 Million. She loves donating money to charitable causes.