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Katy Perry

About

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television personality. She has been recognized for her influence on modern pop music and her campy style, with Vogue referring to her as the "Queen of Camp." Pursuing a career in gospel music at 16, Perry released her debut album, Katy Hudson, under Red Hill Records in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles at 17 to venture into secular music, and later adopted the stage name "Katy Perry" from her mother's maiden name. She recorded an album titled Fingerprints while signed to Columbia Records, but was dropped before signing to Capitol Records.

She rose to fame with One of the Boys (2008), a pop rock record containing her debut single "I Kissed a Girl" and follow-up single "Hot n Cold", which reached number one and three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 respectively. The disco-influenced pop album Teenage Dream (2010) spawned five U.S. number one singles—"California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"—becoming the first and only album by a solo female singer to do so. A reissue of the album titled Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012) subsequently produced the U.S. number one single "Part of Me". Her dance-inspired fourth album Prism (2013) had themes of empowerment and two U.S. number one singles "Roar" and "Dark Horse". Both their respective music videos made Perry the first artist to have multiple videos reach one billion views on Vevo. The electropop album Witness (2017) featured themes of feminism and a political subtext, while Smile (2020) was influenced by her recent motherhood. Afterwards, she embarked on her sold-out Las Vegas concert residency titled Play (2021–present), receiving critical acclaim and commercial success.

Perry is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 143 million records worldwide. All of her studio albums released under Capitol have individually surpassed one billion streams on Spotify, totalling six billion streams. She has nine U.S. number one singles, three U.S. number one albums and has received various accolades, including four Guinness World Records, five Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award. Perry has been included in the annual Forbes lists of highest-earning women in music from 2011 to 2019. Her acclaimed Super Bowl halftime show performance in 2015 is the most watched in history. Outside of music, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me in 2012, voiced Smurfette in The Smurfs film series, and launched her own shoe line Katy Perry Collections in 2017. Perry began serving as a judge on American Idol during its sixteenth season in 2018. She is also the most-followed woman and the third most-followed person on Twitter, with over 100 million followers.

Articles

November 1, 2022

Migos’ Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

The Atlanta rap group, who shaped an entire chapter and sound of hip-hop, collected multiple top 10s and collaborated with the likes of Drake, Katy Perry, Post Malone and more.

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October 28, 2022

Katy Perry pokes fun at viral eye twitch video: “Come see my broken doll eye party trick”

The popstar used the viral moment to announce the expansion of her Vegas residency The post Katy Perry pokes fun at viral eye twitch video: “Come see my broken doll eye party trick” appeared first on NME.

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October 27, 2022

Katy Perry Clears Conspiracy Theories After Her ‘Doll Eye Party Trick’ Goes Viral

After TikTok went wild about her wonky eye, Perry is now inviting the theorists to come see her show in Vegas

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October 27, 2022

Katy Perry Reassures Fans Her Eye Glitch Is Just a 'Party Trick'

Katy Perry took to Instagram to share the viral clip of her apparent eye glitch, which worried fans, and to announce her Las Vegas residency has been extended.

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October 14, 2022

Duolingo Shocks Twitter With Very Suggestive Katy Perry Tweet

The language learning app's green owl mascot got a bit NSFW on Twitter this week.

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October 7, 2022

Katy Perry Knew Dua Lipa Was the ‘It Girl’ Early On

Perry expressed empathizing with the then-rising star because of her own experience as a woman in the industry.

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October 6, 2022

Katy Perry Talks ‘Kampy’ Residency, New Music, and How She Knew Dua Lipa Was the ‘It Girl’

"There's definitely going to be a lot of joy the next time I sit down and make a record," says the pop legend as she teases who she thinks will be the next "it girl"

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September 29, 2022

Katy Perry Revisits Her All-Denim Britney Spears Inspired Outfit: ‘I Wanted to Pay My Respects’

Perry and rapper Riff Raff wore denim Versace outfits to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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September 17, 2022

Elizabeth Taylor podcast ‘Elizabeth The First’, narrated by Katy Perry, announces release date

Perry will explore several areas of Taylor's life, including the actress' fight against the male-dominated film studio system The post Elizabeth Taylor podcast ‘Elizabeth The First’, narrated by Katy Perry, announces release date appeared first on NME.

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September 15, 2022

Katy Perry Calls Elizabeth Taylor the ‘First True Influencer’ in New Podcast

The pop star made the declaration in a new series exploring the life and social power of the late icon.

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September 14, 2022

Katy Perry, Doja Cat Talk About New Music & Kali Uchis Teases Ariana Grande Collaboration | Billboard News

Katy Perry and Doja Cat talk about their new music and Kali Uchis teases a potential collaboration with Ariana Grande after she finishes filming ‘Wicked’.

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September 14, 2022

Katy Perry hints at plans to “make another record soon”

The follow-up to 2020's 'Smile' could be on the way after Perry's Vegas residency The post Katy Perry hints at plans to “make another record soon” appeared first on NME.

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September 14, 2022

Becky G’s ‘Shower’ Was Originally Written for Katy Perry: ‘Anyone Could Have Sung’ It

Though the "California Gurls" icon never heard the song, Katy Perry was who R. City originally had in mind for it

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September 13, 2022

Katy Perry Hints She’ll Starting Making a New Album ‘Soon’

She's also considering a world tour once her Las Vegas residency wraps.

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September 12, 2022

Miley Cyrus Sued For Posting Paparazzi Photo of Herself to Instagram

Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Katy Perry have all faced similar cases over Instagram posts of ... themselves.

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August 5, 2022

Katy Perry Says ‘No Offense’ to Kim Kardashian After Pete Davidson Is Named Her M.A.S.H. ‘Lover’

Katy Perry took part in a TikTok trend, in which participants use a filter to play the childhood game that determines your future.

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August 3, 2022

Watch Katy Perry throw pizza slices at dancers at a Las Vegas nightclub

"A mother feeding her children" The post Watch Katy Perry throw pizza slices at dancers at a Las Vegas nightclub appeared first on NME.

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August 2, 2022

Katy Perry Has the Best Reaction to Orlando Bloom’s Shirtless Photos: ‘I Have a Heat Rash’

The singer shared her appreciation for her fiancé's toned body.

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August 2, 2022

Katy Perry Throwing Slices of Pizza at a Club Crowd Is the New Caking

You get a slice and you get a slice and you get a slice!

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June 30, 2022

Katy Perry Voices Support for Halsey Condemning Roe v. Wade Reversal At Concerts: ‘Go Off Queen’

"The 'people pay to see you sing not hear your views' argument is so dumb," Halsey had tweeted earlier.

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June 28, 2022

Britney Dances to Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’, Talks How Social Media Affects Her | Billboard News

While Britney Spears is a frequent Instagram user, she also falls victim to the toxicity of watching people’s highlight reels on the platform.

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June 22, 2022

Elton John Celebrates Pride with Apple Fitness+ Playlist: ‘Love People For Who They Are’

The new exercise program also features music by Katy Perry, Daft Punk and Prince.

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June 14, 2022

Katy Perry Kicks Off New Artist Workout Series for VR Fitness App Supernatural: Exclusive

The new series, which will allow users to enjoy a virtual reality boxing session to "Roar," launches in late June.

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June 9, 2022

Katy Perry Fronts Quirky Campaign for Australian Food Delivery Service: Watch

Katy Perry fronts the new campaign, and sings "need some ice cream, make it a swirl/ Gotta treat this California girl.”

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June 7, 2022

Makeup Artist Tells Kelly Clarkson That Katy Perry’s ‘Left Shark’ Inspired Her Viral ‘Lip Art’

"My husband, as a joke, suggested that I paint Left Shark on my lips," Kelly explained.

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June 3, 2022

Giant Vaping Animatronic Rat Joins Katy Perry’s Las Vegas ‘PLAY’ Residency

The voice of Ratso is supplied by the one-and-only Harvey Fierstein.

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May 27, 2022

Dua Lipa Hires Katy Perry & Jay-Z’s Lawyer to Handle ‘Levitating’ Lawsuits

The "Levitating" star is bringing in the big guns to fight her looming infringement battle.

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Discs

Where We Started

March 31, 2022

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When I'm Gone (with Katy Perry) [VIP Mix]

February 18, 2022

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When I’m Gone (with Katy Perry)

December 29, 2021

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All You Need Is Love

October 25, 2021

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Electric

May 14, 2021

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Cry About It Later (feat. Luísa Sonza & Bruno Martini)

April 23, 2021

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Cosmic Energy

December 18, 2020

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Resilient (ft. Aitana) [Tiësto Remix]

November 13, 2020

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Empowered

November 3, 2020

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Scorpio SZN

October 26, 2020

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Camp Katy

October 16, 2020

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Smile (Joel Corry Remix)

September 23, 2020

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Smile (Tough Love Remix)

September 18, 2020

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Smile (Marshall Jefferson Remix)

September 18, 2020

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Smile (M-22 Remix)

September 18, 2020

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Smile

August 28, 2020

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Smile (Giorgio Moroder Remix)

August 25, 2020

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What Makes A Woman

August 20, 2020

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Daisies (Acoustic)

July 1, 2020

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Daisies (Oliver Heldens Remix)

June 22, 2020

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Daisies (MK Remix)

May 29, 2020

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Daisies

May 15, 2020

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Never Worn White

March 5, 2020

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Harleys In Hawaii (Win and Woo Remix)

November 13, 2019

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Harleys In Hawaii (KANDY Remix)

November 13, 2019

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Harleys In Hawaii

October 16, 2019

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Small Talk (White Panda Remix)

October 11, 2019

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Small Talk (Sofi Tukker Remix)

October 11, 2019

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Small Talk (Lost Kings Remix)

October 11, 2019

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Small Talk

August 9, 2019

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Never Really Over (Wow & Flutter Remix)

July 26, 2019

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Never Really Over (Syn Cole Remix)

July 26, 2019

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Never Really Over (R3HAB Remix)

July 26, 2019

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Never Really Over

May 31, 2019

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Con Calma (Remix)

April 19, 2019

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365 (Remixes)

March 22, 2019

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365

February 14, 2019

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Cozy Little Christmas

November 15, 2018

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Waving Through A Window (from Dear Evan Hansen)

November 2, 2018

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Swish Swish (Blonde Remix)

August 25, 2017

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Swish Swish (Valentino Khan Remix)

June 30, 2017

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Swish Swish (Cheat Codes Remix)

June 23, 2017

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Witness (Deluxe)

June 9, 2017

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Bon Appétit (Martin Jensen Remix)

May 17, 2017

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Bon Appétit (MUNA Remix)

May 17, 2017

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Bon Appétit (3LAU Remix)

May 17, 2017

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Chained To The Rhythm (Feat. Lil Yachty)

April 11, 2017

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Chained To The Rhythm (Oliver Heldens Remix)

March 24, 2017

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Chained To The Rhythm (Hot Chip Remix)

March 17, 2017

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Rise Remixes

August 26, 2016

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Rise

July 15, 2016

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This Is How We Do

August 25, 2014

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Birthday (Cash Cash Remix)

January 1, 2014

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PRISM (Deluxe)

October 18, 2013

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Roar

January 1, 2013

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PRISM

January 1, 2013

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Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection

March 12, 2012

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Part Of Me (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)

January 1, 2012

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Part Of Me

January 1, 2012

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The One That Got Away (Remix Bundle)

January 1, 2011

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E.T. (The Remixes) - EP

January 1, 2011

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E.T.

January 1, 2011

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Teenage Dream

August 24, 2010

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Teenage Dream - Remix EP

January 1, 2010

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Firework

January 1, 2010

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California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

January 1, 2010

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Unplugged (Live At MTV Unplugged, New York, NY/2009)

November 13, 2009

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Waking Up In Vegas

January 1, 2009

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Thinking Of You

January 1, 2009

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Hot N Cold

September 9, 2008

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One Of The Boys

June 17, 2008

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I Kissed A Girl (3-Track)

January 1, 2008

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I Kissed A Girl

January 1, 2008

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Ur So Gay

November 20, 2007

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