Biography of Katy PerryKaty Perry is an American singer and songwriter who broke into the music world at the age of fifteen. That time, back in 2001, her debut album "Katy Hudson" did not get into charts because of low sales, but her next disc "One of the Boys" in the genre of pop-rock hit the Billboard 200 top 10.
ChildhoodThe real name of Katy Perry is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. She was born on October 25, 1984 and is the second child in the family. Her parents are Maurice and Mary Hudson. Both the father and mother of the future celebrity were pastors of the Pentecostal church. Both had a very turbulent youth: Mary dated Jimmy Hendricks, and Marius shared acid trips with Timothy Leary many times.
Career startKaty became interested in music thanks to her older sister. She listened to church music from her sister's collection and sang along. For her 13th birthday, Cathy got an acoustic guitar as a gift from her parents and soon wrote her first song.
The musicians took her under their wing and invited to their recording studio, where the first demo of Katy Perry was recorded. They helped her to master the guitar perfectly and learn how to write songs. In March 2001, Katy released her debut album "Katy Hudson" in the genre of the Christian priest.
BreakthroughIn 2007, Katy released a mini album, "Ur so Gay" under the auspices of the Capitol Records label. The singer did not impose any special hopes on the thing - it was written for her own pleasure. Some critics read the propaganda of homophobia and persecution of gays out the lyrics. Others, on the contrary, saw the propaganda of LGBT in the song. It was criticized even by Cathy's parents: "We hate this kind of music. It promotes homosexuality, and according to the Bible, it is a terrible sin. "
Further careerIn November 2012, Perry started working on the fourth solo album "Prism." In an interview to Vogue, she stated that the new tracks would be "dark and full of disappointments" for the music, she reflected personal turbulences during her break up with husband (more about this, see below, in the section "Personal life"). Almost at the last moment though she revised the concept – new songs were to inspire for overcoming difficulties and moving on.
Katy Perry beyond the music worldIn 2009, Katy was invited to play a cameo in the comedy "Escape from Vegas" starring Russell Brand and John Hill. Unfortunately, the scene with her participation was cut out at the final editing.
The singer appeared in season 6, episode 15 of the popular TV show "How I Met Your Mother." She played a sweet and naive girl with whom Barney (Neil Patrick Harris's character) suddenly opened up.
In July 2017, Katy Perry's fifth studio album "Witness" was released and got into the first line of the Billboard 200 chart.
In the summer of the same year, the singer worked with Kelvin Harris, a famous electronic musician, on the song "Feels." Then she sang with Nicky Minaj (the song Swish Swish). At the end of the year, Katie announced that she would join the jury of the American Idol show.
Katy Perry's personal lifeAt the beginning of her career, Katy Perry spent about a year (2002 through 2003) dating musician Justin York. After parting, she began an affair with Canadian musician Matthew Thiessen - it lasted until 2006.
On July 14, 2012 celebrities divorced. As it turned out later, the reason was Russell's jealousy. He saw paparazzi's photos with Katy holding hands with a guitarist Robert Aykroyd, and boiled with rage. Later Brand claimed that he gave up too early in the struggle for his marriage and considers this to be the main mistake of his life
Katy Perry nowAt the beginning of 2019 Katy announced the start of working on a new album. In May she realased a new single "Never Really Over". Musical critics met this song with enthusiasm. They said, that it is a very promicing try to come back to old good Kate Perry.
In August Perry was again a defendant in a court. She was accused in a harassment. Model Josh Kloss, who had played in her music video "Teenage Dream", claimed, that Katy touch his underwear after her break up with Russel Brand.