Katy Perry, whose real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born on the 25th of October 1984. Katy Perry is an American singer, television judge, and songwriter.
Just after singing in church during her childhood, Katy Perry pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager.
Later on, she signed with Red Hills Records and she released her debut studio album “Katy Hudson” under her birth name in the year 2001. But was commercially unsuccessful.
The following year, Katy Perry then moved to Los Angeles to go into secular music just after Red Hill withheld operations. And Katy started working subsequently with Dr. Luke, Glen Ballard, and Max Martin who are all producers.
Just after Katy Perry adopted her stage name “Katy Perry” and after being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records as well, the celebrity star signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007
Real Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Date and Place of Birth: 25th of October, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Other names of Katy: Katy Hudson. Katy Perry
Occupation: Singer, Actress, Songwriter, businesswoman, Television Judge.
Net Worth: US$125 million (2016 estimate)
Spouse: Russell Brand
Partner: Orlando Bloom (Engaged in 2016 – present.)
Relatives: Frank Perry, her uncle.
Genres: Pop, Christian rock, Rock, Disco
Labels: red Hill, Java, Columbia, Capitol
Instruments: Vocals. Guitar
Katty Perry Early Life
Katy Perry was born on the 25th of October, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She was born to Pentecostal pastors Mary Christine (Nee Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson. And her parents are born-again Christians.
Katty Perry’s ancestry includes English, Irish, German, as well as Portuguese. And through her mother, she became a niece of Frank Perry, a film director which is her uncle.
She has an older sister, Angela, and a younger brother, David, who is a singer as well.
From 3 years to 11, Katy Perry often travels out of the country as her parents set up churches before having to settle again in Santa Barbara.
While Growing up, the celebrity singer was enrolled in religious schools and camps as well. Not excluding Paradise Valley Christian School in Arizona as well as Santa Barbara Christian School in California during her elementary years.
Katy’s family was not financially buoyant. As they sometimes use food stamps and eat from the food bank which fed the congregation at Perry’s parents’ church as well.
While Growing up, Katy Perry and her siblings were not allowed to eat the cereal Lucky Charms. As the “luck” word reminded their mother of Lucifer and she had to term the devilled eggs “angeled eggs”.
Katy Perry listens to gospel music mainly as secular music was not accepted in their home.
Wondering how she discovered popular music? Yes! she discovered them through the CDs that she sneaked from her friends.
Katy Perry Husband
Katy’s husband is Russell Edward Brand. He is an English comedian, radio host, actor, activist, and writer as well.
After starting his career as a comedian and becoming an MTV presenter later, Russell first achieved renown in the year 2004 as the host of Big Brother’s Big Mouth, which is a Big Brother spin-off.
However, his marriage with Perry only lasted from 2010 – 2012.
Now, Perry is in a happy relationship with Orlando Bloom. and they both have a baby girl together, Daisy Dove Bloom.
Katy Perry possesses a contralto vocal range and her singing has received so much praise and criticism as well.
Betty Clarke of The Guardian said that Perry’s “powerful voice is hard-edged” while Rob Sheffield described her voice on “Teenage Dream” as “processed staccato blips”.
Also, Darren Harvey compared her vocals on One of the Boys to Alanis Morissette’s. Both possessing a “perky voice shifting octaves mid-syllable”.
Alex Miller from NME however felt that “Perry’s problem is often her voice” on One of the Boys. He stated that “somewhere along the lines someone convinced her she was like, well, a ballsy rock chick”.
In all, Bernadette McNutty praised her “rock chick voice” in a review of a concert that was promoting “Prism”.
As of 2021, the net worth of Katy Perry is roughly $330 million. And no doubt that she is one of the best pop singers in the world.