Katy Perry reaches the worldwide success with the single I Kissed a Girl in 2008. The debut album by her stage name, One of the Boys, becomes the thirty-third best selling album of 2008.
Katy has received fifteen nominations for the Grammy Awards. She is also the record holder for the most consecutive weeks in the top ten of the singles chart US: between May 2010 and September 2011 will remains for over 69 weeks with five different songs. She has shipped more than 25 million albums and over 145 million individuals.
Besides being a singer, was guest judge of the seventh edition of the British show The X Factor, was voice actress of Smurfette in the film The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2 and has created three fragrances and a video game. Her film debut came in the summer of 2012 with the film Katy Perry: Part of Me. On June 26, 2014 Katy Perry is awarded by the RIAA as the artist to have received more digital certificates ever in the United States (83,5 million). She is also the first female artist in history to have reached 1 billion views for the video “Dark Horse” on Vevo, receiving 10 times the Vevo certification.
Katy Perry was born with the name of Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in Santa Barbara, California, specifically to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital October 25, 1984 by Keith and Mary Hudson (née Perry), two Californians preachers. She has German origins, Portuguese, Irish and English, and is the second child of three brothers; maternal uncles were screenwriter Eleanor Perry and director Frank Perry.
Katy Perry is involved in religious activity since a child singing in the local church between the age of nine and seventeen. She grew up listening to gospel music, because her mother would not let her listen to that which she called “secular music”, and attending Christian schools and camps. As a child, learn to dance in a recreation room in Santa Barbara. She has several expert master dancers, who teach swing, Lindy Hop, and jitterbug. Katy leaves the Dos Pueblos High School only 16/17 years, to start a career in music.
As reported by the British tabloid Daily Mail, the mother of Perry hates the music of her daughter, calling it “shameful and disgusting.” Her songs Ur So Gay and I Kissed a Girl have seen negative reactions from both religious organizations, both pro-LGBT. The first song was called homophobic, while the second in favor of homosexuality, as well as “by lesbian.” Katy has thus responded to the criticism inflicted on Ur so Gay: “It’s not a negative connotation. It is not like saying ‘you’re so gay’ in the sense of ‘you’re so miserable’, but refers to the fact that this particular guy might actually be gay. I understand that this may be misunderstanding or whatever … I was not stereotyping anyone, I was just talking about ex-boyfriends.”