Katy Perry: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: singer
  • Real name: Katheryn Hudson
  • Sign: Scorpio
  • Date of birth: Thursday 25 October 1984 (age: 36 years)
  • Country: United States

Katy Perry, real name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Raised by pastors and to the sound of gospel music, since she was not allowed to listen to other music, she took her first steps as a singer in her parents’ church… but nothing predisposed little Katy Hudson to become an international pop star. Moreover, her first gospel album, in 2001, was not really successful. She then decided to change her name to distinguish herself from the actress Kate Hudson, and became Katy Perry, her mother’s maiden name.

After a second album that was dropped along the way, she ended up capturing the attention of the music press and the enthusiasm of a Columbia executive. She opened the doors of Virgin Records in early 2007 and even got her a custom label, Capital Records. She then collaborated with producer Dr. Luke, who had already written Britney Spears’ hits. He gave her a makeover and made her a star. In 2007 and 2008, she released two singles, Ur so gay and I kissed a girl, which were huge hits and were featured in the 2008 album One of the Boys, which sold more than 5 million copies. Katy Perry receives the NRJ Music Award for Album of the Year.

In May 2010, Katy Perry released a new single, California Girls, the first single from her album Teenage Dream. The first single sold 5 million copies, making it the number one selling single in the United States; the second single was number one in several countries and certified platinum in the United States. With five singles from the album at #1 on the Billboard chart, the singer equals Michael Jackson’s record with her album Bad. In 2011, the young woman, with a good dose of humour, lends her voice to The Smurfette in Les Schtroumpfs 3D.

On the heart side, after a two-year relationship, Katy Perry and Travis McCoy, the singer of Gym Class Heroes, broke up in 2009. On 23 October 2010, the star married English comedian Russell Brand in India, and fourteen months later she divorced him for irreconcilable differences. Katy Perry, after a flirtation with Florence and the machine’s bassist Robert Ackroyd, is to be seen in April 2014 on the arm of Dj Diplo. Since the beginning of 2016, she has been dating actor Orlando Bloom. But in February 2017, the couple split up. In May 2018, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are together again. On 26 September 2018, the two actors officially appeared at the Monte-Carlo for the Global Ocean party. On 14 February 2019, they get engaged. Their wedding should be celebrated in June 2020, in Japan. At the beginning of March 2020, Katy Perry announces that she is expecting a child whose birth is scheduled for the summer of 2020. The couple is expecting a daughter. On August 27, 2020, Orlando Bloom announces on Instagram the birth of Daisy Dove.