All About Katy Perry

Who is Katy Perry?

Katy Perry is a woman of many talents.

Singer: Katy began her adventures in the world of melodic vocalization as early as age 9. Although she started her musical career as a gospel singer, she eventually broke away from that genre to focus on pop music. Pop music has since become the genre that best represents Katy's professional singing career.

Songwriter: Katy has either written or co-written more than 60 songs in her career as a musician. A large majority of the songs that Katy wrote have also been songs that she has performed.

Actress: Katy provides the voice of "Smurfette" in "The Smurfs" computer-animated film and its sequel, The Smurfs 2. She has also appeared in several documentaries, the concert film for her "Prismatic World Tour" and made a cameo appearance in the 2016 comedy film "Zoolander 2;" she even gets a single line of dialogue where she overextends the question "Who am I?" in song. In the world of television acting, Katy has portrayed a nameless club singer on ABC Family's "Wildfire;" Honey on an episode of "How I Met Your Mother;" "Rikki Hargrove" on an episode of "Raising Hope" and roles in several sketches during her second appearance on "Saturday Night Live."

Television performer: Katy has served as a guest judge on the "American Idol" and "The X Factor" talent programs; she would later ascend to a full-time judge on American Idol, beginning with its 16th season. She has been the musical guest for "Saturday Night Live" on two occasions. Katy has appeared as herself on shows like "The Young and the Restless," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "The Simpsons," a television special hosted by street magician David Blaine, "The Kroll Show" and "CMT Crossroads." While Katy filmed a music video with Sesame Street's Muppet character Elmo, for an educational parody of her song "Hot n Cold," complaints about her attire in the video, which had been uploaded to YouTube in order to promote the program's 41st season, saw that the skit was never aired on television.

Philanthropist: After engaging in charity work with UNICEF in April of 2013, Katy became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador later that year. A fair portion of the ticket sales from her Prismatic World Tour went toward the charity. Her appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was to build and design a Baltimore, Maryland-based youth shelter for the "Boys Hope" and "Girls Hope" foundations. Katy's other charitable endeavors include DonorsChoose, a charity dedicated to keeping teachers and classrooms fully stocked with supplies, and various organizations dedicated to helping people overcome HIV/AIDS and cancer. She has also routinely donated portions of her earnings from concerts to a variety of charities.

Activist: Katy is a fervent activist for LGBT rights. She worked with Stonewall's "It Gets Better" campaign and voted against California's Proposition 8, which would later be deemed unconstitutional for espousing the notion that marriage is only valid between a man and a woman. Katy also considers herself a feminist and was among the 200 musicians and music executives to implore the United States Congress to tighten gun control after the massacre at Orlando, Florida's "Pulse" nightclub in 2016. Lastly, she has routinely used her influence to encourage Democratic votes, having performed and advocated for the presidential elections of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and to the election campaigns of California's Marianne Williamson, to the state's 33rd congressional district, and Kamala Harris, to the Senate.

Katy's contributions to the arts have earned her over 20 different accolades from the American Music Awards, People's Choice Awards, Guinness World Records, "Billboard" magazine, the BRIT Awards and even the Canadian Juno Awards. Her activism and charitable activities have also earned her the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian award, received through her work with UNICEF, the Trevor Project's Trevor Hero Award and the Human Rights Campaign's Nation Equality Award.

What is Katy Perry's Real Name?

"Katy Perry" happens to only be the stage name of the woman who was born with the name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. Katy is a shortening of Katheryn and Perry comes from her mother's maiden name.

How Many Songs Does Katy Perry Have?

Katy is credited as the lead artist in 24 songs and as a featured artist on three songs.

  1. "Starstrukk" by Colorado-based electronic duo "3OH!3"
  2. "Who You Love?" by John Mayer.
  3. "Feels" by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, along with Pharrell Williams and Big Sean.
  4. Perry has also produced six promotional singles.
  5. "Ur So Gay" to promote her second album, "One of the Boys."
  6. "Not Like the Movies" and "Circle the Drain" to promote her third album, "Teenage Dream."
  7. "Walking on Air" to promote her fourth album, "Prism."
  8. "Save as Draft" to promote her fifth album, "Witness"
  9. "Every Day Is a Holiday" to promote Swedish fashion line "Hennes & Mauritz AB."
  10. In totality, Katy has sold more than 100 million songs.
  11. How Many Albums Does Katy Perry Have?
  12. Katy has produced five main albums.
  13. "Katy Hudson," released in 2001.
  14. One of the Boys, released in 2008.
  15. Teenage Dream, released in 2010.
  16. Prism, released in 2013.
  17. Witness, released in 2017.

Additionally, Teenage Dream received a re-release as "Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection" in 2012 and Katy released a live album of her performance on "MTV Unplugged." In totality, Katy has sold more than 40 million albums.

When Was Katy Perry Born?

Katy was born on October 24th, 1984.

How Old is Katy Perry?

Katy is 33 years old.

Where Was Katy Perry Born?

Katy was born in the Milky Way galaxy, on the planet Earth, in its northern hemisphere, within the American state of California. Specifically, she was born in Santa Barbara, California.

What Nationality is Katy Perry?

As she was born within the state of California, Katy is an American citizen. Katy's ethnicity is quite another matter; because her father is three-quarters Portuguese and one-quarter Irish and her mother is equal parts English and German, Perry's ethnicity would be one-quarter English, one-quarter German, one-eighth Irish and three-eighths Portuguese.

Where is Katy Perry From?

Although she was born in Santa Barbara, Katy's early years involved traveling throughout California and Arizona while her parents would go about their missionary work and found churches throughout the American southwest.

Is Katy Perry American?

Yes, Katy is an American. Despite once admonishing Australia's Tony Abbot for his anti-gay politics, even going as far as to say she would not vote for him, Katy has never pursued a change in nationality and remains an American to this day.

Is Katy Perry Canadian?

No, Katy is not a Canadian. Although she received two nominations and one award from the Juno Awards, a committee dedicated to commending Canadian musicians for their artistry, Katy's nominations and win were from the Awards' "International Album of the Year." This particular category is one of the few that is open to non-Canadian musicians.

Where Does Katy Perry Live?

Katy has tended to pick residences close to her home state of California.

Where Does Katy Perry Live Now?

Katy currently lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Who is Katy Perry With?

Currently, Katy is single after having announced her break-up with on-again-off-again fling Orlando Bloom in 2017. She was once married, between 2010 and 2012, to Englishman Russell Brand; the official reason for their divorce was listed as "irreconcilable differences."

Does Katy Perry Have Siblings?

Katy has two siblings.

David Daniel Hudson, her brother, was born in 1986 and performs under the stage name "Hudson." He released a single album in 2013, titled "The REVOLUTION." whenever Katy goes out touring, David takes care of "Kitty Purry," one of Katy's two cats and her personal mascot.

Angela Hudson, her sister, was born in 1982. Angela's singing was one of Katy's first musical influences; Katy would often join in during Angela's voice training lessons. Angela married Svend Lerche in October of 2012 and has since given birth to two children, both of whom Katy has helped deliver into the world.

Does Katy Perry Have Kids?

While Katy has no children of her own, she serves as the caring aunt to her sister Angela's two children.

What Religion is Katy Perry?

The short answer to this question is "none." Although Katy grew up in a home run by two Pentecostal pastors of the Christian faith and was even on track for a career in gospel music, Perry has since discarded the trappings of any specific Christian denomination. In an interview in "Marie Claire" magazine from 2013, Katy said that she does not consider herself a Christian but constantly prays to God, often for the sake of her self-confidence and humility. Despite not being a Christian, Katy is spiritual enough to admit that she feels connected to God.

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