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Multi-platinum artist Katy Perry has taken the world by storm with her chart-topping hits.

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Katy Perry

Biography

Early Life Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known as Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is the daughter of Mary Christine, a pastor’s daughter, and Maurice Keith Hudson, a former marketing executive. Perry is of Portuguese, German, Irish, and English descent. Growing up in a strict religious household, Perry was forbidden from listening to popular music. She started singing in church as a child, where she learned the basics of gospel music. Rise to Fame In 2001, at age 17, Perry moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. She signed with Red Hill Records but her debut album was never released. After this setback, she began working with Capitol Music Group in 2004. In 2007, she released her first album under their label titled “One of the Boys” which featured singles like “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold”. The album was a huge success and propelled her to international stardom. Awards and Accomplishments Her next album “Teenage Dream” (2010) included five number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making it the first album in history to achieve this feat. It also earned her several awards including two American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, four People’s Choice Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards. To date she has sold more than 40 million albums and over 100 million singles worldwide making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Philanthropy Perry has been actively involved in philanthropic work throughout her career. She founded The Katy Perry Foundation in 2013 which is dedicated to helping young people realize their full potential by providing them with access to quality education and healthcare. She has also been involved with charities like UNICEF, The Humane Society of the United States, Girls Inc., and Pop Culture Collaborative. Personal Life Perry married British actor and comedian Russell Brand in 2010 but the couple separated in 2012. She began dating Orlando Bloom in 2016 and the couple got engaged later that year.