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The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
DOB: Oct. 25, 1984
Where: Santa Barbara, California
Genres: pop, dance, gospel
Occupations: singer-songwriter, actress
Instruments: vocals, guitar, piano
Years active: 2001-present

-Gained attention with the release of her album One of the Boys(2008). It had 3 chart topping singles: "I Kissed a Girl" "Hot N' Cold" "Waking Up in Vegas"
-In 2009, she was voted Billboard's Hot 100 as the 51st artist of the 2000s
-Her best selling album is Teenage Dream from 2010, which was her 3rd studio album.

Early Life and Career
-Born to Mary Hudson, an evangelist who had an odd first marriage in Zimbabwe and Keith Hudson, who was a West Coast scenester in the 1960s. She has German, Portugese, Irish and English ancestry.
-Is the 2nd child of 2 pastors. Has an older sister named Angela Hudson and younger brother named David Hudson
-At age 15, her singing in church attracted the attention of rock veterans from Nashville, Tennessee. She signed to the Christian music lable Red Hill, recording her first album at 15. She also changed her name to her mother's maiden name Perry because Katy Hudson was too close to actress Kate Hudson.
-Katy Perry earned a nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards. She was nominated in 5 categories at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, such as Best New Artist, and Best Female Videi, but lost out to Britney Spears. But Perry won the award for Best International Female Artist at the 2009 BRIT awards.
-In 2010, she released her Teenage Dream album. It hit #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The cover art is a painting by Will Cotton showing Perry lying naked on clouds of cotton candy.

-Her musical influences are Alanis Morissette, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Shirley Manson, Freddie Mercury, the late front man to the British rock band Queen
-She was inspired by the song Killer Queen to do a career in pop music
-According to her, Alanis Morissette's album Jagged Little Pill influenced her to no end

-She is best known for her unique style of dress. It's usually bright in color, and reminds you of decades past.

Personal Life
-Has had many relationships, such as with Gym Class Heroes front man Travie McCoy, Relient K  front man Matt Thiessen and most recently, British comedian Russell Brand

-Perry and Brand got engaged in December 2009 and she stated plans to get British dual citizenship.
-In an August 2010 Rolling Stone interview, she said "I am sensitive to Russell taking the Lord's name in vain and Lady Gaga putting a rosary in her mouth. I think when you put sex and spirituality in the same bottle and shake it up, bad things happen."
-Supports gay rights and voted no on Prop 8 in California, which basically banned same sex marriage.


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