Born on October 25, 1984 with the real name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, Katy Perry is a pop music idol from Santa Barbara, California. Coming from a family with a strong religious background, Katy learned gospel music in her early childhood and used to sing at a local church. As a child, her mother did not allow her to listen to secular music. She also took some education in dance at a recreation building in her hometown. She decided to leave her school and take up music as a profession as she got her GED after freshman year at Dos Pueblos High School.
In 2001 she released her first gospel album that could not become a success as the recording label was discontinued later that year. Later on, she worked on some more albums that could not be released for several reasons, most important being her inability to join a reputable record label. This problem was overcome in 2007 when she signed up with Capitol Music Group and decided to promote herself with the stage name of Katy Perry. Her first song was released in November titled Ur So Gay that soon gathered some public attention but was not appreciated by critics much and could not get good ratings on any music charts. It was her second single that finally put her on a well desired path towards success, titled I Kissed A Girl.
The song was released in 2008 and soon gained attention from both music fans as well as critics, resulting in its getting exceptional ratings on various international charts. Success for Katy started coming with one after another song, and her Studio album titled One Of The Boys that was released in 2008 was successful in getting rated on number 33 among the best selling albums of that year. Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Platinum for its sales records. Multiple Platinum certificates were given to her individual songs including I Kissed A Girl and Hot n Cold.
The artist was finally acclaimed by critics as one of the most promising new comers in the industry in 2010 when her studio album titled Teenage Dream was rated at number one in Billboard’s Top 200. The album also contained some songs that individually topped the charts, like California Gurls, Firework and Teenage Dream. All three of these songs reached top position on Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Apart from being a pop icon, Katy Perry has recently stepped into other fields of showbiz as well. One of such works would be presented to the audience in form of the upcoming movie The Smurfs where she would show her acting skills. Fans have already seen her as a guest judge on the British Television show The X Factor in its seventh series. She has also released a fragrance with the name Purr.
Katy’s conspicuous and unique style of dressing has always been a topic of discussion among showbiz groups. It is unconventional, bright in color and often humorous, often involving accessories with fruit shapes, most commonly watermelons. According to her, it gives her a feeling of having her own different identity and style. Her fans are always looking forwards towards watching her as an eye candy at every showbiz event. Her style has also made her appear in FHM magazine’s poll for 100 sexiest women, where she was ranked at number 23 and 37 in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Her public image as well as some of her songs have brought her some controversies as well, but as a whole this has only added to her popularity and recognition.
Fans always await Katy Perry tickets to watch this style diva perform for them in her typical colorful outfit, amusing them with her melodious voice and thrilling music, an experience that can not be explained in words. With such an increasing popularity she is bound to become the new pop sensation.