Katy Perry(Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
Perry's first album was Katy Hudson(2001) and it sold fewer than 200 copies. Her second album was One of the Boys.
The album features the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "I Kissed a Girl", as well as top three hit "Hot n Cold", top ten hit "Waking Up in Vegas", and top thirty hit "Thinking of You".
Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), was preceded by the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "California Gurls" and "Teenage Dream", and later produced the number-one singles "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" as well as the number-three single "The One That Got Away".
Her forth album Prism released on October 18, 2013. Prism ultimately became a prominently dance-inspired record and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born in Santa Barbara, California, to Pentecostal pastors Maurice Keith Hudson (born 1947) and Mary Christine Perry (born 1947).