Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth \"Katy\" Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations. After being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, Perry signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.\nPerry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles \"I Kissed a Girl\" – which had attention-grabbing and somewhat controversial lyrics – and \"Hot n Cold\" from her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys. Her third album, Teenage Dream, ventured into disco, and contained the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles \"California Gurls\", \"Teenage Dream\", \"Firework\", \"E.T.\", and \"Last Friday Night\" as well as the number-three single \"The One That Got Away\".