Katy Perry (full name, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson) is one of the most successful singers, Songwriter, and TV personality. She is mainly known for her Pop-modern music and her special campy style, which is popular among her fans.
From her album Katy Hudson in 2001 to PRISM (2013), SMILE (2020), and more, she has come a long way and archived a lot.
Besides songs and TV, she is also an Entrepreneur and is one of the Top social media personalities.
Despite being widely known, Katy Perry has some unknown facts that we’re going to let you know in this post.
|Real Name||Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson|
|Famous As||Katy Perry|
• Katy Hudson
• Katy Bird
• Katheryn Elizabeth Brand
• The Queen of Cool
• Katy Brand
|Profession||Pop Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
|Date of Birth||25 October, 1984|
|Age (as in 2020)||36 Years|
|Birthplace||Santa Barbara, Califonia, United States|
|Hometown||Santa Barbara, Califonia, United States|
|School||• Paradise Valley Christian School, Arizona
• Santa Barbara Christian School, California
• Dos Pueblos High School
|Educational Qualification||High School|
|Hobbies||Antiques, Collecting, Golf|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
|Debut||She made her debut in 2001 with the album named, Katy Hudson|
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Ex-Husband||Russell Brand [m. 2010–2012}|
|Current Partner||Orlando Bloom|
|Parents||Father- Mary Christine (née Perry)
Mother- Maurice Keith Hudson
|Favourite Things or Like/Dislike|
|Favourite Films||Lolita (1997)|
|Favourite Television Program||Ancient Aliens (2008)|
|Favourite Colour||Blue, Aqua, Pink|
|Favourite Food||Chinese Chicken Salad, Yellowtail Sashimi|
|Favourite Beverage||Coconut Water|
|Favourite Book||'The Help' written by Kathryn Stockett (2009)|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$330 million [as of 2023]|
Background & Early Life
Born on 25 October 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Father’s name is Maurice Keith Hudson, and mother’s name, is Mary Christine Hudson. She has one sister, Angela Hudson, and one brother, David Hudson.
Her parents were Religious, so she has gone through many religious schools. She completed her schooling at Paradise Valley Christian School and then Santa Barbara Christian School.
The financial condition of Katy’s family was not good; they often had to get food from Food Banks.
In her childhood, she was only allowed to listen to religious music, but she learned about modern pop music from her friends. And got interested in singing. At the age of 9, she convinced her parents to learn music. From that time, she also started to sing in churches.
After that, she learned guitar and dancing and joined the music academy of the west coast to learn Italian Opera.
Steve Thomas and Jenifer Nap noticed her talent, brought her to Nashville, Tennessee, and improved her songwriting.
Katy Perry’s Career
2001 her first religious music album, Katy Hudson, was released. But, it didn’t receive any good response. Then she started shifting her focus from religious music to popular music.
Next, she recorded a few songs, but due to some reasons, they couldn’t get published. It was a tough time for her, but she didn’t look back and kept working hard.
After 2004, she got few attention after singing the songs Old Habits Die Hard and Goodbye for Now.
The year 2007 changed her life when she signed a contract with Capitol Records. With this music band, she released several songs like “Ur So G@y,” “If You Can Afford Me,” and “One of the Boys.”
But the song “I Kissed A Girl” (her debut single) in 2008 made her famous in a night. The song became a super hit and got the number 1 position on Billboard Hot 100 list.
That song was under the album “One of the Boys.” More than 7 million copies got sold of this album.
After that, Katy never looked back; she continued to make superhit songs one by one. Some of her famous songs are:
1) California Gurls – 2010
2) Firework – 2010
3) Roar – 2013
4) Dark Horse – 2013
5) Wide Awake – 2012
6) Unconditionally – 2013
7) Teenage Dream – 2010
8) Swish Swish – 2017
9) Bon appétit – 2017
10) Last Friday Night – 2010
11) The One That Got Away – 2010
After achieving fabulous success in the music industry, she also started appearing in X-factor TV shows as a judge. For instance, she is been one of the leading judges in American Idol; at first, she appeared as a guest judge in American Idol season 9 for Los Angeles first day audition. After that, she was announced as the judge of American Idol season 16. She continued as this show’s judge for seasons 17, 18, and 19.
She also appeared on famous stages like the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show in 2015, IPL 2012 Opening Ceremony in 2012, and others.
She also worked as a voice artist in animated films, such as “The Smurfs” in 2011.
Katy Perry as a Business Lady
1. Music Record
She has her own record label named Metamorphosis Music, created in 2014. Later it was renamed UNSUB Record. She gives opportunities to young voices to make their career through this record label.
2. Commercials and Collaboration
She only collaborates with big companies with big figures, and she only promotes products that she uses. Some of the big brands she worked with are GAP Clothing, H&M Fashion, Adidas Sports Wear, Covergirl Cosmetics, Toyota Cars, and others.
She also promotes various brands on her social media, like Louis Vuitton and Moschino.
Several perfume brands, such as Purr, Meow, Killer Queen, and Mad Potion, bear her name on their products.
Katy Perry has her own Ecom store where she sells shoes. You can get various sandals, sneakers, flats, and other types of shoes.
On her official website, she sells various Tshirt, sweatshirts, Merchandise, CDs, Music, hats, Face masks, puzzles, Vinyls, and many more.
Facts about Katy Perry
1. Name Change
Katy Perry’s birth name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. But, she changed her name to Katy Perry to eliminate the confusion with actress Kate Hudson among the audience.
2. Popularity on Social Media
Katy Perry has broke several records for being one of the most successful and followed social media personalities.
a. Twitter – She joined Twitter in 2009, and her account started booming. Once she became the most followed Twitter personality, she also crossed 100 million followers on Twitter as the first person.
Currently, she has more than 107 million followers on her Twitter account.
b. Instagram – She joined Instagram in 2013. She shares a lot about her work life, wearing, and personal life on Instagram.
Katy Perry has ranked in the Top 30 most followed Instagram personalities. She has 202 million followers on her Instagram account.
c. YouTube – She created her YouTube channel earlier than other social media. In 2008 she joined YouTube to publish her videos.
She started her channel with the “Ur So G*y” music video on 04 April 2008.
Next, she one by one published her songs on her channel. Currently, she has over 140 million subscribers on her YouTube channel.
The song “Roar” by Katy Perry is the most-watched video on her YouTube channel; more than 3800 million people have seen it.
3. Multiple World Record Holder
Katy Perry is a multiple Guinness World Record Holder. They are:
- Most followers on Twitter since 2014. However, she is not the most followed person; Elon Musk has the most followers as of 2023.
- Most followed female person on Twitter.
- She is also the most followed female pop star on Twitter.
- She also broke the record of crossing 100 million followers on Twitter.
- Besides singing, Katy Perry acted in many films, documentaries, and others, so she is also an actor. Thus, she also broke the record of being the most followed actor on Twitter.
- Five No 1 Singles from One Album (“Teenage Dream” in 2011) in the USA as a female. The five singles are:
- California Gurls
- Last Friday Night
- Teenage Dream
- She also broke the Best Start by a Female Singer on the US Digital Chart. On her first two releases, “Hot N Cold” and “I Kissed A Girl,” she sold more than 3 million copies in the US.
- Highest Annual Earner as a Musician for 2015 and 2018. And, Highest Earner as a female musician.
- Largest TV Audience for a Super Bowl half-time performance.
- Biggest Selling Digital Artist in the USA. Her art crossed 72 million digital sales.BowLyrics
4. Katy Perry: Part of Me
Katy Perry: Part of Me is an American autobiographical documentary on Katy Perry’s life, which was released in 2012 and directed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz.
The film has an IMDb rating of 5.9 out of 10. The film is the 11th highest-grossing documentary in U.S. box-office history.
5. Trademark Battle with Katie Perry
Australian fashion designer Katie Perry won a trademark battle against Katy Perry.
In 2019, an Australian fashion designer named Katie Perry filed a lawsuit against Katy Perry. Katie alleged that the singer ignored her trademark registered in Australia. Her trademark is “Katie Perry.”
Later in 2023, Australian fashion designer Katie Perry won that lawsuit against Katy Perry.
Katy Perry’s Properties
Katy Perry owned many mansions in California. She had a charming house in the hidden valley condominium in Los Angeles. The total area is 4,440 ft², with 4 big bedrooms and 4 luxurious bathrooms with all modern functions. The entrance flows a large living room with a fireplace.
The kitchen is also large and has natural light, a breakfast area, and others. For meals, there is also a supporting room in the kitchen.
It also has a playroom for kids, a music studio, and working rooms.
The area also has a big lush lawn with a huge swimming pool, flowers, and awesome landscaping.
The property was sold in 2021 at the cost of $7,500,000.
She also had two other properties in Beverly Hills, but there is not much information about them.
Katy once also owned a luxurious penthouse in Midtown Manhattan in NYC. The apartment is 1,500 ft² large. After the divorce from Russell Brand in 2012, she sold the apartment for $2,600,000.
Dating, Boyfriend, and Rumoured Relationship List
- Justin York – 2002 to 2005
- Johnny Lewis – 2005 to 2006
- Travie McCoy – 2006 to 2009
- Mika – 2008
- Josh Groban – 2009
- James Valentine – 2009
- Russell Brand – 2009 to 2011 [divorced]
- Robert Pattinson – 2012
- Baptiste Giabiconi – 2012
- Robert Ackroyd – 2012
- John Mayer – 2012 to 2015
- Riff Raff – 2014
- Jared Leto -2014
- Diplo – 2014 to 2015
- Orlando Bloom – 2016 to present [engaged and has a daughter with him]
Katy Perry: From Great Struggles to Fame
She has restricted parents. At the age of 12, she found that singing is her way to freedom. Then her father let her sing on the stage for church. At the age of 18, she left her house and parents and moved to LA to pursue her singing career.
Next, She started living her life as she wanted. On the other hand, her parents started hating her for her new images and shamed her publicly.
In an interview, her mother was asked, “What happens when your daughter is on MTV?”, She replied – “I don’t watch it, Katy. I’m not gonna watch if you have got half your clothes off”.
Her father is a preacher, and often during his sermons, he depicted Katy as a child of the Devil.
After much hassle and hard work, Katy finally got a VMA nomination. In that award, she met comedian Russell Brand and fell in love with him. And within a year, they got engaged.
But things got changed soon. After 14 months of their engagement, they got separated. During that time, Katy was frustrated, crying, and a lot of other things were going on.
Rihanna helped Katy by telling her about her relationship and divorce. She motivated her with many words of wisdom.
Rihanna told, “Different things in life happen, and they change the course of your plans; they change everything about your life. And the only thing you can do is hold on to who you are”.
Next, Katy broke the world record with her new album, Prism, in 2013. The album was on the theme of living in the present, relationships, and self-empowerment. Many people have discussed it as her mature and personal touch.
This album received a positive response from the audience. The album got the top position in the US Billboard 200, and 286,000 copies sold. Not only in the USA, the album received great positive feedback from other countries, mostly Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, and others as well.
It was Perry’s best album and the second best-selling woman album in the USA in 2013. The album at that time became the 6 most selling album in the world by a woman.
After that, in 2016, while fighting over an In-N-Out burger, Katy met Orlando Bloom and fell in love with him. However, Orlando has his family, her pregnant ex, and 8 years old son at that time. Katy supported his pregnant ex and his son. And it brought Katy and Orlando close together, and they got engaged.
In August 2020, Katy became a mother; she gave birth to a baby girl named Daisy Dove Bloom.