Katy Perry

  • Birth Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
  • Birth Place: Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Raised in a strict religious household by Christian-evangelist parents; rock music was banned in her house growing up.
  • Released a self-titled gospel album at age 16 under the name Katy Hudson.
  • Adopted the stage name Katy Perry (using her mother's maiden name) to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson.
  • Featured her parents in her wedding-themed video for "Hot N Cold."
  • Named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2013 and later received the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her work with the group.
  • Became a Covergirl spokesperson in 2013; she later launched her own line of makeup with them called Katy Kat.
  • Campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential election and spoke and performed at the Democratic National Convention that year.

Awards

  • 2012, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Song of the Year: Winner
  • 2014, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Song: Winner
  • 2009, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Pop Song: Winner
  • 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Artist: Winner
  • 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Music Video: Winner
  • 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Music Fan Following: Winner
  • 2014, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Music Video: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: Nominee
  • 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Pop Artist: Winner
  • 2012, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Artist: Winner
  • 2012, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Music Video: Winner
  • 2012, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Tour Headliner: Winner
  • 2011, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Artist: Winner
  • 2011, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Online Sensation: Winner
  • 2015, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Nominee
  • 2012, People's Choice Awards — Favorite TV Guest Star: Winner

Relationships

  • Orlando Bloom — Ex-significant Other
  • Angela — Sister
  • Keith Hudson — Father
  • Frank Perry — Uncle
  • Russell Brand — Ex-husband
  • Travis McCoy — Ex-significant Other
  • Mary Hudson — Mother
  • David Hudson — Brother
  • John Mayer — Ex-significant Other

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