Katy Perry is known for her shrill looks and songs like "I Kissed A Girl", which sound far from decent. Her marriage to comedian Russell Brand failed after just over a year. But the singer comes from a pastor's family and was raised strictly religious. A tattoo of Jesus on her wrist always reminds her of her roots.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was only allowed to listen to religious music as a child and sang in the gospel choir. But the first time she heard Freddy Mercury of Queen, a whole new world opened up for her. As you can see from her profile, her first album "Katy Hudson" contained gospel songs that were well received by the Christian music scene. But with the name change to Katy Perry also came the musical rebellion. After the hit "Ur So Gay", in which she billed with her ex-boyfriend, 2008 released her album "One of the Boys" with the world hit "I Kissed A Girl". With the song, in which Katy thought of Scarlett Johansson, the singer became internationally successful. Her single "Hot 'n' Cold" Katy Perry even took in the fantasy language "Simlisch" for the computer game "The Sims 2". With her third album "Teenage Dream" she was the first artist next to Michael Jackson with five single releases of an album to occupy the first place in the US charts.
Katy Perry was the first to twice host the "MTV Europe Music Awards" and won the award for Best Newcomer. Since 2010, the pretty singer advertises on Pro7 with her song "Teenage Dream", had appearances on "Wetten, dass ...?", But also on TV series like "How I Met Your Mother" and "The Simpsons". She speaks the role of 'Smurfette' in the animated series 'The Smurfs', but for the 'Sesame Street' she was too sexy for her prudish parents in America. After the failed marriage with Russell Brand, the beautiful singer went through an image change and twisted John Mayer's head.
2013 was Katy Perry's year: In addition to her single "Roar" brought the singer her third perfume "Killer Queen" on the market. The album "Prism" followed in October 2013.
In July 2016, Perry returned with the pop song “Rise” back. It advanced to 11th place in the USA. “Rise” achieved top rankings in Australia and Finland. The song was the official anthem of NBC Sports coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
With the release of the single “Chained to the Rhythm” in February 2017, the singer reached the Top-10 of Germany, Austria, Switzerland as well as in the United Kingdom and the USA. The Reggae-influenced song featured rapper Skip Marley as guest. On April 28, 2017 the song “Bon Appétit” was published. For this she worked together with US hip-hop trio Migos. In collaboration with the rapper Nicki Minaj, Perry published on May 19, 2017 the single “Swish Swish”. The three songs are included on Perry's fifth studio album “Witness”, which was released on June 9, 2017.