logo

Video encyclopedia

Katy Perry

3:32

Katy Perry - Singer & Songwriter | Mini Bio | BIO

13:48

Top 10 Katy Perry Songs

8:25

Top 10 Things You DIDN'T Know About Katy Perry

16:00

Katy Perry's Top 10 Rules For Success (@katyperry)

4:37

Katy Perry - Evolution of Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. 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 under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.