Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born 25 October 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter. 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.

Katy Perry has released four studio albums, one live album, two extended plays (EP), twenty-two singles (two as featured artist), and five promotional singles. Perry has been certified for 83.5 million digital singles and 6 million albums in the United States as of October 2015. She is also the third best selling digital singles artist in the US according to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). As of November 2012, Perry has sold over 100 million records globally. and she currently holds the record for most 5-million-selling singles in the United States, with six of her singles selling over 5 million (in order of release date: “Hot n Cold”, “California Gurls”, “Firework”, “E.T.”, “Roar”, and “Dark Horse”). Perry also holds the record for the most 6-million-selling songs, with three of her songs “Firework”, “Roar”, and “Dark Horse” selling over 6 million copies.

Perry became the first woman and only the second artist after Michael Jackson to attain five number-one singles in the United States from one album. The album was re-released in March 2012 as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. Its singles “Part of Me” and “Wide Awake” both reached number one in Canada and New Zealand. Her fourth studio album Prism was released in October 2013. Prism became an international success, reaching number one in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States. Its singles “Roar” and “Dark Horse” both topped the charts in the United States and Canada. In the United Kingdom, “Roar” also became her second song after “Firework” to sell over one million copies.[9] She subsequently released an anthem for the 2016 Summer Olympics titled “Rise”, which debuted at number one in Australia.

On 10 February 2017, Perry released a single with Skip Marley titled “Chained to the Rhythm”, which reached number four in the United States. Following the song’s release, Spotify announced it would run a promotional campaign leading up to a summer 2017 release of her fifth album.

Katy Perry – Chained To The Rhythm
Album: Katy Perry – Prism
Video: Directed by Aya Tanimura
Release Date: 10 February 2017
Label: Virgin EMI/Capitol Records
Genre: Pop
Buy MP3: (£0.99) Katy Perry – Chained To The Rhythm
Buy Album: (£5.99) Katy Perry – Prism


Artist: Katy Perry
Title: Roar
Album: Prism
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2013)
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Artist: Katy Perry
Title: California Gurls
Album: Teenage Dream
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2010)
Buy Album: £9.99 (2010)
Artist: Katy Perry
Title: I Kissed a Girl
Album: One of the Boys
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2008)
Buy Album: £3.99 (2008)
Artist: Katy Perry
Title: Firework
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2012)
Buy Album: £5.99 (2012)
Artist: Katy Perry
Title: Ur So Gay (Live)
Album: MTV Unplugged
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2009)
Buy Album: £12.99 (2009)
Artist: Katy Perry
Title: 7th Heaven Club Mix
Album: The One That Got Away (Remix Bundle)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2011)
Buy Album: £1.99 (2011)
Artist: Katy Perry
Title: Vandalism V8 Vocal
Album: Teenage Dream
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2010)
Buy Album: £1.99 (2010

Studio albums

Prism (2013 Label: Capitol), Teenage Dream (2010 Label: Capitol), One of the Boys (2008 Label: Capitol), Katy Hudson (2001 Label: Red Hill).

Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012 Label: Capitol).

Live albums
MTV Unplugged (2009 Label: Capitol).

Extended plays
The Hello Katy Australian Tour EP (2009 Label: Capitol). Ur So Gay (2007 Label: Capitol).

As lead artist

“Chained to the Rhythm” (featuring Skip Marley) (2017 Album TBA), “Rise” (2016 Non-album single), “This Is How We Do” (2014 Album Prism), “Birthday” (2014 Album Prism), “Dark Horse” (featuring Juicy J) (2013 Album Prism), “Unconditionally” (2013 Album Prism), “Roar” (2013 Album Prism), “Hummingbird Heartbeat” (2012 Album Teenage Dream), “Wide Awake” (2012 Album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection), “Part of Me” (2012 Album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection), “The One That Got Away” (2011 Album Teenage Dream), “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (2011 Album Teenage Dream), “E.T.” (featuring Kanye West) (2011 Album Teenage Dream).

“Firework” (2010 Album Teenage Dream), “Teenage Dream” (2010 Album Teenage Dream), “California Gurls” (featuring Snoop Dogg) 2010 Album Teenage Dream), “If We Ever Meet Again” (with Timbaland) (2010 Album Shock Value II), “Waking Up in Vegas” (2009 Album One of the Boys), “Thinking of You” (2009 Album One of the Boys), “Hot n Cold” (2008 Album One of the Boys), “I Kissed a Girl” (2008 Album One of the Boys).

As featured artist

“Who You Love” (John Mayer featuring Katy Perry) (2013 Album Paradise Valley), “Starstrukk” (3OH!3 featuring Katy Perry) (2009 Album Want).

Promotional singles

“Every Day Is a Holiday” (2015 Non-album song), “Walking on Air” (2013 Album Prism), “Circle the Drain” (2010 Album Teenage Dream), “Not Like the Movies” (2010 Album Teenage Dream), “Ur So Gay” (2007 Album One of the Boys).

Other charted songs

“Legendary Lovers” (2013 Album Prism), “It Takes Two” (2013 Album Prism), “By the Grace of God” (2013 Album Prism), “Tommie Sunshine’s Megasix Smash-Up” (2012 Album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection), “Dressin’ Up” (2012 Album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection), “Peacock” (2010 Album Teenage Dream), “One of the Boys” (2008 Album One of the Boys), “If You Can Afford Me” (2008 Album One of the Boys).

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