Everything you need to know about Katy Perry
Katy Perry has been blazing a trail in the music industry for a while now; topping charts and winning notable awards that have made her the envy of the industry. In a short while, the pop-music superstar has gone on to become a well-known figure in the industry and has become synonymous with success. Her journey so far is quite intriguing and fascinating.
Katy Perry was born in the year, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California to conservative parents. She initially took to writing and performing gospel songs, a path which took a radical turn in 2008, when the song "I Kissed a Girl," from her album One of the Boys became a raging hit. She followed this up with other hit albums such as Prism, Teenage Dream, and Witness.
Katy Perry has belted out some chart-topping songs throughout her illustrious career. Her album ‘One of the Boys’ occupied the top spot in the Billboard Top 10 for a significant amount of time. Her following album, ‘Hot n Cold,’ also occupied the top position in the charts.
Notably, she won the nomination for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Being someone who has fans throughout the world, she has enthralled them in events such as the Warped Tour. To her credit, Katy Perry has also starred in her own acoustic special aired on MTV titled MTV Unplugged in the year 2009. Close on the heels of these; she delivered hit albums namely E.T, Last Friday Night, Teenage Dream and Firework.
Judging a Global show
Katy Perry has also taken up the role as the judge for an internationally acclaimed show 'American Idol.' During this stint, she along with singers Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie did a commendable job on the ABC network’s reboot of the show. In the year 2009, she was also featured in the show ‘Idol 2009’ as a guest judge.
Katy Perry’s stellar performance was not relegated to regular music venues; she has enthralled crowds at the Super Bowl XLIX during its halftime along with stars such as Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott. Here, she belted out a stellar performance of Teenage Dream to a cheering crowd. The show went on to draw 118.5 million viewers and eventually became the most watched Super Bowl event till date.
Katy Perry’s Foray into movies
The star has received many chances to leverage her popularity to act in movies, but she has been very selective. In 2012, Katy Perry was the titular subject of the movie Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) that was a documentary that traversed the length of her life till date.
It contained footage of the young star rendering stellar performances in concerts at an early age itself. Owing to her instantly recognizable voice, she was roped in for voicing the character of Smurfette for the blockbuster film The Smurfs in the year of 2011 and The Smurfs 2 in the year 2013. Following this, she has also taken on the chance to play herself in a cameo for the movie Zoolander 2 that came out in 2016.
Entrepreneurial Journey of Katy Perry, the songwriter, singer, and actor
Katy Perry, never to be content with her achievements, has launched her label for music ‘Metamorphosis Music’ that is a subsidiary of Capitol. The label went on to be renamed ‘Unsub Records’ in 2016.
In addition to her trailblazing music career, she has also contributed to several charitable causes as well, cementing her reputation as an all-around achiever and role-model.