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'Maybe' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

'Maybe' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a sixth week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
'Uncaged' tops U.S. album chart

'Uncaged' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Brand-Perry divorce is finalized

Brand-Perry divorce is finalized

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- The divorce of U.S. pop star Katy Perry and British comedian Russell Brand was finalized Monday, E! News reported.

'Ice Age' rakes in $46 million for No. 1

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- The animated "Ice Age: Continental Drift" iced the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office this weekend by raking in $46 million.
'Call Me Maybe' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

'Call Me Maybe' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a fifth week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
'Fortune' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'Fortune' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- Chris Brown's "Fortune" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Spider-Man' swings to top of box office

'Spider-Man' swings to top of box office

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- "The Amazing Spider-Man," starring Emma Stone and others, took in a hefty $65 million in U.S. receipts for the No. 1 spot this weekend.
'Maybe' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

'Maybe' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a fourth week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
'Call Me Maybe' tops U.S. record chart

'Call Me Maybe' tops U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a third week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
Katy Perry's career trumped marriage

Katy Perry's career trumped marriage

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- Katy Perry said she gave it her best shot but her marriage to British actor Russell Brand just couldn't stand up to the demands of her career as a pop princess.
'Maybe' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

'Maybe' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
Philbin to host Macy's fireworks special

Philbin to host Macy's fireworks special

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Television icon Regis Philbin is to serve as host of this year's "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" special in New York, NBC announced Monday.
'Call Me Maybe' tops the U.S. record chart

'Call Me Maybe' tops the U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
No lull for Katy ahead of movie release

No lull for Katy ahead of movie release

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- Katy Perry says her upcoming 3D concert film will be jam-packed with highlights from her 2011 tour.
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Katy Perry
Singer Katy Perry (L) hams it up with Snooky at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles June 6, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson; October 25, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Born in Santa Barbara, California, and raised by Christian pastor parents, Perry grew up listening to only gospel music and sang in her local church as a child. After earning a GED during her first year of high school, she began to pursue a career in music. As Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001, which was unsuccessful. She later recorded an album with production team The Matrix and completed the majority of a solo album from 2004–05, neither of which were released.

After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry and released her first Internet single "Ur So Gay" that November, which garnered public attention but failed to chart. She rose to fame with the release of her second single "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, which went on to top international charts. Perry's first mainstream studio album One of the Boys followed later that year and subsequently became the thirty-third-best selling album worldwide of 2008. It was accredited platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America, while "I Kissed a Girl" and her second single "Hot n Cold" both received multi-platinum certifications.

Her second studio album Teenage Dream was released in August 2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album included the Billboard chart-toppers "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", and "E.T." and most recently "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)". The album produced five Hot 100 toppers, making Teenage Dream only the second album—after Michael Jackson's Bad—to do so. With "E.T." at number one on the chart of May 12, 2011, Perry became the first artist in history to spend a whole year, 52 consecutive weeks, in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

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