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Katy Perry offers to write Hillary Clinton a campaign theme song

Katy Perry offers to write Hillary Clinton a campaign theme song

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) --Katy Perry offered to write Hillary Clinton a campaign theme song "if she needs it" in 2016.
Annie Martin
Katy Perry rocks bleached eyebrows in new selfie

Katy Perry rocks bleached eyebrows in new selfie

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) --Katy Perry sports bleached eyebrows in a new Instagram photo.
Kate Stanton
Katy Perry launches new record label Metamorphosis Music

Katy Perry launches new record label Metamorphosis Music

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) --Katy Perry has joined forces with Capitol Records to launch her very own music label, Metamorphosis Music.
Veronica Linares
WATCH: Texas cops go viral performing Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' in patrol car

WATCH: Texas cops go viral performing Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' in patrol car

ROSENBERG, Texas, June 16 (UPI) --A pair of Texas cops have become a viral sensation after a video of the duo lip syncing to Katy Perry's single "Dark Horse" was posted online.
Matt Bradwell
Katy Perry discusses exes Russell Brand, John Mayer

Katy Perry discusses exes Russell Brand, John Mayer

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) --Katy Perry appears on the cover of Cosmopolitan's July issue, and opens up about her famous exes and the secret she uses to attract men.
Annie Martin
Katy Perry shares selfie with Adele after London show

Katy Perry shares selfie with Adele after London show

LONDON, May 29 (UPI) --Katy Perry and Adele posed for a selfie on Wednesday after Perry's "Prismatic Tour" performance in London.
Veronica Linares
Candice Swanepoel tops Maxim's Hot 100 list

Candice Swanepoel tops Maxim's Hot 100 list

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) --Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel claimed the number 1 spot in Maxim's Hot 100 List.
Veronica Linares
Michael Jackson's 'new' song makes the Top 10 on the U.S. record chart

Michael Jackson's 'new' song makes the Top 10 on the U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) --John Legend's ballad "All of Me" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a third week, Billboard announced.
Karen Butler
Nicki Minaj dons revealing cut-out dress at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Nicki Minaj dons revealing cut-out dress at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS, May 19 (UPI) --Nicki Minaj arrived to Sunday night's 2014 Billboard Music Awards in a risque black cut-out dress by Alexander McQueen.
Veronica Linares
Katy Perry throws 'Birthday' party at 2014 Billboard Awards

Katy Perry throws 'Birthday' party at 2014 Billboard Awards

NEWCASTLE, England, May 19 (UPI) --Katy Perry stripped down to a playful body suit while performing her latest single, "Birthday," at the 2014 Billboard Awards on Sunday.
Veronica Linares
'All of Me' tops the U.S. record chart for a second week

'All of Me' tops the U.S. record chart for a second week

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) --John Legend's ballad "All of Me" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a second week, Billboard announced.
Karen Butler
Ludacris to host the Billboard Music Awards

Ludacris to host the Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS, May 14 (UPI) --Recording artist and actor Ludacris will host Sunday's 2014 Billboard Music Awards, producers announced Wednesday.
Karen Butler
Watch Katy Perry crash parties in 'Birthday' video

Watch Katy Perry crash parties in 'Birthday' video

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Katy Perry dons a range of different disguises for her latest music video, "Birthday."
Kate Stanton
Katy Perry stars in new CoverGirl commercial

Katy Perry stars in new CoverGirl commercial

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- CoverGirl unveiled a commercial for Katy Perry's new #instaGLAM line on Thursday.
Veronica Linares
Lily Allen releases new video for 'Sheezus'

Lily Allen releases new video for 'Sheezus'

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- Lily Allen released a new video for the song "Sheezus," which will be the lead track on her upcoming album of the same name.
Aileen Graef
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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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