A Creative Musical Muse who sings Songs that have the Beauty of a Thousand Panoramic Sunsets…
Original name of Katy Perry is Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson.
Birth before Breeding
October 25th, 1984.
Nature of Vocational Interest
Songstress, Lyricist and Screen Siren. She was honored for her super-creativity via an honorary dinner with President Obama in the White House. Now that is what we call class!
Factoids from the Edge…
Katy Perry is a success story par excellence. While she had very little interaction with pop, rock or country music, she was really into gospel music towards the early years of her life. And then one fine day she discovered the beauty and splendors of free form music that was not tied to any particular creed and depended on the sole stimulus of a crazy creativity. Since then her life was not the same and she simply churned out song after song after song. And she has reached heights of fame thanks to her personal experiences which she channels into her musical lyrics and tunes.
Her controversial song “I Kissed a Girl” sure created some debate on censorship and the limits of freedom. Then there was California Gurls as well as the uniquely inspiring Firework. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) made her even more of a star and not just a star but a superstar. Several times her music reached the top few slots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her numbers titled Roar and Dark Horse were to bring her even further into the limelight. But Katie is a very brave and bold girl who enjoys the undivided attention of the raving crazy crowds. She is the author of her audience since Katy has all the control in the world on the process of entertaining the existentially dispossessed into a soothing stupor.
She earns more than you can dream or fantasize about. Katy recently also ate some very costly acupuncture-treated sushi in Japan. And of course her trip to the White House was partly due to the fact that she voted for the Democrats. Her parents though are diehard Republicans.
Katy had a slight spat with Miley Cyrus a few months ago. After Miley insulted her by pointing out that her boyfriend’s tongue must have been in some very creepy places, Katy vowed that she would seek revenge the moment she met the wild child in London. Of course, before this exchange, Katy had kissed Miley. That’s Lesbo-mania for you!
Katy Perry was born in Santa Barbara, California. Both her mother and father were conservative Christians who had lived in their youth as hippies and had been there and done that as far as libertinism was concerned. They wanted to instill a solid sense of morals and virtue in their daughter. When you climb up Perry’s family tree you discover that she has Portuguese, German, Irish and English blood running through her veins. The mixed breeding sure came in handy as far as her innovative mind is concerned.
Perry has a brother who is younger in age to her and she has an older sister. Katy seems to have had a case of “Malcolm in the Middle” syndrome. She was neither the elder and hence didn’t bear all the responsibility of taking care of the youngsters in the family, nor was she the youngest and thus she was not the family favorite. Maybe that is why she found consolation and peace in her genuine musical artistic creations.
Half her life (till her teenage years) Katy remained strictly tied to the churches and gospel atmosphere of religious music. Her family members had to struggle to pay the bills sometimes. But they made sure that their children had no contact with anything devilish or bearing the slightest secular aura of humanism. Perry got a brand new guitar for her 13th birthday. She began earnestly practicing and also began recording her vocal sessions. Some other interests of her included: rollerblading, surfing and skateboarding. And you can’t be careful on a skateboard…now…can you!? Perry was a very gawky and awkward teenager. But soon when the curves started coming, she developed her feminine charms and wiles.
Soon Perry started taking dancing lessons and learnt how to do the jitterbug. And after going through various learning experiences (both formal and informal) she emerged a rising starlet and songstress on the scene. Her albums and songs wowed the audiences and the crowds crowed and went rowdy with joy at her concerts. Her tours included the Prismatic World Tour and the California Dreams Tour. She has been a judge on American Idol and has also collaborated with Kanye West, Elton John and Rihanna on many songs of hers. She got married to Russell Brand almost half a decade ago but two years into their marriage the two decided to divorce one another. She has been with singer John Mayer ever since.
Among the ten thousand influences that have shaped and molded her musical style may be included such illustrious names as: Amy Grant, Queen (Eddie Mercury in particular), The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Alanis Morissette, Jonie Mitchell, Madonna (that iron siren who keeps evolving like a chameleon that changes its colors at the drop of a hat), Gwen Stefani, Bjork, Jack Kerouac and Eckhart Tolle.
Katy Perry is currently a completely different person from what she was as regards her roots. She is a sexual icon and male wet dream. A pop starlet with the funkiness and vibes not to mention energy of a Lady Gaga and Madonna combo, Katy has a lot going for her. Her queer and sometimes outlandish fashion sense has landed her in the tabloids. She is a social media addict and has more fans than the billions of Beliebers who worship Justin Bieber.
Finally, Katy is a philanthropist agent par excellence. She is also a firm believer in rights for homosexuals and lesbians. Well, she sure has come a long way from her original upbringing though she swears that she still prays sometimes.
- Katy Hudson
- One of the Boys
- Teenage Dream
- The Smurfs
- Katy Perry: Part of Me
- The Smurfs 2
Awards & Achievements…
- American Music Award (won twice)
- Billboard Music Award (won 5 awards)
- People's Choice Award (won 14 awards)
- Guinness World Record (won three)
- Billboard's Women of the Year (2012)
- Top Global Female Recording Artist of 2013 by IFPI
- Brit Award
- Grammy Award
- MTV Award
- MYX Music Award
- Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award
- NME Award
- Oye! Award
- Q Award
- Teen Choice Award
- World Music Award
Tours that Katy Heads...
2009 Hello Katy Tour
2011–12 California Dreams Tour
2014–15 The Prismatic World Tour
Tours with others....
2001 The Strangely Normal Tour
2008 Warped Tour 2008
- Katy used to pray to God to give her cleavage and bigger mammary glands as a tomboyish teenager. One day her prayer was answered but by then she was way past her terrible teen years.
- She has finally made peace with her parents. They can do what they want and that is cool. But she too is a rational adult and will do what she wants to and that too is cool.
- Success and career come first in Katy’s life. If she had failed at these two objectives, she would have settled down with a man.
- She wants to be known for more than a couple of lousy songs. While not averse to controversy, she doesn’t want to be known for a song that caused uproar in Censor Land!
And so Katy Perry is the Most Wanted Female Musician on the Planet (exceptions like Madonna and Lady Gaga don’t make the rule).
May she continue to Light up the Night Sky like a Firework!
Let’s Not Get Stuck In Meaningless Ruts!
For This Gorgeous Groovy Girl’s Got Guts!