Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager.
|Net Worth||$330 million|
|Date of Birth||25 October 1985|
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Katy Perry Net Worth and Salary in 2019
She initially gained recognition when she released her debut single ‘ I Kissed a Girl’ which topped the U.S Billboard Hot 100 list that year. As of 2019, Katy Perry’s net worth is roughly $330 million dollars. Today Katy Perry is one of the best pop singers in the world.
Katy Perry got married to actor Russell Brand in October 2010, but the marriage ended after two years. Later, she was in a relationship with singer John Mayer, but this relationship too was short-lived.
Perry has also been romantically linked to musician Diplo as well as actor Orlando Bloom. On February 15, 2019, she revealed her engagement to Bloom through an Instagram photo which displayed a flower-shaped ring.
She is associated with many charitable organizations, such as ‘UNICEF,’ ‘Keep A Breast Foundation,’ ‘The Humane Society of the United States,’ ‘MusiCares,’ ‘Young Survival Coalition,’ ‘Children’s Health Fund’ and many other organizations that work towards helping people suffering from cancer and HIV/AIDS.
The artist also promotes gay rights advocacy and believes that all humans, irrespective of their sexual orientation, should be treated equally.
Her first music album ‘Katy Hudson,’ which was launched in the year 2001, was a gospel music record. The album was launched under the music record label, ‘Red Hill Records.’ Unfortunately, the album was not a successful one.
Eventually, she shifted from gospel music to other forms of music and wrote songs in association with American songwriter Basil Glen Ballard, Jr. At the age of seventeen, she travelled to Los Angeles, but spent her initial days in Los Angeles without much of a success. She recorded a few songs with some music labels, but the albums were not released due to various reasons.
In 2004, Perry was signed to Ballard’s label, ‘Java,’ which was then affiliated with ‘The Island Def Jam Music Group.’
In 2005, the film ‘The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants’ included a song sung by Katy Perry. She was also a backing vocalist for songs, such as ‘Old Habits Die Hard’ and ‘Goodbye for Now.’ In 2006, she was featured in the video of a song titled ‘Learn to Fly.’
Perry also played the love interest of her then-boyfriend Travie McCoy in the music video of the song ‘Cupid’s Chokehold’ by Travie McCoy’s rap rock band ‘Gym Class Heroes.’
Katy was introduced to the chairman and CEO of ‘Virgin Records’ company, Jason Flom by an acquaintance named Angelica Cob-Baehler, and in the year 2007, she signed a contract with the ‘Capitol Records’ company.
The release of the video ‘Ur So Gay’ in 2007 was aimed at introducing her to the music market. Subsequently, Madonna helped publicize the song by praising it on the ‘JohnJay & Rich’ radio show in 2008.
In June 2019, Perry appeared in the music video of Taylor Swift’s song ‘You Need to Calm Down.’
Perry has publicly advocated LGBT rights. She supported ‘Stonewall’ during their ‘It gets better….. today’ campaign to prevent homophobic bullying. She also dedicated the music video of her song ‘Firework’ to the ‘It Gets Better Project.’
Katy Perry Early Life and Education
Katy Perry was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on 25 October 1984, in Santa Barbara, California, to Maurice Keith Hudson and Mary Christine Perry. She has two siblings, an elder sister and a younger brother.
Perry has English, German, Irish, and Portuguese ancestry.
She received elementary education from institutions, such as ‘Paradise Valley Christian School’ and ‘Santa Barbara Christian School.’
She and her siblings were brought up in a conservative manner with many restrictions. Only gospel music was allowed in her house. So she had to secretly listen to other forms of music, which was provided to her by her friends.
Her family struggled financially, sometimes using food stamps and eating from the food bank intended to feed the congregation at her parents’ church.
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