Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born on the 25th of October, 1984. She is an American television judge, singer, and songwriter known worldwide as Katy Perry. As a teenager, she sang gospel before going into secular music as an adult. Katy Perry Net worth has increased drastically from being a chorister to a widely celebrated female artist.
Katy Perry Early Life
Before Katy Perry fame became massive as it is today, she was just like everyone else. She is from a deeply religious background. Her parents Mary Christine Perry and Maurice Keith Hudson were both pastors. Katy has 2 siblings, an older sister, Angela and a younger brother, David. She descends from English, German, Irish, Portuguese, and Scottish ancestry. She is related to director Frank Perry who is her mother’s half brother.
Katy Perry sang in the church choir and started developing interests for music as young as 15. She began to write songs and record demos by visiting Nashville.
Katy Perry Music Career
At the beginning of her career, Katy signed to a Christian record label “Red Hill” and she made an album under her name “Kat Hudson”. She did not succeed with this album. When she was 17 years, she relocated to Los Angeles to meet Glen Ballard, Max Martin and Dr. Luke, very popular producers. She could not sign a deal with any of them. She had so many setbacks and failures but she didn’t let it get to her. In 2004, she got a little break by signing with Columbia records but she was dropped a few months later.
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Her big break came in 2007 when she signed a contract with Capitol Records.
After signing for the music group, Katy recorded her second album “One of the boys” and its lead single “I kissed a girl” was a smash. The song hit number one in various countries and the album became a huge success. It brought her to the limelight.
This was the beginning of her pop star journey, her next album after that even had more singles that became big hits. She started winning awards for her music. In 2012, she released a documentary film Part of me.
Presently, Katy owns her own record label where she signs artists and manages their career. Her very first is Ferras and they have already recorded a duet together.
Katy Perry Albums & Singles
Katy has released 5 studio albums, one live album, and 34 singles. She has sold over 18 million albums and 125 million singles worldwide. According to a report by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA), she is the fifth best selling digital singles artist in the United States. She has the record of selling the most 5 million singles in the United States. Some of her albums and their lead hit singles are:
- One of the boys, 2008 (“I kissed a girl”, “Hot n Cold”)
- Teenage Dream, 2010 (“California Gurls”, “E.T”, “Fireworks”)
- Teenage Dream: The complete confection,2012 (“Part of me”, “Wide awake”)
- Prism, 2013 (“Roar”, “Dark horse”)
- Witness, 2017
She released some singles like “Harleys in Hawaii”, “Small talk”, “Never Really over”, “Small talk” “Cozy Little Christmas” non-album. Katy has also done collaborations with artists like Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams and so on. All this and more are sources of the wealth Katy Perry net worth has amassed.
Katy Perry Acting Debut
Perry made an autobiographical documentary back in 2012 titled “Katy Perry: Part of me”, it was a huge hit back then. Her voice has also starred in animations like “The Smurfs 2” and “Zoolander”.
Katy Perry Net worth
This 35-year-old singer has acquired such a fortune for herself through her hard work. In 2016, Katy Perry net worth was $125 million and rose to $280 million in 2017. Anyway, as of 2021, Katy Perry net worth is about $330 million. Forbes named her as music’s highest paying woman.
In 2017, Katy bought a mansion worth $17.995 in Beverly Hills. It is a big house that is 5427 square feet big with 5 bedrooms and bathrooms. Some of her neighbors are stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Cameron Diaz and Adele. The pop star currently lives there.
Katy Perry Personal Life
Katy has dated and even gotten married at some time. She dated well-known personalities. In 2007, she dated Travis McCoy but they ended things in 2009. After this, she met Russell Brand, they both started dating in 2009 and tied the knot barely one year later. However, Russell filed for divorce 14 months later.
In 2012, she and singer John Mayer began to date. They were on and off until 2014 when they both went their separate ways. She is presently dating actor Orlando Bloom whom she is now engaged to.
Katy Perry Accomplishments
She has won numerous awards such as 5 American Music, 14 People’s choice, 4 Guinness World Records, 1 Brit and 1 Juno. In 2010, she was named “Woman of the year” by Billboard. Katy spent 69 consecutive weeks in the top ten Billboard’s Hot 100 between 2010 and 2011. Her album “Teenage Dream” produced 5 number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles making her the first female artist to achieve that. Billboard has also ranked her 15th most dance club artist of all time and Greatest of All Time Pop Singers.
Her music videos for Roar and Dark horse became the first to hit 1 million views on Vevo making her the first artist to achieve that. In short, Katy Perry is an artist that has achieved so many things for herself.
Katy Perry net worth didn’t just come to be because of her singing and acting occupation. She is also a judge on the popular ABC American idol which gives her a salary of $25 million. The singer also has a shoe line collection which is available for purchase on her website or at retail stores like Walmart and Dillard’s. She has also hosted MTV Video Music Awards back in 2017.
Katy Perry Activism
Ms. Perry describes herself as a feminist and once appeared in a campaign to spread female empowerment. She advocated for LGBTQ rights and is against homophobic bullying which is why she dedicated her fireworks music video to the “It Gets Better” foundation. In 2012, she received a Trevor Hero award for her activism, works, and contributions towards the LGBT community.