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Katy Perry, a woman wearing a jeweled wig, smiling on stage wearing a jeweled outfit. She is holding a microphone to her mouth in her right hand.
Perry performing during Witness: The Tour in October 2017

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television personality. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.

Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys, and its singles "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot n Cold". The former track also sparked controversy for its sapphic themes. Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and was her first album to top the U.S. Billboard 200. It topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with the singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" while "The One That Got Away" reached number 3 on the chart. The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one songs in the U.S., and the second overall after Michael Jackson's album Bad. In March 2012, she re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake". Her fourth album, Prism (2013), was her second to peak atop the U.S. charts. It is influenced by pop and dance, and she became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs "Roar" and "Dark Horse". Her fifth album, Witness (2017), delved into electropop and became her third album to reach number one in the U.S. Its most successful single, "Chained to the Rhythm", broke the record for Spotify's most streamed track by a female artist within 24 hours upon its release.

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California Dreams Tour was the second concert tour by American pop singer Katy Perry, in support of her third studio album Teenage Dream. Beginning February 2011, the tour visited Europe, Australasia, Asia and the Americas. The tour ranked 16th in Pollstar's "2011 Top 25 Worldwide Tours", earning over $59.5 million. It won an award for Favorite Tour Headliner at the 38th People's Choice Awards.
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One of the Boys is the second studio album by American recording artist Katy Perry, and her major-label debut. Her change in record label, and adoption of a pseudonymous surname accompanies a notable shift from the Christian gospel rock of herself-titled debut album. The album was released on June 17, 2008 by Capitol Music Group.

The album features the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "I Kissed a Girl", as well as top five hit "Hot n Cold", top ten hit "Waking Up in Vegas", and top forty hit "Thinking of You". The album earned Katy Perry two Grammy Award nominations in 2009 and 2010. One of the Boys has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

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"Teenage Dream" is a song by American recording artist Katy Perry. It was released as the second single from her third studio album of the same name Perry and Bonnie McKeewrote many songs with a youthful theme in mind, but they were rejected by producers Benny Blanco and Dr. Luke. Blanco showed themThe Teenagers' single "Homecoming", and McKee imagined "Teenage Dream" as a throwback song to the euphoric feelings of being in love as a teenager. They met with Max Martin in Perry's hometown of Santa Barbara, California and started writing the track at Playback Recording Studio, which Perry later described as a pure moment for her. After Perry recorded her vocals, McKee presented her idea and the chorus was rewritten. Perry also described the song as reminiscent of her youth while contemplating her future marriage to boyfriend Russell Brand.

"Teenage Dream" received generally positive reviews from music critics, some praising its nature and sound, but with others dismissing its lyrics as "too carefree and immature." The song has topped the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Perry's third number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and her second consecutive number-one single after California Gurls (2010). "Teenage Dream" has been certified three times platinum in the United States, as well as receiving platinum and multi-platinum certifications in other countries.


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