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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicCelebrities · 1 decade ago

what's katy perry's story?

i know she used to be a christian artist "katy hudson" and that both her parents are pastors..but do you know for sure what caused her change..and what do her paretns think. any interviews or facts or whatever?

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    Perry was born in Santa Barbara, California, USA. The middle child of two pastors, she grew up listening to gospel music and singing in church. After Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp signed Perry to their label, Red Hill Records, she released her first CD, Katy Hudson (2001), a Christian gospel album. In her teenage years, Perry found a Queen album with her friend, "and the heavens opened and saved me. From then on, they have been my biggest influence". Also among her musical influences are Heart and Joni Mitchell, as well as Paul Simon, King Crimson, Jon Salmon, Meshuggah, Whitechapel, John Cage, Cattle Decapitation, Slayer, AC/DC, Alanis Morissette and Wesley Willis.

    In 2004, Perry became an in-house vocalist for the record production team The Matrix, who had previously worked with Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair, and Britney Spears, among others. Perry also began working on a debut mainstream album, writing with Glen Ballard, which was due for release in 2005; some of the collaborations included "Box" and "Diamonds," which were released on Perry's official MySpace page. Her burgeoning music career led to her being named "The Next Big Thing" in October 2004 in Blender Magazine, where Perry stated she wasn't "a typical Christian", mentioning that she had done "lots of bad things" during her adolescence. One of the tracks she recorded with Ballard, "Simple", was released on the soundtrack of the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She has openly talked about her struggles within the music industry, such as being dropped from record labels for much of her early career. Her songs eventually captured the attention of Virgin Records CEO Jason Flom, who was the head of Capitol Music Group, and she signed to Capitol Music in early-2007. Perry is now regularly heard on MTV, VH1, as well as commercials.

    After signing to Capitol Records, Perry began recording for her official mainstream debut album, released in 2008, working with Greg Wells (OneRepublic, Mika), Dr. Luke (Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne), Butch Walker (Pink, The Donnas), Max Martin (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, The Veronicas) and Cathy Dennis (Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue). The full length album titled One of the Boys was released in the USA on June 17, 2008.

    The album was preceded by a digital EP in late 2007, entitled "Ur So Gay", produced by and co-written with Greg Wells (OneRepublic, Mika). A video for the song premiered in early 2008, and brought Perry to the attention of Madonna, who mentioned her on KISS FM & KRQ's JohnJay & Rich morning show in Arizona, stating that "Ur So Gay" was her "favorite song right now," as well as another mention on Ryan Seacrest's Morning Show. "Ur So Gay" has been criticized for apparent homophobia.

    On April 29, 2008, her first official single from One of the Boys, "I Kissed a Girl", debuted on the iTunes Store. The song was co-written with Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cathy Dennis and debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #76, climbing to #1 as of June 25, 2008. It has peaked on iTunes Top 100 at #1, as of June 3, 2008. The music video for "I Kissed a Girl" was released on May 21, 2008 on MySpace. The song has generated controversy due to its popularity with children and its depiction of sexuality, homosexuality, and/or promiscuity, though as Slant Magazine concludes, the song, "isn't problematic because it promotes homosexuality, but because its appropriation of the gay lifestyle exists for the sole purpose of garnering attention—both from Perry's boyfriend and her audience."

    In addition, she has had songs from the album featured on MTV's series, The Hills ("Self Inflicted", "Waking Up In Vegas" and "Thinking Of You"), on Oxygen Network's reality series, Fight Girls, and on the 2008 film Baby Mama ("Fingerprints"). She was also featured on P.O.D.'s 2006 single "Goodbye for Now".

    As an actress, she made a cameo appearance on Carbon Leaf's video "Learn to Fly" and on Gym Class Heroes' video "Cupid's Chokehold". She is currently dating Travis McCoy, the front man of Gym Class Heroes. He recently gave Perry a promise ring. On March 10, 2008, she appeared as herself on ABC Family's Wildfire (episode titled "Life's Too Short"). She has appeared in advertisements for Too Faced Cosmetics' Spring 2007 line. On June 12, Perry appeared as herself on the popular daytime soap opera, The Young & The Restless, and on MTV's TRL.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I haven't heard of that, but then again, I don't see why anyone would care where a singer had sex at.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    She Kissed a girl andd she liked it and now in this new song "ur so gay" shes calling someone else GAY right aafter she jsut told us that she kissed a girl! WHAAATT!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Perhaps she's seen the light,and realizes that grown ups with imaginary friends aren't cute,they're pathetic.

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  • umm she has a song "i kissed a girl"

    so thats a clue right there

  • 1 decade ago

    she kissed a girl and she liked it, haha.

  • 1 decade ago

    shes gross.. it was probably that deal she made with satan or something

  • 1 decade ago

    idk but right when i clicked on the question her song came on TRL weird

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