Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson
(born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry
, is an American singer, songwriter, businesswoman, philanthropist, and actress. She was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. Having had very little exposure to mainstream pop music in her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teen and released her debut studio album, Katy Hudson
, in March 2001. She also recorded a second solo album which was never released.
In 2007, Perry signed a recording contract with Capitol Records and adopted her... more