Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), 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.
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.
Katy Perry is having an "amazing experience" living outside the Hollywood "bubble." Perry, 37, opened up about moving to Kentucky for the last month during an appearance on Chelsea Handler's podcast, "Dear Chelsea." "I’m like, living in Kentucky, and I have for almost a month now.
And that’s quite an amazing experience. Because it reminds you that Hollywood is not America," Perry explained. Katy Perry (Getty) The "Last Friday Night" singer emphasized that living outside Hollywood allows celebrities to understand people better. "You need to remember that," Perry added. "Because I think you can understand people better." "Yeah, right.
It’s nice to get outside of what you know to be normal and your reality," Handler responded. "Yeah, I mean they’re living in a bubble of sorts.
We’re living in a bubble. Our bubbles are completely opposite. But they’re — it’s interesting," Perry said. Katy Perry appears on "American Idol." (Raymond Liu) Handler noted that Perry grew up in a "super religious" family. "You’ve been in different bubbles cause you grew up in a bubble," Handler added. "You grew up super religious, yeah, and that’s one bubble.Then you came into this industry, that’s another bubble.Read more on foxnews.com