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 enjoying a night on the town with her friends! The 37-year-old singer and American Idol judge was joined by some pals while getting a late night dinner on Thursday (May 12) in Los Angeles. Katy was interviewed for the new episode of Chelsea Handler‘s podcast Life Will Be the Death of Me and she talked about feeling more “grounded” as a mom. “My daughter has reshaped my life, my perspective,” she said. “She’s given me a love I’ve never had before…I’ve always been wanting that love, that was my number one currency, and then when she came it was like, ‘I love you.
For no reason. Just because you are.’ I was like, ‘What? And you don’t need anything from me? Other than some food?’” Katy just landed a new movie role! Click through the gallery for 30+ photos of Katy Perry out for dinner…Read more on justjared.com