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.
Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register.
She rose to fame in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which topped the U.S. Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks. Soon after, Carey became the only artist ever to have their first five singles reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, from "Vision of Love" to "Emotions".
Katy Perry, who has been a judge on American Idol for seven seasons, has announced she will be leaving the show. While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, she said she needs to "feel that pulse to my own beat" and added: "I think this will be my last show, my last season for Idol." The pop star shared her affection for the talent show and said: "I love Idol so much, it's connected me with the heart of America but I feel like I need to go out and feel that pulse to my own beat." Also, she told the programme that her co-judges, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, were not aware of her departure until the airing of the interview.
Katy jokingly explained: "Well, they'll (Richie and Bryan) find out tonight!". Try MEN Premium now with our amazing New Year offer...
just click here to give it a go. She also commented that this year is going to be thrilling and said: "They know I have some things planned for this year, it's going to be a very exciting year.".
Known for her music hits like California Gurls, Perry hinted about new music and said: "I'm creating space for my new wingspan, I love them so much." She continued by implying that both Richie and Bryan suspected something was afoot due to her studio time, saying: "They figured, I've been in the studio for a while, so they figured something is up." Perry joined American Idol during its reboot on US Network ABC for the 16th season in 2018.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk