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.
Sam Smith was honoured during Thursday’s GLAAD Media Awards. Smith was awarded with Outstanding Music Artist for their work on Love Goes.
But first, Katy Perry celebrated all the musicians and shared a message with fans. RELATED: Sam Smith Covers Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’ Live In Abbey Road Studios “Music helped us get through this very difficult time, when not much else did,” she said. “I mean, our fabulous clothes just stayed on the hangers while we lived in sweats every single day.
Some of us even went up a couple of sizes — I did, I also had a baby.” Perry said how all the nominees were able to bring “hope, happiness, resilience, and even just plain old escapism” during the pandemic.Read more on etcanada.com