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.
This singer is truly shining bright like a diamond. On Sunday’s “American Idol”, the judges were absolutely floored by singer Willie Spence, who performed a powerful rendition of Rihanna’s “Diamonds”.
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Luke Bryan added, “You are a special, special human being. Gosh, I did not want it to end.” Katy Perry, meanwhile, posed him the question, “In five years, what do you want it to look like, in your wildest dreams, if nothing was standing in your way?” Spence responded, “I just want my voice to reach the world, and share my gift, hopefully, winning a Grammy one day.” RELATED: CassandraRead more on etcanada.com