Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys, and its singles "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot n Cold". In March 2012, she re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake". It is influenced by pop and dance, and she became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs "Roar" and "Dark Horse".
The former track also sparked controversy for its sapphic themes. Her fourth album, Prism (2013), was her second to peak atop the U. Her fifth album, Witness (2017), delved into electropop and became her third album to reach number one in the U. Its most successful single, "Chained to the Rhythm", broke the record for Spotify's most streamed track by a female artist within 24 hours upon its release.
Perry's brother David described her as a tomboy during her adolescence.
and left Dos Pueblos High School to pursue a musical career.
On February 13, Capitol released the lead single from Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, "Part of Me", which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Perry's seventh single overall to top the chart.
In September 2010, Perry was scheduled to appear on the 41st-season premiere of Sesame Street.
Growing up, she attended religious schools and camps, including Paradise Valley Christian School in Arizona and Santa Barbara Christian School in California during her elementary years.
Wanting to be like Angela, Perry began singing by practicing with her sister's cassette tapes.
I'll be very pleased if the vision I have in my head becomes a reality." Perry revealed to MTV during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards that she changed the album's direction after periods of self-reflection.
A campaign was started with the November 2007 release of the video to "Ur So Gay", aimed at introducing her to the music market.
"I Kissed a Girl" created controversy among both religious and LGBT groups.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality.
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