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 has faith, trust and a heck of a lot of pixie dust! The 36-year-old has debuted a handful of fabulous fashion looks on season 19 of American Idol, but her most recent outfit (erm, costume) may just be her best yet.
For the Sunday, May 2, episode, which was appropriately Disney themed, Perry strutted to the stage as the living, breathing embodiment of Tinkerbell from Peter Pan.
And she didn’t just slip on a mail order costume or wear a sparkly green dress. Oh no, the “Not the End of the World” singer committed to her look.Read more on usmagazine.com