Santa Barbara, California, U.S.GenresPop, rock, dance, gospelOccupationsSinger-songwriter, actressInstrumentsVocals, guitar, pianoYears active2001–presentLabelsRed Hill, Island, Columbia,CapitolAssociated actsThe MatrixWebsiteKatyperry.com
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Perry grew up with gospel music, and during her first year of high school she pursued a music career asKaty Hudson, releasing her first studio album called Katy Hudson which failed to chart. She recorded a solo album later, which was never released. After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry.