Katy Perry

Katy Perry


10/25/1984, Santa Barbara, CA

Birth Name

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson


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Katy Perry was born in Santa Barbara, California to Christian pastor parents. She grew up in the church and learned her musical talents from singing the gospels. She earned her GED her freshman year in high school and went onto pursue a career in music. As Katy Hudson,…more


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    • Katy Perry: I fall in love every time. And I don't really fall in love a lot, but when I do, I fall hard.

    • Katy Perry: I've lived such a great, fantastic life already, but there's still so much more.

    • Katy Perry: (revealing how she refused to narrowly define herself, starting in high school) I was a hop-around. I hung out with the rockabilly crew, the guys who were trying to be rappers, the funny kids.

    • Katy Perry: I wanted to be that quirky girl who writes funny songs that still have meaning.

    • Katy: My party time is usually a dinner party with friends. I couldn't give a f**k about going to clubs. I want to drink really good wine and really good beer, because I like really good wine and really good beer.

    • Katy: (revealing her high tolerance for alcohol) I can drink eight beers and feel fine the next day. I usually drink dark beer because I hate hangovers, and I can't drink and work in the same schedule.

    • Katy: I'm really critical of my posture, it makes a big difference. And I try to suck my belly in. Everyone should do that whether you're on a red carpet or not. Even if you're just going out to dinner with your boyfriend you should try and suck it in.

    • Katy: I think there's a fine line between being a slut and being classy. I walk in between that line.

    • Katy: Santa Barbara is my hood. I mean, it's not much of a hood, but it is definitely like my hood. I claim Santa Barbara like I claim my family - I'm going to be married and buried there.

    • Katy: When I first started at 17 in Los Angeles, the hit song was 'Complicated', and everyone wanted me to write a 'Complicated', I'm like, look that's Avril, this is me. Everybody loves that song - hopefully everyone will love my song.

    • Katy: My personality is up and down, sassy and cheeky.

    • Katy: I really like to look like a history book. I can look 1940s, I can look 1970s hippie-chic, or sometimes I'll pull that '80s Brooklyn hip-hop kid with the door-knocker earrings.

    • Katy: (After controversy over her song 'Ur So Gay' ) It's not a negative connotation. It's not 'you're so gay', like 'you're so lame', but the fact of the matter is that this boy should've been gay. I was talking about ex-boyfriends.

    • Katy: I know sometimes if I don't think about what I do or think about the things I say, then I'll just ruin it for everybody and keep giving that stereotype of teens-that they're irresponsible and not doing anything with their lives.

    • Katy: I wasn't allowed to listen to secular music when I was a kid, but there was a time when I was hanging out at my friend's house. We're trying on all our outfits, like girls do, and out of nowhere I heard the lyrics to 'Killer Queen.' Time stood still. The music was totally different from anything I'd heard. I still love Freddie Mercury. He was flamboyant with a twist of the operatic, but more importantly, he just didn't give a f---.

    • Katy: If people want a role model, they can have Miley Cyrus!

    • Katy: (about her parents' strict rules from when she was a teenager) That's my parents. They're crazy! They're nuts!

    • Katy: (about her father encouraging her to sing) My dad would give me $10, which is a lot of money when you're 9, to sing at church, on tables at restaurants, at family functions, just about anywhere.

    • Katy: I got this Jesus tattoo on my wrist when I was 18 because I know that it's always going to be a part of me. When I'm playing, it's staring right back at me, saying, 'Remember where you came from.'

    • Katy: (Revealing she once had a drinking problem while waiting for her career to take off) It was really difficult, drinking became a problem. It got out of control until I said, 'OK - back to work.' I know I'm speaking for someone, even if it is someone silly.

    • Katy: (following her single 'I Kissed a Girl') Girls now keep asking for a kiss. After every show on my tour I stay behind to do an autograph signing. But about a dozen women will want a snog. I just sweetly say, 'No, thank you'. If I kissed everybody who asked I'd probably go away with something I don't really want.

    • Katy: (When she found a Queen record) The heavens opened and saved me. From then on, they have been my biggest influence.

    • Katy:(On what separates her from other female artists) I want to push the envelope and I want to do something different and exciting and make people, keep them on their toes at all times.

    • Katy: I think people appreciate a songwriter who shows different sides. The whole angst thing is cool, but if that's all you've got, it's just boring. Everything I write, whether it's happy or sad, has a sense of humor to it.

  • Katy Perry :)

    I think Katy Perry is a great role model as a celeb because she is not afrad to be herself and she is an AMAZING singer my fav song by her would have to be "Firework" because it is one of those songs that build you up not take you down so I am proud to say I give Katy Perry a thumbs up :)
  • Great singer/songwriter.

    Beautiful. Love all she does. Was sad to hear about her divorce.