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Katy Perry is an American singer and songwriter born in 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Perry has released the albums Katy Hudson, One of the Boys, Teenage Dream, and Prism during her career. Some of her hit singles include I Kissed a Girl, California Gurls, Teenage Dream, E.T., Firework, and Last Friday Night. She has been honored with five MTV Music Awards, four MTV Europe Awards, six Teen Choice Awards, and 14 People’s Choice Awards. Perry was married to actor Russell Brand from 2010 to 2012.

8 Feb, 2017

Announces first shoe line


Perry gears up to launch her very first shoe line, Katy Perry Collections, which will open on katyperrycollections.com on February 16. Perry says she named each of the pieces in the collection after her friends and family. These include The Hillary shoe which is named after Hillary Clinton and The Lena, named after Lena Dunham.

I’ve been courting this idea for several years. For half my career, people have been asking me when I’m getting into fashion. It’s always been simmering under the surface, but I wanted to do it the right way and be the real creative contributor. This is something that I’ve created from the bottom up…I’m a big fan of very unique shoes. There are so many different vibes [in the line] because that’s who I am, and I love so many different things. They all represent my personality and the many moods and characters I’ve displayed throughout my life and career. Fashion is a way to express yourself, so I wanted to make personality pieces that will help you put an exclamation mark at the end of your wardrobe. We can say we’re funny or romantic or serious or sarcastic just by how we display ourselves.

27 Oct, 2015

Criticizes Perry

Makes Statement

In the documentary Brand: The Second Coming, Brand says his relationship with Perry started to break down following a 2010 visit to Africa for Comic Relief.

The stuff in Africa hit me really hard. I’m associated with the very thing I detest: vapid, vacuous, plastic, constructed, mindless celebrity…That’s the very sea we’re swimming in, ‘Oh, who’s he? He’s married to Katy Perry’.

Brand’s close friend Noel Gallagher recounts the moment he knew the pair were destined for divorce.

[Russell] calls me up once and says, ‘What happens when she wants to watch a film and I want to watch another film? It’s doing my head in!’. And I was like, ‘Just let her watch the f*****g film.’ I knew at that point this ain’t gonna go much further.

24 Oct, 2015

Supports Clinton in Iowa

Political Endorsement

Bill Clinton and Perry give their support to Hillary, at a rally in Iowa.

I stand and I march with Hillary. I believe in her future, her vision. I believe in her policies. I believe in equal rights for men, women.


Y’know, sometimes it’s important. You just have to roar about what you have to fight for.

29 Sep, 2015

Kissed by fan

At a concert in Rio de Janeiro, Perry is kissed and groped by a female fan who comes onstage. The fan keeps wrapping her arms around Perry while they take selfies together.

She’s kissing my neck!…I think she’s rolling.

30 Jun, 2015

Convent property dispute

Files Suit

Katy Perry nun dispute imagePerry is in the middle of a legal dispute over the ownership of a former Catholic convent in the city’s Los Feliz neighborhood near downtown L.A. The hilltop property, with a swimming pool and a sweeping view of the San Gabriel Mountains, was once home to Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Archbishop Gomez says the property was entrusted to the diocese in 2005 and wants to sell the property to Perry for $14.5 million, but the nuns, who believe the property is theirs, have already entered into an agreement to sell it to real-estate developer Hollister for $15.5 million. Hollister plans to turn the property into a hotel, restaurant and bar, while Perry wants to use the building as her home. Archdiocese:

Unfortunately, the Archdiocese had to take civil action to protect against the unauthorized action by Ms. Hollister, which was undertaken after the preferred transaction had been accepted in consultation with the Sisters.

One of the sisters was not happy about Perry’s work:

Well, I found Katy Perry and I found her videos and … if it’s all right to say, I wasn’t happy with any of it.

They said, however, that when Perry visited the sisters, she performed a gospel song and dressed conservatively.

22 Apr, 2015

Time Out Hong Kong interview


Perry gives an interview to Time Out Hong Kong. She discusses her strengths, being a pop star, and whether she is a spiritual person.

I’ve got my rose quartz [opens hand to reveal a heart-shaped pink crystal]. You keep this one on your heart because it’s for healing and attracting love – all kinds of love. Just good energy.

20 Mar, 2015

On Air interview


Seacrest interviews Perry during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about The Prismatic World Tour world television premier.

The Prismatic World Tour is crazy and it’s not a joke. We did 127 shows. I’m very tired, obviously, but still standing, still kicking, and I feel about 56 years-old right now. Well everybody should tune in because I got to film this amazing show. And I’m very proud of it, and it’s an amazing show full of a lot of the songs people are familiar with, because I always know that it’s always very important when going to tour is to sing the songs that people have made memories to. I created like seven different worlds. There’s so many different costumes and things to look at and wonderful remixes.

1 Mar, 2015

Elle cover

Magazine Cover

Perry appears on the cover of Elle. Perry discusses the challenges of performing the Super Bowl halftime show.

In my show, I am boss daddy. I am boss mommy. They call me Boss. Everything goes through my eyes; I call all the shots, 100 percent of it. With the NFL, I have to be accountable to several levels of red tape. There are many committees I have to go through for my costumes, the budgets of my show, every interview—everything, I have to report to somebody. So I am no longer the boss; I have to relinquish that control. We love this opportunity, but once you decide you’re gonna do the Super Bowl, you’re gonna have no f-cking life for six months. It is the biggest thing. Anyone that’s ever done it has been scared shitless. You stay off the Internet for the five days afterward.

15 Feb, 2015

Regular acupuncture sessions

Since Perry suffers from chronic knee pain from all of the constant performing she does on stage, she has regular acupuncture sessions to help treat it.

My knees are giving out on me now. I do acupuncture every two or three days…I tour with a stage that goes from the house to the back of the house with a triangle thrust that is a moving treadmill, like I think I’m some kind of Olympic athlete.

23 Nov, 2014

Wins three AMAs

Perry snags three awards at the American Music Awards including, Single of the Year for Dark Horse, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary. Perry, on tour in Australia, does not attend the ceremony.

10 Oct, 2014

To perform during Super Bowl halftime show

Perry agrees to perform at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on February 1, 2015. The announcement comes less that a week after Perry discusses performing at the Super Bowl during her appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay.

We have had some conversations, and I would be honored, of course. But I have let them know that I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl. The ball is in their field.

1 Oct, 2014

GQ Mexico cover

Magazine Cover

n167zp9roum6ormzPerry appears on the cover of the October 2014 issue of GQ Mexico magazine. She talks about how she is 100% natural, how she prayed for bigger boobs when she was 11, and how she isn’t planning on getting married.

Harper’s Bazaar cover

Magazine Cover

katy-perry-harpers-bazaar-october-2014-coverPerry appears on the cover of the October 2014 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. She talks about what she’s learned from past relationships, what she wants in future relationships, and where she meets guys.

Well, I’m not really on the street. It’s usually just through friends of friends. We have a lot of dinner parties. I’m definitely not on Tinder, even though I joke about it.

14 Aug, 2014

Rolling Stone cover

InterviewMagazine Cover

Katy-Perry-Rolling-Stone-Magazine-UNIF-Dress-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-1Katy Perry appears on the cover of the August 2014 issue of Rolling Stone. She defends herself over accusations of cultural insensitivities.

As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery. Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T’s wife, Coco. Those girls aren’t African-American. But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic

31 Jul, 2014

This Is How We Do video

Perry releases the music video for her single How We Do, which was shot and directed by Joel Kefali. How We Do is Perry’s fifth single from PRISM.

Sued by Christian rappers

A group of Christian musicians sue Perry, her production team and Capitol Records.  The suit filed by rappers: Marcus Gray, Emanuel Lambert, Lecrae Moore and producer Chike Ojukwu in St. Louis claims Perry’s song, Dark Horse, is a copy of their song, Joyful Noise.  The plaintiffs added that their song has now been damaged by “witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery.”

In the past, Perry was also accused of copying Sara Bareilles’ song, Brave, in her song, Roar, due to the similarities in the two songs.

25 Jun, 2014

RIAA’s All-Time Top Digital Artist

The Recording Industry Association of America names Perry its highest-selling digital act in the history of Gold and Platinum awards in a ceremony at Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center. Perry currently boasts 72 million digital-single sales to her name, counting downloads and on-demand streams.

RIAA Chairman and CEO:

Katy Perry is a force to be reckoned with in music. She embodies all that makes a true global superstar: the musical talent, the extraordinary drive and genuine charisma, and an intrinsic connection with her fans.

17 Jun, 2014

Metamorphosis Music

Perry starts her own record label titled Metamorphosis Music and announces her first signed artist Ferras. Perry says that she is so excited about her new label and artist Ferras that she will be taking on tour with her.


5 Jun, 2014

Cosmopolitan cover

Magazine Cover

1401990094_katy-perry-articlePerry appears on the cover of the July 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan. She talks about her ex’s and how long she has gone without sex.

It feels like a hundred lifetimes ago, so it’s like digging up an old grave. A lot of therapy has happened and a lot of understanding and growth. Sometimes you have to go through all this s–t to get your grips on life and figure out what the next boundaries in your love life are going to be. You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place. In the long run, it was necessary for me to have more of a teammate.

1 Jun, 2014

V cover

Magazine Cover

madonna-katy-perry-v-magazine-summer-2014Perry and Madonna appear on the cover of the Summer 2014 issue of V magazine. They both talk about provocative showmanship, the V magazine shoot, and going on tour. Madonna:

I would always say, ‘Dad, I’m an artist, I have to express myself. You don’t understand.’ I think he’s finally come to terms with it. It’s only taken 30 years. He’s like, Do you have to simulate masturbation on the bed? Do you have to? Yes, Dad, I do.

31 May, 2014

Billboard cover

Magazine Cover

katy-perry-kacey-musgraves-billboardPerry and Musgraves appear on the cover of a May 2014 issue of Billboard magazine. They talk about pairing up for the Prismatic tour and Perry seeing Musgraves naked.

She struck a chord in me. I feel like we have the same eyes. Not in a physical sense, but in a way of perception.

28 May, 2014

Cosmopolitan global cover

Magazine Cover

katy-perry-cosmopolitan-cover-inlineKaty Perry appears on the cover of 62 editions of the July 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan. She talks about if she will get back together with her ex, why she wants to wear less makeup, and what alcohol she’d never want to drink again.

If you’re secretly reading the mag and not really allowed to, don’t worry, I did it too.

24 Apr, 2014

Birthday video

Perry releases the music video for Birthday, which was directed by Marc Klasfeld and Danny Lockwood Birthday is Perry’s fourth single from PRISM.

4 Mar, 2014

Sunrise Interview


Perry sits down to an interview with Australian TV show Sunrise and talks about diet, dating life and her kiss with Miley Cyrus.

I just walked up to her to give her like a friendly girly kiss, you know, as girls do, and then she like tried to move her head and go deeper and I pulled away.

18 Feb, 2014

Katy Perry interview


Seacrest interviews Perry during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about her Prismatic Tour. 

I’m actually building stamina right now [for the tour.] It kicks off in May it goes from May 2014 until probably summer 2015 we are kicking it off in the UK and then we come to the U.S. all summer long. I’m in the middle of all the different plans and costumes and there are so many fun parts of the show. There’s about five or six sections and one of my favorite sections is the Cat-ture‘ section [like couture] you know me, queen of cats it’s so fun, visual, and vibrant.

17 Jan, 2014

Katy Perry interview


Seacrest interviews Perry during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about her pre-show rituals.

You know, I wake up. I sometimes throw myself on a massage table, get massaged from the previous night where I had to do a two hour show and then I go and work out and I stretch and I kick. And then I do a warm up and then I go to rehearsal and then I basically get ready for the show. I mean when it’s show day, it is all dedicated to the show. There is nothing else that’s more important. So, I’m very focused.

1 Jan, 2014

Marie Claire cover

Magazine Cover

katy-perry-covers-marie-claire-january-2014-01Perry appears on the cover of the January 2014 issue of Marie Claire magazine. She talks about having kids, her boyfriend John Mayer, and her ex-husband Russell Brand.

There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, ‘OK. All right. I can’t feel this. This is too intense right now.’ I was, like, just eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that’s it.

1 Dec, 2013

Marie Claire Australia cover

Magazine Cover

katy-perry-covers-marie-claire-australia-december-2013Perry appears on the cover of the December 2013 issue of Marie Claire Australia magazine. She talks about getting through life with bullies.

Sometimes your biggest bully in life can be yourself.

Glamour UK cover

Magazine Cover

december-glamour-cover_glamour_30oct13_pr_btPerry appears on the cover of the December 2013 issue of Glamour UK magazine. She talks about sex, success, and partying with R-Patz.

I’m comfortable in my own skin now, being a grown-up but I’m still having fun.

What's this? This is an unbiased just-the-facts news timeline ('newsline') about Katy Perry, created by Newslines' contributors. Help us grow it by finding and summarising news. Learn more