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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.

17 Jun, 2008

One of The Boys

Katy_Perry_-_One_of_the_BoysPerry releases her second full-length studio album One of The Boys. The 12 track record features Perry’s number one single I Kissed a Girl as well as singles Hot n Cold and Waking Up In Vegas. All tracks are written by Perry with collaborations from Greg Wells, Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard.

It’s been a long and winding road that started about five years ago. I came from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. A fantastic producer named Glen Ballard brought me out here and kind of looked after me. And then I started this thing, where I was signed and dropped, signed and dropped by a couple of labels. Then one day, Capitol Records picked me up and decided they wanted to make a Pretty Woman story out of me, without the prostitution.

9 Sep, 2008

Hot N Cold

Single Release

Perry releases Hot N Cold, from her album, One of the Boys. The song is inspired by an ex-boyfriend:

One day this person would send me a text and I would be so thrilled about it because I had been waiting for some kind of sign – a smoke signal. He would be all interested and then I would just lose him, or one day he would want to see me and then one day he wouldn’t. I didn’t know what was wrong with him, if he was bipolar, or if he was wearing a mood ring. I took the theme and the song kind of spilled out of me.

Katy Perry - Hot N Cold

4 Aug, 2009

Cosmopolitan cover

Magazine Cover

Perry appears on the cover of a August 2009 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. She mentions breaking away from church, her marriage to music, and her relationship with Gym Class Heroes front man Travis McCoy.

I gave myself until I turned 25 to make it.

25 May, 2010

California Gurls

Single Release

Perry releases the single which features Snoop Dogg, California Gurls, from her album Teenage Dream. Perry co-wrote the song with “Dr. Luke” Gottwald and Max Martin:

My serotonin level changes, my personality changes. California Gurls talks about all those iconic things that you’ve seen on postcards and on TV. And I wanted to do a homage to the Beach Boys.

Katy Perry - California Gurls ft. Snoop Dogg

23 Jul, 2010

Teenage Dream

Single Release

Perry releases the single, Teenage Dream, from her album with the same name, Teenage Dream.

Teenage Dream is a euphoric feeling. It gives off this feeling that a lot of people have been through. I remember my teenage years, and I remember falling in love for the first time and how impressionable that was. How sensitive I was to every feeling. Heartbreak was really hard. Of course heartbreak is really hard now, and love is still intense, but it’s a different type of feeling, that teenage love. I want people to have that feeling again of falling in love unabashedly – those teenage dreams.

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream (Director's Cut)

24 Aug, 2010

Teenage Dream

220px-Teenage_Dream_album_coverPerry releases her third studio album Teenage Dream. Perry co-wrote every song on the 12 track record with collaborators Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Benny Blanco and Ester Dean. The record also features singles California Gurls featuring Snoop Dogg and Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) and is the second album in history to have five number one singles, Michael Jackson’s Bad being the first.

After I Kissed a Girl, I knew it would take time to not look like a one-trick pony. This album is a perfect snapshot of where I am mentally and emotionally.

1 Sep, 2010

Seventeen cover

Magazine Cover

katy-perry-seventeen-magazine-september-2010Perry appears on the cover of the September 2010 issue of Seventeen magazine. She talks about her fiance Russell Brand.

He changed my mind about him the moment I met him. I said, ‘You are a better person than how you are portrayed.’ He’s a very spiritual person, and I’m constantly struggling with the idea of being spiritual and material.

Glamour UK cover

Magazine Cover

Glamour-September10_cover_gl_10aug10_Perry appears on the cover of the September 2010 issue of Glamour UK magazine. She talks about her fiance and how she doesn’t want kids for a while.

Babies in a few years perhaps. If you see a bump, it’s just water retention.

Firework

Single Release

Perry releases Firework from her album Teenage Dream. The song is inspired by a line from Jack  Kerouac’s On the Road:

…the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center-light pop and everybody goes, ‘Awww!’

Katy Perry - Firework

23 Oct, 2010

Brand, Perry marry

Marriage

300.perry.brand.twitter.lc.010510Brand weds Perry in an elaborate and private Hindu ceremony at a luxury resort in Northern India. The union is officiated by a Christian minister and friend of Perry’s family. The two celebrities date for four months before deciding to tie the knot. They throw a Bollywood-themed party for their guests on the night before the wedding. On their first meeting at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards where Perry threw a plastic water bottle at his head:

Got you on the head, huh? Kind of an easy target, it’s big and you’ve got that ridiculous hair.

You’ll think it frivolous of me to say I knew I’d marry her on that first date. The truth is I fell in love with her when she hit me with that bottle. She chose me, bottled me and cuffed me. And now this is my life, my girl, this beautiful woman.

3 Nov, 2010

Harper’s Bazaar interview

Interview

Perry gives an interview to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine about her good girl image.

I’m kind of a good girl and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.

1 Jan, 2011

Maxim cover

Magazine Cover

katy-perry_l2Perry appears on the cover of the January 2011 issue of Maxim magazine. She talks about what she thinks makes a woman sexy.

The way she presents herself and the air she has about her. You can feel her power and her confidence. Also, the way she uses her ability to communicate, her brain and personality. I think that’s really sexy because you all know the hottest woman can be the biggest bitch, and that’s not cool.

11 Nov, 2011

The One That Got Away

Single Release

Perry releases the single, The One That Got Away, from her album, Teenage Dream. Perry:

I’m so pleased to select The One That Got Away as my sixth single because this song shows a very different side of me that I haven’t shown with my past singles on this record.

I think that everyone can relate to this song. I wrote this song about when you promise someone forever, but you end up not being able to follow through.

Katy Perry - The One That Got Away

13 Mar, 2012

Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection

url-1Perry re-releases her third studio album Teenage Dream with new tracks. Titled Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, the record features new tracks Part of Me, Wide Awake and Dressin’ Up. Perry also adds new collaborations to the album such as Kanye West on E.T. and Missy Elliott on Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).

This is the complete story of Teenage Dream. It was an honor to tie the King of Pop’s Billboard Hot 100 record, but I’m moving forward and had a few things left to get off my chest. So this is the complete special edition of my album for my fans.

23 Mar, 2012

Wide Awake

Single Release

Perry releases Wide Awake from her album Teenage Dream: The Complete Collection. Perry wants her audience to feel certain emotions when listening to the song:

Well, this song, I have a lot of different emotions and feelings in all of my songs. This song in particular is a dose of reality. It’s kind of like coming down from a high. You’ve been on cloud nine for so long, and it can’t always be so sweet and sometimes you need to realize that, and you have to pick yourself up and move forward and face the facts of life and know that this is just a lesson you learn and you’re stronger because of it.

Katy Perry - Wide Awake

1 May, 2012

Teen Vogue cover

Magazine Cover

cosl-2012-05-coverPerry appears on the cover of the May 2012 issue of Teen Vogue magazine. She talks about how she still gets excited, her movie, and whether Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never or Madonna’s Truth or Dare inspire her.

A little. Madonna is everything to me, and that movie is amazing because it caught her at a time when she was a bit more vulnerable. I wanted to do that too, to capture a snapshot of who I am now so that I can remind myself what I’ve lost if I ever do become totally jaded. [Laughs]

22 Jun, 2012

Katy Perry interview

Seacrest interviews Perry during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks about what she has planned next.

There’s certain times for everything. Of course, last year was really intense because I had to go on that tour. This year after the movie is finished I’m just going to figure out what that feeling of being bored actually means. I’m going to not plan anything. I want to do these things that my friends call ‘Coin Flip Trips.’ Where I close my eyes and put my finger on a globe and I spin it. Then I open my eyes and we go there!

25 Jun, 2012

Katy Perry interview

Seacrest interviews Perry during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks her what about her documentary makes her nervous.

Sometimes I get a little bit nervous because I know there’s some intense stuff in the film. Also, there’s me not always looking gorgeous, but I think it’s time.

2 Jul, 2012

Katy Perry interview

Seacrest interviews Perry during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me. 

Really I had this idea to kind of document my whole world right before I went on this big worldwide tour. I didn’t know that it was going to turn into this huge Hollywood movie. It just felt like I needed to capture this, so I never forgot it.

5 Jul, 2012

Katy Perry: Part of Me

Film Appearance

Perry releases an autobiographical documentary concert film. The movie titled Katy Perry: Part of Me features exclusive interviews with Perry on her life story and personal events as well as scenes shot from her California Dreams tour. The movie also features Perry speaking on her relationship with Russell Brand and performances of tracks from her album Teenage Dream.

It’s closing the chapter on Teenage Dream, but it’s giving you such an inside perspective. This film, you’re going to see it from my best friend/buddy perspective, you’re going to see exactly what I mean and feel and think about everything.

Katy Perry - Part Of Me Theatrical Trailer

16 Jul, 2012

Perry, Brand divorce

Divorce

Perry and Brand finalize their divorce after 14 months of marriage. The couple split over disagreements on family, having children and the hardship of being away from each other too often for work. Brand says he loved Perry and does not regret their relationship.

Being in love is a dream, but the reality is not like the movies.

Perry says:

There’s a lot more compromise and sacrifice.

2 Aug, 2012

Mayer, Perry dating

Perry and Mayer are dating after they were spotted leaving the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles for dinner. The pair have been chatting on the phone and have gone out a few times – but they’re taking things slow. She wants a normal relationship that doesn’t always involve the media. She doesn’t want to reveal a lot of things about her personal life only bits and pieces. Source:

I don’t think either of them are trying for anything serious right now. She’s not talking like he’s The One. She’s comfortable around guys who understand the craziness of that world, which he definitely does.

29 Aug, 2012

L’Officiel cover

Magazine Cover

1346253036_lofficiel-katyperry-467Perry appears on the cover of the September 2012 issue of L’Officiel magazine.  The cover photo for the French fashion magazine was shot by photographer Cuneyt Akeroglu.

19 Mar, 2013

Perry, Mayer split

Perry and Mayer split. The couple had been dating for the past seven months. Before splitting, the couple spend Christmas together with her family. Perry:

Sometimes you have to go through all this sh*t to get your grips on life. You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place. I’m living in the now and not fantasizing about the past. I have a lot of respect for [John] still, and I know it goes both ways. There’s no bad blood, but I’m sure there will be inspired songs.

1 Apr, 2013

People cover

Magazine Cover

perry1Perry appears on the cover of People to discuss her relationship with Mayer and how things started off good but ended abruptly. Source:

Katy would eventually like to settle down again. She is worried about getting older, which sounds ridiculous considering she’s 28. But she does think about the long-term plans of marriage and babies.

12 Aug, 2013

Who You Love

Single Release

The artist releases Who You Love, featuring Perry, from his album, Paradise Valley. Mayer:

I started singing ‘And my girl, she ain’t the one I saw coming. Sometimes I don’t know which way to go. And I tried to run before, but I’m not running anymore.’ In 2013, modern-day times that’s sweet. Because there’s so many other things to occupy your time that you can do for yourself. That to say, I tried to be alone but I can’t. This is sort of our generation.

John Mayer - Who You Love ft. Katy Perry

10 Oct, 2013

Roar

Single Release

Perry releases the single, Roar, from her album Prism. Co-writer, Bonnie McKee, says writing Roar was a turning point for Perry:

She was kind of coming out of sort of a dark place when she was setting up Prism. She was talking about wanting to explore her darker side.

Katy Perry - Roar (Official)

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