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.
Perry rose to fame in 2008 with her second album, One of the Boys, a pop rock record containing the singles “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold”. The former track also sparked controversy for its themes of lesbianism. Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and was her first record to top the U.S. Billboard 200. It peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with the singles “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.”, and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”, while “The One That Got Away” reached number three on the chart. The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number one songs in the U.S., and the second overall after Michael Jackson’s album Bad. In 2012, Perry re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs “Part of Me” and “Wide Awake”. Her next record was Prism (2013), which became her second to top the U.S. charts. It is influenced by pop and dance, and she became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs “Roar” and “Dark Horse”. She followed this with 2017’s Witness, which delved into electropop and became her third album to chart at number one in the U.S. “Chained to the Rhythm” was the album’s most successful single, breaking Spotify’s record at the time for most first-day streams for a song by a female artist.
Perry has received various awards, including four Guinness World Records, five American Music Awards, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award. She has been included in the annual Forbes lists of highest-earning women in music from 2011–2018. Her estimated net worth as of 2016 is $125 million. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 18 million albums and 125 million singles globally throughout her career. In film, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me in 2012, and voiced Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs and its sequel in 2013. Perry also began serving as a judge on American Idol in 2018.
In this installment of Across The Tracks we feature tunes with “Cold” in the title.
This week on ClubMax we feature tunes from Janet Jackson, Secret Ties, Black Blood, KC & The Sunshine Band, Katy Perry, New Order, Duran Duran, Karen Young, Shalamar, Mark Ronson, First Choice and more . . .
The Tuesday Night Maximum Music Mix. We’re celebrating birthdays tonight: Patty Smyth & Chris Isaak! Great music from: Thomas Rhett Feat. Maren Morris, Ed Sheeran, Alarm, Katy Perry, Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Chainsmokers, Isley Brothers & Santana, Dan & Shay, Kelly Clarkson, Electric Light Orchestra, Spinners, Starship, Jigsaw, Beatles, CCR, & Simple Minds. Thanks for all requests! Robert J. Breitenbach and his wife Deb,Jane Beyer and her husband Ken, Patricia Donche Nelson, Bill Card, Bob Watson, Judy Beebe Zoeller, Heather Cassidy, Kathleen McCarten-Bricketto, Christina Whirl, Tim Singstock, Beth Gano Cattunar, Ian T. Lovejoy, Susan Twomey Collins, Paul M. Sebula, Jeanne Donnelly Weaver, Ted Kirkpatrick, Beth Leary Hegedus, Jay Bookie, & Patrick Hurd. Plus, another special dedication to my beautiful Princess Jeanine Dunn Varroney. We’ll be talking soon!
Katheryn Elizabeth “Katy” Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. After releasing her debut studio album, Katy Hudson, in 2001, Perry moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music. She recorded a collaborative album with the Matrix, which was released in 2009. Perry also recorded an album with Glen Ballard that was not released due to contractual complications.
In April 2007, she signed a deal with Capitol Records. Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold” from her second album, One of the Boys. Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), was preceded by the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles “California Gurls” and “Teenage Dream”, and later produced the number-one singles “Firework”, “E.T.”, and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” as well as the number-three single “The One That Got Away”. The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one Billboard Hot 100 songs, and the second overall after Michael Jackson’s album Bad (1987). In March 2012, she reissued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the singles “Part of Me” and number-two “Wide Awake”. Her fourth album, Prism, was released in 2013 and included the successful singles “Roar” and “Dark Horse”.
Perry has received many awards and nominations, including three Guinness World Records, and been included in the Forbes list of “Top-Earning Women In Music” for 2011, 2012, and 2013. Throughout her career, she has sold 11 million albums and 81 million singles worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. Perry has also made celebrity endorsements and released perfumes Purr, Meow!, and Killer Queen. In July 2011, she made her film debut voicing Smurfette in The Smurfs. The following July, she released a documentary film, Katy Perry: Part of Me, which concentrated on her life as a touring artist and the dissolution of her brief marriage to English actor and comedian Russell Brand in the early 2010s. – Wikipedia
||I Kissed a Girl
||California Gurls (featuring Snoop Dogg)
||Hot n Cold
||Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
||E.T. (featuring Kanye West)
||If We Ever Meet Again (with Timbaland)
||Part of Me
||The One That Got Away
||Waking Up in Vegas
||Dark Horse (featuring Juicy J)
||This Is How We Do
||Starstrukk (3OH!3 featuring Katy Perry)
||Walking on Air
||Thinking of You
||Circle the Drain
||Who You Love (John Mayer featuring Katy Perry)
||Not Like the Movies
||If You Can Afford Me
||One of the Boys
||By the Grace of God
||It Takes Two
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