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Katy Perry
Full name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Birthday (1984-10-25) October 25, 1984 (age 35)
Gender Female
Genre(s) Pop, rock
Occupation Singer, songwriter, actress
Label(s) Red Hill, Java, Capitol, Columbia

Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson (born October 25th, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Perry started out as a gospel singer, under the name Katy Hudson. She then transitioned into pop music and opted for the stage name Katy Perry, using her mother's maiden name. She has 5 albums as of 2019, Katy Hudson, One of the Boys, Teenage Dream, PRISM, and Witness. She is a friend of Kesha and contributed backing vocals to her unreleased song, "True Love". Kesha also briefly appears in the music video for Katy's first major label single, "I Kissed a Girl", as well as Perry's film, Katy Perry: Part of Me.


  • Kesha said that they both have seen each other naked.
  • In 2017, Perry testified in the lawsuit between Kesha and Dr. Luke, denying that she was raped by Luke.
    • However, during the "Katy Perry Live: Witness World Wide" livestream, Perry said Kesha is still her friend and that she loves her.


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