Katy Perry is one of the most entertaining and interesting pop music artists in recent times. From her debut Christian gospel music album ‘Katy Hudson’ to her wildly popular hit single ‘I Kissed a Girl,’ and as host of the MTV Video Music Awards, Perry has constantly reinvented herself and emerged as a multi-talented, outspoken pop diva with a great sense of humor.
Lately the singer has been in the limelight due to her latest album ‘Witness’ which came out in June 2017. She has also made headlines for signing up as the judge on ABC’s ‘American Idol’ reboot in 2018.
In addition, the pop music artist from Santa Barbara is gearing up for the promotional tour of her recent album ‘Witness’.
If you want to watch her perform live, then quickly get your hands on Katy Perry tickets.
Early Life & Career Debut
Katy Perry’s original name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. She was born in a conservative family in Santa Barbara, California on October 25, 1984. Inclined towards music from a young age, Perry and her siblings grew up in a religiously conservative environment. Her parents were pastors and moved across the country to set churches before settling in Santa Barbara. Perry went to religious schools and camps and listened to gospel music as a child since mainstream pop music was not allowed in the house. Perry performed in church choirs at her parents’ ministry. She took professional lessons to improve her vocals and also learnt to play the guitar.
When Katy Perry decided to make a career in the music industry, she faced a lot of opposition. However, she decided to pursue her dream despite all odds. One of her performances caught the attention of artists Jennifer Knapp and Steve Thomas who brought the young singer to Nashville. Here, Perry got an offer from Red Hill Records under which she released her self -titled gospel debut album ‘Katy Hudson’ in 2001.
The turning point in Katy Perry’s music career came with the album ‘One of the Boys.’ The record debuted at the ninth spot on the US Billboard 200 and sold around 47,000 copies in its first week of release.
It has received Platinum certification by the RIAA and spent 84 weeks on the music charts.
The biggest hit from ‘One of the Boys’ was the song ‘I Kissed a Girl.’ It stayed on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks and was declared the 1,000 number one single of the rock era. The song also ruled the charts in almost twenty more countries. These included Canada, Australia, Ireland and the UK.
‘I kissed a Girl’ was a breakthrough success for the pop music artist whose first record went unnoticed and the other two tanked at the charts. However, with her following efforts, Katy proved to her critics and fans that she was not just a one hit wonder.
The talented songstress has gone on to produce several major hits in her career. These include ‘Last Friday Night,’ ‘Thinking of You,’ ‘This is How We Do, ‘Part of Me’ and ‘The One That Got Away.’
Her 2010 music album titled ‘Teenage Dream’ had five songs top the US Billboard 200. This made her the first ever female music artist and second after Michael Jackson to achieve the feat.
Awards and Achievements
The 32-year artist has received numerous awards and honors in her career so far. She was ranked on the ‘Top Earning Women in Music’ list by Forbes from 2011 to 2016. With sales over 100 million records, Perry stands as among the bestselling music artists of all-time. She is the proud holder of a total of four Guinness World Records and has several number one hits to her credit.
Katy Perry has so far won six American Music Awards, another six MTV Europe Music Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards and six Billboard Music Awards.
Katy Perry’s latest album to hit the shelves is ‘Witness.’ Among the record’s most popular songs are ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ featuring guest artist Skip Marley, ‘Swish, Swish’ featuring Nicki Minaj and ‘Bon Appétit’ featuring Migos. Besides topping the US Billboard, ‘Witness’ has also reached the number one spot on music charts in Canada and Spain.
The California artist is now all set to launch her Witness: The Tour with a performance at the Bell Centre in Montreal on September 19, 2017. Among the notable North American cities on the itinerary are Washington DC, Boston, New York, Newark and Brooklyn.
So if you want to catch the pop diva live in her element then quickly get Katy Perry tickets 2017 before they sell out.