Katheryn Hudson (known better as Katy Perry) is an American songwriter, pop star, and business woman. Writing her first songs in late 90's, Katy moved to Nashville in 2001, where she released her first album "Katy Hudson". The album was not successful and her label went bankrupt and closed its doors. But that did not deter Katy. She soon migrated to Los Angeles at 17 and found herself at three different music labels. She was dropped by all three. In that time, Katy penned "I Do Not Hook Up" and "Long Shot" by Kelly Clarkson, "That's More Like It" and "Rock God" by Selena Gomez and "The Driveway" and "Breakout" by Miley Cyrus, as well as country and ballad songs.
Katy was eventually picked up by Capitol Records and began her career as a pop act. Her first two singles (Ur So Gay and I Kissed A Girl) were met with controversy, accusing Katy of homophobia and shock-jockeying, but they were commercial hits, "Kissed" being #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 nearly 2 months long. Katy continued her pop career with 8 other #1 hits and became the first woman in music to have 5 #1 songs off one album.
In addition to sales achievements and becoming a hugely successful entertainer, Katy proved to accessible to children and youth. An attendee of the Kids' Choice Awards and Teens' Choice Awards, Katy has won awards at both and gleefully voiced Smurfette in the live action adaption of The Smurfs. She has very proudly summarized her audience as "8 to 80".
Katy currently lives in California with her sister, brother-in-law and their daughter Stella. She still holds the title of #1 Artist in both Top 40 and Adult Contemporary.
Katy is a neo-feminist and does not practice a specific religion.