Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson, better known as Katy Perry, grew up in Santa Barbara, California. Katy was raised by evangelists and grew up singing in her parents church services from the age of 9 - 17.
Her raw talent was noticed by rock veterans from Nashville who brought her there to fine tune her talents. Katy recorded her first album at the young age of 15.
Katy's third album "Teenage Dream" dominated the charts with five number one hits such as "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T." and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)". Having five number one hits on a single album was a feat only Michel Jackson had accomplished making Katy Perry a historically elite artist.