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.
Katy Perry's fiancé is a noted motorcycle enthusiast, but she and Orlando Bloom decided to go old school on Thursday when they rode their bikes around the coast city of Santa Barbara.The 36-year-old singer–songwriter and 44-year-old Lord Of The Rings star were dressed for comfort as they caught some sun and fresh air.Even though he was without his trusty motorcycle, Orlando still splurged and rode a luxuryS-Works Turbo Levo SL bike, which sells for as much as $14,500.Read more on dailymail.co.uk