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 says fiance Orlando Bloom is “emotionally evolved” and chants for an hour every morning. The pop star, 35, and the Hollywood actor, 43, are planning to tie the knot and are expecting their first child together.
Perry told the Sunday Times Style magazine that Bloom is “very sensitive, very emotionally evolved”. “He gets up at 7am and chants for an hour. “One of the things that binds us is our desire to be more spiritually evolved.