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 hit the 2020 American Music Awards stage with Darius Rucker on Sunday to deliver a world premiere broadcast performance of her song, «Only Love.»The moment marked her first performance at the annual awards show in seven years, as well as her first performance since giving birth to her first child, Daisy, in August.«She taught us how to be a firework and shine,” show host Taraji P.