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 looked down-to-earth on Sunday as she gave her fans a first look at her 2020 American Music Awards performance.The 36-year-old pop superstar shared a post to Instagram in the morning revealing her rugged look for the evening, featuring a relaxed denim jacket and a ribbed white tank top.The singer-songwriter, who isn't nominated at the popular award show, also shared a preview of her debut live performance of her song Only Love.