5 things you need to know about pop diva Katy Perry

By Jurassic JennJun 30, 2024 18:37 PMStar Facts
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Katy Perry. Source: heatworld.com

Katy Perry, an esteemed modern artist, embarked on her career in 2001 with the release of her debut studio album titled Katy Hudson. It is interesting to note that her initial foray into music consisted of gospel songs as she localized her talent performing in churches before transitioning to pop. This is prepared by SSP.

Unveiling intriguing details concerning the singer's personal life and professional journey, let's take a deep dive into several noteworthy facts about Katy Perry in celebration of her 38th birthday.

1. A Multitalented Performer

In addition to her thriving music career, Katy Perry has tackled acting on both the big screen and in animated productions. Notably, she lent her voice to the iconic Smurfette character in the live-action Smurfs film franchise. Furthermore, she graced the cast of Zoolander 2 and made appearances on popular TV shows including How I Met Your Mother, American Housewife, and The Simpsons.

2. Educational Prowess

Remarkably, Katy Perry achieved her GED certification at the early age of 15. Departing Dos Pueblos High School at this tender age, she embarked on a path to musical stardom by relocating to Los Angeles at 17, all in pursuit of her dreams.

3. Surprising Inspiration for "I Kissed A Girl"

One of Katy Perry's earliest and greatest hits, "I Kissed A Girl," drew inspiration from renowned actress Scarlett Johansson. In an interview, Perry disclosed an intriguing conversation with her boyfriend confessing, "If Scarlett Johansson walked into the room and wanted to make out with me, I would make out with her." This conversation became the fascinating catalyst for the popular song.

4. Record-Breaking Achievements

Katy Perry has secured her place in the coveted Guinness World Records. She was the very first artist to amass 100 million followers on the social media platform, Twitter. Additionally, in 2015, Perry achieved the highest earnings among female pop artists. She also boasts the distinction of having the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show, and remarkably, she is the sole singer to parallel Michael Jackson's unparalleled feat of having five tracks from the same album simultaneously topping music charts.

5. A Songwriter Extraordinaire

Beyond her remarkable performances, Katy Perry has proven her songwriting prowess by crafting music for illustrious artists such as Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez & the Scene, and Britney Spears.

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