Katy Perry

A former Christian artist, Katy Perry rebranded herself as a larger-than-life pop star and rose to prominence in 2008, when she topped the pop charts with "I Kissed a Girl." After several years in the industry -- a period that included a Christian album, shelved collaborations with the Matrix, and an unreleased solo project -- Perry had suddenly become one of the biggest pop stars, celebrated as much for her outsized behavior and outrageous fashion choices as her music. She managed to top One of the Boys (2008), her platinum-selling pop debut, with Teenage Dream (2010), a follow-up that spawned five number one U.S. pop hits, including "Firework." Prism (2013), her third album for Capitol, was highlighted by "Roar" and "Dark Horse." ~ Andrew Leahey
  • Katy Perry to perform at free Hollywood Bowl concert next month
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    Katy Perry to perform at free Hollywood Bowl concert next month

    Katy Perry will perform during a free concert next month at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old pop superstar will join a line-up of special guests to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the organization announced Monday. Katy will join LA Phil music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel, 37, and the LA Philharmonic to perform a short set of her top songs. The free concert will be held on September 30 at the Hollywood Bowl amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills. Previously announced special guests include Herbie Hancock, 78, Kali Uchis and the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles. Ticket for LA Phil 100 at the Hollywood Bowl will be available via an online sweepstakes

  • Ken Foote's Summer Songs: Katy Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl'
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    Ken Foote's Summer Songs: Katy Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl'

    FORT WORTH (CBS11) – Not too many recording artists come out of gate ablazing on their first song to chart that hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. But Katy Perry did. Born Katheryn Hudson on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara CA, she was raised by born-again parents. She was originally attracted to gospel music with some pop music “mixed in”. She headed to Nashville in 2001 and secured a record contract with Red Hill Records. Her first album was not commercially successful and eventually the record label closed down. She then moved to Los Angeles and changed her last name to Perry (her mother's maiden name). After several more years of songs and albums not hitting on all cylinders, she finally

  • Roxy Jacenko and daughter Pixie hang out with Katy Perry in Sydney
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    Roxy Jacenko and daughter Pixie hang out with Katy Perry in Sydney

    She's currently coming to the end of her eleven-month Witness world tour. But Katy Perry, 33, still found time to hang out with Australia PR queen Roxy Jacenko, 38, before taking to the stage at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena on Tuesday. The unlikely friends posed together before Roxy's adorable daughter Pixie Curtis, six, captivated the singer's complete attention. Scroll down for video Roxy surprised her 220,000 followers on Tuesday after sharing her A-list snap online. 'Tuesday's (sic) with @katyperry,' she wrote as Katy wore a metallic-gold costume with a full face of stage makeup on. One fan of the Sweaty Betty founder commented:  'You really are the PR queen!' Pixie's Instagram account, managed

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    Hugh Jackman Hits Katy Perry Concert And Shows Off His Superfandom: See Their Cute Photo!

    Hugh Jackman is in the house!  "The Greatest Showman" star showed up at Katy Perry's concert with his wife Deb, on Monday and gushed about Katy's incredible concert.  "Amazing concert. @katyperry is the bomb. Her energy on stage is contagious. Loved it! #mydebs," Hugh wrote alongside a pic of the three of them backstage.  Hugh is clearly hitting the concert circuit hard!  Earlier this week he posted a photo from the Pink concert where he snapped a pic with some of the dancers who starred with him in "The Greatest Showman."

  • Pink Returns to the Stage After Hospitalization With Support from Katy Perry and Hugh Jackman
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    Pink Returns to the Stage After Hospitalization With Support from Katy Perry and Hugh Jackman

    The 38-year-old singer was forced to cancel concerts after experiencing 'excruciating pain' earlier this week.

  • Pink Just Shared Her First Selfie Since Her Hospitalization For A Gastric Virus
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    Pink Just Shared Her First Selfie Since Her Hospitalization For A Gastric Virus

    The singer canceled a series of shows as a result of her illness.

  • Katy Perry slashes ticket prices to all Sydney shows
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    Katy Perry slashes ticket prices to all Sydney shows

    Katy Perry has slashed the price of tickets to all of her upcoming Sydney shows. The star, 33, is currently mid-way through the Australian leg of her world tour and will be performing at the city's Qudos Bank Arena on August 13, 14, 16, 17. In a last attempt to sell-out the shows, Ticketek are now flogging a limited amount of 'reserved seating' tickets for as little as $65 online.  Scroll down for video The price is a big difference to the $130-$250 tickets were originally selling for. Katy is currently mid-way through the Oceania leg of her Witness world tour. Before finishing off her Australia dates in Sydney, the star has wowed audiences in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.  She will

  • Inside the remote New Mexico compound: Ammo, toys and books on assault rifles
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    Inside the remote New Mexico compound: Ammo, toys and books on assault rifles

    CBS News has gone inside the remote New Mexico compound where officials say 11 children were found living in squalor. The dusty property is littered with shell casings, trash, and toys. Authorities raided the compound last week and arrested five adults on child abuse charges. Prosecutors say the children, ranging in age from one to 15, were malnourished, living without electricity or plumbing, reports CBS News' Jericka Duncan. Authorities say they also found the body of a child and the estranged wife of the man accused of leading this compound is speaking out.   Hakima Ramzi told Atlanta TV station WSB she believes the remains of a young boy found at at the compound may be her toddler, Abdul

  • Katy Perry steps out in Brisbane ahead of her concert
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    Katy Perry steps out in Brisbane ahead of her concert

    She's well-known for her love of extravagant and colourful costumes. But Katy Perry opted for a more subdued look when she stepped out in Brisbane, Australia on Wednesday. Perhaps hoping to go incognito, the 33-year-old pop princess covered up in a dark grey hoodie and large sunglasses as she indulged in a spot of shopping with a male pal.   Looking almost unrecognisable Katy covered her trademark peroxide blonde locks beneath an Adidas ball cap. However, the Swish Swish singer made sure to flaunt her lithe legs in a pair of tight black leggings.  Katy is currently in Australia for her Witness tour, and will play a show in Brisbane on Wednesday. And ahead of the big gig, Katy chose to fuel up

  • Katy Perry visits Dreamworld after Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy
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    Katy Perry visits Dreamworld after Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy

    Pop star Katy Perry visited one of Australia's largest theme parks, Dreamworld, on Monday, almost two years since four people were tragically killed on the Thunder River Rapids ride.  In snaps posted on her Instagram page, the Swish Swish singer was pictured fearlessly jumping on The Giant Drop, which falls from a whopping 119-metre height. A second snap showed the singer experiencing one of the scariest rollercoasters the theme park has to offer, the Hot Wheels Side Winder coaster. Almost two years ago four people died at the park after the Thunder River Rapids ride flipped one of the rafts, crushing two and leading to the drowning of two others. Of the four who died, two were mothers Kate Goodchild

  • Katy Perry sings for a disabled teenage fan at her Melbourne concert
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    Katy Perry sings for a disabled teenage fan at her Melbourne concert

    Katy Perry made one young fan's dreams come true when she took to the stage in Melbourne on Sunday night. Alyssa Bugeja, a 14-year-old who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, was almost too sick to attend the concert at Rod Laver Arena, but her mother Julieanne was determined to get her there to see her idol. Her persistence paid off, with the 33-year-old pop star acknowledging Alyssa in the front row of the audience during her performance of Firework. 'What a night,' Julieanne wrote on Facebook on Monday. 'Katy Perry spotted Alyssa when she was singing Firework and she was looking at her singing to her. So passionately and from the heart. We were all in tears on the floor.  'Toward the end

  • Shakira Kicks Off Momentous US Tour in Chicago After 7-Year Wait: 'I've Been Dreaming About This Moment'
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    Shakira Kicks Off Momentous US Tour in Chicago After 7-Year Wait: 'I've Been Dreaming About This Moment'

    Shakira fans waited long enough to see the Colombian superstar touring and back onstage in the United States -- seven years to be exact. And for some fans, like Joel and Karen, it was the first time they got to see Shakira live.  “We drove eight hours from Minnesota just to see her,” said the couple. “We've been waiting since the '90s to see Shakira. I want to sing the oldies with her." "I've been practicing in my shower for the last 20 years,” added Karen.  After a successful run in Europe earlier this summer, Shakira kicked off the U.S. leg of her El Dorado Tour at the United Center in Chicago on Friday (Aug. 3). The tour was rescheduled from January after the singer/songwriter had to postpone