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Katy Perry Hot in 2011

Katy Perry was born on October 25th 1984 in Santa Barbara, CA to a devout Christian family (both of her parents are pastors) that encouraged her to sing gospel in churches and protected her from exposure to secular music.

She discovered the world of pop music as a young teenager and followed her calling all the way to Nashville, TN at the age of 15. It is there that she built her music industry relationships and begun her career. Her first album which contained Christian songs was released in 2001 under her true name: Katy Hudson. Since her birth name is easy to confuse with that of Kate Hudson, the well-known actress, Katy eventually decided to take on a stage name Katy Perry. (Perry, the name she’s made famous is her mother’s maiden name.)

On her way to success she encountered and was influenced by Glen Ballard (the mentor of Alanis Morissette in the album “Jagged Little Pill”). It is her work with Ballard that brought her the attention of Blender magazine and later Jason Flom who signed her for Capitol Music.

Her major breakthrough came when she provided a free download of her song Ur So Gay on her MySpace page. The song became instantly popular and propelled her second single I Kissed a Girl to the top. (Used on the popular teen TV series “Gossip Girl” the song climbed up Billboard Hot 100 chart and landed at the coveted #2 spot.)

Katy Perry

Katy Perry (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com)

Katy Perry has had several notable hits since: Hot N Cold, Waking Up In Vegas, Thinking of You, Ur So Gay, One of the Boys, Fingerprints, I’m Still Breathing, Mannequin, and Lost. Still, I Kissed a Girl is favored by many of her fans.
Katy is used to breaking conventions and once said famously: “If people want a role model, they can have Miley Cyrus.”

In October 2010 she married British actor, writer, and producer Russell Brand and according to some sources is considering changing her stage name to reflect her marital status…. (The marriage is currently over, the divorce proceedings are underway and other than Katy’s lyrics, it appears that both parties have moved on.)

Katy Perry was ranked #1 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 of 2010 list; we believe that her spot on the Hot List 2011 is assured.

Katy Perry Singing California Gurls (Video)

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