Katheryn “Katy Perry” Hudson is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager.
Perry rose to fame with the release of the singles “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold“. Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and contained the U.S. Billboard Hot 100chart-topping singles “California Gurls“, “Teenage Dream“, “Firework“, “E.T.“, and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” as well as the number-three single “The One That Got Away“.
The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one Billboard Hot 100 songs, and the second overall after Michael Jackson‘s album Bad(1987). In March 2012, she reissued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs “Part of Me” and “Wide Awake“.