"I want to be a firework, both living and dead." 

  • Born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on Oct. 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California
     
  • In 2008 Perry's breakout single, "I Kissed A Girl," soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, topping the chart for seven weeks. Her major label debut, One Of The Boys, hit No. 9 on the Billboard 200.
     
  • At the 51st GRAMMY Awards, Perry earned her first GRAMMY nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "I Kissed A Girl." That same year, she performed the hit during her GRAMMY stage debut.
     
  • Did you know? In 2008 Perry made a guest appearance as herself on an episode of the soap opera "The Young And The Restless."
     
  • Perry sang the Beatles' classic "Yesterday" at "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles," a 2014 TV special that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the group's first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
     
  • In 2016 UNICEF awarded Perry the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in support of improving the lives of vulnerable children and adolescents.

 

Katy Perry

"I want to be a firework, both living and dead." 

  • Born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on Oct. 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California
     
  • In 2008 Perry's breakout single, "I Kissed A Girl," soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, topping the chart for seven weeks. Her major label debut, One Of The Boys, hit No. 9 on the Billboard 200.
     
  • At the 51st GRAMMY Awards, Perry earned her first GRAMMY nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "I Kissed A Girl." That same year, she performed the hit during her GRAMMY stage debut.
     
  • Did you know? In 2008 Perry made a guest appearance as herself on an episode of the soap opera "The Young And The Restless."
     
  • Perry sang the Beatles' classic "Yesterday" at "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles," a 2014 TV special that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the group's first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
     
  • In 2016 UNICEF awarded Perry the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in support of improving the lives of vulnerable children and adolescents.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Katy Perry

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Nominations
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Dark Horse
Best Pop Vocal Album
Prism
 
Nominations
Song Of The Year
Roar
Best Pop Solo Performance
Roar
 
Nominations
Best Pop Solo Performance
Wide Awake
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Firework
Best Pop Solo Performance
Firework
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Teenage Dream
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Teenage Dream
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
California Gurls
Best Pop Vocal Album
Teenage Dream
 
Nominations
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Hot N Cold
 
Nominations
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
I Kissed A Girl