FriOct 25

Katy Perry

What is Katy Perry’s Birthday?

Pop star Katy Perry celebrates her birthday every year on October 25. Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson is the performer behind intensely catchy pop anthems like “Hot n Cold,” “California Gurls,” and “Roar.” Over the course of a record-smashing, decade-long career, she’s been pushing envelopes with her lyrics, raising eyebrows with her outfits, and inspiring girl-power all over the world. 

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Fast Facts

Birth date:

October 25, 1984



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Katy Perry was born in Santa Barbara, California to bornagain Christians and Pentecostal pastors Mary Christine and Maurice Keith Hudson. During childhood, Katy often moved around the country as her parents built churches before resettling in Santa Barbara. Her family struggled financially and often got their meals from the food bank intended to feed the congregation at their church. She began vocal training at age 9, taking lessons with her older sister, and sang in her parents’ church from age 9 to 17.
Growing up, Perry primarily listened to gospel music but discovered popular secular music through CDs she listened to with friends. She completed her GED at 15, left school to pursue a career in music, and studied Italian opera at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. Her voice caught the attention of artists Steve Thomas and Jeniffer Knapp who brought her to Nashville to improve her writing skills. She recorded demos and learned to play the guitar before releasing her debut gospel album titled Katy Hudson in 2001. Though she received great critical reviews, her label dropped her due to low record sales. In 2003, she moved to LA at the age of 17 and and started writing songs with producer Glen Ballard. At times she would perform under the name Kathryn Perry (Perry being her mother maiden’s name) in order to avoid confusion with the actress Kate Hudson. After a while, she decided to permanently go by Katy Perry and branded herself under that name.
In 2007, she got signed to Capitol Records, who arranged for her and producer Dr. Luke to write an “undeniable smash” to her existing material. Together they co-wrote “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold” for her second album One of The Boys

Career timeline

February 8, 2001
Perry's first album

Perry's first record, "Katy Hudson," featured music in a contemporary Christian style. While well-reviewed in Christian magazines, it didn't sell many copies, and remains a collector's item.

April 28, 2008
Perry's first hit single

"I Kissed A Girl," Perry's provocative debut pop single, was released. The first station to pick it up was 107.5 The River in Nashville. The station received constant requests for the song in the following three days. It later spent seven weeks at number one.

August 24, 2010
"Teenage Dream" album

Perry's"Teenage Dream" would wind up as the only album recorded by a woman to spawn five number-one hits — including "Last Friday Night," "Firework," and the title track.

October 23, 2010
Marriage mismatch

Perry's high-profile marriage to comedian and activist Russell Brand ignited a steady stream of headlines before ending in divorce a year later.

February 1, 2015
A record-breaking Super Bowl halftime show

Perry performed the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX. It was the highest-rated Super Bowl halftime show in history.

Why We Love Katy Perry

  1. She makes us feel good

    The mark of a good pop song is whether or not you can disappear into a world where you're the star of the show, and Katy Perry's songs give us that sensation every single time. Whether you're belting along to "Legendary Lovers" or dancing to "Teenage Dream", you're the star of the ball and Katy Perry is your fairy godmother.

  2. Katy is a living pop icon

    If you were asked to name 5 Katy Perry songs on the spot, it would probably be the easiest thing you did all day. Hit after hit, Perry never fails to deliver. 

  3. She worked hard to get to where she is

    She pulled herself out of poverty, was dropped by multiple labels, moved to a city she knew nothing about on her own at a very young age, and never stopped pushing for her dream career. If she never showed such perseverance, we wouldn't have her amazing hits on our party playlists!

Katy Perry's 5 Most Outrageous Outfits

  1. The Cube Hat

    Perry's outfit for the 2011 VMAs included a hat that was literally just a yellow cube with a corner "sunk" into her head.

  2. The Boxer

    For her pugnacious performance at the 2013 VMAs, Perry went onstage in a boxing-inspired outfit, including lace-up flats, flame-print athletic shorts, and a leopard-print crop top.

  3. Katy as Freddie Mercury

    Before hitting the town for her 24th birthday, Perry donned an outfit inspired by one of her musical idols, replicating Mercury's yellow Wembley jacket, white pants, and black mustache.

  4. Carousel Katy

    For her performance at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, Perry donned an art-deco-patterned dress that looked like an old-time carousel.

  5. Two-Gender Katy

    Perry hit the red carpet at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards in an outfit that was split down the middle — half frilly pink dress, half black tuxedo and tails. She even had half a mustache.

Katy Perry FAQs

When was Katy Perry born and where?

Kathryn Elizabeth Hudson, aka Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara California.

Is Katy Perry a pop singer? 

Katy Perry is an American pop singer who originally released gospel music under the name Katy Hudson.

Is Katy Perry adopted?

No, Katy Perry is not adopted. Her parents, Pentecostal pastors, are Mary Christine and Maurice Keith Hudson. 

Katy Perry’s birthday dates

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