28th Post: Katy Perry No5

Katy Perry
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Hollywood Reporter
Jason LaVoris – June 15, 2017

Katy is the fifth highest producer of singles in the current decade with a total of 103M. With the overall impact of digital downloading, her total sales will possibly overtake the likes of The Beatles and Elvis. She was born in Santa Barbara California in 1984 (34 years old). Her name at birth was Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. At first as a teenager she tried to break into the music business singing gospel style. After her first single: “I Kissed a Girl” (https://youtu.be/tAp9BKosZXs) (RQ 10+) her career took off. She is considered to be the first ever female singer to produce three diamond certified recordings in one year: “Dark Horse (https://youtu.be/0KSOMA3QBU0), Firework (https://youtu.be/QGJuMBdaqIw) (RQ 10+) and Roar” (https://youtu.be/CevxZvSJLk8) (RQ 10+). Also, beginning in 2017, she became successful on TV with her role as a judge on American Idol. She has also won Grammies and is specifically known by delivering theatrical performances along with having an excellent voice. She started to dominate the charts in 2013. For example, “Witness” (https://youtu.be/_U3s4mNcnjw) (RQ 10) became her third straight No1 album.