Let’s “Roar with Katy Perry

Katy Perry, born October 25th, 1984 in Santa Barbara California.  Katy’s birth name was Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson.  Her parents were both pastors, so growing up she was  allowed to listen and sing only gospel music.  There was no watching MTV for Katy.

Signed on with Red Hill Records, which was a Christian label:

In 2001 under the name of Katy Hudson, her debut studio album was unsuccessful.  She then ventured into secular music.

Move To LA:

Katy Hudson dropped her name and now went by Katy Perry, using her mothers maiden name.

In 2007 Katy signed with Capitol Records.  In 2008 her first secular song was “I Kissed A Girl”, which caused a lot of controversy.

Albums by Katy Perry:

“Witness” (2017), “Prism ” 2013, “Teenage Dream” 2010, “One Of The Boys” (2008), “Katy Hudson” 2001.

“Firework”, “Roar”, “Dark Horse”, sold 6 million copies.  These received The Diamond Song Certification from RIAA, making her the first artist to accept this this award.

28 singles sold with 25 million sold globally , with over 40 million albums sold.

What is the Diamond Song Certification from RIAA:

RIAA “Recording Industry Association of America”, which launched in 1958. In 1999 the program expand to include The Diamond Award honoring 10 million or more certification for a song or album.

The Diamond Award is based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets.

Gold- is a single album sold (5000,000) units, (records, tapes or compact discs).

In 1976 the Platinum award was added, selling 1 million units, and singles selling over 2 million units.

The Multi – Platinum was introduced in 1984.  There have been many changes in how many units are required since 1989 -1995.

Movies Katy Perry starred in:

Katy Perry – Part Of Me (2012), The Smurfs (2011), The Smurfs 2 (2013), The X Factor, and Zoolander 2 (2016).

Katy Perry starts her own record label:

In July 17th, 2014, Perry started her own record label called “Metamorphosis Music”.  Her first artist to sign on was Ferras Alqaisi who was with Capital Records in 2007.  Ferras released his self-titled EP the same day the record label was released.

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