Katy Perry is a recording artist, songwriter, and actress. Katy Perry was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. Her conservative parents forbade her from listening to mainstream pop music. As a teen, she pursued a career in gospel music under her birth name and released her debut self-titled studio album. She also recorded a second solo album which never received release. In 2007, she signed with Capitol Records and adopted her current stage name.
Katy Perry has received multiple awards and nominations; she has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards and was named by Billboard as 2012′s Woman of the Year. She has sold 11 million albums and 75 million digital tracks worldwide. Perry remains the only artist to spend 69 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Hot 100. Perry has ventured into celebrity endorsement and released her signature fragrance Purr. She has also made her film debut, voicing Smurfette in The Smurfs.
Katy Perry was ranked at number fourteen on Billboard’s list of top moneymakers of 2011, grossing more than $11 million. She was spotlighted in her own 3D biopic-concert film Part of Me, which concentrated on her life as a touring artist and the breakdown of her one-year marriage to British comedian Russell Brand.
How Katy Perry Made Her Money – Music
Estimated Net Worth: $55 Million
Birthday: October 25, 1984