Watch videos & listen to Katy Perry: Firework, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) & more, plus 2184 pictures. Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on 25 October 1984) is a singer/songwriter from Santa Barbara, California, United States. Since the release of her 2007 debut single "Ur So Gay", Perry has released two albums - 2008’s "One of the Boys" and 2010’s "Teenage Dream" - and has had six Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit singles. Under the name Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001, which was unsuccessful. She later recorded an album with production team The Matrix and completed the majority of a solo album from 2004–05, the later of which was never released. After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry and released her first Internet single "Ur So Gay" that November, which garnered public attention but failed to chart. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm.