Life and career — Growing up, she attended religious schools and camps, including Paradise Valley Christian School in Arizona and Santa Barbara Christian School in California during her elementary years.
She discovered popular music through CDs she sneaked from her friends. She performed the tracks in front of their parents, who let her take vocal lessons as Angela was at the time. She began training at age 9,  and was incorporated into her parents' ministry,  singing in church from ages 9 to Perry's brother David described her as a tomboy during her adolescence. Career beginnings Perry completed her General Educational Development GED requirements at age 15,  during her freshman year of high school,  and left Dos Pueblos High School to pursue a musical career.
Her singing caught the attention of rock artists Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp from Nashville, Tennessee , who brought her there to improve her writing skills. She released the album on March 6, , and went on tour that year as part of Phil Joel 's Strangely Normal Tour   while also embarking on other performances of her own in the United States.
She later adopted the stage name Katy Perry, using her mother's maiden name. She began work on a solo record, but the record was shelved after Java was dropped. One of the songs she had recorded for her album with Ballard, "Simple", was featured on the soundtrack to the film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Flom was convinced that she could be a breakthrough star and she was signed to Capitol Records in April The label arranged for her to work with Dr.
Luke in order to add an "undeniable smash" to her existing material. A campaign was started with the November release of the video to " Ur So Gay ", aimed at introducing her to the music market.
The first station to pick up the song was WRVW in Nashville, who were inundated with enthusiastic calls the first three days they played it. The former criticized its homosexual themes while the latter accused her of using bi-curiosity to sell records. In response to speculation that her parents opposed her music and career, Perry told MTV that they had no problems with her success. Digital Chart by a Female Artist", for digital single sales of over two million copies.
Her scene, in which the two kiss, does not appear in the film. The Complete Confection , " Part of Me ", which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot and became Perry's seventh single overall to top the chart. The Complete Confection was released on March After her scene was uploaded to YouTube , viewers criticized Perry's exposed cleavage. Four days before the scheduled airing, Sesame Workshop announced that the segment would not air on television, but would still be available to watch online.
The film was a financial success worldwide,  while critics gave mostly negative reviews. Perry's work on the episode received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised her performance in the episode's digital short featuring her and Andy Samberg.
Part of Me was released to theaters through Paramount Pictures. Her second fragrance, Meow! Both perfumes were released through Nordstrom department stores. Showtime ,  before releasing a separate stuff pack featuring Perry-inspired furniture, outfits, and hairstyles, titled The Sims 3: Katy Perry's Sweet Treats , in June She told Billboard, "I know exactly the record I want to make next.
I know the artwork, the coloring and the tone" and "I even know what type of tour I'm doing next. I'll be very pleased if the vision I have in my head becomes a reality. She commented "I felt very prismatic", which inspired the album's name. The song was released on August 12, The viewership was higher than the game itself, which was viewed by an audience of Daisy Bell to accompany the exhibition.
Ferras was the first artist to get signed to her label, and Perry served as an executive producer on his self-titled EP. A Second Coming , a documentary following her ex-husband Russell Brand's transition from comedy work to activism,  and released a concert film titled Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour through Epix , which took place during her tour of the same name.
The People's Designer , which followed the life and career of designer Jeremy Scott. Witness and American Idol Perry started writing songs for a new album in June Perry chose to release it as a standalone track rather than save it for her album "because now more than ever, there is a need for our world to unite". NBC also felt its message spoke "directly to the spirit of the Olympics and its athletes" for its inspirational themes.
Witness World Wide , concluding with a live concert on June The Tour , which began in September and is scheduled to end in August All of the melody choices that I make are because of Pet Sounds. Perry stated, "Jagged Little Pill was the most perfect female record ever made. There's a song for anyone on that record; I relate to all those songs.
They're still so timeless. Part of Me was largely influenced by Madonna: She admires Madonna's ability to reinvent herself, saying "I want to evolve like Madonna",  and has credited Madonna for inspiring her to make Prism "darker" than her previous material. I'll be like 'Did I just get lucky, or did I mass-manipulate the world into thinking that seven songs were worth a number-one position? Her subsequent releases, One of the Boys and Teenage Dream, involve themes of sex and love.
One of the Boys is a pop rock record, while Teenage Dream features disco influences. Lyrically, the album addresses relationships, self-reflection, and everyday life. She told Marie Claire: I think you become more relatable when you're vulnerable. Betty Clarke of The Guardian commented that her "powerful voice is hard-edged"  while Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone described Perry's vocals on Teenage Dream as "processed staccato blips".