Fun facts about pop star Katy Perry 🎤

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Katy Perry

by Natalie Rees |

Katy Perry is not only one of the biggest music artists in the world, but she's also an incredible fashionista, TV judge, a hugely inspirational role model, a mum to Daisy AND fiancée to Orlando Bloom. To celebrate the incredible force that is KP - real name Katheryn Hudson take a look at these fun facts about the singer.

Of course, we could have easily come up with way more reasons about why she's amazing, but tbh we got distracted watching all her incredible videos...

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Is Katy Perry married to Orlando Bloom?

Not yet - but they are engaged! The pair were on-off for a few years, but announced their engagement on Valentine's Day in 2019 with a beautiful Instagram post.

These two were one of our fave celeb couples and gave us serious couple goals when they got together in 2016, and our hearts broke when they split in 2017 with a joint statement, 'Before rumours or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.'

However, after being spotted kissing at an Ed Sheeran concert, it looked as though things were seriously back on, and Katy said on This Morning Mashup: "Well, you know, I think people are in and out of your life. It’s nice to keep people you love around you."

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Who is Katy Perry?

Katy Perry is a US singer - but you probably know that already!

How old is Katy Perry?

Katy Perry's birthday is 25th October 1984, making her age currently 37.

Is Katy Perry pregnant?

Not any more! On Thursday 5th March 2020, Katy dropped her brand new music video for her single 'Never Worn White', in which she confirmed she was expecting her first child with her fiancé Orlando Bloom.

Katy wore a number of spectacular outfits in the video, including a stunning white gown, where Katy cradles her adorable little baby bump. Katy told fans on social media, 'Let’s just say it’s gonna be a jam packed summer... 🎶♥️🙂 #NeverWornWhite is out now'. (sic)

Does Katy Perry have kids?

Katy gave birth to her and Orlando's daughter Daisy Dove in August 2020, using their platform as Goodwill Ambassadors for Unicef to announce the news.

Katy also revealed that she'd received a beautiful baby gift from her former frenemy Taylor Swift - a hand-embroidered baby blanket to welcome the birth of Daisy Dove!

Of course, Katy is already a step-mum to Orlando's son, eight-year-old Flynn Christopher Bloom whom he shares with his ex-wife, Miranda Kerr.

What's Katy Perry's latest album release?

Katy's most recent album is 'Smile', which was released on 28th August 2020. The album featured her songs 'Never Really Over', 'Harleys in Hawaii', and 'Daisies', which was the first single to be released from her sixth studio album, in May 2020.

What is Katy Perry's latest song called?

Katy released her track 'When I'm Gone' with Swedish DJ Alesso on 29th December 2021, and later dropped the music video for the track on 11th January 2022.

Where is Katy Perry from?

Katy Perry was born in Santa Barbara, California. Her parents were born again Christians, Maurice Keith Hudson and Mary Christine Hudson, whose maiden name is Perry - the inspiration behind Katy's stage name, something she adopted to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson. She has an older sister called Angela and a younger brother called David.

How tall is Katy Perry?

Information on Katy Perry's height is a bit confused on the internet, but the general consensus is somewhere between 5ft 7in and 5ft 8in.

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Is Katy Perry vegan?

Katy revealed in January 2021 that she was ready to be 100% vegan and also said her dog Nugget would be going vegan too. Katy's partner Orlando Bloom is also vegan.

Has Katy Perry performed at Glastonbury?

She sure has! Katy performed at Glastonbury in 2017 and even crowd-surfed!

Is Katy Perry in How I Met Your Mother?

She absolutely was! Katy appeared in HIMYM's season 6, episode 15 entitled 'Oh Honey', with Katy starring as the titular character of Honey. She played a love interest of main character Ted Mosby's, but was incredibly gullible to the point of the friendship group continually mocking her.

WATCH: Katy Perry performing 'Chained To The Rhythm'

We were so lucky to get Katy in to exclusively perform three acoustic versions of tracks from her fifth album 'Witness'. Here's Katy singing her huge hit 'Chained To The Rhythm'...

Katy Perry has a fantastic sense of humour!

Katy Perry may be a global superstar but she doesn't take herself too seriously and is actually really, really funny!

She took on our ultimate British Slang Quiz in preparation for her Glastonbury headline set - and was pretty good, it has to be said...

Is Katy Perry on tour?

She isn't currently! It was announced in 2021 that she would be hosting a residency named Play at Resorts World Las Vegas, from 29th December 2021 to 15th January 2022. After the initial eight dates it was extended due to demand.

Has Katy Perry been on Saturday Night Live?

Katy Perry performed on Saturday Night Live on 29th January, where she performed her incredible new song 'When I'm Gone'. The performance included a mushroom-themed set and outfits from her Las Vegas residency.

After a costume change into a beautiful blue dress, Katy sang an acoustic version of 'Never Really Over'.

What are the words to Katy Perry's song 'Firework'?

Katy Perry revealed in an episode of American Idol, where she is on the judging panel, that we've been singing the wrong lyrics to her song 'Firework' since it was released back in 2010. It's not 'up, up, up' or 'fireworks', it's 'awe, awe, awe' and 'firework'!

Does Katy Perry write her own songs?

Katy Perry does write or co-write her songs, some of her most popular songs include 'Roar', 'The One That Got Away' and 'Dark Horse'.

What are the lyrics to 'Roar'?

'Roar' was the lead single to be released from her fourth studio album 'Prism', in 2013. The song was co-written with Bonnie McKee, who has also worked on a number of other Katy Perry songs including 'California Gurls', 'Teenage Dream', 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)', 'Part of Me', and 'Wide Awake'.

The lyrics 'Roar' are about overcoming challenges, even when someone puts you down. Read the first two verses below...

'I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath / Scared to rock the boat and make a mess / So I sat quietly, agreed politely / I guess that I forgot I had a choice / I let you push me past the breaking point / I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

'You held me down, but I got up (hey) / Already brushing off the dust / You hear my voice, you hear that sound / Like thunder, gonna shake the ground / You held me down, but I got up (hey) / Get ready 'cause I've had enough / I see it all, I see it now'

Does Katy Perry have a footwear range?

Yes, Katy does have her own footwear range. Katy originally launched Katy Perry Collections in 2017, but in 2022 she relaunched the brand, which she now owns outright. Speaking about her decision to take over the brand fully she said: "I had the opportunity to either let my brand kind of slowly fade away into nothingness, or take on the challenge and bet on myself, as I do most of the time, and just up my game and really mean what I say when I say I want to be that boss ass b—h."

She went on to say: "I’m excited because (spring) is my favourite season when everything starts to come back to life and we thaw out. I am a product of the sun and I am a California girl. I want to get that pedicure and I want to let my feet breathe and look cute in gingham and pastels. Anything Easter-themed is my vibe."

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Katy Perry loves her fans!
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Katy Perry's fans are called the KatyCats. Fans coined the nickname when the pop goddess embarked on the Hello Katy Tour back in 2009 and it has stuck to this day. Like many other fan groups, KatyCats pride themselves on not only supporting Katy but also each other. Katy adores her fans and often tweets them.

5) Katy Perry's relationship with Orlando Bloom
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These two were one of our fave celeb couple and gave us serious couple goals when they got together in 2016, and our hearts broke when they split in 2017 with a joint statement, 'Before rumours or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.'However, after being spotted kissing at Ed Sheeran's concert back in August that year, it looked as though things were seriously back on, and Katy said on This Morning Mashup, "Well, you know, I think people are in and out of your life. It's nice to keep people you love around you."Thankfully, Katy confirmed the pair were back together in April 2018, and they both announced their engagement on Valentine's Day 2019 in a series of adorable Instagram posts.

6) Katy Perry makes amazing music videos
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Katy Perry just makes the most incredible music videos. The video for 'Chained To The Rhythm' which features the singer on a rollercoaster!

Katy Perry collabs
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As well as making her own music, Katy also lends her vocals to other artist's tracks. She has worked with some huge names including: Nicki Minaj, Calvin Harris, Kanye West and Snoop Dogg.

Katy Perry is a Guinness World Record holder
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Katy Perry actually holds multiple world records - not only was she the first person to accumulate 100 million followers on Twitter, but in February 2017, her song 'Chained To The Rhythm' became the most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours by a female artist, streaming 3,062,293 in a single day.Katy also holds the record for First Female to have Five No. 1 Singles from one Album in the USA, and was also the most-watched musician on YouTube in 2014 with a whopping 2.4 billion views collectively. Wow!

Katy Perry's baby
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Katy announced in March 2020 that she was expecting her first child with Orlando Bloom. She gave birth to daughter Daisy Dove in August 2020.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand
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Before getting engaged to Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry was previously married to British comedian Russell Brand. The pair married in 2010 when she was 25 and he was 35, but split just two years later. Speaking on the marriage just before her engagement in February 2019 to Paper magazine, "I'm very pragmatic and logistical and I am less fantastical about things."I mean, I was married when I was 25. I'm 34. It was almost 10 years ago. I was like, 'One person for the rest of my life,' and I'm not so sure that that idea is for me. I'm just such a different person than I was."

Katy Perry live-streamed her life!
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To celebrate the release of her fourth album 'Witness' on 9th June 2017, Katy Perry live-streamed her life on YouTube. Fans got to see the superstar do everyday things such as eat and sleep and really 'witness' her life... Now it all makes sense!

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom
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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom announced, via Unicef, that they had welcomed a little girl called Daisy Dove, on 27th August 2020.In the announcement post they shared a black and white photo of their hands holding their little girl's.

Katy Perry Las Vegas residency
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From 29th December 2021 to 15th January 2022 Katy Perry had a residency called Play at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas. After its initial eight dates it was then extended until August 2022.

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