Born in Santa Barbara, CA, Katy Perry is a megastar singer and songwriter. She kicked started her career singing in church before pursuing a career in gospel music as a teenager. She soon moved to Los Angeles where she began to pursue bigger challenges and to start meeting bigger names in the industry. Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold” from her second album. Her third album, Teenage Dream, contained chart-topping singles “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.”, and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” as well as “The One That Got Away”. The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one songs in the U.S., and the second overall after Michael Jackson’s album Bad. Perry has received many awards, including four Guinness World Records, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award, and been included in the Forbes list of “Top-Earning Women In Music”. She is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold 100 million records globally throughout her career.