One special shining star has been in the hearts of many for quite a long while now: and her name is Katy Perry. Known for her powerhouse vocals, catchy hooks, bubbly stage presence and tireless work ethic, she continues to suck new fans into her grips all the time. So it’s no surprise that her latest album, Prism, is gearing up to go worldwide with her latest summer tour “Prismatic”! The Prismatic world tour is set to kick off in May and will be coming to the US in June. With more than 30 dates spanning continents, you’d be wise to get your tickets squared away now so you don’t miss out on the action!
Katy Perry was born Katheryn Hudson near Santa Barbara, California to very religious Pentecostal pastor parents. She has two siblings, one younger brother and one older sister, and as children they led very sheltered lives at the hands of their mother and father. Katy grew up mainly listening to gospel music and was discouraged regularly from listening to much secular music. Despite this, it was clear that she had strong vocal abilities and she began vocal coaching before she was 10. Between the ages of 9 and 19, Katy was a big part of her parents’ ministry services by using her voice to sing hymnals. When she was 13, she received a guitar for her birthday and because of the poverty that her family experienced, she took to performing wherever she could to earn money as a young teenager. The songs she began to write became the initial foundations for her coming stardom.
Katy Perry Launches Prismatic Tour
Katy’s debut album was released by Christian record label Red Hill in 2001 when she was 17. It was unsuccessful and the label ceased operations in December of the same year. She next signed with Island Records after she left home at 17 to pursue music more seriously. She was dropped by her label after very little work and signed next to Columbia Records in 2004. The Columbia Records executives looked to pair Perry with the production team The Matrix to have her serve as their lead vocalist, but with the album almost complete, it was shelved. Perry even had a solo album prepared that was to be released in 2005, but the release was cancelled and she was once again dropped from the label.
It wasn’t until 2007, when she signed with Capitol Music Group, that Katy got the break she had worked so hard for. As part of her deal, Capitol secured masters to her unfinished album and they became the first pieces to her breakout album, One of The Boys. One of the Boys was released in 2008, sold more than five million copies and produced four hit singles for Perry: the #1 hit “I Kissed a Girl”, “Hot n Cold”, “Waking Up in Vegas” and “Thinking of You”.
Her next album, Teenage Dream, produced five #1 singles: “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)”. Katy Perry has become a household name and with millions of fans all over the world, she’ll continue to catapult to the top. You do not want to miss her in all her sugary sweet goodness: get your tickets today because they’ll sell out fast!