Meet Katy Perry, a singer who just got added to the Warped Tour 2008 roster and whose first album is set to be released in Spring 2008. See photos, video, and her biography here.
Katy Perry will be joining the likes of groups Gym Class Heroes and Reel Big Fish on the 2008 edition of the Warped Tour.
She recently released her new single, “I Kissed A Girl”, and it is blowing up the charts. See the video, featuring lots of scantily clad girls, here.
As a biography, singer Katy Perry, age 23, was born in Santa Barbara, California, to two pastors who did not welcome “secular music” in their house. So Katy grew up singing in church, a task for which her father paid her $10. At the age of 15, Katy heard Queen at a sleep over, and her world was forever changed. She now calls the band her biggest influence.
In October 2004, at age 19, Blender called Perry “the next big thing.” After working with big name producers like Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette) and The Matrix (Ricky Martin and Avril Lavigne) Katy has released her first EP digitally, with songs called “Ur So Gay”, “Use Your Love”, and “Lost”.
And she’s getting some positive feedback. Blogger Perez Hilton says,
“If Avril Lavigne were actually talented, pretty, and had an appealing personality, she’d be Katy Perry. She’s got the whole package!”
“It stems from heartbreak, like most good songs. You know those relationships where it takes like nine months to dump someone? It was like that. I was home last winter, and my roommate and I were having dinner. I didn’t have a chorus for the song, but I played her the verse. I said, “I don’t even know what to say. He’s just so gay.�? She’s like, “Why don’t you just say that?�? I said, “Thank you, that’s what I’m gonna say.�? It’s about guys with guy-liner that use flat irons.”
Some fun facts about Katy:
- She’s a vintage collector.
- She knows how to surf.
- She loves garage sales and thrift stores.
- She used to take swing dancing lessons.
See photos and the “Ur So Gay” video .
“Ur So Gay” Audio – Katy Perry
“Simple” Video – Katy Perry
Katy Perry Video – “I Kissed A Girl”