... an American singer-songwriter and actres, Perry grew up listening
to only gospel music and sang in her local church as a child.
After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, she rose to
fame with the release of her second single "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008,
which went on to top international charts. Her first mainstream studio
of the Boys, followed later that year and
became the 33rd-best selling album worldwide of 2008. Her second studio
Dream, was released in August
2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album
included Billboard chart-toppersthat made Perry became the
first artist in history to spend a whole year, 52 consecutive weeks, in
the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.