Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known by her stage name Katy Perry, grew up around gospel music. During her first year of high school, she pursued a music career as Katy Hudson, releasing her first studio album, called Katy Hudson, which failed to chart. She recorded a solo album later, which was never released. After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry.
She is also the first woman in music history to produce five Number One singles off of one album, Katy Perry has scaled the heights of pop music stardom few have reached before her. So when the artist invited two young filmmakers to tag along (and “catch everything on film—nothing off-limits”) as she circled the globe on her record-breaking “California Dreams Tour,” she thought it might produce something of interest to her legions of fans. But it proved to be bigger than anyone could have predicted…
The result is the 3D movie music event of the summer—Katy Perry: Part of Me—a backstage pass, front row seat and intimate look at the fun, glamorous, heartbreaking, inspiring, crazy, magical, passionate and honest mad diary of Katy herself.
I could instinctively feel that something important was about to happen that year—it felt like this big wave was coming, and it felt like it was going to be a long one. So, I reached out to two filmmakers and said, ‘Hi, guys, I’d like to you come on the road and document the ride.
Katy Perry on her movie project
Katy Perry was voted No. 1 in 2012 Maxim Hot 100 and has been featured multiple times on magazines like FHM as well.
Katy Perry: Part of Me opens in cinemas Aug 23
Images courtesy of United International Pictures
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