Katy Perry Turns 33

Singer Katy Perry celebrates her 33rd birthday on October 25th. Katy shot to fame with her second album One of the Boys that featured two of her most popular tracks; I Kissed a Girl and Hot n Cold. Katy started out singing gospel as her highly religious family did not allow popular music in the house. However, as kids will, she borrowed CDs from friends and discovered bands such as Queen. The Beatles and The Beach Boys. She states that Queens’ ‘Killer Queen’ was her inspiration to become a singer. She’s even named a perfume ‘Killer Queen’ as a tribute to the song.

Katy is known for her rather crazy fashion sense and has been dubbed The Queen of Quirk by Glamour magazine.

Katy started out her career using her own surname, Hudson. Her first album is called Katy Hudson, but she was worried about being confused with the actress Kate Hudson, so she changed her name to Perry which is her mother’s maiden name.

Katy Perry Facts…

  • In 2015 she won a Guinness World Record for the most Twitter followers.
  • Her mother wouldn’t allow Lucky Charms cereal in the house as the word luck reminded her of Lucifer, the devil.
  • Her mother also insisted that devilled eggs be called angeled eggs.
  • Katy has sold more than 100 million albums making her one of the best-selling artists of all time.
  • She does a lot of work for charity and strongly supports LGBT rights.
  • Katy was the voice of Smurfette in The Smurfs
  • Every time she releases an album, Katy gets a new tattoo.
  • We always see Katy with her iconic dark hair, but she’s actually a natural blonde.
  • Whoppi Goldberg once gave Katy a kiss and declared “I liked it!”
  • Other than Michael Jackson, Katy Perry is the only singer to have 5 hit singles from one album.
  • Due to the reference to them in I Kissed a Girl, Katy’s fans often throw cherry chapsticks at her during her concerts. Ouch!
  • One of Katy’s favourite things to do is to clean her home.

Fancy a Katy Perry inspired private plate? How about 8 ATY, KAT 1D, KAT 7S, KAT 73S or 961 KP?

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