Personalities | Katy Perry | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1984)

After a moderately successful attempt at gospel rock, Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson) made the switch to risqué pop, with immediate results when debut single ‘I Kissed A Girl’ became a provocative radio classic in 2008. She proved no one-hit wonder by following up with ‘Hot N Cold’ and ‘Waking Up In Vegas’. A one-off MTV Unplugged performance and subsequent album showed she could not only sing, but also play her own instruments – a far cry from first impressions.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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