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Katy Perry

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: American

Born: October 25, 1984 (29)

First causing waves with the Madonna-endorsed internet single 'Ur So Gay' in 2008, it was the follow-up 'I Kissed A Girl' that catapulted her into the big time.

After the track topped the charts in over 30 countries, Perry has achieved three more No.1s in the Billboard Top 100, four more UK top 5 singles and two consecutive Grammy nominations for best pop vocal.

Perry was married to comedian Russell Brand between October 2010 and December 2011.

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