born 1984

Katy Perry is the world's highest grossing pop artist ~ a remarkable feat for a girl who didn't even listen to "secular" music growing up. The California preacher's kid's path to stardom wasn't easy. She was dropped from labels; her first album sold a mere 200 copies; she had to clock time singing backup. But, when she finally found a label willing to back her sense of infectious fun + unapologetic weirdness, the world immediately took note.

Today, Katy enjoys record-breaking popularity. And, she uses it to spread the love as a goodwill ambassador, multi-cause philanthropist and inspiring fan favorite who's tagline is "be yourself, and you can be anything."

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her quotes

all quotes by Katy Perry (9)

"You make me feel like I'm living a teenage dream."

Teenage Dream | august 2010

"Ignite the light and let it shine. Just own the night like the 4th of July—'Cause, baby, you're a firework!"

Firework | october 2010

"Baby, you're a firework."

Firework | october 2010

"I start writing, and the true essential oil of who I am comes bubbling back up."

Beauty and the Beat | june 2013

"I'll make it like your birthday everyday."

Birthday | april 2014

"I just hope at the end of the day that over 100 million people are all smiling in unison. If you can imagine that happening, I think there's going to be an incredible energy that goes across the world."

preceding her Super Bowl XLIX half-time show | january 2015

"Love should live beyond labels and intolerance."

tweet | june 2015

"There is no shame in being a boss."

Instagram | june 2015

"Ladies, there is a difference between being humble and working hard to see the fruits of your labor blossom, and your dreams realized."

Instagram | june 2015
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