Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys, and its singles "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot n Cold". In March 2012, she re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake".
The former track also sparked controversy for its sapphic themes. Her fourth album, Prism, was released in 2013, and was her second album to reach the US summit.
On February 13, Capitol released the lead single from Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, "Part of Me", which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Perry's seventh single overall to top the chart.
From ages 3 to 11, Perry often moved across the country as her parents set up churches before settling again in Santa Barbara.Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and was her first number one album on the U. It is influenced by pop and dance, and she became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs "Roar" and "Dark Horse".Her 2017 fifth album, Witness, also topped the US charts and delved into electropop.After signing with Red Hill Records, Perry recorded her debut album, a gospel record titled Katy Hudson. D.'s single "Goodbye for Now" and was featured at the end of its music video in 2006.She released the album on March 6, 2001, and went on tour that year as part of Phil Joel's Strangely Normal Tour Ballard then introduced Perry to Tim Devine, an A&R executive at Columbia Records, and she was signed as a solo artist. One of the songs she had recorded for her album with Ballard, "Simple", was featured on the soundtrack to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. That year, Perry also appeared in the music video for "Learn to Fly" by Carbon Leaf, and played the love interest of her then-boyfriend, Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travie Mc Coy, in the band's music video for "Cupid's Chokehold".After her scene was uploaded to You Tube, viewers criticized Perry's exposed cleavage.Four days before the scheduled airing, Sesame Workshop announced that the segment would not air on television, but would still be available to watch online.On July 22, 2009, Perry recorded a live album titled MTV Unplugged, which featured acoustic performances of five tracks from One of the Boys as well as two new songs: "Brick by Brick" and "Hackensack".and Perry became the first female artist to achieve five number-one Billboard Hot 100 songs from one album when the single topped that chart on August 17, and the second artist after Michael Jackson with his album Bad.She hosted Saturday Night Live on December 10, 2011, with Robyn as the episode's musical guest.Perry's work on the episode received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised her performance in the episode's digital short featuring her and Andy Samberg. Both perfumes were released through Nordstrom department stores.