• Examines controversies that have accompanied Perry's success and discusses her faults and obstacles along with her meteoric rise to stardom
• Includes a filmography that lists and describes all of Perry's television and film appearances as well as a discography of her albums to date, including her early album from 2001
• A timeline of events pinpoints the specific dates of successes and moments in Perry's life
• Photographs depict some of Perry's most memorable concerts or events
• An extensive bibliography will help readers find more information and quotes about this 21st-century pop music icon
• A comprehensive list of Perry's awards and award nominations collects information for researchers
Katy Perry, born Katheryn Hudson, was raised by Christian minister parents. A real-life "California Gurl" who grew up in Santa Barbara, CA, and laid the foundations of her musical career at church, it has been her quirky sense of style and controversial lyrics as much as her music and vocal talents that have made Katy Perry a worldwide pop culture icon in the span of ten years.