Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson; October 25, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter. She has risen to prominence with her 2008 single “I Kissed a Girl” which has become a worldwide hit topping the charts in more than 20 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland. In the United States, the song is also noted for being the 1000th chart-topper of the Rock Era. Perry has stated in the press that it’s thanks to successful British singer-songwriters Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen that more female artists had been appearing on the charts. She went on to say that Winehouse and Allen, “have introduced America to great music”. Perry has a contralto vocal range. She is known for her distinct Tongue-in-cheek sense of humor in her artistry as well as her unconventional style of dress, often bright in color and reminiscent of different decades.