Katy Perry, born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, is widely recognized as one of the biggest pop stars in history. Perry began her career while still in her teens, but when her second studio album was released in 2008, at the age of 23, she became extremely well-known.

She also released the song "Simple" for the 2005 romantic drama film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants soundtrack during this time. The 2004 song "Old Habits Die Hard" by Mick Jagger featured backing vocals from the American singer as well.

She wrote the song "Goodbye for Now" with the American Christian nu-metal group P.O.D. in 2006. The group also performed it live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Given that Perry is talented, as well as the record label's brilliant marketing strategy, the whole situation propelled her to international stardom with the release of her debut single, "I Kissed a Girl," after she signed with Capitol Records in 2007.

Perry hasn't turned back since. Over the years, she has broken sales, earned records, and won numerous awards. In addition, she holds numerous Guinness World Records and is nominated for 13 Grammy Awards.

In terms of personal life, Perry wed Russell Brand in 2010 and the two parted ways in 2012. Three years after they first started dating, in 2019, she proposed to Orlando Bloom. The couple now have a daughter, Daisy.

Career: Studio Album Sales

Katy Perry Career Studio Album Sales
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As of date, Katy Perry has put out six studio albums: Smile (2020), Witness (2017), Teenage Dream (2010), Prism (2013), One of the Boys (2008), and Katy Hudson (2001).

Perry recorded the Christian contemporary album Katy Hudson while still going by her father's last name. The album failed to receive the necessary publicity for a teenage singer's debut because of the financial difficulties faced by the record label that released it. As a result, it was a commercial failure, selling just a few hundred copies.

Among her albums, Teenage Dream, all in all is the most significant. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" became the album's fifth single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2011.

In the 53-year history of Billboard, Perry, became the first female singer as well the second artist, behind Michael Jackson, to have five No. 1 hits from a single album.

According to data from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Teenage Dream (9 million certified units sold), Prism (5 million), and One of the Boys (3 million) are likewise, Katy Perry's three best-selling albums as of mid-June 2022. The global sales are significantly higher because the data comes from the US market.

"Smile" wasn't as successful as Perry's other studio albums, even though Witness has sold 500,000 certified units as of June 21, 2023. Through March 11, 2021, the album earned 402,000 equivalent album units in the US, according to MRC Data, which Billboard reported. Just 67,000 of those were sales of albums.

Bestselling Songs

Katy Perry Bestselling Songs
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According to Nielsen Music, a report by Billboard in February 2017 included the US sales figures for 15 of Perry's songs. Her five No. 1 hits from Teenage Dream are all among the top-selling tracks. Here are some of her top-selling songs:

Firework” – 7.1 million

Roar” – 6.4 million

Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)” – 6.3 million

E.T. (feat. Kanye West)” – 5.9 million

California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)” – 5.8 million

Hot ‘N’ Cold” – 5.7 million

Teenage Dream” – 4.9 million

I Kissed a Girl” – 4.7 million

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” – 3.8 million

Wide Awake” – 3.5 million

Part of Me” – 2.9 million

The One That Got Away” – 2.8 million

Waking Up in Vegas” – 2.3 million

Unconditionally” – 1.3 million

Thinking of You” – 1.1 million

As per the RIAA unit certification system, which is distinct from Nielsen Music's, Perry had already achieved over 10 million sales as well as streams for three of his songs in the United States by 2017. The singles were "Roar," "Dark Horse," and "Firework." She is the "first artist in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to earn three RIAA Diamond Song Awards," according to a June 2017 statement from RIAA.

On June 21, 2023, "California Gurl (feat. Snoop Dogg)" achieved Diamond certification on the RIAA, marking her fourth song with over 10 million sales. With 12 million copies sold as of September 2023, "Firework" continues to be her best-selling song. It is followed by "Dark Horse" with 11 million as well as "Roar," which ties with "California Gurl (feat. Snoop Dogg)" at 10 million.

What Is Katy Perry Net Worth?

What Is Katy Perry Net Worth
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US-born singer-songwriter as well as TV judge Katy Perry was raised in the country. As a matter of fact, her rise to fame is the stuff of legends. Katy Perry has a net worth of $330 million. She has also been one of the highest-paid performers in the world for over a decade, between 2009 and 2014.

Katy Perry made between $30 and $50 million a year from her tours, merchandise, album sales, as well as sponsorship deals. Between June 2014 and June 2015, she expected to make $135 million (before taxes, living expenses, agents, as well as attorneys).

She made $60 million between June 2018 and June 2019. Between June 2019 and June 2020, she made $40 million in total, $25 million of which came from her role as American Idol's host.

Perry moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with rockers Steven Thomas and Jennifer Knapp after they first noticed her. 2001 saw the release of "Katy Hudson," her debut album, which she had signed with Red Hill Records. Even though critics gave it positive reviews, it was a commercial failure, selling only 200 copies.

At the age of 17, Perry moved to Los Angeles and started pursuing secular pop music rather than gospel. She remained here until 2004, when she signed to Java Records, the label of the Island Def Jam Music Group. After her contract with Java was canceled, she moved to Columbia Records.

American Idol Earnings Add To Katy Perry Net Worth

American Idol Earnings Add To Katy Perry Net Worth
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In March 2018, ABC's revival of "American Idol" added Kate Perry as a judge. Her earnings from the first season of the show totaled $15 million. With the 2019 season, Katy's American Idol salary increased to $25 million.

In addition, she has experimented with a range of business ventures, including the creation of multiple fragrances (Purr (2010), Meow! (2011); Killer Queen (2013), as well as Mad Potion, 2015). Additionally, participation in Pop Chips as a brand spokesperson in 2012 and the December 2015 release of her mobile game "Katy Perry Pop" via Glu Mobile boosted her balance.

Professional Life

Katy Perry Professional Life
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After Katy Perry joined Capitol Records in 2007, she began to work on her sophomore album, "One of the Boys." Even though one of her songs, "Ur So Gay," was released digitally in 2007 as a part of an EP.

Her rise to prominence and career did not begin until after 2008. Following the release of her song "I Kissed a Girl," she became well-known in 2008. Perry embarked on her first international headline tour, the Hello Katy Tour, in 2009. "Teenage Dream," Katy Perry's third studio album, dropped in 2010.

"California Gurls," the album's lead single, reached its highest position on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2010. Teen Dream, Firework, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), California Gurls, and E.T.

Wrapping Up

Katy Perry is worth an estimated $330 million. For over a decade now, she has consistently been one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world. In some years, she has made over $50 million from her various ventures. Her annual profits topped $100 million in one year.

Katy Perry is one of the most well-known names in Hollywood and other film industries. It is tough to compete with her level of fame, career-high, and, of course, her net worth. If you have thoughts to share or questions to ask about Katy Perry net worth, then please leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you!

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