Santa Barbara, California, United States
Now performing under the name, Katy Perry, in her early career she toured churches and released a gospel album in the U.S. under the name Katy Hudson. Perry was born in Santa Barbara, California. The middle child of two pastors, she grew up listening to gospel music and singing in church. In her teenage years, Perry found a Queen record, “and the heavens opened and saved me. From then on, they have been my biggest influence,” she said.