Trivia / Katy Perry

  • Billing Displacement: In the Last Friday Night video Darren Criss has a ten-second cameo and gets a starring credit, Richie Nuzzolese who plays one of the main love interests is listed as an extra.
  • Breakthrough Hit: "I Kissed a Girl".
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: She voiced Smurfette in the 2011 live-action Smurfs movie and its sequel.
  • Creator Backlash: She had a much higher opinion of the lyric video for "Birthday" than for the original (which she wanted to disown!)
  • Creator Couple: John Mayer wrote a sizable portion of "Prism" and inspired its title.
  • The Danza: In "Last Friday Night", she plays a character called Kathy Beth Terry.
  • The Other Darrin: Her sister Angela portrays Kathy Beth Terry on stage, as seen here.
  • Dawson Casting: She plays a 13-year-old girl in the music video for "Last Friday Night".
  • Dye Hard: She is actually a natural blonde, though she is more associated with black hair
  • Fan Community Nickname: "Katycats".
  • Fan Nickname: She's dubbed "Fruit Sister" by her fans in China because of her fruit-themed visuals, a nickname she's happily embraced.
  • Life Imitates Art: Katy may or may not have written "The One That Got Away" before her relationship with (and subsequent marriage to) Russell Brand, but it became eerily appropriate that he filed for their divorce during the song's run as a single. He became the one that got away.
  • Missing Episode: Footage of her from the Key 103 studios has become the victim of Keep Circulating the Tapes.
  • Name's the Same:
    • Her birth name is Katy Hudson, which she used on her first album. She changed it to Perry, her mother's maiden name, in order to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson.
    • In 2009 her lawyers opposed a trademark filed by Australian designer Katie Perry, which is the designer's real legal name. The claim was withdrawn.
  • No Export for You: A weird case involving "Prism." The album is packaged with seeds that fans are encouraged to plant. This created a problem in Australia, which is very protective of their unique ecosystems, as the seeds could easily become an invasive species. Australia has their own version of the album containing seeds for local flora, but international versions of the album (such as those purchased online), have been quarantines as a biohazard.
  • One of Us: Katy tweeted a GIF from the CLANNAD anime series.
  • Similarly Named Works: Jill Sobule expressed some irritation over "I Kissed a Girl".
  • What Could Have Been: Sia wrote "Pretty Hurts" for Katy and did send a demo to her via email, but Katy never bothered to check her email. Sia then pitched it to Rihanna's management, but they failed to do anything with it, but Beyoncé heard the song and jumped on it.
    • Her major debut album would've been much different had she remained in Columbia as she recorded an album for the record label in 2005 before being dropped from said label.
    • She shot a cameo appearance for Get Him to the Greek, in which she and Russell Brand's character Aldous Snow kiss. It did not cut but the scene did lead to a Romance on the Set as she and Brand began dating in September 2009 before having a short-lived marriage a year later.
    • Prism was originally intended to be an Darker and Edgier effort for Perry following the end of her marriage before she changed the tone to a more dance-inspired sound.
    • "Part of Me" was written for Teenage Dream but Perry decided not to put the song on the album, feeling that it didn't fit the composition of the album. She eventually reworked the song for the Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.
    • A collaboration with Rihanna almost happened in Teenage Dream but it never materialised. However, Perry has expressed hope that the collaboration will happen one day.
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