In early March, American singer – Katy Perry had the opportunity to celebrate 19 years of her singing career. Katy Perry net worth in 2020 is: 330 million USD.
Today Katy Perry is one of the best pop singers in the world. In addition to a successful singing career, the female artist has close relationships with many brands and a range of real estate in the most expensive areas of the United States.
Katy Perry’s career
During nearly 2 decades with music, Katy Perry has achieved many remarkable successes.
Katy Perry’s career started when her first gospel music album was launched in 2001.
However the album was not quite successful, so eventually, she shifted from gospel music to popular music. At the age of 17, Perry traveled to Los Angeles and recorded a few songs with some music labels.
In 2005 the movie ‘The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants’ included a song by Katy Perry. She also featured in a music video ‘Learn to Fly’. Perry’s big breakthrough came in 2007 when she finally signed a contract with the ‘Capitol Records Company’.
Perry’s debut single ‘I Kissed a Girl’ was released in 2008 and received well by the listeners making it top the music charts in several countries.
The song also topped the U.S Billboard Hot 100 list and became viral. The same year Perry already went on the ‘Warped Tour’ and the following year she went on the ‘Hello Katy Tour’.
One year later Perry named her new music live album ‘MTV Unplugged’ which included five singles from the album ‘One of the Boys’. Perry was also the duet singer along with Timbaland in the song ‘If We Ever Meet Again’.
Her single ‘California Gurls’ later topped the U.S Billboard Hot 100 list.
Katy made an autobiographical documentary ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’, which was huge in the theatres in 2012. In 2013 she starred as a voice actress in the animated film ‘The Smurfs 2’ which was the sequel of ‘Smurfs’.
Katy Perry winning the appeal in the 6-year plagiarism case
In her childhood, she showed her singing talent when attending Western Music Academy. Her voice has attracted the attention of two rock artists, thus wanting to help Katy improve her writing ability. After that, she moved to Nashville (Tennessee), where she got a contract with record label Red Hill. At that time, Katy took the stage name Katy Hudson and that was the name of the first studio album, released on March 6, 2001.
The album was not very successful and Katy decided to move to Los Angeles to make a name and change her stage name to Katy Perry. She got fired by two major record labels, The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records. Until 2007, Katy signed a contract with the Capitol record label and released his second studio album, One Of The Boys (2008). Two singles I Kissed A Girl, Hot N Cold quickly reached No. 1 and 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, the name Katy emerged from there.
In the following years, the singer gained more success when releasing albums such as Teenage Dream (2010), Prism (2013) and Witness (2017). Significantly in the album Prism, the single Dark Horse with the male rapper Juicy J has involved in controversy since 2014. The song that reached No. 1 on the Billboard by Katy was filed by the male rapper Flame to plagiarize the song. Joyful Noise – his Grammy award.
In July 2019, the court ruled that Katy Perry had to pay $ 550,000; and Capitol Records had to pay $ 2.23 million. However, the owner of the hit Dark Horse disapproved of the verdict and continued to appeal.
Finally, the 6-year lawsuit ended with Katy winning after criticism. According to the Daily Mail reported on March 18, Judge Snyder has denied this plagiarism plague nearly $ 2.8 million. The two songs use an 8-note melody loop which is quite popular and not original enough to receive copyright protection. Katy’s lawyer said that winning this lawsuit is important for the artist and the music industry. “The co-creators of Dark Horse deserve vindication,” said lawyer Christine Lepera.
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