One thing that’s never gone out of style in Hollywood: cultivating a unique persona with the help of a stage name. While some completely wipe the slate clean, others simply replace a first or last name
Born in a strict Pentecostal Christian family, Katy Perry grew up listening to Christian music. Both her parents were pastors in a church and started her singing career at the age of 9 at her parent’s church and sang until she was 17. She studied Italian Opera singing for a short time. And started her singing career singing Christian pop but not under her original birth name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. She changed her name to Katy Perry to avoid confusion with Kate Hudson.