Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer-songwriter. In 2007 she released her first Internet single "Ur So ***", which garnered public attention but failed to chart. She rose to fame with the release of her second single "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, which went on to top international charts. Perry is known for her unconventional style of dress. On October 23, 2010 she married British comedian Russell Brand.