The life story of Katy Perry is a fascinating tale of how a repressive Southern California religious upbringing led to a dazzling pop career marked by innovative songwriting, bisexual curiosity and marriage to notorious womaniser Russell Brand.
Never far from controversy, Katy Perry struggled to get started in the pop business, first cutting a gospel album, then falling out with Columbia Records and eventually managing to alienate both conservative and gay organisations with songs like UR So Gay and the megahit, I Kissed a Girl. Outrageous outfits and elaborately staged shows combine with her thoughtful self-penned songs to make Katy Perry hard to categorise.
For this major biography the author has drawn on insights from many colleagues and friends, including school-teachers, producers, video directors, co-songwriters, choir associates and an ex-lover to get under the skin of one of today's most fascinating pop phenomena: the one and only Katy Perry
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chloe Govan has written about travel, lifestyle and music for a variety of publications around the world including Travel Weekly, the Times and Real Travel, where she has a monthly column.