Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer-songwriter and actress.
Among Perry's musical influences are Alanis Morissette, pop rockers Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Shirley Manson, and Freddie Mercury, the late frontman of the British band Queen. [katyperry.com]
Genres: Pop, Pop rock, Dance-Pop, Electro-Pop, Euro-Pop, Rock
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.