When she was nine, she started taking vocal lessons, and at 13 began to play guitar and write her own songs.
Her sophomore album, , entered the Billboard 100 at number one, and she became the first female artist in 11 years to score three chart-topping singles ("Teenage Dream," "California Gurls," and "Firework") in a row from the same album.
She also launched a fragrance (Purr), was nominated for four Grammys (Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and Best Pop Collaboration), upstaged the models at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show by delivering a knockout performance in a yellow PVC bustier with a heart-emblazoned bustle, and married British comedian and reformed bad-boy Russell Brand near a tiger sanctuary in India, wearing an Elie Saab haute couture gown.
"Hi, buddy," she whispers to the dromedary, who blinks his enormous watery eyes and watches as she strikes a pose in a Louis Vuitton kimono dress.
This is Perry's last day of work in 2010, and it's an apt bow to a year that has been nothing short of carnivalesque.
It was like, `Listen up, bitch, you're not going to get served this on a silver platter—you've got to work for it! "I don't feel like I can act like an entitled bitch yet!