Pop Stars' Failed Beginnings

Katy Perry

Katy Perry has a reason to "Roar" these days. The singer worked hard to become a household name, after overcoming a rough career start. Before breaking onto the scene with "I Kissed a Girl" and "California Gurls", Perry stuck to her real name Katy Hudson trying to land a record deal. Performing under the Hudson name, she released a self-titled gospel rock album in 2001, but it turned up unsuccessful. She later was dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and cut loose from Columbia Records aft

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