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A former Christian artist who ditched the sacred sounds of CCM for a secular mix of sass and spunk, Katy Perry rose to prominence in summer 2008 by combining the cheeky, club-ready pop of Lily Allen with the commercial pop/rock of Avril Lavigne and Alanis Morissette. Her debut single, "UR So Gay," generated a modest buzz with its mischievous lyrics and accompanying music video. However, "I Kissed a Girl" proved to be her true breakthrough single, topping the charts in 20 countries and pushing its accompanying album, 2008's One of the Boys, into the Top Ten in America.
By the late 2000s, Perry had officially emerged as one of the industry's brightest pop icons, celebrated as much for her outsized behavior and outrageous fashion sense as the music itself. Her chart-topping singles tied smoothly in with her music videos, and Perry broke the record for most views on Vevo with the videos for "Roar" and "Dark Horse". Katy Perry continues to be a fashion icon, musical prodigy, and social activist to this day.