Katy Perry was born on this date as Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson into a very religious household. She had to listen to popular music secretly and when she began singing outside of the church choir, it came as a big surprise to her parents. She released an album (while still in high school) called Katy Hudson, but it didn’t chart. At 22, she signed with Capitol Music Group and changed her name to Katy Perry. It was a good move as she has become one of the most successful singers of the last five years. In fact, Perry became the first and only artist to spend over 52 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. Katy met British comic Russell Brand when she made a cameo appearance in the film Get Him to the Greek. They married in October of 2010 but divorced just 14 months later. She’s currently dating singer/songwriter John Mayer. Today is also the birthday of R & B singer Ciara. She was born in Austin, Texas as Ciara Princess Harris. Her 2004 debut album Goodies went triple platinum and included the hits “Oh” and “1,2 Step.” Her second album, Ciara: The Evolution was released in 2006 and achieved platinum status. But since then her albums haven’t been as successful. Both Katy and Ciara are in their 20s. Who’s older?