Katy Perry (When She Was Katy Hudson!)

When Katy Perry was first trying to make a name for herself in the music industry, it was literally under a different name. Born Katheryn Hudson, she released her first album titled “Katy Hudson” in 2001. But unfortunately for her, under 500 people bought it.

You can imagine that must have been incredibly disappointing. Though that may leave you with a lot more respect for her as a person when you consider the passion she would have had to have to keep pushing forward.

This photo was taken prior to her rise to fame and switch to the name Katy Perry. She has admitted in past interviews when asked about why she changed her name that she didn’t want to be confused with actress Kate Hudson.

Definitely seems reasonable to us! With her change of name has also come a change of style, and we have to praise her for that too.