Portuguese-American vocalist Katy Perry was the big winner at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards on the music category, taking home awards for favorite video, favorite female artist, and favorite pop artist, plus favorite music fan following.
On January 2012, Perry was honored as favorite female artist, at the 38th annual People’s Choice Awards, in five categories for tour headliner and for song of the year for “ET” with Kanye West, music video for “Last Friday Night” and TV guest star for “How I Met Your Mother.”
The “The Hunger Games,” which won five awards plus another for Jennifer Lawrence for favorite movie actress, was the big winner for film. For television, “The New Normal” scored the favorite new TV comedy and “Beauty & the Beast” for favorite new TV drama, while “The Big Bang Theory” and “Grey’s Anatomy” won for favorite network comedy and drama, respectively. “The X Factor” won for best competition show.
Last month, Katy Perry was named Billboard’s woman of the year. She was the second artist in the history of Billboards’ Pop Songs chart to take five tracks from a single album. In 2011, Perry was also the biggest winner at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards with Video of the Year for “Firework”, Best Collaboration, and Best Special Effects.
Katy Perry, 26, who has acknowledged her Portuguese heritage, was born in Santa Barbara, California, from parents of German, English and Portuguese descent, more specifically “Azorean” with roots in Horta, Faial island.