Candy pop has never tasted so good, especially when delivered by its poster girl, Katy Perry (b. October 25, 1984.) Born into a family of Evangelical pastors, Perry’s first album-released under birth name Katy Hudson–was met with zero acclaim. In a successful attempt to gain some traction, Perry left her Gospel side behind and went with something a little more scandalous like Kissed a Girl. Finally, her career began to blow up. Perry followed up her success with Hot n Cold, but it wasn’t until she released her album Teenage Dream that she really became a national “firework.” The album tied Michael Jackson’s Thriller for having FIVE No. 1 singles. From bedecking herself in life-size candy to wearing only whipped cream, Katy’s not afraid to show off her sweet fashion sense and technicolored style. Perry’s love life, however, hasn’t been quite a bright. The singer was unexpectedly married to British comedian Russell Brand in 2010, but things ended in divorce only a year later.