She was announced as a judge for Season 16 on ABC on May 16, 2017. The decision received some criticism due to reports of her earning possibly $25 million for the job. Perry returned as a judge for seasons 17 and 18.
Prior to American Idol, Perry was best known for her music, including her notable singles "I Kissed a Girl", "Teenage Dream", "Roar", and "Dark Horse". She made her acting debut on an episode of How I Met Your Mother as the character of Honey.
- Katy Perry on Wikipedia