Katy Perry sang with San Diego alt-metal band P.O.D.?

Before Katy Perry was KATY PERRY, she was Katy Hudson, a teenage gospel artist.

Commercially unsuccessful and looking for her big break, Perry provided backing vocals for San Diego Christian alt-metal band P.O.D.'s 2006 track, “Goodbye For Now.”

Katy Perry P.O.D.

Longtime fans of both artists have been aware of this “fun fact” for years, but the video resurfaced Wednesday, creating quite a stir on social media -- including this P.O.D./Perry performance from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Soon after this performance, Katy’s management convinced her she could make a bigger impact as a pop artist.

Good call.

P.O.D. released a new album, “The Awakening,” earlier this year.

Source: DiscoverSD