Katy Perry
Singer Katy Perry performs on the final night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. Reauters/Mark Kauzlarich

On Tuesday evening, Katy Perry was honoured with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award at the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball in Cipriani Wall Street New York City. The award was given for her work as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 2013. Her boyfriend, Orlando Bloom, tagged along to show his utmost support.

The award was presented by Hillary Clinton, who described the American songstres as someone whose powerful voice and creative lyrics remind people that when they get knocked down, they should get back up. She continued by saying that Katy has the spirit and the energy and the compassion that Audrey Hepburn brought to her work for UNICEF.

Katy was filled with so much emotion as she was delivering her speech. "I’ve always had a voice – a singing voice – but I’ve never had a voice like I’ve had before. Hillary has lit that voice inside of me, and that light will never go out. It will continue to get brighter and brighter and brighter. Thank you, Hillary. You motivate me and so many millions of people,” said Katy.

Entertainment Tonight was able to interview her about the award that she just received and how she felt having Orlando by her side. She said that the recognition meant a lot to her and that it will be a constant reminder for her to stay focused on what's real.

Katy revealed that she is not the only humanitarian in their relationship. Bloom was also honoured with an award in 2015.

"Well he was a previous award recipient last year, so he knows it better than I," Katy praised. "And he's been a UNICEF ambassador for over 10 years and I've only been a few years so he's kind of shown me some of the ropes.”

Katy talked about their relationship. She expressed that everyone is a teacher in a relationship and that they have all been teaching each other as they grow old together.

Aside from the award that was given to her, she was also acknowledged for raising more than US$1 million (AU$1.3 million) dollars for the organisation. Despite her busy schedule, Katy is very hands on as an ambassador. She always participates with UNICEF activities, which included field visits to Vietnam and Madagascar.