Dr Luke

  • 03 February 2011

Date of birth

26th September, 1973

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Dr. Luke (September 26th 1973) Dr. Luke is a producer who worked on Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone' with Max Martin. Dr. Luke: Net worth Dr. Luke has a net worth of $100 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).

Musical Career: Dr. Luke was part of the Saturday Night Live Band as a guitarist from 1997 to 2007. During that time he worked on commercials and produced tracks for artists such as Mos Def, Black Star, KRS-One and Zack de la Rocha. Among his production credits are Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone' with Max Martin, Pink's 'U + Ur Hand', Avril Lavigne's 'Girlfriend', the Sugababes' 'About You Now', Katy Perry's 'I Kissed a Girl', Miley Cyrus' 'Party in the U.S.A.', Britney Spears' 'Circus' and Jessie J's 'Price Tag'. He also did extensive work with Kesha on her second album 'Warrior'. In 2010, he won 10 ASCAP Pop Music Awards for songwriting and producing. That year he was also nominated at the Grammys.

Personal Life: Gottwald was born in Rhode Island but lived in New York City for a long time. He identifies as Jewish. He learned guitar at the age of 13. He was embroiled in a lot of conflict regarding his work with Kesha in 2013. He was accused of taking too much control over her work and instigating her struggle with bulimia nervosa. She later filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault and harassment, after which he filed a countersuit for defamation.

Dr. Luke's Departure From Sony Isn't All Good For Kesha

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 26 April 2017

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Dr. Luke leaves his job as Kemosabe Records CEO.

As Kesha's case against her former producer Dr. Luke continues, it is revealed that the latter is no longer an affiliate of Sony or its subsidiary label Kemosabe Records. It is unknown whether this is solely down to the Kesha case, or whether their separation had been imminent for other reasons.

Image caption [L-R] Dr. Luke pictured with Katy Perry and Max Martin at the 2012 ASCAP Awards

According to The Hollywood Reporter, he has left the position of CEO at Kemosabe Records and is no longer able to act on its behalf. Surely that could only mean good things for Kesha, right? With her being stuck in her recording contract and yet no forced to work with Dr. Luke?

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Sony Confirms Kesha Is Working On New Music

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 24 October 2016

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The singer’s last album, ‘Warrior’, was released in 2012.

Kesha’s record label Sony has confirmed that the singer is working on new music which will be realised ‘soon’.

The 29-year-old has been locked in a legal battle with producer Dr Luke since 2014, which has effectively put her music career on hold, but it appears new material could be coming sooner than expected.

Image caption Sony has said Kesha will release new music 'soon'

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Kesha Drops Assault Charges Against Dr. Luke In Bid To Save Career

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 02 August 2016

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She submits 28 new songs to Kemosabe.

It seems that litigation between Kesha and Dr. Luke has come to a shocking end as the singer decides to drop all charges of sexual assault in a bid to get her career back on track. In fact, she's passed on a whole bunch of new songs to Luke's Sony label.

Image caption Kesha will no longer be performing at the Billboard Music Awards.

On Instagram Kesha wrote: "I was very excited to perform a tribute to Bob Dylan by singing a cover of "It ain't me, babe" at the Billboard awards this year. I'm very sad and sorry to say I won't be allowed to do this.”

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Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande And More Tweet Support For Kesha After Ruling In Dr. Luke Case

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 20 February 2016

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A judge denied Kesha’s request for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to release music away from producer Dr Luke.

Artists including Lady GaGa, Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande, are uniting in support for Kesha after the latest setback in her ongoing legal battle with producer Dr. Luke. On Friday Kesha was was denied her request for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to release music without producer Dr Luke, who she has previously accused of sexual assault and emotional abuse.

Image caption Celebrities have been offering support for Kesha following her latest legal setback.

Kesha first filled suit against Dr Luke in 2014, claiming the producer had sexually assaulted her and accusing him of sexual harassment, gender violence, civil harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Kesha also claimed that on occasions Dr Luke had ‘drugged’ her.

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Kesha Claims Dr Luke Sexually And Emotionally Abused Her For 10 Years

By Michael West in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 15 October 2014

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Kesha says Dr Luke forced her to take drugs and alcohol.

The multi-million selling pop star Kesha has filed a lawsuit against music producer Dr Luke, claiming that he sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused her for 10 years - almost killing her. In documents obtained by the gossip website TMZ.com, Kesha claims Dr Luke made sexual advances towards her after signing with him aged 18. She also claims he forced her to use drugs and alcohol to remove her defenses.

Image caption Kesha claims Dr Luke abused her for 10 years

Recalling one alleged instance, Kesha says she was forced to snort something before getting on a plane, with Dr Luke forcing himself on her while she was drugged. She also claims Dr Luke once forced her to drink with him and take "sober pills" - later waking up naked in the producer's bed sore and sick.

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Juicy J Loved Working With Katy Perry On Upcoming Single "Dark Horse"

By Victoria Pavlova in Music / Festivals on 31 August 2013

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The world will get to hear the rapper's verse on Katy's track "Dark Horse" on September 17.

Katy Perry is a joy to work with, according to rapper Juicy J, who dropped a verse on the Roar singer’s upcoming track, Dark Horse. Juicy J’s verse has not reached the public yet, as the brief snippet Perry released recently included only her vocals. However, when asked “whether there had been any twerking” in between takes in the studio, J said for RapFix Live, via MTV News.

Image caption Juicy J loved working with Katy Perry.

"No, no, no, no. She's very professional, everything went smooth and she's a great person," he said. "My verse I did on that song, she was singing it. She's really a genius, she was by the mixing board and telling the guy what to take in and take out. She's really hands-on with her music, she knows music."

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'California Gurls' Hitmaker Dr Luke Will NOT Judge 'American Idol' To Avoid Sony/Universal Clash

By Lauren James in Music / Festivals on 27 August 2013

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Dr Luke won't sit on the panel of judges this year.

Forget everything you've heard, hitmaker supreme Dr Luke will not be joining the judge's panel on American Idol, despite earlier news. It was reported that Dr Luke would sit alongside returning panel members Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the singing talent contest to judge pop star hopefuls for a 13th season.


Dr Luke [L] Is The Man Behind Many Popstars.

Luke, with a history of writing hits for former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, as well as P!nk's 'Who Knew' and Katy Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl,' apparently made through the judge's selection process to become one of the last candidates standing after a month's long search for the next discerning talent judge.

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Dr. Luke Joins Jennifer Lopez & Keith Urban As Third 'American Idol' Judge

By Elinor Cosgrave in Music / Festivals on 26 August 2013

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The third 'American Idol' judge has been announced. Dr. Luke will be joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the judging panel for season 13 of the reality show.

Dr. Luke will be joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the judging panel of American Idol. Dr. Luke a.k.a. Lukas Gottwald is the third judge to be announced with another yet to be agreed upon. E! first reported the news.


Dr Luke (L) with Katy Perry and Max Martin (R) with their ASCAP Awards in 2012.

Gottwald is a songwriter and producer who is responsible for the likes of Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone'; Kesha's 'Tik Tok' and Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'. As Urban and Lopez are involved in the performance side of the music industry, Gottwald is likely to provide an interesting perspective when judging the televised singing competition.

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American Idol Judges: Keith Urban Confirmed And Jennifer Lopez In Talks

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 02 August 2013

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Keith Urban will return to judge American Idol, Fox executives confirmed on Thursday (1st August). Jennifer Lopez is currently in talks with the show.

Keith Urban will return to the American Idol judging panel. The show will start its 13th season with a new (well returning) set of judges and will, possibly, have a new format. Fox entertainment Chief Kevin Reilly told the press on Thursday (1st August) at the Television Critics Association press tour that Urban would definitely be returning to judge.


Keith Urban at the 2012 American Idol Finale Results Show Live at the Nokia Theater in L.A.

On Urban's return, Reilly said "the fans really like him." He continued to compliment Urban by saying "Keith is a really funny guy."

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Dr Luke and Katy Perry - Dr. Luke, Katy Perry and Max Martin Wednesday 18th April 2012 29th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards - Show held at Renaissance Hollywood Hotel