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Kesha (born March 1st 1987) is a pop singer best known for hits such as 'Tik Tok', 'Die Young' and appearing on Pitbull's 'Timber'.
Net Worth: Kesha has a net worth of $40 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).
Childhood: Kesha was born in LA with her singer mother Pebe. They had little money and she didn't know the identity of her father. She moved to Nashville as a child and discovered her own love of music, though admits she struggled to fit in at school where she joined the marching band. She went to Franklin High School and Brentwood High School while co-writing demos with her mother. She is a global ambassador for animal rights organisation the Humane Society of the United States.
Career: At 16, Kesha and her mother's song 'Stephen' was produced by David Gamson and soon after she left school for the music industry on the advice of Dr. Luke and Max Martin. In 2005, she and her mother later took part in a reality series called 'The Simple Life' in which their house played host to Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. That year she signed to Dr. Luke's label Kemosabe Entertainment with one of her first professional ventures being featuring on Paris Hilton's 'Nothing in This World'. She later signed to DAS Communications Inc., during which time she co-wrote The Veronicas single 'This Love' and made her living as a waitress. In 2008, she was in Katy Perry's 'I Kissed a Girl' video and appeared in Britney Spears' 'Lace and Leather' song. Her breakthrough came with featuring on Flo Rida's 2009 single 'Right Round'. That year she signed to RCA Records and in 2010 she released her number one debut album 'Animal' which featured the singles 'Tik Tok', 'Your Love Is My Drug' and 'Blah Blah Blah' feat. 3OH!3. The song broke the record for biggest one week sales and was at number one for nine weeks. A lawsuit was later filed against her by DAS Communications Inc., who wanted $14 million from her and $12 million from producer Dr. Luke for commissions, suggesting that she was still affiliated with them. She failed a lawsuit against them in return, claiming that it was an unlicensed agent who had her signed to DAS. In 2010, she also joined Rihanna on her Last Girl On Earth Tour and released her Gold certified EP 'Cannibal' featuring the number one hit 'We R Who We R'. Her first headline world tour was entitled 'Get Sleazy' and kicked off in 2011. That year, Alice Cooper invited her to work on a track entitled 'What Baby Wants'. In 2012, she released her second album 'Warrior' featuring the singles 'Die Young' and 'C'Mon', though she began to underperform in the charts. She hit the road again for her 'Warrior' tour alongside Pitbull. During this time she released a visual autobiography entitled 'My Crazy Beautiful Life', which was later turned into a documentary. In 2013, fans began to get angry over Kesha's lack of control over her music, with Dr. Luke being at the helm of 'Warrior' - especially as her chart performance began to drop. However, he later produced Pitbull and Kesha's song 'Timber' which became a number one hit.
Personal Life: In 2014, Kesha underwent treatment in rehab for bulimia nervosa - a condition which allegedly arose out of Dr. Luke's comments about her weight. That year she sued the producer for a string of offences such as sexual assault and harassment and asked for their contract to be broken. He launched his own lawsuit against her for defamation.
Demi Lovato knew she had to defend "brave" Kesha after the pop star accused Dr. Luke of abuse.
The Tik Tok star is currently locked in a bitter legal battle with her former mentor and hitmaker, real name Lukasz Gottwald, after claiming he physically and emotionally abused her during their 10-year musical partnership.
Demi admits she doesn't know what happened between Kesha and the producer, but she insists comments the pop star made in February (16), expressing frustration over "seeing women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action" was part of a bigger conversation.
"It wasn't so much about Dr. Luke; that's not my business what happened or what may have not have happened," she tells Latina magazine. "The important thing for me is that people are so afraid to come forward when they are sexually abused or raped because 1) it's not something that's easy to prove, so you don't want to go through the whole process and it drags it out (and) 2) Because it's hard to prove people are so quick to dispel the rumours or not believe you, and therefore nobody's coming forward and change is only happening in a worse sense."
Continue reading: Demi Lovato Praises Kesha For Coming Forward With Dr. Luke Accusations
Embattled singer Kesha has shared her gratitude for supporters such as Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus after releasing her first single in three years.
The pop star has been locked in a bitter sexual assault legal battle with mentor and music producer Dr. Luke, and in February (16), a judge denied her bid to walk away from her recording contract with his Kemosabe Records and parent company Sony Music, which she claimed restricts her from working with any other producer.
Throughout her public legal battle, she garnered support from thousands of fans and fellow artists, including electronic dance DJ Zedd, who offered to produce a song for her.
On Friday (29Apr16), the pair officially released a track called True Colors, a song which greatly resonated with Kesha during this turbulent time in her life.
Continue reading: Kesha Thanks Gaga And Miley After Releasing Empowering Single
Her first single in three years.
We're so glad we didn't have to wait too long for this. Zedd and Kesha have just unveiled the latter's first single in three years; a remix of the DJ's song 'True Colors' which Coachella Festival goers will have heard on the first weekend of the event when they collaborated during Zedd's set.
Kesha is back in business with 'True Colors'
'True Colors' featuring Kesha is pretty much exactly the same as the original version Zedd released in 2015 as the title track for his US Dance chart topping album which originally had Rock Mafia's Tim James on vocals. Though this version has adjusted a few choice lines.
Continue reading: Kesha And Zedd Unveil Poignant 'True Colors' Remix
Sebert had countersued Dr. Luke for infliction of emotional distress after he had sued her for defamation, by allegedly spreading rumours that he sexually assaulted Kesha to the press.
The complicated and seemingly endless dispute between Kesha and her erstwhile producer Lukas Gottwald (aka. Dr. Luke), but one aspect of it appears to have been ended after Kesha’s mother dropped her counterclaims against him this week.
This particular part of the case started in Tennessee, where Dr. Luke originally sued the pop star’s mother, Pebe Sebert, for defamation and tortious interference. According to him, she had “smeared” him by circulating rumours that he raped Kesha to bloggers and the press after an alleged extortion attempt, which he says Kesha and her mother concocted together, over a contractual disagreement failed.
In turn, Pebe Sebert countersued on the basis of intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and it is this countersuit that she withdrew on Tuesday (April 26th), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Continue reading: Kesha's Mother Pebe Sebert Drops Dr. Luke Counterclaims
Kesha has recorded a song with EDM star Zedd which will be released Friday (28Apr16).
Zedd, real name Anton Zaslavski, teased the release in a post on Instagram in which he shared a photo of the artwork for True Colors, a new version of a song on his 2015 album of the same name.
The cover, which looks like a wooden plaque with ornate gold detailing and a large Z in the middle, has Zedd & Kesha written above and True Colors written at the bottom.
An excited Zedd wrote in the caption: "ZEDD & KESHA - TRUE COLORS OFFICIALLY OUT: 4/29. Music can be freedom".
Continue reading: Kesha To Release New Song With Zedd
Kesha's mum has dropped her lawsuit against producer Dr. Luke.
Pebe Sebert accused the hitmaker of causing her distress and lying about her involvement in the Tik Tok singer's career at the height of Kesha's ongoing contractual and sexual assault case against her mentor and producer.
Dr. Luke has always maintained he never abused Kesha, countersuing her and her mother and claiming they were trying to extort him, so the singer could wriggle out of her contract.
Luke is also suing Pebe in Tennessee on claims of defamation and tortious interference, alleging Kesha schemed with her mother to elevate a contract disagreement into a "smear" campaign against him.
Continue reading: Kesha's Mum Drops Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke
The producer reached out to Kesha following her legal dispute with Sony and Dr Luke.
Despite her ongoing legal troubles it looks as if Kesha is backing doing what she loves again, making music. On Tuesday (April 26th) the singer posted a picture of herself in the recording studio to Instagram, revealing that she had taken producer Zedd up on his offer to help her make music again.
Continue reading: Kesha Making Music Again With Producer Zedd
Electronic dance music superstar Zedd has kept his promise to work with struggling pop star Kesha after inviting her to a recent recording studio session.
The Tik Tok singer has been embroiled in a sexual assault legal battle with mentor and producer Dr. Luke for over a year, and in February (16), a judge denied her bid to walk away from her recording contract with his Kemosabe Records and parent company Sony Music, which she claimed restricts her from working with any other producer.
Shortly after her court loss, the Grammy Award-winning DJ volunteered to produce a song for Kesha via Twitter, and on Monday (25Apr16), Zedd returned to the microblogging site to prove he had followed through with his offer.
The 26-year-old, real name Anton Zaslavski, posted a photo of himself sitting at the soundboard in a recording studio alongside a mystery woman, whose back is towards the camera.
Continue reading: Kesha Joins Zedd In Recording Studio
Kesha has been subpoenaed to sit for a filmed deposition to address the sexual assault allegations she has made against producer Dr. Luke.
The pop star is currently locked in a bitter legal battle with her former mentor and hitmaker, real name Lukasz Gottwald, after claiming he physically and emotionally abused her during their 10-year musical partnership.
She recently lost her bid to terminate the Kemosabe Records contract she signed with Luke, but she is still fighting him in court after he countersued Kesha and her mother, Pebe Sebert. He has vehemently denied the accusations against him and maintains the mother-daughter duo made up the claims in a desperate bid to wriggle out of Kesha's recording contract, which is owned by Sony.
Now, the Timber singer has been ordered to revisit her alleged abuse under oath for an on-camera deposition in a New York court in June (16), according to DailyMail.co.uk. The court date could bring Kesha face-to-face with Dr. Luke for the first time since launching her legal action in 2014.
Continue reading: Kesha To Revisit Abuse Allegations For Deposition
Kesha joined Zedd onstage at Coachella Festival in her first performance since her court case with music producer Dr. Luke.
The 29-year-old singer was rumoured earlier on Saturday (16Apr16) to be performing later that day, and she hit the stage to sing an emotionally charged version of Zedd's track True Colours.
She was reported to be involved with the song before he released it on his second album in May last year (16), but the artist singing the vocals ended up being an uncredited vocalist named Tim James, editors at JustJared.com report.
She teased her fans with a photo on Instagram on Saturday of her in what looked like a private jet, with the caption, "4 hours and counting. Somewhere over America. Eeek!"
Continue reading: Kesha Joins Zedd For Emotional Coachella Set
Kesha - Kesha departs on a flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) wearing a long, flowing white dress and showing a fuller pout on her lips - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 16th December 2015
Date of birth
1st March, 1987
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Sad to miss Coachella this weekend but grateful for the kind words I've seen from my performance w @Zedd last wknd https://t.co/gXBMiyotzX
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Happy BDay @IggyPop ⚡️True legends never stop rockin!⚡️ Loving the new album *Post Pop Depression* from my rock idol https://t.co/y16Y7njiUY
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.@ProjectRunway fans! Kesha's a guest judge on tomorrow night's #PRAllStars. It's going down at 9/8c on @lifetimetv! https://t.co/c0raWQsWcy
Kesha ain't afraid of no ghost! 👻 Tune in to @LMN's #TheHauntingOf tonight at 9/8c! https://t.co/eheUeLcR8l
Kesha's hangin' with ghosts for Monday's season premiere #TheHauntingOf on @LMN. Tune in at 9/8c! https://t.co/DDD3BMLjcf
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