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.

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

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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.

KeshaKesha drops charges against Dr Luke

Kesha filed the move to dismiss her allegations yesterday (August 1st 2016) and submitted a total of 28 songs to Dr. Luke's label in a bid to fulfill her contract as soon as possible so that she still might have a chance of a successful future.

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Kesha Reaches Out To JoJo After Singer Reveals She Took Injections To Lose Weight

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Kesha has reached out to singer JoJo after she opened up about the lengths she was made to go to to lose weight as a young popstar. In an interview JoJo claimed a record label made her take injections and supplements in order to lose weight, during the early days of her career.

JoJoJoJo has claimed she was made to take injections to lose weight by a record company.

Speaking to Popsugar JoJo said: “Here's something that I agreed to do that ended up messing with me psychologically. I was under a lot of pressure with a company I was at previously and they wanted me to lose weight fast."

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Kesha - Kesha wears all white at Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 3rd June 2016


Billboard Music Awards 2016: The Weeknd Wins Huge, Kesha Gets A Standing Ovation & Stevie Wonder Pays Tribute To Prince

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The 2016 Billboard Music Awards took place yesterday (May 22nd 2016) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with Canadian singer The Weeknd taking home no less than eight gongs for his work over the past year. Adele also won big, though her five accolades were meagre compared to her R&B counterpart.

The WeekndThe Weeknd takes home eight awards

The Weeknd - real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye - landed almost more awards than he could carry. The prizes for Top Hot 100 Artist, Song Sales Artist, Radio Songs Artist, Streaming Songs Artist and Top R&B Artist were all presented to him, as was the Top R&B Song and Streaming Song for his number one platinum single 'The Hills' and the Top R&B Album for his second album 'Beauty Behind the Madness' released last year.

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Kesha Seeks To Lift Halt On Dr. Luke Sex Abuse Claims


Things are getting a little complicated in the legal proceedings between Kesha and Dr. Luke, because now she's planning to go full steam ahead with claims she made against Luke in Los Angeles, alleging that he subjected her to physical, emotional and sexual assault. The case had originally been put on hold, pending the outcome of her New York dispute which, sadly, saw her remaining chained to her contract with Kemosabe Records.

KeshaKesha is trying to lift the hold on her LA court claims

Unfortunately, the judge has decided to keep the case on hold for now, despite Kesha's attorneys claiming that they have made significant amendments to the original claim. This heartbreaking decision comes just a day after Kesha posted a positive message to her Instagram followers.

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Bad Moms is an American comedy film that stars Mila Kunis as the main protagonist Amy Mitchell who appears to lead the perfect life, she has a good career, over - achieving kids and a lovely home. However all is not as it seems and Amy is at the point of breaking. She is over-worked and finds herself running late to all her appointments. In her quest to free herself from this rut, she joins forces with two other overworked mums to liberate themselves from their daily responsibilities and start living again.

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Kesha And Zedd Unveil Poignant 'True Colors' Remix

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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.

KeshaKesha 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. 

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Grimes Reveals Her Producers Expected Sex For Studio Work

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Canadian electronic artist Grimes has opened up about her own opinions of the male dominated music production industry with regards to Kesha's ongoing legal situation with Dr. Luke. As it turns out, sexual discrimination is not a circumstance she's entirely unfamiliar with. 

GrimesGrimes reveals what goes on in the studio

Asked about her thoughts on Kesha's lawsuit against Dr. Luke for alleged rape and abuse, Grimes - aka Claire Boucher - confesses that she's had her own struggles with male producers. 'I don't know enough about the specifics of that situation, because it seems very complicated', she told Rolling Stone in an interview. 'But I will say that I've been in numerous situations where male producers would literally be like, 'We won't finish the song unless you come back to my hotel room'. If I was younger or in a more financially desperate situation, maybe I would have done that.'

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Kesha's "Slavery" Appeal Against Sony Contract Thrown Out Of Court


A New York judge has dismissed Kesha’s motion to terminate her contract with Sony in the wake of the pop star’s allegations of sexual abuse against her former producer Dr. Luke.

Judge Shirley Kornreich refused to overrule an earlier verdict in February this year, after Kesha’s lawyers had argued that to keep her contract with Sony in place was tantamount to “slavery”. The judge also held that Sony’s offer for Kesha to continue to record with them – but without any involvement from Dr. Luke or the companies he effectively controls within the Sony structure.

KeshaKesha leaving the New York State Supreme Court in February 2016

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Stars On Team Kesha: Adele Is The Latest To Join Kesha's Army Of Supporters

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Since Kesha lost her case against her alleged abuser Dr. Luke, she's received an overwhelming amount of support from fans and fellow celebrities alike. She may have been denied a preliminary injunction from his Sony imprint Kemosabe that would allow her to continue her career in an environment where she would feel safer, but so many people are still very much standing behind her. 

KeshaKesha continues to win support from her fellow artists

Lorde, Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, Clean Bandit, Haim and Halsey to name but a few, have all written messages of support over Twitter, confessing their horror at the situation and offering their prayers.  Here are just a few more stars who are really pushing the #FreeKesha campaign.

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

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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.

KeshaCelebrities 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 - A host of celebrities attend the Hollywood Vampires debut performance at The Roxy on Sunset Boulevard. The supergroup featured the likes of Alice Cooper, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan and Kesha amongst others at The Roxy - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 17th September 2015


Kesha and MTV Video Music Awards - Ke Thursday 6th September 2012 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, held at the Staples Center - Show

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Kesha - Kathie Dolgin, Kesha Nichols Wednesday 18th April 2012 Sugar Free Healthy Lunches campaign at a public school in Astoria, Queens


Kesha Tuesday 8th November 2011 Versace for H&M Fashion Show and Party New York City, USA



Date of birth

1st March, 1987









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