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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.
'Animal' was released on this day (January 1st) in 2010.
It's been 11 years since we were rocking out to Kesha's iconic debut album; a time where "Tik Tok" meant something different to what it does now; and we still have a lot of love for it. Animal was released via RCA Records and remains our favourite Kesha album by far.
Kesha - Animal
The then-23-year-old worked with the likes of Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, Greg Kurstin and Max Martin among others on production for this stellar electropop record, which stood out in mainstream charts thanks to Kesha's silly pop sensibility and charismatic performance.
Costume? Check. Pumpkins? Check. Amazing pop playlist? Look no further...
Most people seem to think that rock and gothic tunes are the best suited to Halloween playlists, but the truth is you can have just as much of a spooky blast with upbeat, danceable pop songs if guitars just aren't your thing. We've put together a playlist of the most fun horror-inspired contemporary pop numbers perfect for your socially-distanced Halloween gatherings.
Billie Eilish at the 2020 Democratic National Convention / Photo Credit: Democratic National Convention v/DPA/PA Images
Bury A Friend - Billie Eilish
Continue reading: Halloween Pop Party: The Spooky Pop Tunes You Need For Your Playlist
The court upheld a March 2017 by the New York Supreme Court, declaring that Kesha could not terminate her contractual agreements with the producer or his record label.
A New York appeals court has rejected the latest attempt by beleaguered pop star Kesha to get out of her contract with Lukasz Gottwald, known professionally as producer Dr. Luke.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a New York judge ruled on Tuesday (May 29th) to uphold a previous decision made by another court in 2017 which denied Kesha’s attempts to break free of her contracts with Gottwald and his Kemosabe label.
The producer has been suing Kesha for defamation ever since 2014, after she accused him of sexually abuse and assault and filed to extricate herself from those contracts.
In a New York Times profile, the returning pop singer said that the producer is "not a good person", though she didn't speculate as to the validity of Kesha's allegations.
The returning star, who announced her new album Beautiful Trauma recently, was profiled by the New York Times in an article published on Thursday (October 5th). One of the topics that came up was the abuse claims brought by Kesha against Dr. Luke, and while she of course couldn’t speak to the validity of the claims, Pink does consider them to be “karma” because Dr. Luke is “not a good person”.
“I don't know what happened,” Pink said about Kesha’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her in 2014. “But I know that regardless of whether or not Dr. Luke did that, this is his karma and he earned it because he's not a good person.”
Continue reading: Pink Describes Sexual Assault Allegations Against Dr. Luke As "Karma"
Kesha spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about her new album, and revealed her battle with an eating disorder.
The triumphant return of Kesha to the music scene and the top of the charts has been one of the more compelling celeb stories of 2017. However, on top of her much-publicised legal battles with her label and former producer, the star has also revealed how she conquered her eating disorder.
The 30 year old singer gave a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the same month that her new album Rainbow hit the top of the Billboard charts. In it, Kesha revealed that she has been battling an eating disorder – identifying that the exact moment she realised her condition was at a dinner party.
“And I was like, 'Oh, my God, what if they walk outside and see this food in a bush? Or they see it in the garbage can?' And I just had all this mounting anxiety,” she said, and realised that she couldn’t go on like that.
Continue reading: Kesha Reveals How She Won Her Battle With Eating Disorder
She's back and she's better than ever before.
During a particularly painful period of her life, Kesha shares the extent of her pain with her fans as she releases her first solo song in four years entitled 'Praying'. It comes ahead of her new studio album which is out later this summer.
Kesha at the David Lynch Foundation Gala
Like a phoenix, Kesha rises from the ashes! Her new single 'Praying' is an extremely empowering number as much as it is a sad one. The power of Kesha's voice is almost tangible and you can really feel the strength that she has built up over the course of several court appearances and rehab stints. It starts with a heartbreaking spoken word message detailing her depression.
Continue reading: Kesha Shows Her Strength With Uplifting New Single 'Praying'
It all went wrong for Kesha when she met her hero Jerry Seinfeld at the Kennedy Center this week.
It’s been a long-standing truism that one should never meet one’s heroes, but that saying had a compound resonance for Kesha after she was brutally rebuffed from a hug from her idol Jerry Seinfeld, who proceeded to explain that he didn’t even know who she was.
The 30 year old pop star was on the same red carpet as the 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee' comedian Seinfeld on Tuesday night (June 6th) for the National Night of Laughter and Song at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., a charity event hosted by the David Lynch Foundation.
Continue reading: Watch Jerry Seinfeld Brutally Turn Down Kesha For A Hug. Three Times.
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.
[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?
Continue reading: Dr. Luke's Departure From Sony Isn't All Good For Kesha
Kesha seen on the red carpet at the 2016 Billboard Women In Music event held at Pier 36, New York, United States - Friday 9th December 2016
JoJo said she was made to feel like if she didn't lose weight her album wouldn't come out.
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.
JoJo 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."
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 Wednesday 18th April 2012 Reality TV star Kesha Nichols from 'Basketball Wives' promotes Sugar Free Healthy Lunches campaign at public school in Astoria, Queens
Kesha Tuesday 8th November 2011 Versace for H&M Fashion Show and Party New York City, USA
Kesha Thursday 14th July 2011 performs a special concert sponsored by 'Education First' for students, held at Kempton Park Racecourse Surrey, England
Date of birth
1st March, 1987
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