Kesha Rose Sebert (born March 1, 1987), known mononymously as Kesha (formerly stylized as Ke$ha), is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to producer Dr. Luke's label Kemosabe Records. Her breakthrough came in early 2009 after appearing on rapper Flo Rida's number-one single "Right Round". Her debut album, Animal, and her first extended play, Cannibal, were released in 2010. Kesha's music and image propelled her to immediate commercial success, with Animal debuting as the number-one album in the United States. She also achieved two number-one singles, "Tik Tok" and "We R Who We R", and a string of top-ten hits singles from the album and its re-release. At the same time, she continued to write songs for other artists, including "Till the World Ends" for Britney Spears. Warrior, her second studio album, was released in December 2012, spawning Kesha's eighth top-ten single with "Die Young". "Tik Tok" is among the best-selling digital singles in history, selling over 14 million units internationally.
Praying is a song performed by Kesha for Rainbow. It was released as the lead single for her third studio album on July 6, 2017, following an announcement made on her Instagram page. The song was written by Kesha with Ben Abraham and Ryan Lewis. An accompanying music video was released the same day.
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The Wait for New Music Continues, But May be Over Soon
Last year, Kesha news almost exclusively revolved around her ongoing legal battle with Sony Music. Kesha sought to be released from her contract with Kemosabe Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music, due to the label’s founder, producer Lukasz Gottwald (better known as Dr. Luke), of sexual misconduct. However, the contract itself requires the release of six additional albums, meaning Kesha would be in violation of contractual obligation if she released new music through another means. Fans have expressed solidarity with Kesha through the hashtag #FreeKesha. Though the legal battle between Kesha, Dr. Luke and Sony continues, there is additional news out there in the world of Kesha.
Two other pop stars might become part of Kesha’s legal battle. A text message sent by Kesha to Lady Gaga could become admissible in court as a piece of evidence. Katy Perry has also been mentioned as have possible involvement in the exchange, though the extent of her involvement is currently unknown.
Despite her ongoing legal battle putting something on her releasing new music, Kesha is nonetheless continuing with recording new music. Her latest collaboration is sure to spark plenty of curiosity. On Instagram, Kesha shared a post about recording with rock band the Eagles of Death Metal. What the collaboration between the band and Kesha entailed remains to be heard, but it is sure to be worth hearing.
Kesha has been staying active on social media, particularly on Twitter. Recently, she tweeted a new tattoo of hers, a pink and yellow orca with the caption “Psychedelic whales are currently covering my entire body…” She also tweeted a photo of herself surrounded by snow with a frozen waterfall as the backdrop with the caption “the pain and strength it takes to climb a mountain is difficult. but the top is fucking breathtaking.” She also tweeted about other work she has been doing in the studio, including a duet with another singer.
After an undoubtedly stressful 2016, the effects of which she is still working through, it is encouraging to see how Kesha is showcasing her resilience and excitement in the new year. We hope for the best with her and case against Dr. Luke and Sony and that she can release new music as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing her collaboration with the Eagles of Death Metal and any other new songs she has in the pipeline.
Kelly Clarkson was forced to into working with Dr.Luke and this is Why we need to #FreeKesha
in a recent interviews with ETOnline Zedd is really want to work with kesha.
“I just read an article about [the case], literally right before I made the tweet because I didn’t know her personally,” Zedd revealed to ETonline. “I thought sending a tweet was kind of the best way to get in touch with her.”
“The only thing I can really do to help is produce songs and that’s what I offered,” he added.
The 26-year-old producer also revealed that Kesha’s team has since reached out to him about his offer.
“Her team actually hit us back confirming that I was serious about it, which is really cool,” Zedd said. “I’m obviously very serious about it, so maybe something will happen. Maybe there’s something I can do. Maybe we can do some music. Nothing I can say right now, but it would be cool.”
“All I know is that she’s in a very rough position and if there’s anything I can ever do to help I’ll always be happy to do that,” he continued.
Flashback: See Kesha Sing Led Zeppelin With Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp
When Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Duff McKagan, among others, played their first gigs in late 2015, they invited some guest performers. One of the singers was Kesha.
The pop star had previously duetted with Cooper on “What Baby Wants,” a song on his latest solo record, 2011’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare. She had also previously joined Cooper onstage around that time to sing “School’s Out” at small gig in Hollywood.
With the Hollywood Vampires – who played two gigs at Hollywood outpost the Roxy – she put her all into a rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” on both nights. Video from the first night shows her sauntering onstage in a long-tail jacket and skyscraper-high heels as the group plays its soul-inflected intro to the tune. Cooper hangs back in the shadows, as she belts the verses right down to their last “You need me, womaaaaan” howls, although she disappears sometime during the guitar solos.
She came back onstage a few songs later for an all-star version of Cooper’s “School’s out,” which also featured Tom Morello, Perry Farrell and Zak Starkey.
Akon Tells TMZ about what he feels in this Kesha and Luke Situation
TMZ: What do you think Dr. Luke [should do]…is it just better to cut his loss, you know what I mean?
Akon: I mean, if I was Dr. Luke, I would just release her, and allow her to live her life the way it should be. You know what I mean? I wouldn’t hold her to a contract, especially if you’re not gonna do business with her. I wouldn’t want to keep an artist a part of my family, or label, that doesn’t want to be there. Why?
Akon: It only creates more problems, as it’s doing now, cuz think about it. If this assault situation sticks, Dr. Luke’s career is over. It’s sad cuz I know him in person, and he’s a great guy. An amazing person. I can’t see it happening personally, but nowadays you just never really know. You know? And I just–but I don’t, from the guy that I know, I don’t see it being possible, but I don’t want to discredit Kesha either, because she could be a legitimate victim. My advice to Dr. Luke is to cut her loose, work out whatever settlement that works for both, but I don’t think it’s something you should grab, hold on to.
Ke$ha and her backup dancers may have put on their best performance yet as the pop star sent her crew to respond to the Westboro Baptist Church protest that was taking place outside her concert in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Three tank-top clad men showed off their moves as WBC members shouted the lyrics to “God Hates Who U R,” an anti-gay parody of Ke$ha’s anthem of acceptance “We R Who We R.”
The Westboro Baptist protestors didn’t seem to quite know how to react, holding up their anti-gay and anti-Obama signs while awkwardly swaying to the auto-tuned beat (lady in the floppy hat, we’re looking at you) as the dancers did their thing. Most ineffective protest ever?
Well played, Ke$ha, well played. You’ve made the world a more accepting, as well as a more glitter-filled, place.
Covering The Stone Roses – like re-imagining In the Court of the Crimson King – is no grand statement. It’s not intended to replace or improve upon the original LP; it’s technically not even a Flaming Lips side project or being released on a label. “It’s mostly just for my own dumb entertainment – we only make 500 copies…” Coyne explained to Rock it Out! Blog at this year’s SXSW. Presumably the other artists that appear on the new record – Foxygen, Polica, Peaking Lights, Kesha, most of the artist on Playing Hide and Seek and more – were stupidly entertained as well, as will be their fans.
As for Kesha, she guests on “Elizabeth My Dear.” Stay tuned for The Future Heart’s soon to be published update on Lip$ha, The Flaming Lips album with K$. In the meantime, watch Coyne and Kesha duet last September backed by Ben Folds Five.
Global music superstars Ke$ha and Pitbull have announced they will be touring around the country together this October and November, travelling through Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney.
The joint tour will see them join forces with Australia’s own Justice Crew, who have been touring with them in the US, for a performance of their biggest hits including ‘Can’t Believe It,’ ‘Don’t Stop The Party’ and Ke$ha’s latest single ‘Crazy Kids.’
Pitbull and Ke$ha Tour Dates:
Wednesday 30 October – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Friday 1 November – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Sunday 3 November – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Tuesday 5 November – Perth Arena
Friday 8 November – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Advance tickets will be available to all Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders from 2pm (local time) Wednesday 7 August 2013 until 11.59pm (local time) Sunday 11 August 2013 or until presale tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public, via Ticketek, at 10am (local time) Thursday 15 August 2013.