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A brash and driven pop singer/songwriter, Kesha (Kesha Rose Sebert) was born in Los Angeles but moved to Nashville when she was four, where her mother -- a longtime songwriter -- had inked a publishing deal. (Over a decade prior to that, Pebe Sebert's biggest success had come with "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You," originally recorded by Joe Sun and later by Dolly Parton.) Before finishing high school, Kesha returned to L.A. for the sake of jump-starting her own music career, despite being set up to study psychology at Columbia. She soon met Dr. Luke, the co-writer and co-producer of Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" (among several other hits), who was impressed with her demo recordings. Kesha penned the Veronicas' "This Love" and later contributed background vocals to Britney Spears' "Lace and Leather," both of which were released in 2008. The biggest turning point came one year later, when she was tapped to contribute vocals to Flo Rida's Dr. Luke-produced "Right Round," a number one Hot 100 hit. Kesha subsequently signed to RCA, and her debut album, Animal -- featuring collaborations with Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Benny Blanco -- was released in early 2010. Animal proved to be a big hit, reaching the top of the Billboard 200 and spinning off the number one single "TiK ToK." The nine-song EP Cannibal appeared at the end of the year. Its single, "We R Who We R," became her second chart-topper, and "Blow" also reached the Top Ten. Cannibal was followed in 2011 by another stopgap release, I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance: The Remix Album. In 2012, she was called upon by rocker Wayne Coyne for The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends, a collaborative album that partnered Kesha with Biz Markie on the track "2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)." Dr. Luke was back on board for her second official album, Warrior, but the more rock-influenced effort also found space for Coyne, punk godfather Iggy Pop, and the indie pop band fun. Preceded by the Billboard Top Ten single "Die Young," Warrior was released in December 2012 and reached the Top Ten of the albums chart. Two other singles hit the Top 40: "C'Mon" and "Crazy Kids." Kesha toured North America during 2013 as part of a co-headlining bill with Pitbull, and the duo also recorded a single together, "Timber," which became Kesha's third number one hit. In late 2014, she sued Dr. Luke for an array of charges, including sexual assault, harassment, emotional abuse, and bad business practices; she also sought release from her contract with Dr. Luke's Kemosabe label. Although the courts initially rejected her claims, wide public support for Kesha caused Kemosabe to release her from her contract in early 2016. Her return to performing happened in April 2016, when she took the stage at Coachella to perform "True Colors" during Zedd's set. The studio version was released by the end of the month. ~ Andy Kellman
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Albums by
Kesha

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    12 songs

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    Warrior

    20 songs

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    Warrior [Deluxe Edition]

    16 songs

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    Warrior [Deluxe Edition]

    10 songs

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    I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance: The Remix Album

    14 songs

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    Animal

    26 songs

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    Animal + Cannibal [Deluxe Edition]

    9 songs

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    Cannibal

    5 songs

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    Deconstructed

    1 song

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    Crazy Kids

    1 song

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    Crazy Kids

    1 song

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    C'Mon (UK Remixes)

    1 song

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    Die Young (Deconstructed Mix)

    1 song

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    Die Young

    1 song

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    Sleazy [Remix]

    1 song

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    Sleazy REMIX 2.0 Get Sleazier

    1 song

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    Blow Remix

    1 song

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    Blow

    1 song

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    The Sleazy Remix

    1 song

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    We R Who We R

    1 song

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    We R Who We R

    2 songs

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    Your Love Is My Drug

    1 song

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    Blah Blah Blah [Souza Remix]

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    Tik Tok

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    I Am the Dance Commander & I Command You to Dance: The Remix Album [Clean Version]

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Top Songs by
Kesha

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    Popularity
  2.   Tik Tok
  3.   We R Who We R
  4.   Die Young
  5.   Your Love Is My Drug
  6.   Take It Off
  7.   Blow
  8.   Crazy Kids by will.i.am
  9.   C'mon
  10.   Blah Blah Blah by 3OH!3
  11.   Cannibal
  12.   Crazy Kids by Juicy J
  13.   Sleazy
  14.   Blow Remix by B.o.B.
  15.   Ki$$ N Tell
  16.   Warrior
  17.   Back$tabber
  18.   Animal
  19.   Blind
  20.   Grow a Pear
  21.   Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
  22.   Last Goodbye
  23.   Crazy Beautiful Life
  24.   D.I.N.O.$.A.U.R.
  25.   Out Alive
  26. See All Songs

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    Tyler Oakley: I Am The DJ

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    When Critics Were Wrong: The Countdown

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    Most Wanted: The Top 50 Love Songs in Slacker History

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    50 More Pretty Much Perfect Songs

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    Girl Power

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    55 Songs You Think Suck

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    55 Nuttiest Artists

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    Ariana Grande: DNA

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    Britney Spears: DNA

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    Top 100 Songs of the Decade (So Far)

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    Now THIS Is Music

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    Lady Gaga: DNA

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