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Kesha

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Kesha Rose Sebert (; born March 1, 1987), formerly stylized as Ke$ha, is an American singer and songwriter. In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to Kemosabe Records. Her first major success came in early 2009 after she was featured on American rapper Flo Rida's number-one single "Right Round".

Kesha's music and image propelled her to immediate success. She has earned two number-one albums on the US Billboard 200 with Animal (2010) and Rainbow (2017), and the top-ten records Warrior (2012) and High Road (2020). Kesha has attained ten top-ten singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including "Tik Tok", "Blah Blah Blah", "Your Love Is My Drug", "Take It Off", "Blow", "Die Young", "My First Kiss" with 3OH!3, "We R Who We R", "Right Round" with Flo Rida, and "Timber" with Pitbull. Her 2009 single "Tik Tok" was the best-selling digital single in history, selling over 14 million units internationally, until surpassed in 2011.Kesha's career was halted between Warrior and Rainbow due to a legal dispute with her former producer Dr. Luke, which has been ongoing since 2014. A series of lawsuits, known collectively as Kesha v. Dr. Luke, were exchanged between the two parties in which Kesha accused him of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and employment discrimination against her, while Dr. Luke claims breach of contract and defamation by Kesha.

As of 2013, Kesha has reportedly sold over 33 million combined tracks and ringtones in the U.S alone and over 55 million worldwide to date. She was also listed as the 26th top artist on Billboard's decade end charts from 2010 to 2019. She has received various awards and nominations, including her win for the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act in 2010. Kesha has also co-written songs for other artists, including "Till the World Ends" (2011) for Britney Spears and songs for Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Miranda Cosgrove.

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July 13, 2022

Kesha Shares Funniest Moment From Filming ‘Conjuring Kesha,’ Wants These Music Stars for Season 2

‘Conjuring Kesha’ is now streaming on Discovery+. Here's how you can watch the supernatural reality series for free.

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June 17, 2022

Kesha Shares Uplifting Pride Month Message: ‘You Are So Seen and Loved’

The singer also noted, "I'm not gay. I'm not straight. I don't know what I am."

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June 2, 2022

Kesha to Explore the Supernatural in Upcoming ‘Conjuring Kesha’ Series

“To me, the supernatural comes naturally,” said Kesha of the upcoming series.

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May 27, 2022

Kesha to Celebrate Pride Month With Stonewall Day 2022 Show

Betty, Mila Jam, and Shea Diamond will also take the stage at the annual New York City event commemorating the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

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May 27, 2022

Kesha Set to Headline Pride Live’s Stonewall Day 2022 Alongside Shea Diamond, Mila Jam & More

"Stonewall is a special place for the queer community and I cannot wait to honor and celebrate how far we have come," the singer said.

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April 26, 2022

The Legal Beat: Dr. Luke Spars With Senator In Kesha Case

Also this week: a new song-theft lawsuit against Justin Bieber and Dan + Shay, a dramatic airport arrest for A$AP Rocky and much more.

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April 22, 2022

Dr. Luke Blasts NY Senator for Jumping Into Kesha Case

A sitting senator telling a state court how to rule is "highly problematic," Dr. Luke's lawyers wrote.

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April 21, 2022

Kesha Lost a Big Ruling, But Now the Senator Who Wrote the Law Says That’s Wrong

A court said lawmakers didn't intend New York's free speech law to be retroactive. The guy who wrote it begs to differ.

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April 14, 2022

Kesha Suffers Another Defeat In Dr. Luke Defamation Case

A New York appeals court says Kesha cannot cite evidence that her attorneys have called “critical" to her defense.

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April 14, 2022

Kesha Can’t Use ‘Critical’ Evidence About Alleged Sex Assault in Dr. Luke Trial, Court Rules

Notes from lawyer Greg Clarick purportedly state Kesha told him “way back in 2006” that Dr. Luke gave her a pill “to feel better” shortly before she blacked out

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March 15, 2022

The Legal Beat: Astroworld Case Gets Ugly Quick

Also this week: Katy Perry wins a major copyright victory, Kesha faces a setback in Dr. Luke's defamation case, and much more.

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March 12, 2022

Kesha loses round in New York appeals court against Dr Luke

The lengthy case has been going on since 2014 The post Kesha loses round in New York appeals court against Dr Luke appeared first on NME.

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March 12, 2022

New York Court Rules Against Kesha's Anti-SLAPP Defense in Dr. Luke Defamation Lawsuit

The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court reversed a judge’s decision that recently expanded legislation applied retroactively to the suit

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March 11, 2022

Kesha Loses Key Ruling in Dr. Luke Defamation Case

A new free speech law in New York won't apply to Dr. Luke's case against Kesha, an appeals court says, which will make it easier for him to prove his case.

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March 10, 2022

Kesha Loses Round in NY Appeals Court Against Dr. Luke

A New York Appeals court "unanimously reversed" a lower court's June 2021 decision saying Kesha could make Dr. Luke pay her legal fees if his defamation claims against her fail

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March 9, 2022

MC5 announce first album in over 50 years and US tour dates

The record will feature a host of guest artists including Tom Morello and Kesha The post MC5 announce first album in over 50 years and US tour dates appeared first on NME.

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March 9, 2022

MC5 to Kick Out the New Jams on Upcoming Tour, First Album in Over 50 Years

Punk pioneers worked with Tom Morello, Kesha, and more on their first LP since 1971

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March 8, 2022

Kesha on Dolly Parton: ‘She’s a Guiding Light, and Has No Idea’

"I don’t ever want to put out any music that Dolly Parton wouldn’t enjoy or listen to, or find some humor in."

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October 31, 2021

Grandson teams up with Kesha and Travis Barker for uplifting new single ‘Drop Dead’

The track will appear on a deluxe reissue of Grandson’s debut album, ‘Death Of An Optimist’ The post Grandson teams up with Kesha and Travis Barker for uplifting new single ‘Drop Dead’ appeared first on NME.

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October 29, 2021

Grandson, Kesha and Travis Barker Deliver New Anthem for the Disaffected ‘Drop Dead’

Track will appear on the deluxe edition of Grandson's 2020 LP, Death of an Optimist

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October 27, 2021

Dr Luke claims he lost $46million over Kesha’s sexual assault allegations

A hearing is set to take place in New York tomorrow The post Dr Luke claims he lost $46million over Kesha’s sexual assault allegations appeared first on NME.

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October 26, 2021

Dr. Luke Claims He Lost $46 Million Due to Kesha’s Sexual Assault Allegations

Financial expert retained by producer came up with the tally, but Kesha's own expert claims it doesn't account for things like music industry risk or the skills of Max Martin

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October 26, 2021

Dr. Luke Wants to Tell Jury That Kesha’s Rape Allegation Cost Him $46M

Dr. Luke wants to present an expert to testify in court that Kesha's accusations cost him $46 million in lost business opportunities.

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October 22, 2021

Kesha’s Mom, Pebe Sebert, Releases First Solo Song ‘Vampire’ After a 30 Year Wait

A songwriter for country stars like Dolly Parton in the Eighties, Sebert's solo career was derailed due to struggles with addiction

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October 20, 2021

Sony Music Loses Bid for Secrecy in Dr. Luke-Kesha Libel Trial

A New York judge rejected Sony Music's concerns in the Dr. Luke/Kesha legal battle and ordered that various contracts, business plans and other financial records be unsealed within days.

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October 14, 2021

Kesha to Explore the Supernatural in ‘Conjuring Kesha’ Discovery+ Series

Kesha is indulging her jones for all things paranormal and unexplained in the upcoming Discovery+ series 'Conjuring Kesha.'

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October 14, 2021

Kesha, Who Once Had Sex With Ghost, to Continue to Explore the Supernatural on New Docuseries

Conjuring Kesha — where singer, celebrity guests, and paranormal experts visit mysterious locales — arrives on streaming service in 2022

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October 3, 2021

Animal

Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today we revisit Kesha's whiskey-soaked 2010 debut, a ridiculously fun and somewhat fraught album whose garish aesthetic is being channeled anew.

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September 1, 2021

Kesha Brings the Party to The Rooftop at Pier 17 In NYC

Kesha brought the dirty dance party to New York City on her 2021 tour.

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Discs

Drop Dead (with Kesha and Travis Barker)

October 29, 2021

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Fancy Like (feat. Kesha)

September 10, 2021

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Stronger (feat. Kesha) [Club Mix]

April 2, 2021

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Stronger (feat. Kesha) [Frank Walker Remix]

March 19, 2021

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Stronger (feat. Kesha)

January 29, 2021

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since i was young (with kesha)

November 9, 2020

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Here Comes the Change (Live from the Village)

October 27, 2020

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Little Bit Of Love ([Virtual] House Party Mix)

September 25, 2020

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Children of the Revolution

June 24, 2020

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Raising Hell (feat. Big Freedia) [Pink Panda Remix]

February 7, 2020

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Raising Hell (The Wild Remix)

February 7, 2020

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Raising Hell (Steve James Remix)

February 7, 2020

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High Road

January 31, 2020

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Tonight

January 28, 2020

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Raising Hell (feat. Big Freedia) [Justin Caruso Remix]

January 24, 2020

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Resentment (feat. Sturgill Simpson, Brian Wilson & Wrabel)

December 12, 2019

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My Own Dance

November 21, 2019

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Raising Hell (feat. Big Freedia)

October 24, 2019

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Best Day (Angry Birds 2 Remix)

July 26, 2019

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Rich, White, Straight Men

June 8, 2019

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This Is Me

November 16, 2018

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This Is Me (The Reimagined Remix) [with Keala Settle, Kesha & Missy Elliott]

November 16, 2018

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Here Comes The Change (Live Acoustic)

November 5, 2018

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Here Comes The Change (From the Motion Picture 'On The Basis of Sex')

September 19, 2018

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This Is Me (From The Greatest Showman)

December 22, 2017

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Learn To Let Go (The Remixes)

November 10, 2017

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Praying (The Remixes)

September 29, 2017

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Woman (The Remixes)

September 29, 2017

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Rainbow

August 11, 2017

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True Colors

April 29, 2016

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You're Gonna Die Young (IC & Nordh Extended Remix)

January 1, 2014

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Crazy Kids

April 30, 2013

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Warrior (Expanded Edition)

November 30, 2012

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C'Mon

November 16, 2012

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Die Young

September 25, 2012

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Blow (feat. B.o.B) [Remix]

February 8, 2011

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Blow

February 8, 2011

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Cannibal (Expanded Edition)

November 19, 2010

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Sleazy REMIX 2.0 Get Sleazier (feat. Lil' Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, T.I. & André 3000)

October 29, 2010

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We R Who We R (Fred Falke Radio Mix)

October 22, 2010

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We R Who We R

October 22, 2010

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Your Love Is My Drug

May 14, 2010

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Blah Blah Blah

February 19, 2010

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Animal (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 2010

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TiK-Tok - Remixes

August 7, 2009

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Women's History Playlist

March 22, 2008

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