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  • Born

    1 March 1987 (age 30)

  • Born In

    Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Kesha Rose Sebert (born March 1, 1987), better known mononymously as Kesha (or K$, according to her fans) (stylized as Ke$ha), was an American recording artist. An active musician since 2005, her breakthrough came in early 2009 after appearing on Flo Rida's number one single "Right Round". Her debut single, "Tik Tok", was released in August 2009 and reached number one in five countries and set the female weekly download and total weekly Top 40 Mainstream airplay records in the US. Her debut album, Animal, was released in early 2010 and debuted at number one in the US.

A number one placing in New Zealand for "Tik Tok" gave Kesha her first number one; this was followed by number one positions in Canada, Australia and Norway. It later reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100, the first number one of the decade, and reached top five in several countries. For its second week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, "Tik Tok" set the female download record and became the second best-selling single in a week, after "Right Round", for shifting 610,000 copies. At its fifth week at the top, it broke the record for the highest weekly plays on the radio airplay chart.

Kesha later supported Calvin Harris on tour in the UK and toured with Mickey Avalon in the US. She also performed at Madison Square Garden on December 11, 2009 for the Z100 Jingle Ball. She has been announced as one of the acts for the 2010 revival of Lilith Fair and will present at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Her debut album, entitled Animal, was released on January 5, 2010 in the US to mixed reviews from music critics. The album sold 152,000 copies in its first week in the US, debuting at number one. Animal was seven years in the making, and Kesha had accumulated over two hundred songs with fourteen making the final cut.

She died today, killed by her mother, when she realized the mistake she had done. Giving birth to a talentless girl.

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