On March 1st, 1987, Kesha Rose Sebert was born to her single-mother Pebe Sebert, who she herself was a singer and songwriter. Her mother looked after her while she was performing onstage. Pebe was struggling with their finances and found it hard to support Kesha and her older…more
Early in her career, Ke$ha worked as a backup singer for Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.
In 2012, Ke$ha got a tattoo on the inside of her lip that reads, "Suck It". This is the sixth tattoo she has.
Ke$ha claims that her dramatic makeup on her right eye was inspired by the film A Clockwork Orange.
Ke$ha describes her fashion style as "garbage-chic" and thinks of Keith Richards as her fashion inspiration.
Ke$ha has appeared on the cover of Women's Wear Daily.
Ke$ha co-wrote the title song for Miley Cyrus' "The Time of Our Lives" EP.
Ke$ha's label is RCA.
Ke$ha says her lyrics are based on her own experiences and was influenced by the storytelling style of country music. She has even considered releasing a country music album in the future.
Ke$ha says that the dollar sign in her stage name is her being ironic because she does not place importance on earning money.
She has a dollar sign tattoo on her hand, but her first tattoo was an anchor that was given to her in Cuba.
In 2009, she sang the chorus vocals on Flo Rida's number one single "Right Round".
Her song, "Tik Tok", became the longest running debut single ranked number one by a female artist since 1977.
Ke$ha: (on getting snubbed by the Grammys) I was disappointed that I didn't get nominated. But I've only been around for a year. I'm friends with the Black Keys, and they were nominated for the first time this year. And they've been around for a decade. That's like half my life. So I really can't be a brat about it. I plan on making a lot more records, and hopefully one of them will be Grammy worthy.
Ke$ha: (on her style) Glitter! Glitter is my makeup of choice. Tying into the whole animal theme, I am a diver, and this barracuda tried to eat me once. I realized it was because I was wearing a gold bikini, a lot of piercings, and was covered in glitter. Apparently most animals are instinctively very attracted to glittery things-our brains are just drawn to them. So I figured, Why not smear it all over my face?
Ke$ha: People say that rock 'n' roll is dead, and I am making it my mission to resurrect it. I have rock 'n' roll pumping through my veins.
Ke$ha: [W]hether people like me or not I just don't care.
Ke$ha: (About Miley Cyrus) I never really had an opinion either way about her until I met her and she recorded my song. And that girl can sing! And I have mad respect for how much s*** she gets for being so young and has such a good attitude. So I totally support her.
Ke$ha: (About her competition) Honest to god, and I'm not just saying this as a cop-out, I don't believe in that kind of energy. I believe in karma, and I believe if you put out positive vibes to everybody, that's all you're going to get back.
Ke$ha: I think people can stand to take themselves just a little less seriously. I'm fighting the war against pretension.
Ke$ha: [A]ny time you want to compare me to a successful woman, I'll totally take that.
Ke$ha: I do think it's an important thing that happiness and the amount of money you have are mixed. There's absolutely no correlation, because the happiest times of my entire life have been when I didn't have $2.