At the age of seventeen, Ke$ha got enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program at the Columbia University where she first met Dr. Luke and voiced a song, Right Round for the hip-hop artist, Flo Rida. With sales of more than six hundred thousand downloads in the first week, the incredible instantly captured public attention. The rest is, as they say, history.
While attending the Franklin High School and Brentwood High School, Ke$ha played the trumpet and the saxophone as a member of the school band. After noticing her vocal talent, her mother, Pebe, encouraged her to sing at the recording studios. Being a famous songwriter herself, she also taught the art of songwriting to her daughter. Since then, Ke$ha has penned songs for several artists such as Till the World Ends for Britney Spears.
Released in January 2010, Ke$ha released her first studio album, Animal through RCA Records. Some of the fan-favorite singles of the album include Your Love Is My Drug, Tik Tok, Take It Off, Kiss n Tell and many others.
Tik Tok has not only topped the US charts but also the Australian, Canadian and the European charts. The single has received multi-platinum certification in several countries including Canada, Australia, Italy, Germany and the US. Selling over fourteen million units worldwide, Tik Tok is the second top-selling single to date. Soon after the release, the avid Ke$ha fans went crazy after the Ke$ha tickets to listen to this smash hit single in a live concert performance.
In November 2012, Ke$ha released her second studio album, Warrior through the Sony Music in New Zealand and Australia. In the US, it was released through the RCA Records in December 2012. The album opened at the sixth spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Besides the US charts, the album also charted on the United Kingdom, Belgian, Australian, Ireland and the New Zealand charts. Although the album was not certified gold but sold nearly eighty five thousand units. Some of the notable singles of the album include Die Young, C'Mon, Crazy Kids, Wonderland, Love into the Light and others.
The album's lead single, Die Young turned out to be an international hit and debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Major Awards and Honors
Since the start of her musical career, Ke$ha has won more than fifteen awards out of the forty award nominations she has received. In 2010, she won eight Billboard Year-End Chart Awards including the award for Top New Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist and Top Pop Song Artist among others. She was also nominated for six Teen Choice Awards including the Choice Summer Music Star: Female, Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Female and Choice Music: Female Artist. Other than that, the brilliant singer has received three American Music Award nominations and four MTV Video Music Award nominations.
In 2011, Ke$ha won two BMI Pop Awards and two ASCAP Pop Music Awards for her brilliant songs, Tik Tok and Your Love Is My Drug. In 2012, she earned three BMI Pop Awards for her songs We R Who We R, Blow and Till The World Ends. In 2013, Ke$ha has won The Gretchen Wyler Award as well as the New Now Next Award for her single, C'Mon.
Besides winning accolades from the music critics, Ke$ha has also made her way into the hearts of millions. People are always ready to attend her concert in a heartbeat because Ke$ha never fails to delight her fans.