Kesha was born on March 1, 1987, in Los Angeles, California. Her big break came from an uncredited and unpaid cameo on rapper Flo Rida’s 2009 No. 1 hit “Right Round.” Soon after, she landed a record contact with RCA and released her first single, “Tik Tok.” The party anthem developed quite a following. Her debut album, Animal, reached the top of the charts after its release in January 2010. Her second album, Warrior, was released in 2012. In 2014, Kesha began her legal battle with producer Dr. Luke over charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted and harassed her.
Singer and songwriter Kesha was born Kesha Rose Sebert on March 1, 1987, in Los Angeles, California. She was exposed to music at an early age through her mother Pebe, a songwriter. Her mother’s biggest songwriting success was “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You,” which was a hit for Joe Sun and Dolly Parton.
The first few years of Kesha’s life were a struggle for her family. Her mother had difficulty earning enough to support Kesha and her older brother. “We were on welfare and food stamps,” the artist explained on her website. “One of my first memories is my mom telling me, ‘If you want something, just take it.'” When she was 4, Kesha moved to Nashville with her family, where her mother had landed a songwriting contract.
Sometimes tagging along with her mother, Kesha spent a lot of time in recording studios during her early adolescence. Her mother encouraged her interest in singing, allowing Kesha to work on some of her song demos. Kesha also went to a music school, where she learned about songwriting. Deep in the heart of the country music scene, she was inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline.