The Year Of Ke$ha

Jan. 4 2010, Published 4:32 a.m. ET

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How appropriate that Ke$ha’s debut album is the first big release of the year, being that 2010 is going to be a huge year for the pop’s newest party girl. With over 600,00 downloads on iTunes last week, Ke$ha’s infectious techno-tinged Tic Tok is a veritable party jam that has set the record for the biggest weekly track sales for a female artist ever!

So who exactly is this Ke$ha -- nee Kesha Sebert -- you ask? Up until now she was best-known as the female on Flo Rida’s Right Round, but she also sang back up on songs by Britney and Paris and appeared in a Katy Perry video. And now, she’s moving front and center. Tik Tok has been downloaded some 2 million times since its release in October and the new album, Animal, is out today and sure to take Ke$ha to dizzying new heights.

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She’s as saucy as Katy Perry and almost as brazen as Lady GaGa. On Tik Tok, for example, she announces that guys get kicked “to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger.”

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“I'm just telling stories about the stupid shit I do,” she has said. “I feel like my music stands for the ultimate statement of irreverence.”

And while she does shock by singing about things like brushing her teeth with Jack Daniels, her secret weapon isn’t her brash attitude. It’s producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, the same guy behind Katy Perry’s I Kissed A Girl, Kelly Clarkson’s Since U Been Gone and Miley CyrusParty In the U.S.A.


It’s all a recipe for success so consider yourself warned: get ready for the year of Ke$ha!

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