20 Things You Didn’t Know About Ke$ha

When you think of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ke$ha[/lastfm], you probably think of ripped stockings, a continuously zoned-out look, and a goofy, poppy aesthetic. Well, there are some things you don’t know about the singer of “TiK ToK” and “Blow”.

Test your knowledge with these 20 fun facts about Ke$ha!

What’s Ke$ha’s Real Name?

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#1. Her name really is Ke$ha… minu$ the dollar $igns. Her full name: Kesha Rose Sebert.

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What Was Ke$ha’s Childhood Like?

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#2. Ke$ha’s life hasn’t always been glitter-encrusted; Ke$ha’s family was on food stamps when she was young!

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Where Did Ke$ha Grow Up?

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#3. Ke$ha was born in Los Angeles (no surprise there), but grew up in Nashville, Tennessee!

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What Instruments Does Ke$ha Play?

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#4. In high school, Ke$ha played the $axophone and trumpet in her school’s band! More recently, she’s been seen jamming on synthesizers, guitars, keytars and even a theremin!

NEXT PAGE Is Ke$ha JUST a singer?

Is Ke$ha JUST a Singer?

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#5. Ke$ha wrote [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miley Cyrus[/lastfm]’ “The Time of Our Lives” AND [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm]’ “Till The World Ends” !!

NEXT PAGE What Video Featured Ke$ha Early On?

What Video Featured Ke$ha Early On?

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#6. You can see Ke$ha in the background of the video for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm]’s “I Kissed a Girl!” She’s on the left in the beginning, check it out!


NEXT PAGE How Did Ke$ha End Up Singing On Flo Rida’s ‘Right Round’?

How Did Ke$ha End Up Singing In ‘Right Round’?

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#7. The collaboration on [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Flo Rida[/lastfm]’s “Right Round” happened completely accidentally; she walked in on Flo Rida and Dr. Luke’s recording session for the song!

NEXT PAGE Why Wasn’t Ke$ha in the ‘Right Round Video?

Why Wasn’t Ke$ha in the ‘Right Round’ Video?

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#8. Ke$ha didn’t want to be in [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Flo Rida[/lastfm]’s “Right Round” music video; she knew “if you want to be a legitimate artist, it’s more important what you say no to. I knew he would want me to be some sexpot, shake my booty, and whatever.”

NEXT PAGE How Did Ke$ha Get Started In Music?

How Did Ke$ha Get Started In Music?

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#9. Ke$ha began recording demos when she was in a punk band with her older brother. Ke$ha and her mother co-wrote the song “Stephen” when Kesha was 16!

NEXT PAGE How Old is Ke$ha?

How Old Is Ke$ha?

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#10. Ke$ha is 24-years-old and was born on March 1, 1987! She’s an ’80s baby just like Bruno Mars!

NEXT PAGE Who Are Ke$ha’s Influences?

Who Are Ke$ha’s Influences?

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#11. Ke$ha cites hip-hop, punk, 1980s pop & dance music and country as influences, as well as artists like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beck[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Madonna[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Queen[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Johnny Cash[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Dylan[/lastfm], and the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beastie Boys[/lastfm]!

NEXT PAGE Who Are Ke$ha’s Parents?

Who Are Ke$ha’s Parents?

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#12. Ke$ha’s mom was a single mother, but her name was Pebe Sebert, and she was a songwriter who co-wrote the 1978 single “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You!”

NEXT PAGE What Awards Has Ke$ha Won?

What Awards Has Ke$ha Won?

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#13. She’s won a MTV Europe Music Award for “Best New Act” and has been nominated for numerous Billboard awards.


NEXT PAGE How Has Ke$ha Raised Money For Charity?

How Has Ke$ha Raised Money For Charity?

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#14. Ke$ha held a benefit concert in June, 2010; The $70,000 raised aided victims of the May 2010 Tennessee floods (especially in her hometown Nashville).  She also donated 1,000 pounds of dog food to a TN animal shelter!

NEXT PAGE What Kind of Car Does Ke$ha Drive?

What Kind of Car Does Ke$ha Drive?

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#15. A 1998 Honda!

She said, “I don’t believe in wasting money when there are people in the world who can’t eat. If I earn a lot of money, I’ll treat myself, but I’m not going to be ridiculous. I think it’s kind of gross.”

NEXT PAGE What’s Ke$ha’s Craziest Fashion Choice?

What’s Ke$ha’s Craziest Fashion Choice?

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#16. Ke$ha: “I went to P. Diddy’s White Party with a white garbage bag tied around me because I didn’t have a white top… I think confidence can sell anything.”

NEXT PAGE How Many Siblings Does Ke$ha Have?

How Many Siblings Does Ke$ha Have?

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#17. Ke$ha has two brothers, one older and one younger. No wonder she can party with the boys!

NEXT PAGE How Tall Is Ke$ha?

How Tall Is Ke$ha?

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#18. Ke$ha is pretty tall. She’s 5’9″! … You know who else is 5’9″? Bruno Mars in stilettos!

NEXT PAGE Did Ke$ha Always Want to Be a Singer?

Did Ke$ha Always Want To Be a Singer?

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#19. Not quite! Originally, Ke$ha wanted to go to Barnard College (a sub-college of Columbia University) and study Psychology! S-M-R-T!

NEXT PAGE Is Ke$ha a Good Girl?

Is Ke$ha a Good Girl?

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#20. Kinda. She has no criminal record, but she’s admitted that she broke into [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Prince[/lastfm]’s house! (Supposedly trying to give the singer a copy of her CD!)

BONUS PAGE: Does Ke$ha Wash Her Feet??

Does Ke$ha Wash Her Feet??

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Wait, what?!? Ke$ha doesn’t wash her feet?? I call shenanigans on that one!

Check out Lisa Paige’s interview with our favorite hot me$$ to find out even MORE about Ke$ha!

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