Ke$ha Speaks on Unique Name, Song Writing and More

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Take one part Lady GaGa, mix it with a dash of Madonna and toss in some Pink. The result? Burgeoning music superstar Ke$ha.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the singer explains the origin of her name's spelling, while planning for a huge 2010...

On the year ahead: Let's just pretend the world ends in 2012, I want people to live as if it's 2011 in December. I try not to think too far ahead, because I also feel like I'm trying to do as much as I can to set myself up properly. I put on the best live show, the absolute best live show I can possibly can.

On the irony of the dollar sign in her name: It's so weird, I hate champagne, so there's a song called "Party at a Rich Dude's House" where I went and peed in the champagne bottles and thought it was hilarious. Just kind of being an asshole, really, is what that song's about.

On the name of her album: Animal, the name of the record, it's kind of my steez, I have to say. I named it that because I want people to lose it when they listen to my record and go to the animal part of themselves that they suppress. Society has taught us to suppress certain things and not do certain things.

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Kesha Biography

Ke$ha in Toronto
Ke$ha has quickly become a global singing sensation. Her full name is Kesha Rose Sebert and she was born in Los Angeles. She was featured... More »
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Los Angeles, California
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Kesha Rose Sebert