Kesha

  1. Kesha Previously Denied Dr. Luke Made Sexual Advances in 2011 Deposition

    October 21, 2014 8:43 PM EDT On Tuesday, a judge ordered the unsealing of a deposition given by pop star Kesha in prior litigation with her former managers at DAS Communications. The sworn testimony appears to undercut allegations of sexual abuse made in a lawsuit filed las ...

  2. Ke$ha 'Was FORCED' to Sing 'Die Young' Lyrics, Singer Tweets

    December 18, 2012 9:15 PM EST With Ke$ha's "Die Young" pulled from a number of radio stations in the wake of the shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., the RCA Records singer had her own criticism for the hit song on Tuesday. "i understand. I had my very own i ...

  3. Ke$ha: Warrior Princess

    October 15, 2012 8:43 AM EDT With a hit single once again heating up the charts and a new album set for a December release, Ke$ha is back, stripped down and ready to rumble. When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009-rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth ...

  4. 40 Under 40: Lukasz 'Dr. Luke' Gottwald

    August 02, 2012 4:08 PM EDT Lukasz 'Dr. Luke' Gottwald Songwriter/Producer, Kemosabe Records/Sony Music, Prescription Songs Twitter: @TheDoctorLuke Medicine Man Lukasz Gottwald, aka Dr. Luke, 38, has been a prolific hitmaker since he started making beats for Rawkus ...

  5. Billboard Power 100: Lukasz 'Dr. Luke' Gottwald

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 30 Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Songwriter/producer Kemosabe Records/Sony Twitter: @TheDoctorLuke The Hitmaker Poised To Be The Next Jimmy Iovine... A convincing case for Gottwald's power could be made just by listing his smash hi ...

  6. Dr. Luke and Sony: Manager Says Luke Plans to 'Build the Label' Organically

    November 09, 2011 7:58 AM EST With the s igning of Dr. Luke to a label deal, Doug Morris has landed himself a new Jimmy Iovine, according to a story in the New York Times , which broke the news of the deal. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, sources say that Sony is p ...

  7. Dr. Luke Signs Label Deal With Sony, Doug Morris Calls Hitmaker His 'New Jimmy' Iovine

    November 08, 2011 8:04 AM EST Since jumping ship to Sony Music back in July, after 15 years at the helm of Universal Music Group, CEO Doug Morris has kept a fairly low public profile, turning down nearly every interview request that's come his way. Now, after some three m ...

  8. The 2011 Pop Explosion: Mid-Year Numbers Broken Down By Genre

    July 07, 2011 7:47 AM EDT The sweet sounds of pop music are in control as we take a look at the top selling albums and songs at the mid-year point of 2011. TOP ALBUMS Of the top 20 selling albums -- half of them are pop sets. Leading the pop charge, and the year overall, i ...

  9. Eminem, Taylor Swift Rule Digital Charts for 2010

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Eminem might not be the most tech-savvy dude in the business, but he reigned over the U.S. digital charts in 2010. Not only was he the top-selling artist for overall streams -- his songs last year generated 94 million streams, according to Nielsen ...

  10. German Hackers Allegedly Steal Music From Gaga

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST German police are investigating two hackers who allegedly stole songs from Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Kesha and Kelly Clarkson, selling them online and forcing the advanced release of several singles. Chief prosecutor in the city of Duisberg Ro ...

  11. RIAA Certifications: Bieber, Ke$ha, Phoenix

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Album sales are down 13% so far this year, but for a select few, there's gold at the end of the tunnel. The Recording Industry Association of America just released its latest list of album and single certifications. Justin Bieber tops the sal ...

  12. Ke$ha To Crash Hot 100 At No. 1

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ke$ha’s “We R Who We R” is set to become just the 17th song (of 992 chart-toppers) to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , when the chart is officially released tomorrow (Nov. 4). The track is the preview single from her forthcoming “Cannibal ...

  13. Ke$ha Says Former Manager Acted As Unlicensed Agent

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ke$ha has dropped a particularly powerful legal bomb on a former manager who is suing her for $14 million in allegedly unpaid commissions. In a move that will not be a surprise to lawyers familiar with talent/management disputes, the "Tik Tok ...

  14. Publishing Briefs: BMG, EMI, SESAC, NMPA, Taylor Swift and More.

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - BMG Rights Management has launched a joint venture with veteran music industry executives Steve Backer and Michael to create One Haven Music Publishing, LLC. Backer’s background includes stints at Epic Records, Giant/Warner Brothers Records, EMI ...

  15. Ke$ha Stops 'World' From Spinning A No. 1 On Hot 100

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" holds off the impressive arrival of charity single "We Are the World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti to remain at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth consecutive week. "TiK ToK" has n ...

  16. 'We Are The World' Scores On The Hot 100

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nearly 25 years after hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, charity single “We Are the World” makes its way back to the chart, debuting at No. 2, thanks to the all-star collective Artists for Haiti. “World” trails Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK,’ which holds ...

  17. Ke$ha Holds on Hot 100, Doubles Down On Digital Songs

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST As her debut album “Animal” opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” remains at the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. The singer becomes the first act to simultaneously take its debut album and single to No. 1 on both c ...

  18. Ke$ha Sets Female Download Record

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST In what is traditionally a high-volume download week thanks to shiny new MP3 players under the tree and download cards stuffed in stockings, a sales mark falls by the wayside as Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” shifts 610,000 digital tracks for the week ending D ...

  19. Ke$ha Clocks Her First Hot 100 No. 1

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Newcomer Ke$ha takes her first solo chart single “TiK ToK” to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (2-1), set to be released on billboard.biz on Thursday, (Dec. 24). She’s the first female vocalist to rise to No. 1 with her debut single since Lady Gag ...

  20. RCA Signs Kesha

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST RCA has signed 21-year-old singer Kesha, the Nashville native featured in Flo Rida's current single, "Right Round." Kesha was signed to the label through producer Dr. Luke, who co-wrote and produced "Right Round," and has ...