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Kesha's Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

Olivia Bee


In time for Kesha's 31st birthday today (March 1), Billboard takes a look at the pop star's biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits.

The singer-songwriter first charted on the Hot 100 with "TiK ToK," which reigned for nine weeks, beginning on Jan. 2, 2010. She has landed two additional No. 1s on the chart: "We R Who We R" (Nov. 13, 2010), and as featured on on Pitbull's "Timber" (No. 1 for three weeks beginning Jan. 18, 2014). She has scored 10 top 10s, among 18 total visits to the Hot 100.

(Not included among Kesha's Hot 100 history is Flo Rida's 2009 six-week No. 1 "Right Round"; while she sings the song's hook, she was not officially credited on its U.S. release.)

After a few years of inactivity due to a lengthy legal battle against former producer and record label boss, Dr. Luke amid claims of sexual assault and battery, Kesha returned to Hot 100 prominence in 2017 with "Praying," which returned her to the chart's top 40 for the first time since 2014.

In December 2016, Kesha was honored with the Trailblazer Award at Billboard's Women in Music celebration. In her acceptance speech, she said, "If you keep showing up for yourself, you can move mountains."

Kesha's Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits
Rank, Title, Peak Position, Peak Date

1, "TiK ToK," No. 1 (nine weeks), Jan. 2, 2010
2, "Timber" (Pitbull feat. Ke$ha), No. 1 (three weeks), Jan. 18, 2014
3, "We R Who We R," No. 1 (one week), Nov. 13, 2010
4, "Die Young," No. 2, Dec. 8, 2012
5, "Your Love Is My Drug," No. 4, June 12, 2010
6, "Till the World Ends" (Britney Spears feat. Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha), No. 3, May 14, 2011
7, "Blow," No. 7, March 19, 2011
8, "Take It Off," No. 8, Sept. 18, 2010
9, "Blah Blah Blah" (feat. 3OH!3), No. 7, Jan. 23, 2010
10, "My First Kiss" (3OH!3 feat. Ke$ha), No. 9, May 22, 2010

Kesha's Biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, through the March 3, 2018 ranking. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.