Every good Kesha biography should begin with the earliest years. Kesha Rose Sebert was born on March 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. This was the day she popped out of the womb of singer/songwriter Pebe Sebert who co-wrote "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You," a 1978 song later picked up by Dolly Parton. When Kesha was four years old, Pebe scored a recording deal in Nashville. This became the city in which Kesha spent her childhood years.
Pebe raised Kesha in a musical atmosphere. Kesha and her brothers often joined Pebe in the studio where Kesha learned to sing and write music. Sometimes, the two of them wrote songs together.
Kesha studied very hard in high school before dropping out in favor of a GED at age seventeen. Pebe handed a demo album to an employee of Broadcast Music Incorporated, and this changed Kesha's life forever. The company talked Kesha into moving back to Los Angeles.
2005 was the year that Kesha joined the Kemosabe Entertainment record label. Although the label was Kesha's ticket to sing background vocals with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, these gigs did not pay the bills. She quickly shuffled around between different labels while supporting herself as a waitress. She ended up going back to the original label in 2006 after coming very close to landing a record deal with Warner Brothers. RCA signed her up in 2009, and Kesha produced her first debut album.
"Animal" received a lot of mixed reviews upon its release in January, 2010. This is despite the fact that "Tik Tok," the single she released before the album, became a platinum hit. It wasn't long before the "Animal" album hit number one in three countries during the same year.