Singer-songwriter Kesha first gained popularity after being featured on Flo Rida’s hit single, Right Round. She cemented her mark on the pop genre by releasing her debut song, Tik Tok, which became the biggest-selling digital single at the time and amassed millions in album sales. As of 2022, Kesha has a net worth of $5 million.
Kesha Rose Sebert was born on March 1, 1987. She was raised with her brother, Lagan, in Los Angeles, California by a single mother named Rosemary “Pebe” Sebert. She is also a musician, but she had financial difficulties.
They moved to Nashville, Tennessee after Pebe signed a songwriting contract. She exposed her daughter to recording studios at an early age while honing her vocal talents.
While attending Brentwood High School and Franklin High School, Kesha performed in the marching band with trumpet and saxophone. She then went to Barnard College for three months before deciding to pursue music seriously.
When she was 16, Sebert and her mother co-wrote Stephen, a track that would eventually appear on her debut album. Two years later, she signed with Kemosabe Records and worked with several artists.
It was in 2009 that her voice was hailed on Flo Rida’s Right Round. However, she refused to be credited with it, explaining that she wanted to succeed on her own. So, she signed with RCA Records to make her debut album, Animal.
Its title track, Tik Tok, broke numerous records and triggered lawsuits. In 2011, a watch strap brand called TikTok got into legal trouble with the artist over the similarity in name.
In 2011, Kesha wrote Britney Spears’ song Till the World Ends. The following year, she released her second album, Warrior, and again made headlines in 2013 with her contribution to Pitbull’s single Timber.
Her life got rocky in 2014 when she checked into rehab for an eating issue. That same year, she sued Dr. Luke, a producer for Kemosabe Records, seeking to void their contract. Dr Luke denied the allegations made against him in the case and counter sued for defamation.
She took a two-year hiatus, but returned with several tours and projects, creating two more hit albums. In 2022, the singer starred in a paranormal television series, Conjuring Kesha, which will be released on Discovery+ on July 8.
Net worth and earnings
Music is Kesha’s main source of income. She has also amassed around 7 billion on-demand streams and sold over 14 million in equivalent album sales. This equates to his current record sales of around 100 million worldwide.
Along with selling her own projects, Kesha is also a renowned songwriter who has helped write songs for major artists like Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Miranda Cosgrove. This, along with his media appearances, gives him a net worth of $5 million.
Early in her career, she had romantic ties with fellow musicians Alex Carapetis, T-Pain, and 2Chainz. But her most notable relationship is with writer Brad Ashenfelter. They’ve been dating since 2014, and now they live together in a $5 million home in Los Angeles.