Kesha‘s professional recording career began in 2005 after she was signed with a label. She was just 18 during this period. She waited a few years before she got her break as a singer, which was in Flo Rida’s “Right Round” where she was a featured artist. In 2010, she released her first studio album Animal, which cemented her success as a singer. The album spawned the hit singles “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R”.
The song “Timber”, her collaboration with Pitbull, was also a huge success. In 2012, she released her second album Warrior, spawning the hit song “Die Young”. As a songwriter, she wrote the song “Till the World Ends” for Britney Spears. After some legal disputes with her ex-producer, she returned to making music in 2017 with the release her third album Rainbow. Its lead single was “Praying”. She was nominated for a Grammy for both the album and the song.
It’s not all parties and rages for Kesha. In order to perform well, she actually undergoes physical training to be stronger and fitter. In an interview, she talked about how she needs to be physically trained and prepared in order to give a great show. She said: “People think I sit around and drink whiskey all day, but I couldn’t keep up on a three-month tour if I were getting hammered every night. My show is very energetic—I dance and sing at the same time and run around. Training for a tour is like training for a marathon.”
Of course, listening to music is part of anyone’s workout routine. It helps them become motivated. Does Kesha listen to music when she works out? She said: “No, I like to be in nature. I’ve heard my music is great to work out to, but it would be douche-y if I did that. But I really love that people like to exercise to my music. I want it to bring out the wildness in everyone, and if that encourages you to be a fighter and get fit, that’s great.”