Born in 1987 from humble beginnings, Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly stylized as Ke$ha), rose to stardom with such hits as "Tik Tok" and "We R Who We R". Known for her strange make-up, sparkly attire and wild stage presence, Kesha is an act like no other. Captivating fans with her unique sound that draws from rap, pop, and electronic music, she also claims to have been influenced by 1980s music such as Madonna and Queen. Her songs are often hailed as party anthems for younger listeners and she was known to party long into the night as well. Many of her early songs are criticized for containing explicit material, condoning excessive drinking, and illegal drug use. Nevertheless, "Tik Tok" broke the record for the highest sales week for the single in 2010, making Kesha the highest single-selling female artist of all time. Kesha released her second album, Warrior in 2012 to high critical praise. "Die Young" reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Kesha readily admits that she has no interest in becoming the next diva, but would rather be known for her singing and musical capabilities. Reputation aside, her message of having a good time no matter what is something she stands by. With an incredible career that included her own reality show, Kesha has proven to be a popular and unapologetic songstress who isn't afraid to speak her mind, being a role model for hundreds of thousands of independent young men and women.