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Katy Perry Kicks Off the American Music Awards Ceremony

Katy Perry kicked off the American Music Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night with a spectacular, Geisha-themed performance of her song “Unconditionally.”

Recording artist Pitbull served as emcee of the event, which honored the best in all genres of music for 2013.

The prize presentation was broadcast live on ABC from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE.

Scheduled to perform throughout the night were Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Justin Timberlake and TLC.

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Calling All Crazy Kids: MTV to Premiere New Season of the Hit Music Docu-Series "Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" on October 30 at 10:30PM

MTV today announced that season two of the hit all-access music docu-series,“Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life,” will premiere on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:30pm ET/PT.

The series follows global superstar Ke$ha (Ke$ha.Artists.MTV) as she navigates balancing the madness and euphoria of her professional and personal life. This season fans will also get acquainted with her close-knit, outspoken and zany family and friends, including:

Pebe: Ke$ha and her mom, Pebe, are not that different. Both are outspoken, eccentric, and love to have fun. But that doesn’t mean they always get along. Even though they may argue, Pebe always has her daughter’s career in mind; and sometimes that means wearing a penis suit on stage in front of thousands of people.

Louie: If you thought Ke$ha was wild and crazy, just wait until you meet her younger brother Louie. Though he’s only 14 years old, he’s a force to be reckoned with. Louie is everything Ke$ha’s music embraces; he’s fun, energetic, and always ready to have a good time. But sometimes, he can be a little too much for even her to handle.

Lagan: Always with a camera by his side, Ke$ha’s older brother Lagan has been documenting her ride to fame since the beginning. Whether he’s behind the camera or sharing the screen with his little sister, Lagan is always ready to see where her crazy beautiful life will take them.

Savannah: Ke$ha’s best friend, who we met in season 1, returns with a vengeance when Ke$ha surprises her with a “luxury” vacation in the Bahamas that involves shark diving and camping on the beach.

Tessa: Ke$ha’s personal assistant at home in Nashville who provides comic relief when there is conflict at home (which is often). Whether the drama involves animals, autos or boyfriends, she is the calm at the center of the storm.

Kalan: Ke$ha’s go-to girl is her cousin, Kalan. Often referred to as a “princess” by those that know her, Kalan is Ke$ha’s best friend and confidant. Whether Ke$ha needs a shoulder to lean on or someone to hit the clubs with, she can always count on Kalan to be there for her.

Season One of “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life” ranked as the #1 series across all TV in its time period with P12-34.* Season 2 will once again be executive produced by MTV veterans Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto, and shot by Ke$ha’s brother Lagan Sebert, giving viewers an inside look at her life on and off the stage. This season is focused primarily on Ke$ha’s personal life, family dynamics and the crazy, sometimes comedic situations that occur when a world-famous popstar tries to live a normal life during a much needed break from touring.

The series marks the latest in a long existing relationship between Ke$ha and MTV, which has included presenting at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, New Year’s eve performance in 2012, appearances on the MTV Video Music Awards, The Show with Vinny, 10 on Top, and O Music Awards. During the course of her career, Ke$ha has been nominated for 4 VMA awards including best new artist and best pop video.

Season 2 follows Ke$ha in real time, with a minimal crew led by her brother, Lagan, capturing both her most public and intimate moments. The series was developed by Ke$ha and Lagan Sebert. It is executive produced by DR LUKE (Lukasz Gottwald), Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto, Jack Rovner, Ken Levitan, Lagan Sebert, Jacquelyn French for MTV. Prod companies: DiGa Vision, Kemosabe Entertainment, Vector Management and Magic Seed productions.

On the heels of her smash hits “Die Young” and “C’Mon,” Ke$ha recently released “Crazy Kids,” the third single from her sophomore album, Warrior (Kemosabe/RCA Records.) The single is currently available at all digital music providers. Ke$ha has taken the world by storm since the release of her debut album in Animal in 2010. That year she was declared Billboard’s Hot 100 Artist and her smash debut single “TiK ToK” was named Billboard’s #1 Hot 100 Song, was the most played song of that year, and was the biggest-selling digital track in the world. Ke$ha has had seven consecutive Top 10 hits including three #1 singles: “TiK ToK”, “Your Love Is My Drug” and “We R Who We R.”

Ke$ha: ‘I Was Born With A Tail"

Pop star Ke$ha has revealed she was born with a “tiny tail”.

Ke$ha had a bone sticking out of her back that resembled an animal’s tail when she was a baby, but surgeons removed the appendage.

She tells Britain’s Heat magazine, “I had a tail when I was born. It was a tiny tail, about a quarter of an inch, then they chopped it off and stole my tail. That was when I was little. I’m really sad about that story.”

The 26-year-old singer admits she has grown to embrace her physical flaws, adding, “There are tons of things (I dislike about my body) but I’m at that point right now where I’m trying to accept every little bit of me. Trust me, I don’t have the perfect body, but I don’t have anything else to work with, so I might as well accept it.”

Bonnie McKee "American Girl" Top 40 Debut!

Breakout star Bonnie McKee, who has co-written No. 1 hits for Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Taio Cruz, has watched her solo career heat up to a full boil ever since she unleashed a viral video for her debut single “American Girl” — an anthemic pop tune that showcases her powerhouse voice, knack for big choruses, and nostalgia-tinged lyrical point of view. The viral video (which can be seen here) is packed with celebrity cameos by Perry, Tommy Lee, KISS, Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, Carly Rae Jepsen, Joan Rivers and many others lip-synching along to the song. The star-studded clip, which has seen over one million views, has led to a wave of press attention, with several outlets calling “American Girl,” which is climbing the Top 40 radio chart, the “Song of the Summer.” McKee will perform the song on Good Morning America on August 15th. In addition, McKee has debuted the official video for “American Girl” on VEVO this week already pulling in over a million views.

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TV Watch: Ke$ha Takes Over MTV Tonight

Global superstar Ke$ha (Kesha.MTV.com) will be taking over MTV tonight with the premiere of the music video for her new single “Crazy Kids” featuring will.i.am (William.mtv.com) as well as the season finale of her hit docu-series, “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life”. To view a clip of the music video, click here.

The video which was directed by Darren Craig and produced by Jonathan Craven will premiere on MTV at 7:53PM EST, and will be followed immediately with “MTV First: Ke$ha,” where she will be answering live audience and Twitter questions on MTV.com. To submit a question, tweet to #AskKesha. Fans around the world will be able to simultaneously watch the video online along with the exclusive interview “MTV First: Ke$ha” at http://kesha.mtv.tv.

“Crazy Kids” was written by Ke$ha, will.i.am, Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Cirkut and produced by Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Cirkut. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/kesha/ke-ha-crazy-kids-feat-will-i/s-GEAZ2

Tonight also marks the season finale of Ke$ha’s MTV docu-series, “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life.” The series, which was filmed by her brother Lagan over the past 2 years, gave viewers the opportunity to see Ke$ha under a completely different spotlight. The cameras followed her as she navigated the drama, madness and euphoria of her professional and personal life while recording a new album and traveling the globe. “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life” is the #1 series in its time slot with P12-34 and W12-34.

Ke$ha Releases New Single "Crazy Kids" Feat. Will.am

Global superstar Ke$ha has released her new single “Crazy Kids” feat. will.i.am. Written by Ke$ha, will.i.am, Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Cirkut and produced by Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Cirkut, the track just went to radio and will be available at all digital music providers on April 30. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/kesha/ke-ha-crazy-kids-feat-will-i/s-GEAZ2

Ke$ha will premiere the MTV docu-series, “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life,” on April 23rd. The series, which was filmed by her brother Lagan over the past 2 years, will give viewers the opportunity to see Ke$ha under a completely different spotlight. The cameras followed her as she navigated the drama, madness and euphoria of her professional and personal life while recording a new album and traveling the globe. The global superstar will then kick off a co-headlining North American Summer Tour with Pitbull on May 23rd in Boston with dates confirmed through June 28th in Tampa, Florida. Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com or at http://www.keshasparty.com/us/events

Ke$ha has taken the world by storm since the release of her debut album Animal in 2010. That year she was declared Billboard’s Hot 100 Artist and her smash debut single “TiK ToK” was named Billboard’s #1 Hot 100 Song, was the most played song of that year, and was the biggest-selling digital track in the world. Her debut album Animal has sold over 2.5 million units worldwide and Ke$ha has had 7 consecutive Top 10 hits including four #1 singles in “TiK ToK”, “Your Love Is My Drug,” “We R Who We R” and the latest, “Die Young.” Ke$ha recently won the “That’s My Jam”award at Logo’s NewNowNext Award show for “C’Mon,” the second single from her critically acclaimed second album, Warrior.

MTV DEBUTS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TRAILER FOR “KE$HA: MY CRAZY BEAUTIFUL LIFE”

MTV last tonight debuted the trailer for the highly anticipated docu-series “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life during the premiere of Real World: Portland. “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life,” will debut on MTV on Tuesday, April 23 at 11pm and will air internationally on MTV channels around the world beginning in May 2013.The series follows music superstar Ke$ha (Ke$ha.Artists.MTV) as she navigates the madness and euphoria of her professional and personal life while recording a new album and traveling the globe. Additionally, Ke$ha will perform at “Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013” premiering Monday, April 15th at 10pm ET/PT on Logo.

“The wait has been killing me…I’m so excited for all of my ANIMALS around the world to see the trailer for My Crazy Beautiful Life,” said Ke$ha. The series documents my highs and lows during two of the wildest years of my life. It’s my unique journey…and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.”

“Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life” is an intimate, no-limits documentary series taking us inside the world of multi-platinum recording artist Ke$ha as she faces the biggest personal and professional challenges of her life. Shot over the course of two years by her filmmaker brother, Lagan Sebert, the series provides unprecedented behind the scenes access to Ke$ha’s life and her coming of age as an artist and young woman. The audience views this incredible journey in real time, and because of the sibling bond of trust, and unprecedented access, there are no filters and no walls, it’s all real and raw.

With the show having been shot over the course of two years, viewers will actually witness the emotional and physical change that comes with fame. Throughout the series, Ke$ha strives to meet the expectations set by her initial success, while attempting to find love and have normal relationships while also growing more famous. The show explores family bonds, love, friendship, and the passion of an artist expressing herself thru song. “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life” will present a truly authentic perspective on what it’s like to be a global pop-sensation in their prime.

“Ke$ha: My Crazy, Beautiful Life” marks the latest in long existing relationship between Ke$ha and MTV, which has included a New Year’s eve performance in 2012, appearances on MTV Video Music Awards, 10 on Top, and O Music Awards. During the course of her career, Ke$ha has been nominated for 4 VMA awards including best new artist and best pop video.

Ke$ha to Receive Humane Society Award

Pop star Ke$ha will be honored for her animal advocacy work by The Humane Society of the United States.

The Tik Tok hitmaker, who became the organization’s first Global Ambassador last year, has always been vocal about animal rights issues, recently calling on fans to help protest against the commercial slaughter of seals in Canada.

And now the 25-year-old will receive the prestigious Wyler Award during the Genesis Awards Benefit Gala in Los Angeles on March 23 for her tireless efforts to bring about change.

She says, “It means so much to me to be recognized by The Humane Society of the United States because advocating for animals is second nature to me. My affinity with animals and the natural world inspires me and my music. I don’t understand how anyone can justify abusing or exploiting animals, and as long as it continues, I intend to keep talking about it.”

Meanwhile, executive Beverly Kaskey insists the decision to recognize the singer was a no-brainer: “The animals have a bold and passionate ambassador in Ke$ha, who is not known for holding back on what she thinks.

“The Humane Society of the United States is grateful to Ke$ha for informing her millions of fans worldwide about new and ongoing threats to our fellow creatures, while connecting them to resources that enable them to take action.”

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Ke$ha Brings ‘My Crazy Beautiful Life’ To MTV

Ke$ha is teaming with MTV to give fans a look inside her fabulous, freaky — and frequently furry — world with a brand-new documentary series, called (rather appropriately) “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life.”

The new series is set to premiere on MTV this April, and follows Ke$ha as she navigates the drama and madness of both her personal andprofessional live, traveling the globe and recording her Warrior album. Shot over the course of two years, and directed by Ke$ha’s brother, Lagan Sebert and family friend Steven Greenstreet, the show promises to give fans an intimate, no-limits look at her rise to superstardom … and her attempts to follow-up that success with her sophomore album. And in doing so, it also explores family bonds, love, friendship and the passion Ke$ha pours into her music. —MTV News

Ke$ha Addresses Controversial Comments

Pop star Ke$ha has clarified remarks she made about her song Die Young after suggesting she had been “forced” to record the tune.

The track was pulled from radio airwaves due to its sensitive title following the Connecticut school shooting last week, and while the singer claimed she completely understood why the “inappropriate” tune was dropped, she also alleged that she was not wholly responsible for the material, insisting in a Twitter.com post that she had been “forced” to sing the titular lyrics.

The tweet was subsequently deleted, but now she has taken to her official website to clear up any confusion about the single, which was co-written by Ke$ha, producer Dr. Luke and fun. frontman Nate Ruess.

A statement posted online reads: “After such a tragic event I was feeling a lot of emotion and sadness when I said I was forced to sing some of the lyrics to Die Young. Forced is not the right word. I did have some concerns about the phrase ‘die young’ in the chorus when we were writing the lyrics especially because so many of my fans are young and that’s one reason why I wrote so many versions of this song. But the point of the song is the importance of living every day to the fullest and staying young at heart, and these are things I truly believe.”

Twenty children and six staff members were gunned down by 20-year-old Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. He also allegedly killed his own mother before turning the weapon on himself.

Die Young isn’t the only track to suffer a drop in popularity following the murders – Foster The People’s Pumped Up Kicks has also been taken off air.