Starting January 5, Ke$ha owned 2010, that was the day her debut album Animal was released. The album which would shoot right to number 1 on the Billboard 200 would spring 4 top-ten singles, including TiK ToK, the party girl’s ode to Mick Jagger and P. Diddy. To date, the album has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and gave Ke$ha 3 American Music Awards and 3 Video Music Award nominations.
Of course the year would not come without controversy. The artist was constantly criticized by bloggers and music-critics alike for her auto-tuned aided singles which made others question her true talent (See: American Idol Performance). Music Fans were shocked when Ke$ha was snubbed by the Recording Academy, who failed to provide her with a single Grammy nomination, including Best New Artist, in which she was easily eligable.
Ke$ha ended the year with her a la Lady Gaga EP/re-release entitled Cannibal which included We R Who We R, the 17th song in history to debut at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This past summer, Ke$ha also toured alongside Rihanna on the Last Girl On Earth Tour. Ke$ha plans to embark on her first solo tour The Get $leazy Tour later this year.
Ke$ha, 2010 would not have been the same without you.