New Music Videos!
TGIF! It’s Friday and we feel like celebrating with some tasty tracks and vicious videos! Check out the latest songs by some of today’s hottest artists in these music vids and learn a bit more about each of the divas responsible for these amazing tunes!
Ke$ha: Tik Tok
Kesha Rose Severt was born California to a single mom, Pebe Sebert, who is also also a singer-songwriter. Ke$ha’s childhood wasn’t great, and her mom struggled to support her and her older brother. After the family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, Ke$ha started attending a music school. Even though she was a great student, she dropped out when she was 17 and went back to Los Angeles to pursue a music career.
In LA, Ke$ha started waitressing to make ends meet while she visited music studios and auditioned for various producers. When she decided she wanted Prince to produce her debut album she found and snuck into his Beverly Hills home and was promptly thrown out by his security – but not before she dropped off her demo, which was wrapped in a purple bow!
Since then, her songs have been featured in TV shows like Degrassi: The Next Generation and The Hills. She’s even san background for Britney Spears, and appeared in the video for Katy Perry's single I Kissed a Girl. After being featured on Flo Rida's single Right Round, RCA Records agreed to sign Ke$ha and now she’s working on her debut album, which is set to be released in early 2010.
Kelly Clarkson: My Life Would Suck Without You
Kelly Clarkson originally aspired to be a marine biologist, but when she was encouraged by the choir teacher at her junior high to join the school choir, her dreams changed. When she graduated high school, Kelly started working on demo and got serious about pursing her musical career without much luck. But just when she was ready to give up her BFF convinced her to try out for American Idol and Kelly was on her way to becoming a music superstar. She quickly shot to number one and claimed the first ever American Idol title in 2002 – and hasn’t slowed down since.
The Pussycat Dolls: Bottle Pop
The Pussycat Dolls began as a dance troupe back in 1995, often performing with guest vocalists, or to '50s and '60s pop standards. Founder Robin Antin managed to snag the girls gigs on music videos, in clubs and on TV. They got their big break when some of the Dolls appeared in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle dancing to the Pink Panther theme song.
P!nk was discovered by an MCA rep while performing at Club Fever in Philadelphia when she was 14. They asked P!nk to audition for a group called Basic Instinct and she got the gig instantly. Even though the group was a huge flop, P!nk was lucky enough to sign on with another girl band called Choice almost immediately. She became a household name when she released the album Missundaztood.