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Kesha

Kesha Rose Sebert, known mononymously as Kesha, is an American singer and rapper. In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to Kemosabe Records, her first major success came in early 2009 after she was featured on American rapper Flo Rida's number-one single "Right Round". Kesha's music and image propelled her to immediate success, she has earned two number-one albums on the US Billboard 200 with Animal and Rainbow, the number-six record Warrior. She has attained ten top-ten singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including "Blah Blah Blah", "Your Love Is My Drug", "Take It Off", "Blow", "Die Young", "My First Kiss" with 3OH!3, the chart-topping "Tik Tok", "We R Who We R", "Right Round" with Flo Rida, "Timber" with Pitbull. "Tik Tok", at one point, was the best-selling digital single in history, selling over 16.5 million units internationally. As of November 2019, the song has sold over 25 million copies. In 2020, Kesha released her fourth studio album High Road, she has written songs for other artists, including "Till the World Ends" for Britney Spears.

Kesha's career was halted between Warrior and Rainbow due to a legal dispute with her former producer Dr. Luke, ongoing since 2014. A series of lawsuits, known collectively as Kesha v. Dr. Luke, were exchanged between the two parties in which Kesha accused him of physical and emotional abuse and employment discrimination against her, while Dr. Luke claims breach of contract and defamation by Kesha; as of 2019, Kesha has sold over 71 million records in the United States and over 134 million records worldwide. She was listed as the 26th top artist on Billboard's decade end charts from 2010 to 2019. Kesha has received several awards and nominations, including her win for the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act in 2010. Kesha Rose Sebert was born in Los Angeles, California on March 1, 1987, her mother, Rosemary Patricia "Pebe" Sebert, is a singer-songwriter who co-wrote the 1978 single "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" with Hugh Moffatt for Joe Sun, made popular by country music artist Dolly Parton on her 1980 album Dolly, Dolly.

Pebe, a single mother, struggled financially while supporting herself and Kesha's older brother Lagan. When Kesha was an infant, Pebe would have to look after her onstage while performing. Kesha says. However, a man named Bob Chamberlain who called himself her father approached Star in 2011 with pictures and letters, claiming them as proof that they had been in regular contact as father and daughter before she turned 19, her mother is of Hungarian descent. One of Kesha's great-grandfathers was Polish. Pebe moved the family to Nashville, Tennessee in 1991 after securing a new publishing deal for her songwriting. Pebe brought Kesha and her brothers along to recording studios and encouraged Kesha to sing when she noticed Kesha's vocal talent. Kesha attended Franklin High School and Brentwood High School, but claimed that she did not fit in, explaining that her unconventional style did not endear her to other students, she played the trumpet and the saxophone in the marching band in school, described herself in an interview with NPR as being a diligent student.

After attaining a near-perfect score on her SATs, she was accepted to Barnard College, an affiliate college of Columbia University, but instead chose to drop out after three months to pursue her music career. In addition to taking songwriting classes, Kesha was taught how to write songs by Pebe, they would write together when she returned home from high school. Kesha began recording demos. Kesha was in a band with Lagan. Kesha and Pebe co-wrote the song "Stephen" together when Kesha was 16. Kesha tracked down David Gamson, a producer that she admired from Scritti Politti, who agreed to produce the song, she dropped out of school at 17, after being convinced by Max Martin to return to Los Angeles to pursue a music career, earned her GED after. Around this time, Pebe answered an ad from the American reality TV series The Simple Life, looking for an "eccentric" family to host Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie; the episode featuring the Sebert family aired in 2005. Martin had received one of Kesha's demos from Samantha Cox, senior director of writer/publisher relations at Broadcast Music Incorporated, were impressed.

Two of the demos were described in a cover story for Billboard, the first "a gorgeously sung, self-penned country ballad" and the second "a gobsmackingly awful trip-hop track" where Kesha raps ad lib for a minute when she runs out of lyrics near the end. It was the latter track. In 2005, at 18, Kesha was signed to the label, Kemosabe Records, the music publishing company, Prescription Songs. Kemosabe Records is located in Los Angeles, California. Sony Music Entertainment partnered to create Kemosabe Records; some artists that have signed with Kemosabe Records are Juicy J, Rock City, Zara Larsson, Lil Bibby, Becky G and many others. Kesha sang background vocals for Paris Hilton's single, "Nothing in This World". Kesha signed with David Sonenberg's management company, DAS Communications Inc. in 2006. DAS was tasked with obtaining a major label record deal for Kesha in a year's time in exchange for 20 percent of her music income, with her having the option of ending the relationship if they failed.

She worked with several writers and producers while at the company and ended up co-writing Australian pop group The Veron

Thomas Wildey

Thomas Wildey was the founder of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in North America. Wildey was born in London, England, in 1782, he was left an orphan five years - and the IOOF pledge to "Educate the Orphan" sprang from his personal childhood experiences. At the age of 14, Wildey went to live with an uncle. After he had 9 years of schooling, he became an apprentice to a maker of coach springs, he joined the British Oddfellows in 1804. When Wildey emigrated to America in 1817, the British were still unpopular in the States because of the War of 1812. In that year Baltimore was suffering both mass unemployment. An outgoing personality, Wildey missed companionship and advertised in the newspaper to determine if there were any other Odd Fellows in Baltimore. On April 26, 1819, Wildey and the four men who responded to the advertisement, John Welch, John Duncan, John Cheatam, Richard Rushworth, formed the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in North America, dedicating the Order to achieve philanthropic goals.

Other Englishmen who were Odd Fellows had grouped in the states along the Eastern Seaboard, Wildey gathered them all into the newly formed fraternity. He traveled to set up lodges in the most settled parts of the country. At the time of his death in 1861, there were more than 200,000 members of the IOOF. In the late 19th century and early 20th century the IOOF became the largest Fraternal Order in North America with more than two million members. In April 1865 a monument was erected to Wildey in Baltimore, consisting of a statue on a Doric column, 52 feet in height; the monument is located on North Broadway Street between East Fayette Streets. Thomas Wildey: Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Mauregatus of Asturias

Mauregatus the Usurper was the king of Asturias from 783 to 788 or 789. He was an illegitimate son of Alfonso I by a Moorish serf, he usurped the throne on the death of his brother-in-law. The nobility had elected Alfonso II at Adosinda's insistence, but Mauregatus assembled a large army of supporters and forced Alfonso into Álava. Nothing is known in detail of his reign; the adoptionist dispute was raging between Elipandus, Archbishop of Toledo, Beatus of Liébana and occasioned the intervention of Charlemagne. Mauregatus sent back an invading Muslim force. During his reign a hymn to Saint James was composed with an acrostic mentioning the king's name; this is considered to presage the legend of the saint's burial at Santiago de Compostela