We R Who We R
Release date: 23/01/2011 Label: Sony Music
WE R WHO WE R- THE SMASH HIT US #1 SINGLE - TO BE RELEASED JAN 23RD 2011 IN THE UK
KE$HA TO RELEASE ANIMAL + CANNIBAL: SPECIAL EDITION, THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EXPANDED VERSION OF HER PLATINUM DEBUT ANIMAL ON JANUARY 31ST CONTAINING 8 NEW TRACKS AND A NEW REMIX
Worldwide pop superstar Ke$ha will release her anthemic call to arms We R Who We R - the #1 US smash hit single on January 23rd 2011, the first track to be released from Animal + Cannibal (Kemosabe Entertainment/Columbia Records UK), the highly anticipated expanded version of her platinum selling debut album Animal which follows on January 31st. Consisting of nearly an albums worth of new songs in a special deluxe repackage. We R Who We R became only the 17th record to debut at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 in the charts history when it debuted late last year and the spectacular accompanying video from acclaimed director Hype Williams sees Ke$ha blowing up downtown Los Angeles.
2010 was an incredible year for Ke$ha, 12 months after the #1 debut of Animal in January 2010, it has been certified platinum in the US and sold over 2.5 million units worldwide. Ke$ha was nominated for three American Music Awards and won Best newcomer at this years MTV EMAs. At the end of the year she was awarded the coveted Billboard Hot 100 Artist of 2010 for the most successful debut artist of the year; one which saw her rack up a huge five Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s from a debut album. She has sold over 17.5 million combined tracks worldwide, including her smash breakthrough single "TiK ToK' which has sold over 9 million combined units alongside her other hit singles Take It Off, Your Love Is My Drug & Blah Blah Blah. Ke$ha is now an international powerhouse, Animal has been certified Gold or Platinum in multiple markets around the globe and had the biggest selling debut album from an international female in 2010 in the UK where the album is certified gold.
Ke$ha traveled the U.S this summer on her first arena tour with Rihanna, kicking off in Los Angeles where the LA Times called her a "...very charismatic artiste..." and the New York Times called her performance "purely joyous" and headlined her first European tour in December where Ke$ha played her debut headline UK show at Londons 02 Shepherds Bush Empire to rave response, the Guardian referred to her live show as …fantastic fun. Ke$ha will bring her Get Sleazy tour to the world in 2011, starting with the US, Canada, Australia & Japan this spring with further dates to be announced throughout the year.
On Animal + Cannibal: says Ke$ha "The last year has been carnivorous and life-changing. I have my rowdy, gorgeous fans to thank for taking me on the ride of a lifetime. My only goal with this record is to keep them dancing. The songs on Cannibal were made to inspire people to ignore any hate or judgment and be themselves unapologetically. It's the perfect companion to Animal and I hope you guys like it. And if you dont like it - bite me. "
In addition to executive producer Dr. Luke, Ke$ha collaborated with powerhouse producers including Max Martin (Britney Spears, Pink), Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, 3Oh!3), Bangladesh (Lil Wayne, Beyonce) and others.