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Music Spotlight: Kesha

June 29, 2010

Album: Animal

Background: The 23-year-old dance-pop singer has made a huge splash on the music scene in a very short time. In 2009, she sang on Flo Rida’s hit “Right Round.” Her lone album came out in January 2010 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. She’s already played on Saturday Night Live.

Album: Animal (2010)

What Parents Should Know: Kesha has said she’s all about having fun—that if it feels good, you should do it. Lyrics from her hit “Tik Tok” refer to drinking and partying. She sees herself as working to empower women, but that’s probably not the type of power parents want for their girls.

What Kesha Says: “I wrote every song on this album so it’s a really accurate description of my life over the last four years. I’ll write about a guy, I’ll write about a girl, I’ll write about a bar, I’ll write about an old guy hitting on me…”

Discussion Questions: Does Kesha’s life appeal to you? Why or why not? What are the dangers in living for only fun things? How would living that way make you happier, or not? Explain. Read aloud Matthew 5:1-10. How does Jesus’ idea of happiness compare with the world’s idea?

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