MTV TO DEBUT NEW ALL-ACCESS MUSIC DOCU-SERIES "KE$HA: MY CRAZY BEAUTIFUL LIFE" THIS APRIL
SERIES CAPTURES THE SUPERSTAR DURING HER MOST INTIMATE AND WILDEST MOMENTS IN THE STUDIO, AT HOME AND ON THE PROWL ACROSS THE GLOBE
January 30, 2012, New York - MTV today announced the forthcoming premiere of a brand new, all-access docu-series, "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life," following music superstar Ke$ha (Ke$ha.Artists.MTV) as she navigates the drama, madness and euphoria of her professional and personal life while recording a new album and traveling the globe. Set to debut on MTV this April, the series will give viewers the opportunity to see Ke$ha under a completely, different spotlight. Immediately following the announcement on Monday night, Ke$ha exclusively discussed the forthcoming series on MTV's new, weekly live late night comedy show, "Nikki & Sara LIVE".
"You might have heard my voice on the radio, seen me onstage or in a music video, but that's only a part of the story," said Ke$ha. "With this documentary series I'm revealing a more complete picture of what my life is really like. It's not all glamorous but it's all real. I want you to come on a whirlwind journey with an all-access pass to My Crazy Beautiful Life."
"Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" is an intimate, no-limits documentary series taking us inside the world of multi-platinum recording artist Ke$ha as she faces the biggest personal and professional challenges of her life. Shot over the course of two years by her filmmaker brother, Lagan Sebert, the series provides unprecedented behind the scenes access to Ke$ha's life and her coming of age as an artist and young woman. The audience views this incredible journey in real time, and because of the sibling bond of trust, and unprecedented access, there are no filters and no walls, it's all real and raw.
With the show having been shot over the course of two years, viewers will actually witness the emotional and physical change that comes with fame. Throughout the series, Ke$ha strives to meet the expectations set by her initial success, while attempting to find love and have normal relationships while also growing more famous. The show explores family bonds, love, friendship, and the passion of an artist expressing herself thru song. "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" will present a truly authentic perspective on what it's like to be a global pop-sensation in their prime.
"I was working as a journalist as my sister was fighting her way to the top of the charts," said executive producer Lagan Sebert. "Journalists live and die by the story and I soon realized that the most amazing story was happening in my own family and it became my mission document it. With the help from Steven Greenstreet and Sandra Sampayo and Ted Roach I set off on a two year long journey to tell my sister's story."
"Ke$ha: My Crazy, Beautiful Life" marks the latest in long existing relationship between Ke$ha and MTV, which has included a New Year's eve performance in 2012, appearances on MTV Video Music Awards, 10 on Top, and O Music Awards. During the course of her career, Ke$ha has been nominated for 4 VMA awards including best new artist and best pop video.
Along with Lagan, filmmaker Steven Greenstreet followed Ke$ha with a minimal crew capturing both her most public and intimate moments. Partnering with veteran MTV producers Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, the project was initially developed by Ke$ha and Lagan and produced by Lagan Sebert and Sandra Sampayo's Production Company, Magic Seed Productions (Lagan Sebert, Sandra Sampayo, Steven Greenstreet, and Ted Roach). Executive produced by DR LUKE (Lukasz Gottwald), Jack Rovner, Ken Levitan, Lagan Sebert, and Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley. Prod companies: DiGa Vision, Vector Management and Magic Seed productions.
On the heels of her smash hit, "Die Young" and recently released sophomore album, Warrior (Kemosabe/RCA Records), global superstar Ke$ha, has announced "C'Mon" as the official second single off of the new album. The single is currently available at all digital music providers. Ke$ha has taken the world by storm since the release of her debut album in Animal in 2010. That year she was declared Billboard's Hot 100 Artist and her smash debut single "TiK ToK" was named Billboard's #1 Hot 100 Song, was the most played song of that year, and was the biggest-selling digital track in the world. Ke$ha has had six consecutive Top 10 hits including three #1 singles: "TiK ToK", "Your Love Is My Drug" and "We R Who We R." Her debut album Animal has sold over 2.5 million units worldwide. Ke$ha has toured the world, playing over 200 live shows in support of Animal and its companion album Cannibal. She took home the MTV EMA for Best New Act in November 2010 and was nominated for 2 American Music Awards, 3 MTV VMA Awards and 6 Billboard Awards. She has over 21 million Facebook likes, and over 3 million Twitter followers. She has sold over 24.5 million combined tracks and ringtones in the U.S alone and over 27.5 million worldwide to date. Ke$ha is an international powerhouse, Animal has been certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum in 15 markets (including Platinum in the United States) and was the biggest selling debut album from an international female in 2010 in the UK. Ke$ha is the global ambassador for Casio Baby G and was recently named the first global ambassador for Humane Society International.
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