Song Title: Praying
Date of release: 6th of July 2017
Description: ” Praying ” is by Kesha ( Kesha Rose Sebert ), the American singer, songwriter and rapper. Kesha was just 18 when she signed to Kemosabe Records, owned by producer Dr. Luke.
In early 2009 she featured on ” Right Round “, the American rapper Flo Rida’s Billboard Hot 100 Chart Number One. The appearance on the song by Kesha became the breakthrough her fledgeling career needed.
In addition to her contribution to Flo Rida’s hit song, Kesha gained three more solo Billboard-topping singles, ” Tik Tok ” and ” We R Who We R “. She also topped the chart as a featured artist with American rapper Pitbull on ” Timber “.
Along with her solo and featured artists chart success, she is a successful songwriter for other artists. Kesha has received numerous awards and nominations.
In 2010 she won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act. As of November 2013, her sales are more than 33 Million records in the United States with 60 Million records sold Worldwide.
Kesha is an activist for animal rights and LGBT ( lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ) awareness.
The song was written by Kesha Sebert, Andrew Joslyn, Ben Abraham and Ryan Lewis. Production for the single was by Jon Castelli and Ryan Lewis.
Released on the 6th of July 2017, it was taken as the lead single from Kesha’s third studio album, Rainbow.
The album was released on the 11th of August 2017 by RCA Records and Kemosabe, both of which are part of Sony Music Entertainment.
Rainbow debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It also reached Number One in Canada. In the United Kingdom, it peaked at number four on the Albums Chart and made it inside the Top Twenty in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland.
The pop piano ballad received positive reviews from critics, with praise for her vocal delivery. Some have suggested the lyrics are about Dr. Luke, whom Kesha fought a court battle, lyrically, however, it does not mention him by name.
The single was a commercial success for the singer. In the United States, Praying peaked at number twenty-two on the Billboard Hot 100.
Praying entered the UK Singles Chart on the 20th of July 2017 and reached number twenty-six It spent five weeks in the Top Forty and to date has spent nine weeks on the chart there.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 22
UK Highest Chart Position: 26
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 6, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 68, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 19, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 11, Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard) 7, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 50, France (SNEP) 75, Hungary (Single Top 40) 13, Ireland (IRMA) 23, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 84, Netherlands Tip (Single Top 100) 4, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 37, Portugal (AFP) 53, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 16, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 49, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 30, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 77, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 64
Official Website: Keshasparty.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/kesha
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Kesha