Take It Off Kesha
Song Title: Take It Off
Date of release: 13th of July 2010
Description: ” Take It Off ” 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’s. 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.
” Take It Off ” was written by Kesha, Lukasz Gottwald ( Dr. Luke ) and Claude Kelly. Lukasz ( who produced this track ) is an American record producer and songwriter. He found fame as a producer in 2004 when he co-produced, along with Max Martin, Kelly Clarkson’s Billboard Hot 100 Chart number two single ” Since U Been Gone “.
His work has won him many music industry awards. Billboard magazine named Lukasz as one of the top performing producers of the 2000s. He has been nominated for several Grammy Awards including in 2011 for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.
Claude Kelly is an American singer, songwriter and music producer. Claude has written or co-written songs for many artists including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Brandy and One Direction. He has been nominated for the Grammy Awards four times including a nomination in 2013 for Best R&B Song ” Beautiful Surprise ” by Tamia, the Canadian singer-songwriter.
The song was released on the 13th of July 2010 by record label RCA ( Sony Music Entertainment ) and taken as the fourth and final single from Kesha’s debut Album, Animal.
The Album, released on the 1st of January 2010, is in the electropop style and features various producers like Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin and Max Martin. Animal became a chart success for Kesha.
It debuted at the top of the Canadian Albums Chart, US Billboard 200 Chart and the Greece Albums Chart. Elsewhere the Album charted within the top ten in seven other countries. The Album was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) as Platinum in the United States and has passed over four Million in sales Worldwide.
” Take It Off “, using heavy amounts of auto tune built around an electro beat, discusses opposite-sex and degrading someone to the status of a mere object. The single had mixed reviews from critics.
The accompanying music video had its premiere on the 3rd of August 2010. Kesha and her friends in the video can be seen turning into ” beautiful stardust ” explaining it’s about ” taking off your inhibitions and being raw and real. ”
It was directed by Paul Hunter and Dori Oskowitz. Paul has directed over 100 music videos and television advertisements. For Nike’s Freestyle commercial he was nominated for an Emmy. Paul has worked with the likes of Aaliyah, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, TLC, Tyrese Gibson, Beyoncé, LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake, Lenny Kravitz and Michael Jackson.
Dori Oskowitz is a Grammy nominated director who has worked with an array of artists like Jack White, Cee-Lo, Justin Bieber, Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell, Passion Pit, Marina and the Diamonds, Wiz Khalifa, Raphael Saadiq and Leon Bridges. Along with directing music videos, Dori has also worked with many brand names including Smirnoff, Corona Light, Absolut, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Toyota.
” Take It Off ” was a commercial success for Kesha. In the United States, the song reached a peak of number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and spent twenty weeks on the chart there. It also reached number 29 on the Adult Top 40 and Dance Club Songs charts, 14 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart, six on the Mainstream Top 40 Chart and 22 on the US Rhythmic Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 28th of August 2010 and reached a peak of number fifteen. It spent five weeks in the top 20 and a total of thirteen weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 8
UK Highest Chart Position: 15
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 5, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 22, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 22, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 8, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 8, Denmark (Tracklisten) 35, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 12, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 81, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 21, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 11, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 12, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 10, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 37, Spanish Airplay Chart 16, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 53
Official Website: Keshasparty.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/kesha
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Kesha