From ‘Tik Tok’ to Today! Kesha’s Total Transformation Over the Years

Can you call it a comeback when Kesha has always been a pop music queen? The star has been “Raising Hell” ever since she dropped her most recent album in January 2020, but her High Road vibes are a total departure from the style she used to rock when she first broke onto the scene.

In 2009, when the singer dropped her first single, “Tik Tok,” she was only 22. Now, over a decade later, Kesha is in her thirties — and she’s a whole new woman! Though the star is still releasing bangers on the regular, she did take a break from music after dropping her first two albums.

After Animal came out in 2010, followed by Warrior in 2012, she began to open up about person struggles she’d been dealing with behind-the-scenes. In an interview with Vogue, she was candid about her eating disorder and rehab stay.

“I started to think being hungry to the point of feeling almost faint was a positive thing,” Kesha recalled. “The worse it got, the more positive feedback I was getting. Inside I was really unhappy, but outside, people were like, ‘Wow, you look great.'”

In 2016, #FreeKesha started trending as the public learned about the singer’s legal battle with Dr. Luke. Despite her attempt to be released from working with the producer, however, she went on to release Rainbow in 2017, putting her back on track to take over the radio waves once again.

By November 2019, she’d even returned to the stage at the American Music Awards. Both of the songs she performed are about partying and having fun — but if you listen in, it’s clear Kesha has grown up into an incredible woman.

Her style has also changed over the years. Though she still loves some good glitter glam, she’s also taken to showing off her freckled face every now and then in makeup-free selfies. “This year, my resolution is to love myself … just as I am, all f–ked up and imperfect and whatever else. And to let my freckles liiive,” she wrote on Twitter in January 2019.

As of 2021, Kesha is still shining bright!

Scroll through the gallery below to see Kesha’s total transformation over the years.