Don't pretend to be too cool, or act like you don't know all the words -- especially to that catchiest of choruses:

"Don't stop, make it pop,
DJ blow my speakers up
Tonight, I'm-a fight
Till we see the sunlight"


Soon Beijingers will have a chance to sing along to those words -- before being inspired to act them out and dance til dawn -- because pop star Kesha is scheduled to perform at the LeSports Center on Oct. 6.

The 29-year-old singer is best known for chart toppers like "Tik Tok," (the chorus of which we already referenced above; it is one of the best selling digital singles in history), "Crazy Kids" and "We R Who We R", along with contributing to megahits like Flo Rida's "Right Round" and Pitbull's "Timber."

And while some music snobs may be dismissive of such a popular artist who records such unabashedly catchy songs, those of us who have read up on Kesha know that she's no superficial diva. There's brains, heart and soul behind her beauty thoroughly mainstream performances.

For proof, look no further than her songwriting credits for longer standing stars like Britney Spears-- a talent that runs in the family, given Kesha's mother's success as a songwriter of hits like "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You", which took the singles charts by storm after country queen Dolly Parton released a version in 1980.

Kesha's impressive feats are not limited to the musical. Throughout her career, she has been a vocal supporter of both animal rights and LGBT activism, speaking out against the use of animal tested cosmetics for a Humane Society International campaign and decrying the bullying of queer children for a GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) campaign. And when it comes to those issues, the pop star not only talks the talk -- she is also a vegetarian and, of all things, an ordained minister that has performed commitment ceremonies for LGBT couples.

Sadly, Kesha became further admired by socially conscious fans after she filed an injunction to lift her contract with long time collaborator (and known record producer) Dr. Luke, because she alleged that he sexually and physically assaulted her. Although she lost the case, she won in the court of public opinion, and many onlookers applauded her bravery despite being part of an industry where violence against women all too frequently goes unreported and unpunished.

All this and more have helped Kesha earn throngs of devoted admirers, and considering how rare it is for Beijing to host a star of her caliber, her Oct. 6 show is a can't miss concert.

Kesha's tour, her first since 2013, features mostly dates in the US but also brings her to Shanghai (Oct 4) and Guangzhou (Aug 8).

Kesha will perform at the LeSports Center (Formerly Wukesong Arena) on Oct. 6 from 8pm-10pm. Ticket prices vary from RMB 299, 399, 599, 799 and 999, depending on seating. You can order tickets online here or by calling 400-610-3721 or 10103721, or sending an E-mail to [email protected]

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