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We R Who We R


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Kesha wrote this song intending it to become a pride anthem. She explained: “I wanted to inspire people, to be themselves. It’s a celebration of any sort of quirks or eccentricities. I was really affected by the suicides that have been happening, having been subject to very public hatred myself. I have absolutely no idea how these kids felt. What I’m going through is nothing compared to what they had to go through. Just know things do get better and you need to celebrate who you are. Every weird thing about you is beautiful and makes life interesting. Hopefully the song really captures that emotion of celebrating who you are. I just felt like people hate because they don’t understand or they’re jealous, It’s all coming from a very negative place and I really feel like people don’t need to pay attention to that.”

Release date

Released October 22, 2010


Kesha Sebert – Joshua Coleman – Lukasz Gottwald – Jacob Kasher Hindlin – Benjamin Levin



Chart Rankings

US -1

UK – 1


In the US, the song topped the Billboard hot 100 Charts and the Dance Club Songs and became Kesha’s third number 1 single. In 2016, the song has sold over 4.1 million copies. In the UK, it was number 1 on the Official Charts Company, and was certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). In Australia, it topped the charts, selling over 280.000 copies. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) certified it Quadruple Platinum. ‘We R Who We R’ reached the top 10 charts in Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Slovakia and South Korea. It also topped the charts in Scotland. The song was certified Platinum in New Zealand and Sweden, and in Italy and Mexico it was certified Gold.

Artist’s age on release date

Kesha Rose Sebert was 23 years old when this song was released.

Cover Versions

Ricky Ficarelli (drum cover) – Jake Coco – MattyBRaps – No Captain Chunk – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtuebe.


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