A few months ago, the name Dr. Luke was inconsequential to most, and if anything, he was known for his work on various hits with various artists. Now, however, his name is very well known. Lukasz Sebastian “Dr. Luke” Gottwald is now involved in a messy lawsuit with popstar Kesha after she filed documents claiming the music producer had abused her mentally, sexually and emotionally over the ten years they have worked together. A judge denied Kesha’s request to be let out of her contract despite her claims against Dr. Luke, and as the battle rages on, he remains mostly silent, speaking only through social media or his lawyers, meaning not much is widely known about him, but we have fixed that! Check out 10 things you didn’t know about Dr. Luke.
Prior to this case, Dr. Luke was one of the most sought after producers to work with thanks to his impressive success. He had 30 top-ten hits by the time he was 40, and has earned deep praise from industry execs including Sony Music Entertainment Chairman and CEO Doug Morris. “Lukasz is just one of those brilliant people who comes along once every five years.”Dee Cercone/Everett Collection