Ke$ha has cited artists such as Madonna, Debbie Harry, Queen, Johnny Cash, Aaron Neville, Bob Dylan and Beastie Boys as musical influences. Her music incorporates elements of dance-pop, and she uses a spoken word rapping style on many songs. Her music and her party-girl image have often been criticized. Her debut album, Animal, was released in January 2010 and debuted at number one in the US, Canada and Greece.