Although it's been noted that the "Tik Tok" singer had near-perfect SAT scores, school was the last thing on her mind when she dropped out at 17 years old. The Nashville, TN native dipped to L.A. to focus on music and worked menial jobs in to support herself in the meantime. After a few years of getting random work around the music industry, she linked up with Dr. Luke and started making hits. "Tik Tok" stayed at #1 for 9 weeks and broke airplay and digital sales records, and Animal debuted at #1. Her second single is already in the top 10.