Kesha feels ''f***ing amazing'' to have been recognised in the Grammy nominations.

The 30-year-old singer has received her first ever nods for the prestigious ceremony and she's thrilled to be on the shortlist for Best Pop Vocal Performance for her single 'Praying' and Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Rainbow'.

Asked how it feels to have two Grammy nominations, she told TMZ: ''It feels f***ing amazing''.

Kesha will find out if she's won the awards on January 28, 2018.

Meanwhile, Kesha recently urged people to take ''personal time'' over the festive season to combat mental health struggles.

She wrote in an essay for Time magazine: ''The holiday season is supposed to be the most festive and fun time of the year but sometimes it can quickly become a stressful and emotional time.

''All those plans and expectations of joy can turn tougher than they sound. This is especially true for those of us who struggle with mental illness - be it depression, anxiety, addiction or any other challenges.

''Around the holidays, I often feel like I'm supposed to be everywhere, with everyone - all with the added guilt that it's the season of giving. To fight this, I've developed a mantra: It's not selfish to take time for yourself. Take a walk in nature. Talk to a friend you trust or a therapist. Sit out one of the holiday gatherings in favour of some personal time. Just do whatever helps you calm down and gives you a break from the stress.''

The 'Praying' hitmaker warned against falling into a ''shame cycle'', and urged people not to apply ''unrealistic expectations'' to the festive season, as trying to please everyone is ''impossible''.

She continued: ''It's not your responsibility to try to make the whole world happy. Especially since sometimes it's not that easy to make yourself happy, either - even with all the celebrations and gifts and seasonal decorations, foods and drinks, which can only do so much. So don't ask yourself things like 'It's almost Christmas, why am I not happy?' That can turn into a shame cycle. It's just another day - don't put unrealistic expectations on it, and don't beat yourself up.

''Trying to spend all of your time pleasing everyone else is not only exhausting - it's impossible. And you know what? If you take a little time for yourself, you will actually be much better company for those around you.''