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Kim Petras

Kim Petras

Kim Petras (born August 27, 1992) is a German singer and songwriter. Between 2017 and 2021, she released music as an independent artist under her own imprint, Bunhead Records, before signing with Republic Records. Petras began recording music as a teenager, releasing her debut EP One Piece of Tape in 2011. She independently released her debut single in 2017, "I Don't Want It at All", which went on to top several viral music charts on Spotify. The song was followed by many singles like "Feeling of Falling" (with Cheat Codes), "Heart to Break" and "1, 2, 3 Dayz Up" (featuring Sophie). Following her early success, Petras released a collection of digital singles which would later comprise her unofficial body of work known as Era 1. Petras released her debut project, Clarity, on 28 June 2019. The record was preceded with a nine-week-long promotional campaign, during which Petras released one single per week with an accompanying visual lyric video. Petras then released a Halloween-themed album, Turn Off the Light in October 2019. In 2020, Petras saw international chart success with her singles "Malibu" and "Broken Glass", the latter being a collaboration with Kygo. In 2021, Petras signed with Republic Records released "Future Starts Now" and "Coconuts", the latter achieving TikTok virality. In 2022, Petras released the Slut Pop EP, In October, she released "Unholy (feat. Kim Petras)", a collaboration with the British singer Sam Smith. The single hit number 1 in over fifteen countries, including the UK, the US and Australia, and marked the first time an openly trans artist reached number 1 in many of them. Petras and Smith also became the first openly trans and non-binary artists to win a Grammy, taking home the trophy for Pop/Duo Group Performance. 2023 saw the release of Kim's debut album, Feed The Beast on June 23, featuring her collaboration with Nicki Minaj, "Alone". Kim also surprise dropped her previously scrapped album Problématique on September 18. Feed The Beast ended up being one of the most streamed albums of that year, at over a billion streams collectively. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
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