Kim Petras


“Seeing the fans on tour everywhere and meeting them is so special every time. That’s why I do everything I do,” Kim Petras says. “I love writing songs in my hotel room when I’m on the road, and waking up in a different city every single day, especially with a team that is as passionate as I am, and then getting into the zone of performing.” Though she’s been recording songs since she was a teenager in Germany, the Los Angeles-based international pop sensation and singer-songwriter has made music history in the past several months. Petras released “Unholy,” a collaboration with nonbinary musician Sam Smith, on September 22 of last year. The song went viral on TikTok and became a global platinum hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October and making Petras the first out trans woman to have a number one song on the chart. Petras and Smith won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance this year, making her the first openly trans artist to win a major-category Grammy. This spring, she became the second out trans woman to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and announced the release of her major label debut album, Feed the Beast, which drops in late June. “Music is how I express myself, and I think having a voice is all about being authentic, so I just feel what I feel in the moment and I try to share that with my fans and my LGBTQ+ community,” she says. “I just want to make sure everyone feels happy with their life, however they want to live, without judgment.”

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