“I took some meetings when I was 11,” she told, . Jacqueline recently co-wrote and starred in the feature film, Advantageous, which won a special jury prize at the 2015 Sundance film festival for Collaborative Vision (for her and co-writer/ director, Jennifer Phang). Keep that in mind, because the former One Direction star had a major influence on the start of her career. Petras released her debut album, Clarity, on 28 June 2019.  Petras has not publicly expressed plans to release an album with any of her digital singles from 2016 until early 2019, but has referred to this release period as Era 1 on multiple occasions. By Annita Katee For Dailymail.com. Products in this story are independently selected and featured editorially. 35.8k Followers, 247 Following, 234 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Payton Ali AKA Princess Payton (@thadancingprincess) © Copyright 2020 HollywoodLife, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Petras was later featured on the song "Broken Glass" by Kygo, from his album Golden Hour, released 29 May.  While she was assigned male at birth, her parents said that from the age of two, Petras knew she was a girl. Following this, Petras released a Halloween-themed album Turn Off the Light in October 2019. Petras' inspirations include Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Spice Girls, as well as Boy George, Debbie Harry, Queen, Freddie Mercury, Judy Garland, Baby E, Lil Aaron, and Liz Y2K.  Since 2016, Petras has been releasing music as an independent artist under her own imprint, BunHead Records. Anika Noni Rose is an American actress, voice actress, and singer. Abraham, Stephen Dresser, Johan “Jones” Wetterberg, Edward Ellis, and Aaron Joseph on a music career, releasing demos on her SoundCloud page, including one titled "STFU". In 1990, the Irish singer-songwriter became an international star with her haunting cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which spent four weeks at No. NCIS: Los Angeles Recap: Who Was the Recipient of a Christmas Miracle? After it became clear it was "not just a phase", her parents sought professional help and found the head of the psychiatric unit at Frankfurt Hospital, Dr. Bernd Meyenburg.. German-born transgender pop singer Kim Petras is a rising star who has been compared to Lady Gaga and garners millions of YouTube views. You’re so confident!’ And I was like, ‘I’m 12.’ Now I’ve got to this place where I’m like, ‘This is who I am.’ I’m so grateful for those experiences where I got to sit there and be like, ‘What the fuck is this shit?’ Cos I stopped feeling like that after a while. The record was preceded with a nine-week-long promotional campaign, during which Petras released one single per week with an accompanying visual video. 1, a Halloween-themed extended play. Ray J and Princess Love attend the MTV Movie & TV Awards on June 15, 2019. Harry wasn’t the first person she turned down. King Princess (born Mikaela Straus) has been dubbed “a burgeoning queer idol” by Pitchfork and is poised to be a massive star in the coming decade.  Petras announced in November 2008 that she had completed her gender confirmation surgery at 16 years old. In September 2007, she was a model for a German chain of hair salons. I think that’s really freeing.”, 3. It's always been that way for me.  Bryan Kress of Billboard noted how while the single is "still keeping Petras' upbeat, unabashed pop sound... [it] ventures into new territory for the songwriter. She has described the song as "escapist pop" and commented that "This is really a new start, the beginning of a new chapter and a new album cycle," she says. 1 through Urban Outfitters. The 20-year-old singer, who first blew up with her 2018 ep Make My Bed, just released her debut album. When NME asked why King Princess says “gak” a lot, she went on to explain it like this: The gakkety gakkety gak!  The Daily Telegraph claimed Petras was the youngest person in the world to have had that surgery at the time. 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In an interview, Petras stated that "To me, pop music is an escape from my problems.  In 2015, Petras appeared on "You" by Isaac Phase for his album, Phase 00001. According to Sohyang, her goal is to use her voice to comfort people who are going through difficult times. star has worn a new look for the past week. Clarity received acclaim from music critics, reached number seven on the Heatseekers Chart and number 26 on the Independent Albums chart. I can put on my headphones and listen to it for three and a half minutes to forget about everything that's bothering me. Following her early success, Petras released a collection of digital singles which would later comprise her unofficial body of work known as Era 1. That same month, she announced that she would be the supporting act on the European leg of Camila Cabello's The Romance Tour, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. As they discovered, Styles' tweet is a line from “1950,” the debut single by Brooklyn Kim Petras Announces 'Clarity, "What Does It Mean to Be an Apolitical Trans Pop Star? “It was wild. You’re so confident!’ And I was like, ‘I’m 12.’ Now I’ve got to this place where I’m like, ‘This is who I am.’ I’m so grateful for those experiences where I got to sit there and be like, ‘What the fuck is this shit?’ Cos I stopped feeling like that after a while. " The song was promoted by a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2020, Petras saw international chart success with her singles "Malibu" and "Broken Glass", the latter being a collaboration with Kygo.  This assertion is inaccurate, as gender dysphoria is often diagnosed in childhood and (social) transition by younger children is not uncommon. Kim Petras was born in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Throughout the next few years, Petras worked with producers including The Stereotypes, C.J. She’s signed to Mark Ronson’s record label. When Princess started dating Ray J, she began appearing on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood because Ray J is an original cast member of the VH1 reality show. The musician declined her first record deal to focus on school when she was 11-years-old. 1 on the Hot 100. The undisputed reigning princess of K-pop turns 23 today and if you've been following her meteoric rise in the worlds of music and fashion, you would know that … In 2009, Petras was featured on "Taste" by Sobertruth and in 2011 she was featured on "Magnetic". 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.  She also released a new song "Party Till I Die", adding that this could be considered Turn Off the Light, Vol. The final six costumed contestants took the Masked Singer stage on Dec. 2 to battle it out for a spot in the finals on Dec. 14. " On the 21st of that same month, Petras released her online singles-bundle, Spotify Singles, exclusively through the service under BunHead Records, Petras' own label. Kim Petras breaks down the 3-year creation of her new single 'Malibu' and teases her colorful debut album: 'I don't feel heartbroken anymore'. Rob Kardashian makes rare appearance as Kim Kardashian tries to set him up with singer Sia at their annual Christmas Eve party. Xavier Piedra Updated Feb. 20, 2018 11:59AM ET / Published Feb. 20, 2018 4:38AM ET At age 14, Petras appeared in a documentary and a talk show, in a push to get permission for early gender confirmation surgery at age 16, before the minimum age of 18 in Germany. 3 will be released some time in 2021 "when [she] can perform it live".  The accompanying music video for the song premiered in October on Vevo, and features a cameo appearance by Paris Hilton. On 7 May, Petras released the single "Malibu" as the lead single off of her debut studio album. In the early 1980s, she worked with the group Osibisa. These appearances resulted in international media coverage of her transition, touting her as the "world's youngest transsexual". It all worked in the end. This some sh-t.”, He would have been more instrumental in elevating KP’s early career, had she not expressed some wisdom beyond her years. Zelig is a joint venture with Columbia—where Harry Styles is signed. She is best known for her hit single " Say I'm Your Number One " which made the UK Top Ten in 1985. Petras' song "Reminds Me" was sampled by The Kid Laroi for his song "Reminds Me of You", a collaboration with Juice WRLD released on the first anniversary of his death. 2. Desiree Heslop, best known as Princess, is a British singer who found chart success in the mid-1980s. “I took some meetings when I was 11,” she told NME. , On 1 October 2018, Petras released Turn Off the Light, Vol. Nicki Minaj Drops, Why Kim Kardashian Won’t File For Divorce From Kanye West As They Live ‘Separate Lives’, ‘RHOA’s Porsha Williams Slays Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Body’ Challenge Dance — Watch, The KarJenner Cousins Celebrate Mason’s 11th & Reign’s 6th Birthdays With Cute Dance Party, Bella Thorne Confidently Shows Off Her ‘Back Acne’ In Sexy Sheer Bodysuit — Pics, Sahar Tabar: 5 Things About Iranian ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’, 19, Sentenced To 10 Years In Jail, This New Sasha Obama Photo Tearing Through Twitter Is So Stunning, Here’s Why Humidifiers Are The Unassuming Beauty “Tool” You Didn’t Know You Needed. For Disney, she provided both the speaking and singing voices of Princess Tiana in Disney's 2009 animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog. and charted in the United Kingdom and Scotland. Music Kim Petras, the 'unapologetic' transgender pop princess .  In the same month, Petras was picked by Spotify to be one of the four artists named as a RISE Artist, a "program designed to identify and break the next wave of music superstars. 2 will be released exactly a year after the first part. Kim Petras (born 27 August 1992) is a German singer and songwriter currently based in Los Angeles. In August 2017, Petras released her debut single "I Don't Want It at All", The song went on to reach the Spotify Global Viral chart. 1 and also nine new tracks. Now Kim Petras is a rising pop star working with the embattled Dr. Luke. The zhuzh… It’s silly. But, she did thank him for offering her the slot, and “for loving the gays.”. ", On her songwriting, Petras told Noisey that "there's something about making a song that everybody can sing and remember, and when you listen to it the first time you already know the words by the second chorus, like you've always known the song.  The song became Petras' commercial breakthrough, charting in various European countries as well as Canada. In 2013, Petras was featured on two singles named "Flight to Paris" and "Hearbeat" by German DJ Klaas. I’m not ready.” Somehow, she knew that it was a case of “too much, too soon,” and she opted out. The album was preceded by promotional singles including "All I Do Is Cry" and "Sweet Spot" and was accompanied by the lead single, "Icy", on its release date. She’s signed to Mark Ronson’s record label. I stopped feeling lost in meetings, or I stopped feeling like people were telling me where to go and listening to invalid opinions.”. 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Her breakthrough, anthem “1950,” is a queer love anthem for the ages. The title, "the new princess of pop" sparked controversy with singer Britney Spears, who is also associated with this name. " During the end of 2017, Petras was dubbed "most likely to dominate the pop charts" by Paper magazine, and appeared on Charli XCX's mixtape Pop 2 (2017) for the track "Unlock It" alongside Jay Park. Chen, whose real name is Kim Jong-dae, has welcomed his first child into the world alongside his wife. Jin Han is a Chinese actor, singer and model.  Petras released the breakup-inspired "Heart to Break" in February, to commemorate Valentine's Day. Raised on a cattle and bison ranch in Southern Alberta, MacKenzie began studying piano, violin, and voice at the young age of four. Her debut single, 2018’s “1950” was her first release on … Harry Style boosted her career — but she reportedly turned down a chance to open for him. She hit Paris Fashion Week with a bold style - blonde hair and tight dresses. In 2018, a clip surfaced of King Princess claiming that Harry asked her to open for him at Madison Square Garden in New York City. , Kim Petras is a pop artist who also makes electronic dance music (EDM), dance-pop and electropop. A member of EXO, one of the biggest K-pop boy bands in the world, Chen announced in January 2020 that he was not only getting married, but that his wife was pregnant with their first child. Between 2008 and 2009, Petras released a string of singles under Joyce Records: "Fade Away" (2008), "Last Forever" (2009), "Die for You" (2009), and "Boomerang" (2009).  On 11 February 2020, she released the single "Reminds Me". Have news, pics or video on a breaking news story? 2019-02-01T21:32:01.000Z. MacKenzie Porter, Actress: Hell on Wheels.  The song was given its radio debut on BBC Radio 1 on 19 February. Jacqueline Kim, Actress: Star Trek: Generations. Petras began recording music as a teenager, releasing her debut extended play One Piece of Tape in 2011. 2.1. The title (in Petras' name) was further repeated by publications including Billboard, ABC News, V, and Idolator. 3. Taylor Dayne told it … Fresh on the heels of her TV debut on Late Show With Stephen Colbert, King Princess will head to 30 Rockafeller Plaza and perform on the Nov. 23 episode of Saturday Night Live. “I swear, there was nothing planned about that,” she told them. 1. https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/jennie-kim-34900.php  She credits the late-1990s/early-2000s pop scene and 1980s Italo disco as the primary basis for her sound. It’s what the people say at the clubs – the gakkety gak. Petras made a series of appearances on podcasts and web series to promote the record, including an interview on the Zach Sang Show.. On October 23, 2020, Petras announced that Turn Off the Light, Vol. Her debut single, 2018’s “1950” was her first release on Mark’s Zelig Recordings label. Princess filed for divorce in May, 2020, but in July asked the court for a dismissal of her request. , In February 2019, Petras released three singles titled "1,2,3 Dayz Up" featuring Sophie, "If U Think About Me...", and "Homework" featuring Lil Aaron. Full episodes can be found on KOCOWA Watch Full Episodes on the Web https://bit.ly/2HDqO8h Want to watch on your phone? It consisted of live renditions of "Hills" and The Killers' "Human", as performed at their NYC Studio. If you make a purchase using these links we may earn commission. I just want to make music that makes me want to dance and makes me forget about all the stupid stuff right now. Kim So-hyang (Korean: 김소향, born April 5, 1978), credited as Sohyang, is a South Korean singer known for her controlled, skillful, and developed voice  who has been dubbed by the international media as the "Korean Mariah Carey". While incredibly flattered, King Princess claimes she politely declined because “that’s a massive f*cking venue.  In June, Petras embarked on the 24-stop Broken Tour across North America and Europe. She’s built herself a dedicated following from the LGBTQ community. Harry’s followers quickly flocked to King Princess after his ringing endorsement. All the shit I watched growing up – SNL, 30 Rock, Parks And Rec, RuPaul – they’re all silly, and I feel that what made them so powerful is that they attained this level of seriousness and activism without being too cringy serious.”. The gays – we are silly. She’s bringing silly back. She grew up surrounded by music. King Princess’ dad, Oliver Straus, is a recording engineer, and the owner of Brooklyn’s Mission Sound. , Petras released her debut album, Clarity, on 28 June 2019. Born on June 7, 1993, he made his acting debut in the 2016 film “Goodbye Mermaid.” He has since appeared in some popular television dramas, including “Princess Agents” (2017) and “Our Glamorous Time” (2018). I don’t always have to be an active participant. Princess … “I love it when we play 1950,” Harry Styles tweeted in March 2018, reciting a lyric from King Princess’s debut single. I don't feel caught up in that.  To avoid controversy, Petras has refrained from mentioning him in interviews, and has not given Dr. Luke a formal production credit on her album. Princess - Say I'm Your Number One - Official Video - YouTube Cheap Queen, to predominantly positive reviews. “I swear, there was nothing planned about that,” she told, . Petras began recording music as a teenager, releasing her debut extended play One Piece of Tape in 2011. "I don't feel heartbroken anymore. Since 2016, Petras has been releasing music as an independent artist under her own imprint, BunHead Records. This Surprise Amazon Deal Gets You a 50-Inch 4K TV For Just $279, Joe Freshgoods Celebrates 1970s Chicago Soul With His New Converse Collection. In 2006, Petras, then aged 13, appeared on a German television current affairs show in which she discussed her medical gender transition. Petras discusses how her identity as a trans woman has shaped her music but does not define her. The song garnered loads of support from the LGBTQ community, who loved the song’s honest lyrics. “I’ve always been kind of a genderqueer person,” she told them in 2018. Later in 2011, Petras released her debut extended play, One Piece of Tape, under the imprint Bionic Ballroom. On 1 October 2019, Petras' second studio album Turn Off the Light was released. I woke up, and I was like, oh shit. The 34-year-old E! But a Serbian pop star said she ripped it off. Kim Petras is a German singer and songwriter currently based in Los Angeles.  For her contributions to social media, Petras was ranked at number 19 on Billboard's Artist Chart, listing developing artists, in July 2013. Oliver, according to Discogs, has worked on albums by Cat Power, Monster Magnet, The Residents, Taking Back Sunday, P!nk, The National, and more.  Afterwards, Petras announced plans to release a single a month as a lead up to her debut album. “I think what was interesting about being a young kid in environments like that was people were like, ‘You’re so sure of yourself! The music world won't soon recover from the loss of one of its greatest icons — Prince has died at the age of 57. I'm obsessed with that idea. 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