August 27, 1992
30 Years Old
|Occupation||Singer & Musician|
|Known For||German singer based in Los Angeles|
|Record Label||Bionic Ballroom, Bun Head, Amigo, Republic|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches (1.68 m)|
|Genres||Pop EDM dance-pop|
|Parents||Lutz Petras & Konni Petras|
Kim Petras is a German singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Between 2016 and 2020, she released music as an independent artist under her own imprint, BunHead Records, before signing with Amigo and Republic Records in 2021. Petras was the first openly transgender artist to receive a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (for “Unholy” in 2023). Besides, she also gained huge fame on social media where millions of fans follow her.
She appeared on a German television current-affairs show in which she discussed her medical gender transition in 2006 when she was only 13 years old. After one year, she appeared in a documentary and a talk show.
Petras began recording music as a teenager prior to releasing a full-length project, she independently released various singles from 2017 to 2019, including “I Don’t Want It at All”, “Heart to Break” and “1, 2, 3 Dayz Up”, and coined series of singles as “Era 1”. In 2019, Petras independently released her first two full-length projects, Clarity and Turn Off the Light. Petras signed with Republic Records in 2021 and released the EP Slut Pop, her first project with Republic, the following year. Petras’s collaborative 2022 single “Unholy” with Sam Smith topped charts internationally, including the UK Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100.
Kim Petras was born on August 27, 1992, in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She grew up with her mother Konni Petras who is a choreographer and artist, her father Lutz Petras who is an architect, and her older sister who is also a singer.
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