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King Princess

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American singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist King Princess delivers her soulful vocals over warm, atmospheric synth production inspired by influences like Perfume Genius, Nick Cave, Beyoncé, and Dolly Parton. She broke through in 2018 with her single "1950" before hitting the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 with her acclaimed 2019 debut LP, Cheap Queen. Along with a feature on Mark Ronson's track "Pieces of Us," she has issued singles like 2020's "Only Time Makes It Human" and 2021's "House Burn Down." All of this led up to the release of King Princess' sophomore album, 2022's Hold On Baby.

Born Mikaela Straus, the Brooklyn-based artist was a young music prodigy, reportedly offered a record deal when she was just 11. She studied at USC before leaving school to pursue a music career. Early songs like "Send Pix" and "Sunburn" featured a more bluesy rock tone, one that she would polish on her 2018 breakthrough, "1950." The queer love anthem received cosigns from the likes of Harry Styles and Halsey and was her first release for Mark Ronson's Zelig Records label. She followed with her second single, "Talia." Both tracks appeared on her 2018 EP Make My Bed, which topped the New Zealand Heatseekers chart. She followed with the single "Pussy Is God," as well as a cover of the Velvet Underground and Nico's "Femme Fatale" and a collaboration with Fiona Apple, "I Know."

In 2019, King Princess released her debut full-length album, Cheap Queen, which cracked the Top 20 of the Billboard Top Alternative Albums chart. That same year, she also guested on Mark Ronson's Late Night Feelings. A handful of stand-alone singles followed, including 2020's "Only Time Makes It Human" and "Pain" and 2021's "House Burn Down."

Following tours with Kacey Musgraves and Shawn Mendes, King Princess delivered her sophomore full-length, 2022's Hold On Baby. The album again found her working with Ronson, as well as producers Ethan Gruska, Aaron Dessner, Tobias Jesso, Jr., and Bryce Dessner. Included on the record were the singles "Little Bother" (with Fousheé), "For My Friends," and "Let Us Die," the latter of which featured one of the final performances by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. ~ Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi

Total plays

1.2 billion
Updated on 2024-06-25

Country

United States

Monthly listeners

1,878,680

Followers

1,707,260

Top Cities

  1. Australia
    43,201 listeners
  2. Australia
    36,049 listeners
  3. United States
    30,040 listeners
  4. United States
    34,135 listeners
  5. Australia
    27,749 listeners

Related artists

Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
1950
1950
572,138,829 3:46 2018-02-23
Talia
Talia
127,165,723 3:28 2018-04-13
Holy
Holy
66,349,994 2:55 2018-06-15
Pussy Is God
Pussy Is God
62,015,549 3:26 2018-11-02
Upper West Side
Upper West Side
39,875,280 3:31 2018-06-15
Ain't Together
Ain't Together
39,191,636 3:22 2019-10-03
Cheap Queen
Cheap Queen
31,343,472 2:42 2019-10-03
Prophet
Prophet
27,220,424 4:10 2019-10-03
Hit the Back
Hit the Back
25,960,924 3:24 2019-10-03
Pieces of Us (feat. King Princess)
Pieces of Us (feat. King Princess)
15,319,520 3:26 2019-06-17
I Know (feat. Fiona Apple) - RISE Recording
I Know (feat. Fiona Apple) - RISE Recording
14,998,805 4:60 2019-01-25
If You Think It's Love
If You Think It's Love
11,736,223 3:24 2019-10-25
PAIN
PAIN
11,425,715 3:38 2020-11-23
Femme Fatale - RISE Recording
Femme Fatale - RISE Recording
11,410,192 2:53 2018-11-13
Happy Together
Happy Together
9,668,699 3:07 2019-08-30
Make My Bed
Make My Bed
9,407,478 1:27 2018-06-15
Little Bother (feat. Fousheé)
Little Bother (feat. Fousheé)
8,517,227 2:41 2022-07-29
Only Time Makes It Human
Only Time Makes It Human
8,436,420 3:25 2020-10-16
Tough On Myself
Tough On Myself
8,428,128 3:44 2019-10-25
Homegirl
Homegirl
7,982,654 3:01 2019-10-25
Monster (feat. King Princess)
Monster (feat. King Princess)
7,513,814 2:51 2020-12-04
For My Friends
For My Friends
7,479,890 3:36 2022-07-29
Run Me Through - King Princess Remix
Run Me Through - King Princess Remix
6,546,061 3:42 2018-05-29
Useless Phrases
Useless Phrases
6,314,629 1:16 2019-10-03
Ohio
Ohio
6,229,151 4:54 2020-02-11
House Burn Down
House Burn Down
5,944,683 3:11 2021-06-01
Back of a Cab
Back of a Cab
5,483,394 3:08 2020-02-14
Trust Nobody
Trust Nobody
5,046,961 3:15 2019-10-25
Watching My Phone
Watching My Phone
4,457,795 3:00 2019-10-25
The Bend
The Bend
4,329,208 3:27 2023-03-02
Do You Wanna See Me Crying?
Do You Wanna See Me Crying?
3,737,599 1:46 2019-10-25
Cursed
Cursed
3,670,294 3:20 2022-07-29
Kill Your Pain (with King Princess)
Kill Your Pain (with King Princess)
3,641,761 2:46 2023-06-21
Head On Fire (feat. Sigrid, King Princess and MØ)
Head On Fire (feat. Sigrid, King Princess and MØ)
3,556,997 3:32 2022-03-04
Isabel's Moment (feat. Tobias Jesso, Jr.)
Isabel's Moment (feat. Tobias Jesso, Jr.)
3,521,820 2:13 2019-10-25
You Destroyed My Heart
You Destroyed My Heart
3,368,997 3:41 2019-10-25
Let Us Die
Let Us Die
3,052,673 3:53 2022-07-29
Too Bad
Too Bad
2,865,007 2:53 2022-07-29
Change the Locks
Change the Locks
2,743,070 4:30 2022-07-29
All Dressed In White
All Dressed In White
2,583,582 2:01 2020-02-14
Best Friend
Best Friend
2,318,235 3:26 2020-02-14
Forget About It (feat. Banoffee)
Forget About It (feat. Banoffee)
2,042,674 2:60 2020-02-14
Take Care of You (feat. King Princess, Amaarae & Meshell Ndegeocello) - Remix
Take Care of You (feat. King Princess, Amaarae & Meshell Ndegeocello) - Remix
1,923,189 3:34 2021-12-01
I Hate Myself, I Want To Party
I Hate Myself, I Want To Party
1,374,411 3:55 2022-07-29
Hit The Back - Channel Tres Remix
Hit The Back - Channel Tres Remix
1,335,416 4:14 2020-01-17
Winter is Hopeful
Winter is Hopeful
1,089,400 3:01 2022-07-29
There She Goes Again
There She Goes Again
940,101 3:29 2021-09-24
Crowbar
Crowbar
799,204 3:48 2022-07-29
Dotted Lines
Dotted Lines
759,189 3:42 2022-07-29
Sex Shop
Sex Shop
737,921 3:34 2022-07-29
Hold on Baby Interlude
Hold on Baby Interlude
591,318 1:45 2022-07-29
Dirty Work (From Hacks Season 3)
Dirty Work (From Hacks Season 3)
482,344 3:12 2024-05-03
You'll Go Crazy (feat. King Princess)
You'll Go Crazy (feat. King Princess)
481,336 2:35 2021-07-30
Only Time Makes It Human - The Blessed Madonna Remix
Only Time Makes It Human - The Blessed Madonna Remix
351,454 3:43 2020-10-30
PAIN - Avalon Emerson's Quarter Alpha Mix
PAIN - Avalon Emerson's Quarter Alpha Mix
302,845 3:28 2020-12-18
I'm Making Believe
I'm Making Believe
270,732 2:15 2023-05-23
Only Time Makes It Human - Kitty Ca$h Remix
Only Time Makes It Human - Kitty Ca$h Remix
202,883 3:08 2020-10-30
PAIN - Avalon Emerson's Half Dub
PAIN - Avalon Emerson's Half Dub
83,099 4:49 2020-12-18
Only Time Makes It Human - Yoseppi Remix
Only Time Makes It Human - Yoseppi Remix
37,951 3:42 2020-10-30

New releases

Dirty Work (From Hacks Season 3)
Dirty Work (From Hacks Season 3)
2024-05-03
[Lakeshore Records]
Kill Your Pain (with King Princess)
Kill Your Pain (with King Princess)
2023-06-21
[R&R Digital]
The Bend
The Bend
2023-03-02
[NME]
Hold On Baby
Hold On Baby
2022-07-29
[Zelig Records, LLC./Columbia Records]
Head On Fire (feat. Sigrid, King Princess and MØ)
Head On Fire (feat. Sigrid, King Princess and MØ)
2022-03-04
[Warner Records]
Head On Fire (feat. Sigrid, King Princess and MØ)
Head On Fire (feat. Sigrid, King Princess and MØ)
2022-03-04
[Warner Records]
There She Goes Again
There She Goes Again
2021-09-24
[Verve]
House Burn Down
House Burn Down
2021-06-01
[Zelig Records, LLC./Columbia Records]
PAIN - Remixes
PAIN - Remixes
2020-12-18
[Columbia]
PAIN
PAIN
2020-11-23
[Columbia]
Only Time Makes It Human - Remixes
Only Time Makes It Human - Remixes
2020-10-30
[Columbia]
Only Time Makes It Human
Only Time Makes It Human
2020-10-16
[Columbia]
Cheap Queen (Deluxe)
Cheap Queen (Deluxe)
2020-02-14
[Columbia Records/Zelig Records, LLC.]
Ohio
Ohio
2020-02-11
[Columbia Records/Zelig Records, LLC.]
Hit The Back (Channel Tres Remix)
Hit The Back (Channel Tres Remix)
2020-01-17
[Columbia Records/Zelig Records, LLC.]
Cheap Queen
Cheap Queen
2019-10-25
[Columbia Records/Zelig Records, LLC.]
Hit the Back
Hit the Back
2019-10-03
[Columbia Records/Zelig Records, LLC.]
Happy Together
Happy Together
2019-08-30
[Columbia Records/Zelig Records, LLC.]
Pieces of Us (feat. King Princess)
Pieces of Us (feat. King Princess)
2019-06-17
[Columbia]
I Know (feat. Fiona Apple) [RISE Recording]
I Know (feat. Fiona Apple) [RISE Recording]
2019-01-25
[Columbia Records/Zelig Records, LLC.]
Femme Fatale (RISE Recording)
Femme Fatale (RISE Recording)
2018-11-13
[Columbia Records/Zelig Records, LLC.]
Pussy Is God
Pussy Is God
2018-11-02
[Columbia Records/Zelig Records, LLC.]
Make My Bed
Make My Bed
2018-06-15
[Columbia Records/Zelig Records, LLC.]
Talia
Talia
2018-04-13
[Zelig Records, LLC./Columbia Records]
1950
1950
2018-02-23
[Zelig Records, LLC./Columbia Records]