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Kim Petras
 Featured in Spotify’s Emerging Artist Program RISE 
Launching Today 
(Photo Credit: Colby Koch)

Kim Petras has been chosen as one of Spotify’s RISE artists, an exciting emerging artist program launching today.
RISE is designed to identify and break the next wave of music superstars through Spotify’s unmatched cultural influence and 140+ million music fans.
Check out www.spotify.com/RISE now and stay tuned for special Kim Petras/RISE content over the coming months.
Kim’s debut single I Don’t Want It At All” (PRESS HERE) quickly amassed more than 3 million Spotify streams in just weeks and went to #1 on the Global Spotify Viral Chart just four days after release.
It’s a buoyant, fun track, which Kim teamed up with Aaron Joseph, Dr. Luke, Cirkut and Lil Aaron to create. She also recently released her two new singles “Hillsft. Baby E(PRESS HERE)and “Hillside Boys” (PRESS HERE).
Both tracks were featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday upon release.
Since her childhood in Cologne, Germany, Kim has been in love with pop music. It was a window into the bigger world outside of her little town.
Kim notably began transitioning with female hormone therapy following her twelfth birthday before making worldwide headlines as the youngest person to receive gender reassignment surgery at the age of 16.
Her experiences and bravery are subtly present in her music and her debut single perfectly showcases her imaginative artistry and unique brand of escapism.
Kim is gearing up to release new music in the coming months – more details soon!
Spotify introduces RISE, its Emerging Artist Program, with Kim Petras, Lauv, Russell Dickerson and Trippie Redd. RISE is a program designed to identify and break the next wave of music superstars. 
By harnessing its unmatched cultural influence and 140+ million music fans, Spotify will launch these artists of exceptional talent into the world through a dynamic combination of multi-tiered marketing and editorial programming on Spotify. The launch of RISE includes on platform, out of home, digital and social promotion in addition to special, mixed-media RISE playlists.
In the coming months, Spotify will create one-of-a-kind experiential events for each RISE artist and release bespoke audio and video content that dives deep into the story behind each rising star. 
Spotify kicks off RISE with 4 genre-diverse artists; pop sensation Kim Petras; pop/rock artist Lauv; country singer Russell Dickerson; and hip hop artist Trippie Redd.
Launching in the U.S, Canada and the U.K., the program will add 4 new artists every few months, supporting a total of 16 emerging artists per year. Delta Air Lines is also supporting Rise on aircraft seatbacks through their Delta Artist Spotlight program.Check out www.spotify.com/RISE to hear more from each RISE artist.
“Spotify is committed to supporting the careers of artists of every level, including the next generation of global superstars” said Troy Carter, Spotify’s Global Head of Creator Services. “RISE is a powerful platform and an investment towards the future of emerging artists and the fans who discovered them first.”
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