Saturday, 08. March 2014
10. 04. 13. - 17:00
German singer Kim Petras latest cover of Chris Brown's "Don't Wake Me Up" has surpassed one million views on YouTube.
It is the latest high profile success from the talented 20-year-old who now has a global fan base thanks to her online presence, a remarkable achievement for the blonde singer given that she has reached her worldwide supporters network largely on her own initiative.
Kim has been covering the work of other artists and doing her own music intensively for over a year now that has led to a number of projects, including a series about her work on German music channel VIVA in their flagship programme '180', as well as being signed as a song writer for Universal.
Kim, who was born with a boy’s body managed to turn her life around through a mixture of determination, luck and an amazingly supportive family and friends. She was able to have an operation to become not only the girl she always knew she was - but also an accomplished singer and performer.
At the start of this year she was in New York where she was working on recording a series of new songs, and in between a busy production and performing schedule has been keeping her fans happy with the occasional You Tube cover version.
Her last cover on You Tube is Don't You Worry Child, a Swedish House Mafia cover, with Kim recording her own voice as the backing vocals and then playing it back under the main song.
The LA Times described Kim as the hottest act out of Germany in a world music survey for its "The World Is Our Playlist". Speaking of the song she wrote herself called "One Piece of Tape" the paper said: "She wrote this in two hours. Pads and pumping beats blend with her angel-like voice, combining a state-of-the-art club sound with traditional song writing to spread the word of tolerance."
And celebrity columnist Perez Hilton has also raved about Kim's talented cover versions produced on her home PC in between studio time. He said: "Everyone should love a singer who knows how to be her own back up singer."
He described another cover by Kim, of Demi Lovato, as "Layers upon layers of a single, supreme voice making for one AWEsome Demi Lovato cover" and added she was one of his fave YouTube sensations - with a "magical touch".
She has been a guest on the red carpet at celebrity events in her native Germany, been asked to perform at big name festivals and clubs across the country, was asked to sign on an advert for Deutsche Telekom and was signed as one of the acts on the Sony Playsation DanceStar Party - where only 40 other tracks included the likes of Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
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