This week’s biggest pop breakthrough, King Princess, has gained over 30 million artist playlist followers on Spotify in the past 7 days (TalentAI). The Brooklyn-born artist reportedly turned down her first record deal at the age of 11.
Releasing her debut single ‘1950’ in late February, she has demonstrated incredible songwriting ability and musicianship. Laying down the vocals and playing every instrument on the track, it is her effortless style that will win most over.
According to King Princess, the track is an ode to the pain of unrequited love and a tribute to those who have suffered when expressing their queerness. She commented, “queer love was only able to exist privately for a long time, expressed in society through coded art forms. I wrote this song as a story of unrequited love in my own life, doing my best to acknowledge and pay homage to that part of history.”
Smashing all other artists out of the water and topping TalentAI’s chart this week, ‘1950’ has picked up over 5 million streams since its release, a staggering statistic for a debut release. With a total playlist following of 44 million, King Princess has also gained 3,800 new direct followers on Spotify this week (TalentAI).