King Princess Biography 2024: Age, Relationship, Height, Net Worth, Family, Education, Personal Life, Music

King Princess Biography 2024: Age, Relationship, Height, Net Worth, Family, Education, Personal Life, Music Career
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Mikaela Mullaney Straus, professionally known as King Princess, is an accomplished American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Brooklyn, New York.

They have been signed to Zelig Records, a label owned by the renowned musician Mark Ronson and affiliated with Columbia Records.

In 2018, King Princess made their mark with the release of their debut single “1950” from the EP Make My Bed, which garnered significant commercial success and achieved platinum certification from the RIAA.

Their follow-up single, “Talia,” achieved gold certification in Australia by the ARIA.

In 2019, King Princess further solidified their talent with the release of their highly acclaimed debut studio album, Cheap Queen.

Mikaela Mullaney Straus

December 19, 1998 (age 25)

New York City, U.S.
  • Singer
  • musician
  • songwriter
Years active 2015–present
  • Quinn Whitney Wilson (2019–2023)
  • Isidor Straus (great-great-grandfather)
  • Ida Straus (great-great-grandmother)
Musical career
  • Pop
  • indie pop
  • pop rock
  • sapphic pop
  • funk-pop
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
  • synthesizers
  • keyboards
  • drums
Labels Zelig Recordings

Early Life

Straus was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City. Her parents, Oliver H. Straus Jr. and Agnes “Aggie” Mullaney, divorced when she was young.

On her mother’s side, she has Irish, Italian, and Polish ancestry.

On her father’s side, her great-great-grandparents were Isidor Straus, a U.S.

Congressman and co-owner of Macy’s, and Ida Straus, who were German Jewish immigrants from the Kingdom of Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Unfortunately, both Isidor and Ida died in the sinking of the Titanic. Despite her family history, Straus clarified in a Rolling Stone interview that she is not an heiress and did not inherit any fortune.

During her childhood, Straus spent a lot of time at her father’s recording studio, Mission Sound, where she learned various instruments such as bass, guitar, piano, and drums.

She also gained insight into music production techniques and the music industry.

Her musical inspiration during those years came from rock bands like Led Zeppelin, T. Rex, and Jack White.

In 2012, she was awarded a scholarship to attend Avenues: The World School, a private school in Manhattan, after submitting a CD of her own songs.

After completing high school, Straus relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her studies at the USC Thornton School of Music. However, after a year, she decided to drop out and focus on her music career.


Straus, at the age of 11, was offered a record label contract, but she declined due to her observations of other artists’ experiences with music labels in her father’s studio.

She witnessed how the labels would exert control over the artists’ work and alter the essence of their music.

Straus was determined to only sign with a record label once she had a clear vision of her own music, how she wanted to oversee the production, and the collaborators she wanted to work with.

In February 2018, King Princess released her debut single, “1950”. This song pays homage to Patricia Highsmith’s romance novel, “The Price of Salt” (1952), and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and queer love.

The song gained significant attention when Harry Styles, the English singer and songwriter, tweeted a lyric from it.

Following this success, Straus released her second single, “Talia”, in April. On June 15, 2018, she unveiled her debut extended play, “Make My Bed”.

This year, she was also recognized as the Breakout Pop Artist of the Year by Vivid Seats.

In 2019, it was announced that King Princess would be performing at major music festivals such as Lollapalooza and Coachella.

She graced The Park stage at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival, where she was joined by Mark Ronson, who dressed as King Princess, for a special performance of their collaboration “Pieces of Us” from his album “Late Night Feelings”.

On October 25, 2019, Zelig Recordings released King Princess’ highly anticipated debut studio album, “Cheap Queen”.

Straus took on a significant role in producing the album, even handling the programming of many instruments.

In November 2019, it was revealed that King Princess would be the opening act for Harry Styles’ European leg of the Love On Tour concert in 2020.

She also made a memorable appearance as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live (Season 45, Episode 7) on November 23, 2019.

To the delight of her fans, a deluxe edition of “Cheap Queen” was released on February 14, 2020, featuring five previously unreleased tracks, including “Ohio”.

In October of 2020, King Princess released a new single titled “Only Time Makes It Human”, and followed up with “PAIN” in November.

During a November 2020 interview with Zane Lowe, she confirmed that she was collaborating with Mark Ronson on her second album.

In 2022, King Princess joined Kacey Musgraves on her Star-Crossed: Unveiled tour as an opening act.

She also performed as an opener for Shawn Mendes’ Wonder: The World Tour and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

King Princess also appeared as a judge on the Netflix game show-style cooking competition series Is It Cake?

Between July and October 2022, King Princess embarked on her Hold On Baby North American tour with Dora Jar and St. Panther as opening acts.

Special guests, including Julian Casablancas, joined her at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, where they performed a cover of “You Only Live Once.”

Personal Life

Straus identifies as a lesbian and genderqueer, as confirmed by multiple sources.

During the period from early 2018 to late 2018, she was in a relationship with actress Amandla Stenberg.

In early 2019, Straus entered into a romantic partnership with Quinn Whitney Wilson, who serves as the creative director for rapper and singer Lizzo.

However, their relationship came to an end at the conclusion of 2023.

In an interview with W magazine, Straus expressed her thoughts on gender identity, stating, “I enjoy being a woman at times.

I would say that 49 percent of the time, I appreciate my feminine attributes. However, I do not fully identify as a woman.

I exist somewhere in the middle of the gender spectrum, and it fluctuates from day to day. I simply cannot make a definitive decision about it.”

In 2023, Straus took to Instagram to declare, “I am tired of pretending to be normal. I am non-binary!!!” She has also shared various posts discussing gender-related topics.

When it comes to pronouns, King Princess conveyed to Rolling Stone in 2022 that she has never felt offended by the use of different pronouns, stating, “He. She. It. They. Xenu.”


King Princess discography
Studio albums 2
EPs 2
Singles 15
Promotional singles 5

Awards and nominations

In June 2020, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first LGBTQ pride parade, Queerty named her among the fifty heroes “leading the nation toward equality, acceptance, and dignity for all people”.

Year Organization Award Work Result
2018 BBC Sound of 2019 Itself Second
DIY Class of 2019 Included
2019 Rolling Stone Germany’s
International Music Award
Beginner Pending
2020 GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Music Artist Cheap Queen Nominated




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