Who Is PinkPantheress? Here's What You Need to Know About the Rising Music Star

Jesse Crankson
Jesse Crankson

PinkPantheress is a name that's on everyone's lips at the moment, and it's for two reasons. One, she's an incredibly talented musician and singer-songwriter, and two, she's incredibly mysterious. Aside from the fact that she went viral on TikTok and is from Bath, there's little information out there about the young star — and she likes to keep it that way.

Speaking to BBC after topping BBC Radio 1's Sound of 2022 list, PinkPantheress said, "I find it easier to not lay every single card on the table, I like my privacy and I felt like, if I have my music out and my face everywhere, it would start getting too much for people."

That said, there are a few facts about the artist that we do know that we're willing to share with you. For example, how she came up with her unique username for TikTok, why she doesn't like people to know her real name, and where her inspiration comes from (spoiler alert: Jacqueline Wilson is involved).

Read on to find out all there is to know about PinkPantheress and all she wants us to know — for now . . .

PinkPantheress Actually Started Her Career on SoundCloud

Prior to creating her TikTok alias, the singer began her music career uploading her tracks to SoundCloud. Initially, the tracks received little recognition, and PinkPantheress was eventually inspired to try out TikTok after seeing the success that Lil Nas X had with social media.

PinkPantheress's First Viral Video Wasn't a Music One

After being named BBC R1's sound of 2022, PinkPantheress spoke to one of the station DJs about her journey on TikTok. She revealed that, despite what many of us may believe, her first viral video on the app wasn't actually music related at all. In fact, the video showed Post Malone signing autographs with a voice-over from PinkPantheress saying, "Oh my god, I just farted, I'm so sorry." After that, the video went viral and the singer decided it was time to apply that possibility to her music.

PinkPantheress's Favorite Band Is My Chemical Romance

A self-proclaimed fan of pop punk, PinkPantheress has shared that her influences include Green Day, Paramore, and her favorite band of all time: My Chemical Romance. Alongside music artists, the singer has also said she's a fan of storytelling in general and that her music can be inspired by anything from Jacqueline Wilson novels to the TV show Waterloo Road.

PinkPantheress Is Basically a Model Now, Too
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PinkPantheress Is Basically a Model Now, Too

Having starred in her first-ever campaign for Marc Jacobs back in October 2021, PinkPantheress can now add "model" to her growing list of achievements. The artist appeared in the brand's "Heavn" campaign, alongside the likes of Beabadoobee, Iris Law, and Bella Hadid.

PinkPantheress Got Her TikTok Username Thanks to The Chase

In a recent video with Dazed, PinkPantheress explained that she landed on her TikTok username (which has now become her music alias) thanks to an episode of The Chase. The singer said there was a question on the show asking what a female panther was called, which she loved, and combined with the film Pink Panther, her name was born.