The Austin 100: Kady Rain For fans of Robyn, Charli XCX and Ellie Goulding.
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The Austin 100: Kady Rain

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R.A.D. Moves

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Kady Rain
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Hometown: Austin, Texas

Genre: Pop

Why We're Excited: If pop music is rooted in chemistry, then there's an elusive element on the Periodic Table called Jepsenium (Je), which transforms an ecstatic little summer jam into a full-blown pop juggernaut. Kady Rain's got Jepsenium in her blood, and "R.A.D. Moves" is her "Call Me Maybe" — the sort of song that, if it hits, could enjoy a pop-chart shelf life measured in years, not weeks.