The Austin 100: Beabadoobee Bea Kristi is all of 19, and her music as Beabadoobee has already evolved in profound ways.
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The Austin 100: Beabadoobee

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Jordan Curtis Hughes

Hometown: London, England

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: Bea Kristi is all of 19, and her music as Beabadoobee has already evolved in profound ways. She got her start as a bedroom-bound pop singer whose hushed, Elliott Smith-inspired whispers radiated soft intimacy. But as her star has risen — after going viral on YouTube in 2017, she's released a handful of EPs and racked up tens of millions of streams — her newest singles have located her sharper, more forcefully anthemic edges.

Listen to Beabadoobee "Are You Sure?"

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