Who is Ktlyn Raps on TikTok?

TikTok has caused a rapper’s unexpected verse to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. 

Move over “abcdefu,” another song from the app is making waves on the music charts. Rapper Ktlyn Raps scored viral success when she jumped on a remix of the artist Russ’ track “Handsomer” via a TikTok duet. Her version became the official remix of the single which reached No. 1 on U.S. iTunes and No. 59 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here’s how it all went down. 

Who is Ktlyn Raps? 

Ktlyn Raps is a rapper from San Diego. She has 1.8 million followers on TikTok and 172,000 followers on Instagram


@justinbieber got me feelin some type of way! 🍑 #peaches #fyp #rapper #peacheschallenge 🎸 @brendangone

♬ original sound – Ktlyn

She’s known for adding her own verses to popular songs like Justin Bieber’s “Peaches.” 

Ktlyn Raps wins Russ’ “Handsomer” remix competition 


I won’t lie that extra coin don’t hurt 🤣 @russ eng @brendangone #handsomer #russ #rap

♬ HANDSOMER (Remix) (Feat. Ktlyn) – Russ

When rapper Russ was looking to include another artist on the “Handsomer” remix, he opened it up for submissions on TikTok. Ktlyn Raps tossed her hat in the ring

Her verse received over 23 million views on TikTok. Russ released her version as the official remix and people are loving it. 

According to Spotify Stats, the remix debuted at “No. 39 on the daily US Spotify Chart, with 393,265 streams” on March 9. 

Adding that “Between its original and remix versions, ‘Handsomer’ received 662,402 streams on today’s US Spotify Chart. If combined, it would have charted at No. 6 today.” 


#stitch with @ktlynraps LOOK WHAT YALL DID!!!! HOW HIGH CAN WE GET IT?????

♬ HANDSOMER (Remix) (Feat. Ktlyn) – Russ

On March 14, Russ proudly announced “Handsomer” came in at No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his fourth single to chart. 

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