Music Posts Tagged as 'Let's Not Forget'
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Open Season - Joseph Salvat
Chozin Baptized by Fire
What I thought the election would generate. A unified declaration. 09-Nov-2018
"Magic" (extended version) - Olivia Newton-John
The Golden Monk
"Lovely" - Billie Eilish with Khalid
Alice & The Giant Emptiness
I wanted to explain to my lover what it felt like living brown in a predominantly white gay ghetto. We chose to retire with our own people so we could finally settle into safety and harmony. I never met a more hostile and prejudice group of men and women. I'm only whole again when my lover pulls me back and reminds me what home is...us. 20-May-2018
Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Barbra Streisand and Many More Share Love Letters to the LGBTQ Community
June 1st kicks off Billboard’s month long 30 Days of Pride, an initiative to highlight LGBTQ Pride Month. To celebrate, some of the biggest names in music have penned heartfelt love letters to the LGBTQ community, thanking them for both their strength and support.
“Your stories are what inspire me, bring me joy and make me and my sons strive to be better people," shared Britney Spears in her specially handwritten letter.
Cher Sounds Off on Trump's 'Cheating' & Why She's 'Not a Fan' of Her Six Decades of Hits
No one has ever said, “Gee, I wonder what Cher is thinking.” During her six-decade career as a singer and actor, she has earned a reputation for blunt opinions, clothes that reveal more than they conceal and an unchaste flair for expletives. Long before the acronym DGAF was in vogue, Cher had no F’s to give. In one of her most infamous moments, she called David Letterman “an asshole” -- to his face, and on his own TV show.
“They don’t make them like her anymore,” says Pink. “She is the smartest, wittiest, most sharp-shooting rock star ever. And her style was always the most fearless.” Cher has won an Oscar, a Grammy and an Emmy. She has had 22 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, and because of her unmatched longevity, she was the first artist to score a No. 1 single on a Billboard chart in the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s.
9 Hip-Hop Artists Who Embrace Being Gay or Bisexual
It’s no secret that there’s been a longstanding stigma when it comes to homosexuality in hip-hop. Some artists have even had their rap careers tarnished by rumors that they were interested in someone of the same sex. But as a new generation of hip-hop consumers emerge, the culture is proving to be more openminded than ever before.
Last week, both Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett and Atlanta native iLoveMakonnen opened up about their sexuality, serving as perfect examples of the evolving ethos. On Jan. 18, Taylor Bennett, the younger brother of Chance The Rapper, came out as a bisexual man. The 21-year-old shared the statement on Twitter.
Anderson Cooper: As A Gay Teen Madonna's Music Showed Me A Way Forward
In introducing Madonna on Friday at Billboard's Women in Music 2016 event, where she was named Woman of the Year, out journalist Anderson Cooper said that her music had showed him a way forward as a gay teen.
“Madonna is Billboard's Woman of the Year, but as far as I'm concerned in terms of music and impact and culture, she's been the woman of the year every year since she released her first single Everybody in 1982,” Cooper said.
Calling Madonna “revolutionary,” Cooper talked about what her music meant to him “as a gay teenager growing up.”
“Her music and outspokenness showed me as a teenager a way forward. Through her music, she told me and millions of teenagers – gay and straight – that we are not alone, we are connected to each other,” he said.
On Top Mag
These 11 top-selling LGBTI music artists have sold over 1.2 billion records between them
A mind-boggling 1.23 billion – that’s a rough (and conservative!) estimate when you add up the achievements of these 11 top-selling LGBTI musicians.
We thought we’d tot up the numbers following today’s news that Queen’s Greatest Hits package is officially the UK’s biggest-selling album, with 6.1 million copies sold.
Of course, it all comes down to how you decide to define ‘LGBTI music artist’. Madonna and Rihanna’s have both sold over 200 million records, and according to reports, have both experimented sexually – but neither have ever publicly identified as LGBTI.
We’re also discounting multi-million selling bands like *NSYNC and Westlife here, even though they contained gay members (Lance Bass and Mark Feehily, respectively), choosing instead to focus on bands with gay frontmen, like Queen and R.E.M.
And while it’s impossible to know exact figures (veteran artists’ discographies are always hotly-contested), in the interest of giving these high achieving LGBTIs their dues, we’re giving it our best shot based on the information out there… respect, guys!
Gay Star News
RuPaul Talks New 'Butch Queen' Album: 'I Carry the Torch of the Gay Movement'
Entertainer and drag superstar RuPaul has returned with a fabulous combo: a new pop/dance album (Butch Queen) and the eighth season of his hit reality competition TV series on Logo (RuPaul’s Drag Race).
Let's Not Forget:
Johnny Mathis (09/30/1935 -)
John Royce Mathis made his big splash with “It’s Not for Me to Say,” in 1957. He followed with dozens of gold and platinum records and hits like “Chances Are,” “Misty” and “The Very Thought of You” (above)—making him one of the most successful adult-contemporary artists ever.
Mathis was coy about his sexuality for much of his career but came out in 1982, telling US magazine, “Homosexuality is a way of life that I’ve grown accustomed to.” Decades later he admitted he had received death threats after the article was published, and said his general reticence about the topic was “generational.”