10 Songs by LGBTQ+ Artists to Add to Your Playlists

As Pride Month winds down and all of the corporate rainbow “support” goes into hibernation, here are 9 songs by LGBTQ+ artists to add to your playlists to jam to for the rest of the year. 

This multi-genre list a celebration of the growing visibility and reach of LGBTQ+ artists. Something that only 10 years ago seemed unimaginable. But look at us now!

Shae Couleé “Divine” (Initial Talk Remix)

Season 5 champion of Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars continues their bop streak with the jubilant and 80’s feeling “Divine,” remixed by the brilliant Initial Talk.

Pet Shop Boys “Dancing Star”

Pioneering synth-pop dup, Pet Shop Boys re-enter the Latin Freestyle genre with “Dancing Star.” The song is inspired by the life of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who defected from the Soviet Union and became a global star.

Thiago Pantaleão “O Que Eu Ganho”

Up-and-coming LGBTQ+ Brazilian musician Thiago Pantaleaõ has been making waves internationally and proves the hype is well deserved with this gem.

Jamar Rogers “Sweeten My Body”

American Idol and The Voice alum Jamar Rogers, with featured vocalist Òlah Bliss, has released one of the most magical singles of 2024 with the introspective “Sweeten My Body.”

Tokischa + Sexyy Red “Daddy”

Queer Dominican Sensation Tokischa and emerging Hip-Hop provocateur Sexyy Red team up for the ass-shaking “Daddy.” Produced by Yeti Beats and El Guincho, “Daddy” is a pulsating fusion of reggaeton, dance and Hip-Hop.

Kevin Abstract + Lil Nas X “Tennessee”

The lyrics and accompanying music video for Kevin Abtract’s “Tennessee” is a sentimental nod to gay love. Featuring fellow out rapper Lil Nas X, “Tennessee” follows Abstract’s critically acclaimed 2023 album “Blanket.”

Monifah “Testify”

Monifah emerged in the mid-1990s with a string of R&B hits including “I Miss You (Come Back Home)” and the monstrous pop hit “Touch It.” Monifah returns with the rousing House/Gospel anthem, “Testify.”

Jamie XX + Honey Dijon “Baddy On The Floor”

After teasing “Baddy On The Floor” in 2001, and playing it as part of his DJ set at this year’s Coachella, the Jamie XX track featuring Honey Dijon was finally released in April and has been setting dance floors on fire ever since.

Kehlani “8”

Kehlani is on a roll with the just released album “Crash” which features song-of-the-summer contender “After Hours.” She ups the ante with the Kwame & The New Beginning’s 1990 hit “Ownlee Eue” sampled clever ode to fellatio.

jeremy o’brian + Sideeq “deviant”

Mississippi born and Brooklyn-based award-winning playwright, songwriter and vocalist jeremy o’brian beautifully evokes all of the sensuality found on a dark room dance floor with this throbbing track featuring the multi-hyphenated Sideeq.


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