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21 Drag Queens Who Double as Some of Our Favorite Music Makers

Written by Daniel Villarreal on September 19, 2018

Considering there are quite literally a ton of openly LGBTQ musicians and bands (seriously, check out our A-Z encyclopedia of queer musicians here), we began wondering how many drag queens have released full albums. It turns out there are quite a few drag queen musicians.

And it’s not just “Ru girls,” either. Though much of the music created by queens comes from the long roster of former Drag Race competitors, there’s a slew of other queens who released albums long before our favorite reality TV competition series existed.

Here are 21 drag queen musicians who have released full-length albums (in alpha order):


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Initially known as a comedy queen, the Season 5 Drag Race contestant snatched the crown in All Stars 2 and subsequently proved musical chops through two solo albums and two collaborations, the latter being the 2017 album Access All Areas — created with The AAA Girls (fellow Drag Race vets Willam Belli and Courtney Act) — and the 2018 collaboration Amethyst Journey, created with longtime collaborator Jeremy Mikush.