Powerful tracks for Pride month

by Iris Lim

Supporting LGBTQ+ artists is important year-round, but why not take Pride month as an opportunity to discover your new favorite artist? Here are 10 queer artists to check out this June.

Isaac Dunbar

If you’re looking for a young musician who knows how to bring his vision to life, Isaac Dunbar is the perfect artist for you.

Most popular song: “love, or the lack thereof”

Top recommendation: “intimate moments”

Joy Oladokun

Joy Oladokun seeks to “capture the human experience” through her music, expressing her unique perspective on life as a queer Black woman.

Most popular song: “Someone Like You” with Noah Kahan

Top recommendation: “if you got a problem”

Janelle Monáe

A vocal powerhouse and innovative artist, Janelle Monáe’s music reflects the fiery passion with which she speaks out for the LGBTQ+ community.

Most popular song: “Make Me Feel”

Top recommendation: “Tightrope – Big Boi Vocal Edit” (feat. Big Boi)

Ricky Martin

Often called the “King of Latin Pop,” Ricky Martin is regarded as a queer Puerto Rican musical icon and a trailblazer in the world of Latin music.

Most popular song: “Vente Pa’ Ca” (feat. Maluma)

Top recommendation: “Livin’ la Vida Loca”

Alex Newell

Alex Newell, well known for playing Unique Adams in “Glee,” releases vibrant pop and R&B music that showcases their compelling vocal talent.

Most popular song: “All Cried Out” (with Blonde)

Top recommendation: “Attitude”

Melanie Martinez

If you’ve been wanting a discography featuring both catchy songs and beautiful storytelling, Melanie Martinez is sure to deliver.

Most popular song: “Play Date”

Top recommendation: “THE CONTORTIONIST”

khai dreams

Best known for their easygoing alternative-pop melodies, khai dreams makes music that explores the themes of growing up and experiencing both love and heartbreak.

Most popular song: “Sunkissed”

Top recommendation: “Time to Time”

Hope Tala

Hope Tala is a British singer-songwriter who blends a variety of genres and inspirations that come together to form music that displays her authentic self.

Most popular song: “Lovestained”

Top recommendation: “Tiptoeing”


If you’re in the mood for some mellow indie tunes to listen to as you sit back and relax, Cavetown’s primarily indie-pop discography will have exactly what you’re looking for.

Most popular song: “Devil Town”

Top recommendation: “wasabi”


Vulnerable and transparent, dodie’s music is representative of her personal thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Most popular song: “She”

Top recommendation: “Monster”

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