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.
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 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”
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)
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, 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”
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”
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 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”