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Homophobia has ruled people’s minds for a very long time, and homosexuals were seen as literal aliens. The gay singers that I’m mentioning have faced the same difficulties as well.
People who are so proud of their “heterosexuality” used to criticize them like it would get them a prize. They just couldn’t digest the idea of someone being different from them.
But, as the world progressed and people became more educated about different sexualities, desires, cultures, and communities.
They started to accept people as who they really were, and homophobia began to lose its grip on their minds.
Nowadays, the LGBTQ+ community is making its presence known in every sector of society. If I’m being specific, the music industry has given them more recognition than any other sector.
This list will look at some of the best gay singers in the music industry. I will also talk about their early life, musical career, and some other things. Let’s begin, shall we?
I am starting things off with Destiny Hope Cyrus, whose famous stage name is Miley Cyrus. She is just 29 years old.
She was born on the 23rd of November 1992 in Franklin, Tennessee, USA. Music has been in her family for pretty long, and her dad was also a country singer.
Cyrus is the granddaughter of Ronald Ray Cyrus, who was a successful politician of his time, and he served as a member of the House Of Representatives eleven times.
To keep things short, this gay singer, or should I say, pansexual singer, has been among the singers and musicians from a very young age.
At first, she didn’t actually want to become a singer but an actress. She told her dad categorically that she wanted to become one.
In 2018, she married the brother of our beloved Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Liam Hemsworth, but, unfortunately, their marriage ended in 2020.
When Cyrus was fourteen years old, she told her mom that she was pansexual and that she would love anyone who loved her without caring about their gender (or sexuality).
Then, in 2001, she stepped into the music industry, and it took her around six years to give out her 1st/debut album, “Meet Miley Cyrus,” in 2007.
Some other of her hit albums are “Breakout,” released in 2008, “Can’t Be Tamed,” released in 2010, and “Bangerz,” which came out in 2013.
After “Bangerz,” she gave out “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz” in 2015, “Younger Now,” released in 2017, and finally, “Plastic Hearts,” which came out in 2020.
Miley’s Instagram following: 166 million+ at @mileycyrus.
Spotify monthly listeners: 36.6 million+ at Miley Cyrus.
SoundCloud following: 1.25 million+ at Miley Cyrus.
The “King Of Latin Pop,” Enrique Martín Morales, was born on the 24th of December 1971 in San Juan, Peurto Rico.
He is 50 years old. And, and, and, just like a lot of other artists, this gay singer also had to watch his parents getting divorced at a pretty young age.
Despite all this, he says that he was always happy because he could also go to his dad’s house whenever he wanted, despite being in the custody of his mother.
Martin, during an interview, said that when he was thirteen, he kissed someone for the first time and had sex for the first time when he was fourteen.
“Men are my thing,” these were the words that came out of his mouth when asked about having a relationship with a woman.
But, he didn’t rule out the possibility of having sex with any woman if he wanted to. He accepted that he was gay in 2010.
Ricky does have a good face and has a pretty huge quantity of women/ladies following him, despite knowing that he is not into them.
He is also an actor and, yes, a songwriter. Jwan Yosef has been his husband for five years (since 2017), and he has four kids through gestational surrogacy.
“Ricky Martin” was his 1st album which came out in 1991. Then he released “Me Amaras” in 1993, “A Medio Vivir” in 1995, ” Vuelve” in 1998, and many others after that.
Martin’s Instagram following: 16.7 million+ at @ricky_martin.
Spotify monthly listeners: 14.8 million+ at Ricky Martin.
SoundCloud following: 10,700+ at Ricky Martin.
This gay singer is around 29 years old. Smith was born on the 19th of May 1992 in London, England. He also does songwriting.
Samuel Frederick Smith is his birth name. When he was little, he had aroused chest, which some of the bullies in his school used to call “breasts.”
Before entering the industry as a gay singer, he was a member of several jazz bands. Sam Smith is gay, he came out as one in 2014.
Jonathan Zeizel and Sam were dating each other, but their relationship ended after some time. You may have listened to “Stay With Me,” a famous song by Sam Smith.
This song was dedicated to Jonathan Zeizel, his ex, and the pain he left behind led him to write the song and release it.
Smith’s “Stay With Me” got him a Grammy at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, and during his speech, he thanked his ex for breaking his heart and leaving him.
Later, he dated Brandon Flynn (Justin Foley from the web series: 13 Reasons Why) for nine months. After coming out as gay, he later revealed that he is neither a man nor a lady.
In 2014, he released his debut album, “In The Lonely Hour,” by working with Capitol UK and Method Records. Three years later, in 2017, “The Thrill Of It All” was released.
And by far, his latest album, “Love Goes,” came out in 2020. “Lay Me Down,” “Make It To Me,” “Pray,” “Writing’s on the Wall,” and many others are his hit songs.
Sam’s Instagram following: 14.6 million+ at @samsmith.
Spotify monthly listeners: 31.3 million+ at Sam Smith.
SoundCloud following: 1.39 million+ at SAM SMITH.
Troye is among the most famous YouTubers in Australia while also being a gay singer. He is 26 years old. His birth date is the 5th of June 1995.
He hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. His parents named him Troye Sivan Mellet. He holds dual nationalities (South African and Australian).
Sivan has more than 7.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. His parents were pretty well off, as his dad was a real estate agent and his mom was a model.
On the 7th of August 2013, in a YouTube video, he let the whole world know about his sexuality and accepted that he was gay.
While being gay, he is also suffering from Marfan Syndrome. Individuals with this disorder usually have thin fingers, legs, and arms. They are also taller than others.
Once you look at him, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. While being a successful singer, he has also made his presence known in the film industry.
“Blue Neighborhood” was the first studio album by this gay singer, which was released on the 4th of December 2015 by working with EMI Music Australia and Capitol Records America.
And “Bloom” was his 2nd album, which came out on the 31st of August 2018 by working with EMI Music Records and Capitol Records.
Troye’s Instagram following: 12.7 million+ at @troyesivan.
Spotify monthly listeners: 20.4 million+ at Troye Sivan.
SoundCloud following: 261,000+ at Troye Sivan.
Does the name Pabllo ring a bell? Pabllo Vittar is yet another famous individual who became famous with some positive activities (not by killing others).
Anyways this gay singer was born on the 1st of November 1993 in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil. Vittar is 28 years old.
When you look at him, you might mistake him for a woman. I, myself, got confused for a moment when I first saw him.
Pabllo is a drag queen (he is a man who dresses like ladies). Phabullo Rodrigues da Silva is his birth name. He holds Brazilian nationality.
His feminine looks and actions often became the reason for him getting bullied in his school, and once, he was badly beaten by the bullies.
When he wasn’t even born, his dad left his mom, and later, his mom married again. His mom always doubted that Pabllo might be gay, while his sister actually knew.
Eventually, he told his mother about being gay. He used to perform at his family parties. Then in 2015, he officially became a singer.
This gay singer released his debut/1st album in 2017, named “Vai Passar Mal.” The following year, in 2018, he gave out his second studio album, “Não Para Não.”
He released his third album, “111,” in 2020, and his fourth album, “Batidão Tropical,” in 2021. “MODO TURBO,” “Bandida,” “Follow Me,” and some of his hit songs.
Vittar’s Instagram following: 12.5 million+ at @pabllovittar.
Spotify monthly listeners: 3.7 million+ at Pabllo Vittar.
SoundCloud following: 8,500+ at Pabllo Vittar.
This gay singer is among the most aged musical artists in the industry, as he is 75 years old. His birth name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight.
John was born on the 25th of March 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England. He tied the knot with Renate Blauel in 1984, and their marriage ended four years later, in 1988.
Then in 2014, John and David Furnish tied the knot, and, fortunately, they are still together. Elton has two kids.
Some reliable sources refer to him as one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has made excellent use of his time in the industry.
During his career, he has won five Grammy awards and, yes, five Brits awards as well. At first, he didn’t know about his own sexual orientation.
But in 1970, he announced that he was gay and got into a relationship with another man named “John Reid.”
Furthermore, he is proudly gay. In 1962, when he was fifteen years old, he entered the industry as a singer, and seven years later, he gave out his first album, “Empty Sky,” in 1969.
“Elton John,” “Tumbleweed Connection,” “Madman Across The Water,” “Honky Château,” “A Single Man,” “Victim of Love,” “21 at 33,” and many others are his hit albums.
John’s Instagram following: 4 million+ at @eltonjohn.
Spotify monthly listeners: 48.9 million+ at Elton John.
SoundCloud following: 30,400+ at Elton John.
This gay singer was born on the 28th of October 1987. He is 34 years old. Ocean’s birth name is Christopher Breaux.
Frank hails from Long Beach, California, USA. Hurricane Katrina did a lot of damage when it hit the city of New Orleans.
His house and his personal studio were also among the damage caused by that hurricane. This impacted him and his musical career a lot.
But he didn’t stop there and kept on doing what he loved. He even dropped out of his University to concentrate on becoming a singer.
He knew that he couldn’t make a big impact as a singer while living in New Orleans; thus, he decided to migrate to Los Angeles (Hollywood’s birthplace).
He talked about his attraction to other men in 2012. While he has not openly said that he is gay, rather, he calls himself “a free man.”
In 2005, he entered the industry as a singer, and six years later, he gave out his first album, “Nostalgia, Ultra,” in 2011.
“Channel Orange,” “Endless,” and “Blonde” is his 2nd, 3rd, and 4th studio album, which came out in 2012, 2016, and 2016, respectively.
Frank’s Instagram following: 3.3 million+ at @blonded.
Spotify monthly listeners: 21 million+ at Frank Ocean.
SoundCloud following: 806,000+ at Frank Ocean.
Not exactly a gay singer but a bisexual one. She was born on the 1st of December 1985 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Her age is 36 years. Janelle’s real name is Janelle Monáe Robinson. I don’t know if being a singer a curse that will definitely separate one’s parents.
I’m saying this because her parents, who were not doing pretty good, as her mom was a hotel maid, and her dad used to drive trucks, also got separated.
She always wanted to be a singer and used to dream about becoming one. Nowadays, she is among the top musical artists of her time. Dreams do come true!
2003 was the year when her dream came true. She is also a songwriter and actress. Anyways, seven years later, her first album came out, “The ArchAndroid,” in 2010.
During her 19+ year career, she has worked with several labels like Wonderland Records, Epic Records, Bad Boy Records, and Atlantic Recording Corporation.
Two of her other famous albums are “The Electric Lady,” which was released in 2013 and “Dirty Computer,” which was released in 2018.
Janelle’s Instagram following: 4.2 million+ at @janellemonae.
Spotify monthly listeners: 2 million+ at Janelle Monae.
SoundCloud following: 15,300+ at Janelle Monae.
Bowie was a British singer. Yeah! He WAS a singer, as he died on the 10th of January 2016 due to 18-month-old liver cancer.
You may be thinking that I have killed this gay singer even before his birth in this article. Well, I just wanted to start talking about this artist a bit differently.
For what it’s worth, David came into this world on the 8th of January 1947. He landed in London, England. He was 69 years old when he expired.
David Robert Jones is his birth name. You can either call him a gay singer or a bisexual one. It doesn’t matter. Well, it did to some of his fans at his peak as a singer.
During his life, he married twice. At first, he married Angie Barnett in 1970, and after being together for ten years, they got divorced.
Twelve years after his first divorce, he married Iman Abdulmajid in 1992, and it seems like they stayed together until his death.
He began doin’ this in 1962, and five years later, David released his debut album, “David Bowie,” in 1967. Then released his second album with the same name in 1969.
“The Man Who Sold The World” is his third, “Hunky Dory” his fourth, and “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” is his fifth album.
David’s Instagram following: 1.9 million+ at @davidbowie.
Spotify monthly listeners: 15.9 million+ at David Bowie.
SoundCloud following: 65,900+ at DavidBowieOfficial.
And, lastly, I present to you this handsome gay singer, Mika, whose actual name is Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr. His age is 38 years.
He was born on the 18th of August 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon. I did a little research and found out that he has dual nationalities (British and American).
But I think he also holds Lebanese nationality because he was born there. What do you think? Correct me if I’m wrong.
When asked about his sexuality, he refused to label himself with any sexual orientation; when he was asked again, he accepted to be called bisexual.
Moreover, he says that he can love anybody; he is not choosy. Later, he himself called himself gay. That is why he is on this gay singers’ list.
2006 was the year when he became a singer, and a year later, “Life In Cartoon Motion,” his first album, came out.
“The Boy Who Knew Too Much” was his second album, released in 2009. His third album was “The Origin Of Love,” which was released in 2012.
Mika’s Instagram following: 1.5 million+ at @mikainstagram.
Spotify monthly listeners: 5.6 million+ at MIKA.
SoundCloud following: 200+ at Mika.
See, one’s sexual orientation is one’s private matter; we shouldn’t judge someone based on his sexuality.
Or, should I say, we shouldn’t hate someone just because he/she isn’t like us. I once read somewhere, “Be Open. Be Teachable. You’re Not Always Right.”
With that said, let me know in the comments about your favorite gay singer. I’ll wait. Thank you!