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Born Naked, RuPaul

RuPaul

March 1st, 2014

Birth Name:
RuPaul Andre Charles

Born:
RuPaul

Genre:
Dance

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






RuPaul

Biography

A major media presence thanks to his outgoing persona and campy theatrics, RuPaul was a popular attraction on '90s dancefloors as well, scoring several club hits with Hi-NRG Euro-disco pop. Born Rupaul Andre Charles, he grew up in San Diego, learning fashion tips from his mother and three sisters. After some time spent in Atlanta as a used-car salesman, RuPaul moved to New York and grew interested in the Manhattan club scene of the '80s. By the early '90s, he had begun performing and signed a contract in 1991 with the hip-hop label Tommy Boy Records. Though RuPaul's debut album, Supermodel of the World, was released in 1993, it failed to score with pop audiences until the following year, when the club success of the single "Supermodel (You Better Work)" carried over to a spot just outside of the Top 40. His duet with Elton John, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," also placed on the American charts but proved more successful in Europe, where the two co-hosted England's Brit Awards and RuPaul taped a popular Christmas special. He also appeared in two films, The Brady Bunch Movie and Spike Lee's Crooklyn; the exposure gained him his own show for VH1, The RuPaul Show. After moving to Rhino for his second album, Foxy Lady, RuPaul scored in the clubs once again with the single "Snapshot." In 2000 RuPaul was in Times Square, New York City, for the unveiling of his Madame Tussaud wax replica. In 2001 he was approached by both the A&E and Bravo networks for profiles of his life. It was exhausting completing both and RuPaul only watched one before falling into a deep, month-long depression. When he came out of it, he felt free to move on to act three of his life. Ready to share his creativity with the world again, RuPaul released the album Red Hot in 2004 on his own RuCo, Inc. label. The 2006 release Reworked featured remixes of tracks from Red Hot along with a new version of "Supermodel."

Top Albums

Born Naked, RuPaul
1. Born Naked
Champion, RuPaul
2. Champion
Glamazon, RuPaul
3. Glamazon
RuPaul Presents the CoverGurlz, RuPaul
4. RuPaul Prese..
RuPaul Red Hot, RuPaul
5. RuPaul Red H..
Drag Race, RuPaul
6. Drag Race
Supermodel to the World, RuPaul
7. Supermodel t..
Cover Girl - The RuMixes, RuPaul
8. Cover Girl -..
SuperGlam DQ, RuPaul
9. SuperGlam DQ
Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous, RuPaul
10. Looking Good..
Starrbooty (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), RuPaul
11. Starrbooty (..
Ho Ho Ho, RuPaul
12. Ho Ho Ho
RuPaul Supermodel (You Better Work) Rumixes, RuPaul
13. RuPaul Super..
RuPaul. ReWorked, RuPaul
14. RuPaul. ReWo..
Sexy Drag Queen (Remixes) - EP, RuPaul
15. Sexy Drag Qu..
Workout: The Rumixes - EP, RuPaul
16. Workout: The..
(Here It Comes) Around Again - EP, RuPaul
17. (Here It Com..
Live Forever (Remixes) - EP, RuPaul
18. Live Forever..
People Are People (Featuring Tom Trujillo), RuPaul
19. People Are P..
Foxy Lady, RuPaul
20. Foxy Lady

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Sissy That WalkBorn Naked3:32$1.29
2.
Geronimo (feat. Lucian Piane)Born Naked3:42$1.29
3.
Dance with UBorn Naked3:52$1.29
4.
Can I Get an Amen (feat. Martha Wash..Born Naked3:28$1.29
5.
Fly Tonight (feat. Frankmusik)Born Naked4:08$1.29
6.
Modern LoveBorn Naked4:49$1.29
7.
Freaky Money (feat. Big Freedia)Born Naked3:03$1.29
8.
Supermodel (You Better Work)Supermodel to the World3:59$1.29
9.
Let the Music Play (feat. Michelle V..Born Naked3:46$1.29
10.
Adrenaline (feat. Myah Marie)Born Naked4:32$1.29
11.
Peanut Butter (feat. Big Freedia)Peanut Butter (feat. Big Fr..3:23$1.29
12.
Cover GirlChampion2:58$0.99
13.
GlamazonGlamazon3:38$1.29
14.
BeginningGlamazon3:50$1.29
15.
Born Naked (feat. Clairy Browne)Born Naked3:23$1.29
16.
ChampionChampion3:36$0.99
17.
Jealous of My BoogieChampion3:37$0.99
18.
Lick It Lollipop (feat. Lady Bunny)Lick It Lollipop (feat. Lad..3:43$1.29
19.
Sexy Drag Queen (dootdoot 'doot-..Sexy Drag Queen (Remixes) -..3:04$0.99
20.
SuperstarGlamazon3:14$1.29
21.
Superstar (feat. Adore Delano)RuPaul Presents the CoverGu..3:29$1.29
22.
ResponsitrannityGlamazon5:22$0.99
23.
I Bring the BeatGlamazon3:21$1.29
24.
LadyBoyChampion3:04$0.99
25.
Click Clack (Make Dat Money)Glamazon3:14$0.99

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