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Born Naked, RuPaul


February 26th, 2014

Birth Name:
RuPaul Andre Charles



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



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 (..
RuPaul Supermodel (You Better Work) Rumixes, RuPaul
12. RuPaul Super..
Ho Ho Ho, RuPaul
13. Ho Ho Ho
RuPaul. ReWorked, RuPaul
14. RuPaul. ReWo..
Sexy Drag Queen (Remixes) - EP, RuPaul
15. Sexy Drag Qu..
Live Forever (Remixes) - EP, RuPaul
16. Live Forever..
Workout: The Rumixes - EP, RuPaul
17. Workout: The..
Foxy Lady, RuPaul
18. Foxy Lady
(Here It Comes) Around Again - EP, RuPaul
19. (Here It Com..
People Are People (Featuring Tom Trujillo), RuPaul
20. People Are P..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Sissy That Walk Born Naked 3:32 $1.29

Geronimo (feat. Lucian Piane) Born Naked 3:42 $1.29

Dance with U Born Naked 3:52 $1.29

Fly Tonight (feat. Frankmusik) Born Naked 4:08 $1.29

Can I Get an Amen (feat. Martha Wash.. Born Naked 3:28 $1.29

Modern Love Born Naked 4:49 $1.29

Let the Music Play (feat. Michelle V.. Born Naked 3:46 $1.29

Freaky Money (feat. Big Freedia) Born Naked 3:03 $1.29

Adrenaline (feat. Myah Marie) Born Naked 4:32 $1.29

Supermodel (You Better Work) Supermodel to the World 3:59 $1.29

Peanut Butter (feat. Big Freedia) Peanut Butter (feat. Big Fr.. 3:23 $1.29

Born Naked (feat. Clairy Browne) Born Naked 3:23 $1.29

Cover Girl Champion 2:58 $0.99

Glamazon Glamazon 3:38 $1.29

Beginning Glamazon 3:50 $1.29

Lick It Lollipop (feat. Lady Bunny) Lick It Lollipop (feat. Lad.. 3:43 $1.29

Sexy Drag Queen (dootdoot 'doot-.. Sexy Drag Queen (Remixes) -.. 3:04 $0.99

Jealous of My Boogie Champion 3:37 $0.99

I Bring the Beat Glamazon 3:21 $1.29

I Bring the Beat (feat. Vivacious) RuPaul Presents the CoverGu.. 3:22 $1.29

Let's Turn the Night (feat. The .. RuPaul Presents the CoverGu.. 3:40 $1.29

Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous (Clea.. Looking Good, Feeling Gorge.. 3:06 $0.99

Can I Get an Amen? (feat. The Cast o.. Can I Get an Amen? (feat. T.. 4:04 $0.99

Sexy Drag Queen (Jared Jones La Push.. SuperGlam DQ 3:40 $1.29

Champion Champion 3:36 $0.99

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