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San Diego, United States (1993 – present)

RuPaul (born RuPaul Andre Charles on 17 November 1960) is an American drag performer singer-songwriter, actor and television personality who gained world-wide fame in the 1990s; appearing in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Though a catty attitude is often associated with drag queens, RuPaul intentionally set himself apart with a “love one another” attitude. Although primarily known for his extravagant drag queen persona, his has performed as a man in a number of roles, usually billed as RuPaul Charles.

Ru was born in born in San Diego, California. His name was given to him by his mother, a Louisiana native. The “Ru” came from roux, which is the term for the base of gumbo and other creole stews and soups. RuPaul struggled as a musician and filmmaker in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1980s. He participated in underground cinema, helping create the low-budget film Star Booty, and an album by the same name. In Atlanta, RuPaul often performed at the Celebrity Club (managed by Larry Tee) as a bar dancer or with his band, Wee Wee Pole. RuPaul also performed as a backup singer to Glen Meadmore along with drag queen Vaginal Davis. RuPaul’s first prominent national exposure came in 1989 with an extra role dancing in the video for “Love Shack” by The B-52’s.

In the early 1990s, RuPaul worked the Georgia club scene and was known by his full birth name.

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  • welltalent

    Considerando o Realness um álbum de remixes, adorei!

    2 hours ago Reply
  • Dizzy_93

    The new album is AMAZING! Not sure what the rest of you have been listening to. Bringing 90's house REALNESS back.

    8 hours ago Reply
  • BrunoFernandoq

    Realness is really bad and even worst if you compare it to Born Naked. I wish there were more singing verses, there are songs with almost no words.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • Carneiro_

    LGBT <3 Vai ser single em nome de Vera Verão!

    Yesterday 1:56pm Reply
  • dannnstyle

    stop complaining, is a promo album for season 7. Gosh.

    Yesterday 1:00pm Reply
  • Lucastrike

    Worst album that Mama has ever released since that Drag Race started.

    Yesterday 7:41am Reply
  • jhoncarter

    Teria adorado se ela tivesse trabalhado o Born Naked nessa temporada. Realness é bastante fraco. Parece mais o álbum que promove RuPaul Drag U, só consigo ouvir as batidas do Lucian Piane e alguns gritos. Só consegui aproveitar as interludes (a do picnic é fofíssima) e L.A. Rhythm, De resto conseguiram estragar Throw Ya Hands Up, destruiram Born Naked e ainda por cima não fizeram uma capa decente. Decepcionadíssimo porque não teremos nenhum hit nesta temporada.

    Yesterday 4:05am Reply
  • jhoncarter

    The new album is... meh. I have NO idea if any of the songs are actually single material for the music video with the top 3 queens from RPDR this season. none of these songs stand out to me as SINGLE MATERIAL. +1

    Yesterday 4:02am Reply
  • thunderfucked

    The new album is... meh. I have NO idea if any of the songs are actually single material for the music video with the top 3 queens from RPDR this season. none of these songs stand out to me as SINGLE MATERIAL.

    3 Mar 6:04pm Reply
  • FrankAleixo

    Melhor álbum da RuPaul desde o primeiro, pra mim o mais bem construído e com as melhores referências RuPaul surgiu numa época que o Deep House/Freestyle era grande na cena gay e achei o máximo ele ter trabalhado esse estilo novamente *O*

    3 Mar 2:20pm Reply
  • dannnstyle

    let's put some new pic in the main people! RuPaul Attitute Magazine: http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/RuPaul/+images/103717057

    3 Mar 12:11pm Reply
  • Mrfupa

    New album is terrible :(

    3 Mar 7:10am Reply
  • diegoqueiroz_

    que álbum horrível! apaga e lança outro que da tempo

    2 Mar 10:25pm Reply
  • wannabewillian

    Rainha da porra toda e se reclamar, vai ter Realness 2.0.

    2 Mar 10:19pm Reply
  • into_the_light

    love the interludes, such a personal touch. gotta say LA Rhythm and Color me Love are my favorites

    2 Mar 9:38pm Reply
  • tonnyaranha

    Decepcionado com o novo álbum. Parece um disco de remixes. Fora que achei nada a ver ela ter incluído remixes de canções de álbuns antigos na tracklist. Sei lá, colocasse, mas deixasse claro que eram faixas bônus, sei lá. Ficou muito tosco, de verdade. Salvo "Step It Up" e "The Realness", que são MUITO BOAS e só.

    2 Mar 9:12pm Reply
  • Anne_Adams

    Morta, que álbum péssimo, não acredito nisso.

    2 Mar 8:33pm Reply
  • lucasBNChaves

    QUE ÁLBUM MERDA... =/

    2 Mar 7:09pm Reply
  • dannnstyle

    STEP IT UP <3 [2]

    2 Mar 6:06pm Reply
  • Cammerslammer

    STEP IT UP <3

    2 Mar 2:11pm Reply
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