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Four LGBT Singers You Should Be Listening To:

Here are four LGBT singers you should definitely check out…
 
We’re more than half way through 2018, and so far, it’s been an incredible year for new music. With a ton of new artists or releases of new and exciting albums, it’s not surprising that this year has been one of the best for music in the past decade.
 
Here’s four LGBT artists you should look out for this 2018.
 
Hayley Kiyoko:
Hayley Kiyoko is no stranger to the spotlight; acting in several films and T.V. shows and a successful singing career with the pop-group, The Stunners. The young starlet, however, released her debut solo album, Expectations, this past March to favourable reviews from critics.
 
Kiyoko’s album has been praised by critics for its LGBT-related themes, and the ability to convey the message in a tastefully mainstream way. The collection of songs generally sits in the genre of pop, her voice has been called refreshing and her lyrics relatable.
 
Check out two of her singles ‘Expectations’ and ‘Curious’ for a small taste of her 2018 hit record.
 
Pabllo Vittar:
Brazil does not only produce world renowned soccer players, it also gave us Pabllo Vittar. The popstar has become an LGBT sensation as the community’s unofficial voice in Brazil, and although his album, Vai Passar Mal, was released well over a year ago, it has continued to top charts with its never-ending wave of radio-friendly hits.
 
The popstar’s second single, ‘Todo Dia,’ reached over 50 million YouTube views in a mere two months, making it the most viewed music video by a drag queen, and his 2018 hit ‘Então Vai’ features a collaboration with Diplo. The album, as a whole, combines a variety of genres, including: pop, samba, and a traditional Brazilian style of music called Forró.
 
Vittar’s most recent hit, ‘Indestrutível,’ was released on April 10th, of this year.
 
SOPHIE:
 
Sophie Xeon, a.k.a. SOPHIE, is a Scottish singer with a flamboyantly unique sound. While the popstar has been around since 2015, she released her debut album, Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides, in June of this year.
 
While already renowned as a producer, SOPHIE made her vocal debut on the single ‘It’s Okay to Cry,’ and has since released two more singles, ‘Ponyboy’ and ‘Faceshopping.’ Critics are already considering Oil to be a pivotal role in reshaping the sound of pop music due to its highly experimental sound.
 
Troye Sivan:
It seems there’s nothing this guy can’t do… act, sing, and vlog? The young South African/Australian star burst on the scene in 2006 when he sang on the Channel Seven Perth Telethon, and has continued to impress people all over the world with his casting in Hollywood films, YouTube channel, and his musical career.
 
While his 2018 album, Bloom, is set to release in August of this year, the record has already produced four singles, including the lead track ‘My! My! My!.’ The album’s subject matter is expected to deal with several LGBT-related themes, including the title song ‘Bloom’ and an open letter to an ex-boyfriend, ‘The Good Side.’
 

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