RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960) is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, television personality, and author. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2017. RuPaul is considered to be the most commercially successful drag queen in the United States. In 2017, he was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.[1]

RuPaul was born and raised in San Diego and later moved to Atlanta to study performing arts. He settled in New York City where he became a popular fixture on the nightclub scene. RuPaul achieved international fame as a drag queen with the release of his debut single, "Supermodel (You Better Work)", which was included on his debut studio album Supermodel of the World (1993). In 1994, he became a spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics, raising money for the Mac AIDS Fund and becoming the first drag queen to land a major cosmetics campaign. That year, he received his own talk show on VH1, The RuPaul Show, which he hosted for over 100 episodes, while co-hosting the morning radio show on WKTU with Michelle Visage. He has had continued success as a recording artist, releasing 14 studio albums to date, including Foxy Lady (1996), Champion (2009), Glamazon (2011), Born Naked (2014), and American (2017).

As an actor, RuPaul has made appearances in films including Crooklyn (1994), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), Hurricane Bianca (2016), the Comedy Central series Broad City (2017), and the Netflix original series Girlboss (2017). He has also published two books: Lettin' It All Hang Out (1995) and Workin' It! RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style (2010). Additionally, RuPaul's Drag Race has produced nine seasons to date and has inspired several spin-off series, including RuPaul's Drag U and RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars. He is also featured as a host on series such as Skin Wars, Good Work, and Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul.

RuPaul is noted for his indifference toward the gender-specific pronouns used to address him, as stated in his autobiography: "You can call me he. You can call me she. You can call me Regis and Kathie Lee; I don't care! Just as long as you call me."[2] RuPaul has also played men in a number of roles, and makes public appearances both in and out of drag.[2]



Kitty Girl
Kitty Girl is a song by musical artist RuPaul, released on March 16, 2018.
DRAG UP YOUR LIFE is a song by musical artist RuPaul, released on March 2, 2018.
SITTING ON A SECRET is a song by musical artist RuPaul, released on March 2, 2018.
Divas Live
Divas Live is an album by musical artist RuPaul, released on February 2, 2018.

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SHOWBIZ Elton John, RuPaul, Marilyn Monroe, Lena Waithe
  –  March 7, 2018
Six-time Grammy-winning singer Christina Aguilera joins host RuPaul to kick off the season-10 premiere of ... Elizabeth Taylor and many others in the "Legends of Hollywood & Music Auction: Collectibles from the Megastars of Entertainment" on Saturday ...
RuPaul accepts Hollywood star with the fabulousness of a thousand queens
  –  March 17, 2018
SEE ALSO: These 11 queer artists are on the frontier of pop music This incredible moment in Charles' career and Hollywood history could not come at a more important time. In a recent Vogue interview, he mused about what RuPaul's Drag Race and his overall ...
Miley Cyrus has infuriated fans after revealing the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3
  –  March 17, 2018
In this season’s finale, the final four queens had to write, sing, and dance in an ambitious production number to RuPaul’s song, Kitty Girl. Todrick Hall accompanied the queens with choreography, and revealed that the whole music video will be shot in ...
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 Champion Trixie Mattel: The One-of-a-Kind Collectible on a Once-in-a-Lifetime Moment
  –  March 17, 2018
Move over, Chad Michaels and Alaska Thunderf*ck, because there’s a new inductee to the RuPaul’s Drag Race Hall of Fame ... the next day to talk about the surprise jury format, her new music, and her vision of what All Stars 4 should look like.
Trixie Mattel Sounds Off On Shocking 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Win
  –  March 16, 2018
Trixie Mattel already snatched hearts and wigs as the lovable underdog turned internet sensation, and now she’s snatched the trophy, becoming the third queen to be crowned on “RuPaul’s Drag ... charts with her folk music album “One Stone ...
How 'RuPaul's Drag Race' sashayed into a 10th season
  –  March 16, 2018
Meanwhile Trixie Mattel climbed the Billboard country-folk music chart with an original studio album. "Before our show, it was easy for people to see [drag] as just some subversive, weird fetish thing," RuPaul says. "Humans always want to put something in ...
RuPaul’s shimmering star is newest on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  –  March 16, 2018
RuPaul’s first prominent national exposure came in 1989 with a featured role dancing in the B-52’s “Love Shack” music video. RuPaul released his first album, “Supermodel of the World” in 1993. It would top Billboard’s Heatseekers chart for ...
New music from Peppermint refreshes the palate in wake of RuPaul’s transphobic comments
  –  March 15, 2018
“You can identify as a woman and say you’re transitioning, but it changes once you start changing your body,” he said. “It takes on a different thing; it changes the whole concept of what we’re doing.” This abrasive statement was made by none ...
RuPaul's Drag Race Star Fronts 20th Anniversary HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
  –  March 14, 2018
RuPaul's Drag Race Star Mimi Imfurst (Braden Chapman ... Set Design by Scott McMaster, Lighting Design by Ken Jordan and Costume Design/Music Direction by Bobby Goodrich. her self-sacrificing escape out of East Berlin lead her to a trailer park in Kansas.
I’m a trans woman and a drag queen. Despite what RuPaul says, you can be both.
  –  March 9, 2018
RuPaul responded, “Probably not ... Think “Bring It On” meets “West Side Story” with a fierce salsa music track playing. It was years later, while I was dancing at Rancho Luna nightclub, that I met a seasoned queen — a sickening diva ...
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 guest judges revealed featuring Christina Aguilera and Shania Twain
  –  March 9, 2018
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 has an all-star cast (Picture ... secret duet putting an end to feud Pink denies shading Christina Aguilera at 2017 American Music Awards Pink didn't look too impressed by Christina Aguilera's Whitney tribute at the AMAs ...
Shania Twain, Kate Upton to guest on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'
  –  March 8, 2018
Each 90-minute episode will be followed by the post-show "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked." Grammy contest Kanye West, Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean among top Grammy nominees Arcade Fire, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Britney Spears: Music to watch for in 2013
SHOWBIZ Elton John, RuPaul, Marilyn Monroe, Lena Waithe
  –  March 7, 2018
RuPaul was condemned when he was asked if he would accept contestants ... Elizabeth Taylor and many others in the "Legends of Hollywood & Music Auction: Collectibles from the Megastars of Entertainment" on Saturday, March 24, at 12 noon CT at ...

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