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Add these five queer artists to your playlist. Image via Twitter @THEBEAT999FM

Celebrating Pride Month: Five queer musicians to add to your playlist

UK-based musician Cat Burns has received rave reviews about her new single ‘Go’ featuring Sam Smith. Listen to these five queer artists.

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Add these five queer artists to your playlist. Image via Twitter @THEBEAT999FM

Pride Month is in full swing with colourful celebrations taking place all over the globe. To mark the significant month, take a look at five LGBTQI+ musicians who are taking the music world by storm. 

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1. SAUCY SANTANA 

American rapper Justin Harris, popularly known as Saucy Santana kicked off his music career in 2019 after a career as a make-up artist. The Florida native caught the world’s attention with his 2020 single Walk which sparked a viral Tik Tok challenge. 

After the success of Walk, Saucy Santana stunned with his catchy beats and spicy lyrics in Material Girl

WATCH THE ‘MATERIAL GIRL’ MUSIC VIDEO HERE 

2. CAT BURNS 

Young singer-songwriter Cat Burns hails from the United Kingdom and has a phenomenal voice. The 21-year-old kicked off her singing career on TikTok and has since gained a massive following with her heartfelt singles It’s Over and Free

Burns’ most recent single is a collaboration with Grammy-winning singer Sam Smith titled Go

LISTEN TO ‘GO’ FEATURING SAM SMITH HERE 

3. MOONGA K 

Bringing it home is Zambian-born, South African-based R&B singer Moonga K. Some of the 25-year-old’s most popular singles include Rebel Time featuring Sampha the Great and I Know (I Do) off his 2020 album, An Ode To Growth, Pt 1

LISTEN TO ‘REBEL TIME’ HERE 

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4. KEHLANI 

Grammy-nominated R&B singer Kehlani identifies as queer and uses she/they pronouns. Over the years, the talented muso has collaborated with the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, Justin Bieber and Cardi B. 

Kehlani will be on South African soil for the first time in October for a performance at Rocking the Daisies

WATCH THE ‘UP AT NIGHT’ MUSIC VIDEO HERE 

5. SYD 

American R&B muso Syd rose to fame as a member of Odd Future, a hip-hop group founded by Grammy-winning rapper Tyler, the Creator. The 30-year-old then travelled the world (including South Africa) with her band The Internet before settling as a solo artist. 

LISTEN TO ‘OUT LOUD’ HERE