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ALTERNATIVE VOICES: LGBTQ+ AMERICAN SINGERS WHO PAVED THEIR WAY INTO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Jason Mraz is a bisexual singer who creates melodic pop music with lyrics that balance
humor and sincerity. Mraz is most known for his 2008 song "I’m Yours."
Tracy Chapman is a lesbian folk singer-songwriter who in 1988 won a Grammy for best new artist. Her most popular songs were "Fast Car" and "Talkin’ About
Frank Ocean is a queer-identifying musician known mostly for his R&B music, but critics have
credited Frank Ocean with revitalizing jazz. Currently in the height of his career, two of his
most notable songs are "Chanel" and "Ivy."
Melissa Etheridge is a lesbian singer-songwriter and activist who gained stardom after
being discovered performing at a Pasadena, California, bar in 1982. Her breakthrough
album, "Yes I Am," was released less than a year after her coming out.