is known for being a runner-up on RuPaul's Drag race season 6. Many drag performers from the show released albums before Adore, however she most definitely is (along with season 6's other runner-up Courtney Act) the musician to be taken seriously
Adore Delano, then as her real name Danny Noriega
, reached the Top13 on American Idol'
s 2008 season. (Her rendition of the 80's Soft Cell classic "Tainte Love" led to her elimination)
On May 20 2014, exactly one day after the finale of RuPaul's Drag race season 6, Adore released her debut single "D T F
" on iTunes and other digital retailers.
The follow-up single "I Adore U
" was a moderate hit on Billboard's Dance Club Chart. It's video reached over 2.5 million views
"DTF" on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4TB4UdDKBM
"I Adore U" on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmV62-f-xnU
While both singles already had an impact on America's drag scene
, as well as some panel charts of the Billboard magazine, their parent album (shortly released afer the two singles) made even more waves: It broke Drag Race reords for selling 5,000 copies in its first week
of availability - more than ANY
other album by ANY
other Drag Race artist. You think this is success? It even outsold ANY
sales week of ANY
studio album by drag superstar and drag mother RuPaul, the queen herself.
Congratulations on this achievement, Adore Delano!
The album spawned 6 more singles: The fun track "Party
", the ironic stalker anthem "Hello, I Love You
", the highly electro oriented duet "I Look ****' Cool
" by Delano herself and season 5 runner-up / season 4 winner Sharon Needles' ex, Alaska ****
, album closer "My Address Is Hollywood
", as well as "Jump The Gun
" in late 2014 and Adore's rendition of "Give Me Tonight
" in early 2015.
Adore Delano released her sophomore studio album "After Party"
on March 11, 2016 after the release of lead single "Dynamite"
two weeks earlier. She will be one of the stars of "RuPaul's Drag Race: Extravaganza Tour 2016" and also promote "After Party" with several solo gigs and more videos.
She released one more single off the album: "Take Me There"
She has also been announced as one of ten queens to compete in "RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Season 2"
coming AUgust 25th!
Let's just all adopt her mantra:Life's a PARTY.