20 Best Famous Gay Male Singers Of All Time

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Hey everyone, how’s life treating you? I hope you are doing well. Today, how about celebrating some of the greatest famous gay male singers? That’s actually one of the topics which are widely discussed, hence I picked it up to share with you all. I hope you and all the LGBTQ communities will also like things about gay male singers.

These singers are the flying flag for the entire world to know that no matter how you are or who you are, if anything matters, then it’s only your talent that will force the world to appreciate it. Gay male singers and the rest of other people of the same community deserve the same love, respect, and acceptance.

Undoubtedly, today we live in a world where being open about your gender is not at all a big taboo for anyone. The primary reason behind this is education. Because of it,  these days people judge you for your abilities and not for your color, caste, or gender. Hence you can be open about your identity for being gay as well.

In addition to this, to support the above statements I have created a list of 20 best globally known and immensely loved gay male singers. Also, when we see our famous gay singers being successful in the music business, we get extremely excited.

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Hence, without any further ado, I will straight take you through the list of famous gay male singers. 

1- Elton John

Elton John was a British gay male singer who was also a pianist and composer. However, his nickname is rocketman and his original name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight. John was only 15 when he first started his career as a pianist. 

Furthermore, he along with his friends formed a band named “Bluesology.” It was in 1976 when he first came out as gay. Later he married David James Furnish who is his romantic partner and husband. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Cold heart 
  • Don’t go breaking my heart
  • Crocodile rock
  • Rocketman 
  • After all

2- Freddie Mercury

Yes, Freddie is gay and his sexuality shouldn’t make a difference in this day and age, why? Because his music is more important to his legacy.  However,  his sexuality was a major part of who he was. 

After coming out as gay he never showed interest in women or made any girlfriends. Later on, he married Jim Hutton. Undoubtedly, he lived his life to the fullest. He sometimes used to be impatient but most of the time he was a kind and generous man to others. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • We will rock you 
  • I want to break free
  • Don’t stop me now 
  • Bicycle race

3- Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin has a net worth of $120 million. Martin considers himself a fortunate homosexual man. However, he has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. However, he has been an entertainer for more than three decades and became a single dad of twin sons in 2008 via surrogacy. 

He is also a popular figure in most known TV shows and has kids of his own. Although, he found fame in the boy band Menudo. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • EL Último Adiós
  • Livin La Vida Loca
  • Maria
  • Claridad

4- Boy George

George grew up in a lively household with his four brothers and one sister. The singer has a net worth of $50 million.

Growing up in a large working-class Irish brood was not a great experience for him because he had a lonely childhood. Later he didn’t care about giving much attention to his family norms and thought of only living his life on his own terms.

Furthermore, he was cut short of school life due to his strange behavior when he was in school. Although, his dressing sense is quirky enough that catches the producer’s eye. Moreover, soon he rose into an international pop star. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Do you really want to hurt me 
  • Love is love 
  • Everything is own 
  • It’s a miracle 
  • Miss me blind

5- Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow has a net worth of $100 million. Barry is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. His full name is Barry Alan Pincus. He also sang jingles for Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, and McDonald’s. 

However, He played piano in a bathhouse early on. Later, He co-produced the first two Bette Midler albums. Furthermore, Australia used his music to curtail youth misconduct.

In addition to this, He was Ronald Reagan’s neighbor. Apart from this Barry Manilow has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Can’t smile without you 
  • Mandy
  • Ships 
  • Even now 
  • Stool pigeon

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6- Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe has a net worth of $75 million. He is a member of one of the greatest bands of all time. However, he is a wonderful songwriter and musician.

In addition to this, his real name is john. Furthermore, He also dabbled in film production which means he is also a wonderful actor. You might be surprised to know, he’s a vegan most of the time. Moreover, he also has a huge passion for photography. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Losing my religion 
  • The one I love 
  • Everybody hurts 
  • Shiny happy people
  • Man on the moon 

7- Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean is an American singer and songwriter who is a wonderful rapper and has a net worth of $16 million. His actual name is Christopher Edwin Breaux and he changed it legally to frank ocean in 2015.

In addition to this, he is very much obsessed with cars. One of the most famous Gay male singers ever. People think that he is originally from New Orleans but he is from California. “Old Future”, the notable band, and Frank joined this band in 2009. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Lost 
  • Pink + white 
  • Nights 
  • Thinkin bout you 
  • pyramids

8- George Michael

George Michael has a net worth of $98 million. Michael, the influential solo artist and co-leader of the band Wham. He has been known as the best-selling musician of all time who has sold over 125 million records worldwide. Unfortunately, he died at the age of 53. Following 2015, he was ranked 45th in billboard’s list of the “greatest hot 100 artists of all time”. Indeed he was very handsome and looked damn hot whilst performing on stage. In addition to this, he also worked as a DJ. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Careless Whisper
  • Last Christmas 
  • One more try 
  • Wake me up before you Go-Go

9- Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X has a net worth of $7 Million. The most-known artist to have a song remain at number one on the Billboard 100 list for 19 weeks. However, He became the first openly gay black male to receive a Country Music Association Award.

Furthermore, his Old Town Road was the first song to ever sell more than 10 million copies whilst in the number one spot. Moreover, he was in his fourth grade when he started to learn and play trumpet which is a hard nut to crack for us at such a young age. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Old town road 
  • Industry baby
  • Holiday 
  • Rodeo 

10- Rob Halford

Rob Halford has a net worth of $10 million. In 1998, in an interview on MTV, he fearlessly came out as a gay man. All the rock music fans know him absolutely well. However, he was born in Sutton Coldfield and raised in Walsall. Let me tell you one harsh fact about him. The time when he was introduced to Judas Priest, he was running a porn cinema at the time. He is also a big fan of fantasy. In addition to this, he is also tempted by Alcohol and cocaine. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • 18 and life
  • Breaking the law 
  • Painkiller
  • Turbo lover
  • I remember you

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11- Lance Bass

Lance Bass has a net worth of $20 million. This pop singer is globally known for the unique elements that he puts into his singing. Apart from being a singer, he is also a wonderful actor who has played roles in many films, television, and theatre. One of the most famous Gay male singers ever.

He is also a musician and dancer. In addition to this, he is also adds up as an author and television producer. He is a member of a pop band name NSYNC. Furthermore, he grew up in a devoted Christian and conservative family. He was not skilled at dancing hence he faced certain challenges in his life after joining bass. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Bye bye bye 
  • It’s gonna be me 
  • This I promise you 
  • girlfriend

12- Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken has a net worth of $4 million. However, he planned to try out for The Amazing Race before turning to American Idol. Well,  he has worked immensely hard to achieve success in his life. Let’s spot some light on his struggling phase. At the beginning of his career, he Was rejected at American Idol’s Charlotte, NC, audition but made it through an Atlanta, GA, audition the next weekend.

Later, he Went on to be Season 2’s, runner-up. Apart from this he also works for charity and tries his best to help children with neurological disabilities. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Invisible 
  • This is the night 
  • Bridge over troubled water 
  • I will carry you

13- Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert has a net worth of $35 million. He is 41 years old. He works as an American singer, songwriter, and actor. To date, He has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide. However, he also participated in the 8th season of American Idol and became the runner-up of that particular season. This helped him a lot in achieving success as a singer. 

In addition to this, He has released three solo albums and has also collaborated with the rock band Queen as their lead vocalist. Oliver Gliese is the one with whom Adam is sharing a relationship since 2020. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Runnin’
  • Holding out for a hero 
  • If i had you 
  • Ghost town 
  • believe

14- Kele Okereke

Kele Okereke has a net worth of $5 million. Kele is known for being a wonderful member of the Bloc Party. However, he grew up in London, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Speaking of his studies, He studied English Literature at King’s College, London. 

Furthermore, bloc party is currently an inactive band, nevertheless, it has been one of the most well-known English rock bands. Moreover, kale has a very shy personality, following 2010 he came out in public as a homosexual. One of the most famous Gay male singers ever.

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Banquet
  • Helicopter
  • What did I do 
  • This modern love

15- Darren Hayes

Darren Hayes is a wonderful songwriter and singer with a net worth of $20 million. Let me tell you a bit about his struggling days. The list of genres he follows are pop, pop rock, and electronic. Darren as a child was so poor that he used to go with his father and brother to hunt kangaroos in his native Australia to sell them to the sausage factories. Later, things changed and he finally became stable. However, he always smells amazing and people around him find it next to impossible to recognize his aroma. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Truly madly deeply
  • To the moon and back 
  • I knew I loved you 
  • I want you 

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16- Jonathan Knight

Jonathan Knight always creates magic when he performs on the stage as a singer. The singer has a net worth of $14 million. However, he was a member of the world-famous boy band New Kids on the Block. Undoubtedly, the band was a big hit.

Now he is no longer a member of this respective band. At present, he has his own show on HGTV and fans are getting to see another side of the talented pop star. On the contrary, he also suffered from anxiety for years despite being successful enough. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Please don’t go girl
  • Step by step 
  • I‘ll be loving you
  • You got it

17- Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright is one of the famous Gay singers and composers. The singer has a net worth of $10 million. He is great at recording numerous tracks for films and soundtracks. His childhood was not that great because he gave divorced each another when he was only 3. He was identified as gay when he was just a teenager, it was a hard time for him again. Furthermore, he became interested in opera during his adolescent years. later, became a popular singer who can drive people crazy. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • going to a town 
  • The one you love 
  • Across the universe

18- Mark Feehily

Mark Feehily has a net worth of $16 million. The list of genres that he follows is pop, soul, R$B. and However, he is best known for being a lead vocalist in a band named Westlife. His band has released several albums that helped him in grabbing headlines. In addition to this, for his LGBT community, he is the role model from whom people take inspiration. Apart from this he also has released music as a solo artist and won millions of hearts. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • My love 
  • I wanna grow old with you 
  • I lay my love on you 
  • Why do I love you 

19- Billy Porter

Billy Porter was just 6 when he first started singing. The singer has a net worth of $4 million. Porter gave his first-ever singing performance at a church. It filled him with the uttermost confidence that he never stopped since then. Furthermore, Billy Porter is an outstanding actor, singer, style icon, and director. One of the most famous Gay male singers ever.

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Children 
  • Love is on the way 
  • Land of Lola
  • Hold me in your heart 

20- Mika

Mika has a net worth of $8 million. He is a well-known singer, actor, and songwriter. His very famous album named “life in cartoon motion” has sold over 5.6 million copies worldwide, this also favored him in winning a brit award and a grammy award nomination.

Later on, he became a judge on both the french version of The voice and the Italian version of X factor. The time when he wrote his first ever song, he was just 7 at that time. For more than 10 years he has been in a relationship with Andreas Dermanis who is a filmmaker. 

The list of his best hits includes, 

  • Relax, take it easy 
  • Popular song 
  • Grace kelly 
  • Elle me dit

Hope you like our picks guys!!!