Prescription Songs Highlights LGBTQ+ Artists for PRIDE Month

As attention is on PRIDE this month, Prescription Songs shines a light on its roster of LGBTQ+ artists

You can hear a sampling of their music here!
KIM PETRAS - Instagram | Twitter | Spotify – Making history this year, German pop singer/songwriter/performer Kim Petras’ Billboard #1 hit single with Sam Smith “Unholy” won the Grammy Award for best pop duo/group, making Petras the first openly trans artist to win in a major category. Since her historic win, her success has only continued with Petras hopping on a version of Meghan Trainor’s hit song “Made You Look,” releasing a follow up single “brrr” and joining Nicki Minaj for a collab. “Alone (with Nicki Minaj)” marks her second entry on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and was accompanied by a video that Billboard said serves “All kinds of main character energy.” Her list of accomplishments grew with her cover feature on the 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, Met Gala appearances, and performances of “Unholy” alongside Sam Smith at both the Grammy and the Brit Awards. Petras is preparing for the release of her third full-length and first major label album release following her recent signing with Amigo and Republic Records in 2021. Her 7-track EP Slut Pop is out now.
cr1tter – Instagram | YouTube | Spotify - 19-year-old artist, lyricist, and songwriter cr1tter (formerly known as Payday) spent most of her childhood traveling state-to-state with her family. Often an outsider at whatever school she found herself at, cr1tter found an escape in music and a reliable friend in a Nintendo DS and $14 mic she purchased at Walmart. From 8-years-old, she immersed herself in poems and lyrics, raps and beats. Her music effortlessly blends the worlds of Hip-Hop, Pop and Alternative music while building upon her free thinking & hook friendly sound that her fans have come to know and love. Her latest album, A Wolf to a Spider, was released February 2023. 

JORDY - Instagram | Twitter | Spotify – Since signing a record deal with 300 Entertainment, JORDY has been on the fast-track, first with viral success on TikTok with his track “Long Distance” and “Story of a Boy” which created a trend for trans individuals to share their transitioning journey along to his song. He released his most recent full-length album BOY at the heels of this viral success with Huffington Post sharing that through this album JORDY “Embraces The Wisdom Of Queer Experience.” He’s also been recognized with television appearances (The Today Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), a feature in YouTube Music’s 2021 Pride Campaign, a nomination for the “Social Star Award” at iHeart Radio’s 2022 Music Awards, main stage sets at Lollapalooza and Bottle Rock, and a GLAAD Award nomination for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist. This success has resulted in over 100M cumulative streams (across platforms), and just under 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify, as well as press support from Teen VoguePaper MagazineV Man and TIME Magazine

JOY OLADOKUN - Instagram | Twitter | Spotify – The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Joy Oladokun sings with all of the poetry, pain, passion, and power her soul can muster. She’s earned several song placements including NBC’s This Is Us, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, and Showtime’s The L Word: Generation Q, among others, as well as unanimous critical praise from Rolling Stone (Artist You Need To Know), NPR (Tiny Desk (Home) performer), Billboard (top 10 best LGBTQ albums of 2020), Vogue, and late night performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Today Show. Other exciting honors for Oladokun this year include being selected as a finalist for the Recording Academy’s new Special Merit Award, Best Song for Social Change, an accolade honoring music that addresses current social issues while inspiring positive global impact, opening for John Mayer on his Solo Acoustic tour, and playing a run of her own headlining shows. Her latest full-length album Proof of Life is out now featuring a wide range of artist collabs including Chris Stapleton, Manchester Orchestra, Noah Kahan, Mt. Joy, and Maxo Kream.