The GayTimes have released their end of the year list of which LGBTQ+ artists have dominated the airwaves, and Lady Gaga has made the cut.
The magazine named Chromatica as one of the "20 Best Albums of 2020 by LGBTQ+ Artists."
They say of her sixth studio album: "A mainstream accolaid, there’s an undeniable flair associated with Gaga’s sized up camp electro-pop dominating tracklist. Chromatica was an unquestioned staple in and outside our office, and long stood as a maximalist playing field of feelgood pop and performance. Gaga skillfully wallows in the dark undertones of her galactic sonicscape, while smothering the record in personal pop synths and lyricists. Still, Gaga pulls off a gregarious record destined for sociable dancefloors and scream-along chorus’ at concerts. A top bid for 2020."
The website also named Rain on Me as one of the "20 Best Songs of 2020 by LGBTQ+ Artists."
They say of her duet with Ariana Grande: "We may have been stuck indoors for most of the year, but Mother Monster still managed to whisk us away to Chromatica. With a mammoth pop anthem like Rain On Me at the helm, it was the getaway we all sorely needed."
Lady Gaga has open about her sexuality since the start of her career. She has referenced being bisexual numerous times in various songs over the past decade. During the promotional period of her fourth studio album, ARTPOP, she answered a question about the authenticity of her orientation, “It’s not a lie that I am bisexual and I like women, and anyone that wants to twist this into ‘she says she’s bisexual for marketing,’ this is a f*cking lie. This is who I am and who I have always been.”
As a pioneer in queer activism over the past 12+ years, it only makes sense for Lady Gaga to be featured on both the Best Songs/Albums by LGBTQ+ Artists lists.