If you need to know anything about Australian-American pop trailblazer Betty Who, it’s that she is a survivor. Born Jessica Newham in Sydney, Australia, the classically trained singer, dancer, and multi instrumentalist has experienced practically every dimension of pop cultural visibility: going viral on the bombastic strength of 2014 single “Somebody Loves You,” soundtracking Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot with “All Things,” forming deep ties with foundations like GLAAD and the Trevor Project, and becoming an LGBTQ+ icon due to her infectious, always-inclusive artistry. Moving from the rigid major-label machinery to rediscovering her power as an independent artist, Betty Who is primed to kick off her latest, most triumphant chapter on her upcoming project. She has also just made her TV hosting debuting with Prime Video’s new reality dating series, The One That Got Away, which premiered June 24th.
Shea Couleé is a non-binary, internationally-renowned drag superstar, recording artist, model, and actor, known for their fashion-forward editorial looks, expanding their artistry and brand into many different spaces, and their consistent use of the art of drag and costuming as a medium for larger storytelling. Couleé is the Season 5 winner (2020) of VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, and finished a finalist on Season 7 (2022), the special all-winners edition where they became the first queen ever to wear haute couture on the show’s runway, as well as on their original Season 9 of Drag Race (2017). Couleé will star as a series regular in next year’s Marvel/Disney+ series, Ironheart, becoming the first queen to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Couleé recently released two singles, “Let Go” and “Your Name” from their debut album via their label HausDown Records, expected early 2023. This follows several successful singles, “Collide,” “Rewind,” “Crème Brûlée,” and their 2017 EP “Couleé-D” that gave us “Ride,” “Cocky,” and “Feeling So.” Widely celebrated as an activist focused on uplifting LGBTQIA+ individuals and the BIPOC community, they have countlessly shared how important it is for them to harness their career in drag to inspire, calling their drag a “love letter to Black women.”