Adore Delano

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Adore Delano
Adore Delano.jpg
Adore Delano performing in 2014
Born Daniel Noriega
(1989-09-29) September 29, 1989 (age 25)
Residence Azusa, California, US
Other names Angel Baby
Occupation
Years active 2008–present
Website
adoredelano.com

Adore Delano is the stage name of American drag queen and singer Daniel Noriega. He is known for appearing on the seventh season of American Idol, and the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. His first studio album, released under the Adore Delano pseudonym, Till Death Do Us Party, was released in June 2014.

Early life[edit]

Daniel Noriega was born on September 29, 1989 in Azusa, California. He is the youngest of five children in his family, having two older brothers and two older sisters. His parents are primarily Mexican-American, with some German and Native American ancestry. In early August 2014, Noriega's father died. He attended Paramount Elementary School, Center Middle School, and Sierra High School.[1]

Career[edit]

2008: American Idol[edit]

In 2008, he appeared on the seventh season of American Idol, making it to the semi-finals. He became known for his flamboyant personality and sassy rapport with the judges, notably a comment towards judge Simon Cowell, "Some people weren't liking it," after his first live performance, which later went viral. After watching him on Idol, Rosie O'Donnell invited Noriega to perform on her R Family Vacations cruise.[2] Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres also invited Noriega to be a guest on her show.[3]

Performances:
Stage Theme Song choice Original artist Result
Audition Singer's Choice "Proud Mary" Creedence Clearwater Revival Advanced
Hollywood Singer's Choice "When I Need You" Albert Hammond Advanced
Top 24 The 1960s "Jailhouse Rock" Elvis Presley Safe
Top 20 The 1970s "Superstar" Delaney & Bonnie Safe
Top 16 The 1980s "Tainted Love" Gloria Jones Eliminated

2009–12: YouTube and drag career[edit]

Following American Idol, Noriega became a YouTube personality, performing skits as himself, in drag as Adore Delano, or as his other character, Angel Baby. In June 2009, Noriega released the music video for his song "24/7," featuring Diamonique, his sister.[4]

After seeing RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Raven perform at the nightclub Micky's in West Hollywood, Noriega was inspired to enter a drag competition at the club, later winning it.[5] Following the win, Noriega started performing in Southern California as Adore Delano.[6] Along with other RuPaul's Drag Race contestants, Adore walked the Marco Marco runway for Los Angeles Fashion Week in 2013.[7]

2013–Present: Drag career, RuPaul's Drag Race, and Till Death Do Us Party[edit]

Noriega performing as Adore Delano in 2014

In December 2013, Logo announced that Adore Delano was among 14 drag queens who would be competing on the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.[8] Adore had previously competed for the season 5 fan-vote competition via Facebook, ultimately losing to Penny Tration. Despite a slow start to the competition, Delano eventually went on to win three challenges, the joint most of the season. He became a member of the final three and in the season finale, was ultimately named co-runner up along with Courtney Act, losing out to Bianca Del Rio.

Immediately following the finale of Drag Race, Noriega released the single "DTF" on May 20, 2014, as the lead single from his debut album "Till Death Do Us Party". The full album was released on June 3, 2014, charting at number three on the US Dance/Electronic Albums chart, 11 on the US Independent Albums chart, and number fifty-nine on the Billboard 200, making Noriega the highest charting artist of any RuPaul's Drag Race contestant. Throughout the rest of 2014, Noriega focused primarily on promotion for the album, releasing music videos for the majority of its tracks, including "I Adore U" which peaked at 49 on the US Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs.

In November 2014, Noriega announced that a second album was in the works, that is expected to see a 2015 release.. In regards to the albums sound, he said it would be darker in content, “It’s going to be a little more serious. I’ve gone through a lot of shit this year – I fell in love, I got to travel the world, my dad passed away, I want to write about real shit. It’s darker I think, but it’s still me.”[9] In May 2015, Noriega announced he had started writing sessions for the album.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[11]
US
Dance

[12]
US
Indie

[13]
Till Death Do Us Party 59 3 11

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Hot
Dance

[15]
US
Digital
Dance

[16]
"DTF"[17] 2014 Till Death Do Us Party
"I Adore U"[18] 49 34
"Party"[19]
"Hello, I Love You"[20]
"I Look Fuckin' Cool"[21]
(featuring Alaska Thunderfuck)
"My Address Is Hollywood"[22]
"Jump the Gun"[23] 2015
"Give Me Tonight"[24]

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Oh No She Better Don't"[25]
(RuPaul featuring Drag Race Season 6 Cast)
2014 Non-album single

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
"Superstar"[26]
(RuPaul featuring Adore Delano)
2014 RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz


Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2008 American Idol Himself Season 7 – Top 16 [27]
2008 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Himself 1 Episode [3]
2014 RuPaul's Drag Race Himself Season 6 – Top 3 [27]
2014 RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked Himself Companion show to RuPaul's Drag Race [27]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Let the Music Play Himself Produced by World of Wonder [28]

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director Ref.
"24/7"
(featuring Diamonique)
2009 Streetlight [29]
"Superstar" 2014 Danny Noriega [30]
"Oh No She Better Don't"
(RuPaul featuring Drag Race Season 6 Cast)
2014 Eve & Trina [31]
"DTF" 2014 Michael Serrato [32]
"I Adore U" 2014 Ben Simkins [33]
"Party" 2014 Peter Breeze [34]
"Hello, I Love You" 2014 Ben Simkins [35]
"I Look Fuckin' Cool" 2014 Ben Simkins [36]
"My Address Is Hollywood" 2014 Jayson Whitmore [37]
"Jump the Gun" 2015 Josef J. Weber [38]
"Give Me Tonight" 2015 Jayson Whitmore [39]

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Title Other artist(s) Director Ref.
2014 "Sissy That Walk" RuPaul Steven Corfe [40]
2014 "Mean Gays" Courtney Act Kain O'Keeffe [41]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Velazquez, Maritza (February 15, 2008). "Interview with American Idol’s Danny Noriega". Inside Socal. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Danny Noriega Gets His First Job Offer — From Rosie O’Donnell!". People. 7 March 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "And Who Could Ever Forget Little Danny Noriega on Ellen?". World of Wonder. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Stranksky, Tanner (10 June 2009). "'American Idol' alum Danny Noriega's new single '24/7': Too much to handle...ish". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Amabile, Michelle (December 10, 2013). "'American Idol' Alum Danny Noriega to Compete on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ Parker, Lyndsey (December 9, 2013). "‘Idol’ Alum Danny Noriega to Compete on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Avery, Dan (October 18, 2013). ""Drag Race" Queens Walk L.A. Fashion Week Runway For Marco Marco". New Now Next. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ Beard, Lanford (December 9, 2013). "'RuPaul's Drag Race': Check out the sickening season 6 supertease and meet the queens — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ Tim Winfred. "New Details Arise About Adore Delano's Upcoming Sophomore Album". Dragaholic. 
  10. ^ "Adore Delano on Twitter". Twitter. 
  11. ^ "Adore Delano – Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Adore Delano – Chart History – Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Adore Delano – Chart History – Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "iTunes – Music – Till Death Do Us Party by Adore Delano". iTunes. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Adore Delano – Chart History – Hot Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Adore Delano – Chart History – Dance/Electronic Digital Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "iTunes – Music – D T F – Single by Adore Delano". iTunes. 
  18. ^ "iTunes – Music – I Adore U – Single by Adore Delano". iTunes. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  19. ^ "iTunes – Music – Party – Single by Adore Delano". iTunes. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  20. ^ "iTunes – Music – Hello, I Love You – Single by Adore Delano". iTunes. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  21. ^ "iTunes – Music – I Look F****n Cool (feat. Alaska Thunderfuck) – Single by Adore Delano". iTunes. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  22. ^ "iTunes – Music – My Address Is Hollywood – Single by Adore Delano". iTunes. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  23. ^ "iTunes – Music – Jump the Gun – Single by Adore Delano". iTunes. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  24. ^ "iTunes – Music – Give Me Tonight – Single by Adore Delano". iTunes. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  25. ^ "iTunes – Music – Oh No She Better Don't (feat. The Cast of Rupaul's Drag Race Season 6) – Single by RuPaul & DJ ShyBoy". iTunes. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  26. ^ "iTunes – Music – RuPaul Presents the CoverGurlz by RuPaul". iTunes. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  27. ^ a b c "Adore Delano – Rupaul's Drag Race Contestant – Season 6". Adore Delano. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  28. ^ "WOWPresents Premiere: Let The Music Play with Adore Delano". World of Wonder. 
  29. ^ 24/7 Official Video. YouTube. June 9, 2009. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  30. ^ RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz – Adore Delano "Superstar" Music Video. YouTube. January 28, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  31. ^ RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 Episode 6 sneak peek. YouTube. March 26, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  32. ^ Adore Delano – DTF (Official). YouTube. May 19, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  33. ^ Adore Delano – I Adore U (Official). YouTube. June 2, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  34. ^ Adore Delano – Party (Official). YouTube. July 1, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  35. ^ Adore Delano – Hello, I Love You (Official). YouTube. July 31, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  36. ^ Adore Delano – I Look Fuckin Cool [feat. Alaska Thunderfuck] (Official). YouTube. September 25, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  37. ^ Adore Delano – My Address Is Hollywood [Official]. YouTube. November 3, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  38. ^ Adore Delano – Jump the Gun [Official]. YouTube. March 10, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  39. ^ Adore Delano – Give Me Tonight [Official]. YouTube. May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  40. ^ RuPaul's Sissy That Walk Official Music Video. YouTube. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  41. ^ Mean Gays – Courtney Act. YouTube. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 

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Preceded by
Alaska Thunderfuck 5000
& Roxxxy Andrews
RuPaul's Drag Race runner-up
Season 6 (2014)
(with Courtney Act)
Succeeded by
Ginger Minj & Pearl