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RuPaul's Drag Race
Season 6
Broadcast fromFebruary 24 (2014-02-24) – May 19, 2014 (2014-05-19)
Judges
Host(s)RuPaul
BroadcasterLogo
Competitors14
Winner
Bianca Del Rio
Bianca Del Rio.jpg
OriginNew York, NY
Runner-up
Chronology

The sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race began airing February 24, 2014. Like the fifth season, the season featured 14 contestants competing for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar". For the first time in the show's history, the season premiere was split into two episodes; the fourteen queens were split into two groups and the seven queens in each group competed against each other before being united as one group for the third episode.

Santino Rice and Michelle Visage returned as judges. Two new pit crew members, Miles Moody and Simon Sherry-Wood, joined Jason Carter and Shawn Morales.[1] The winner of this season won a prize package that included a supply from Colorevolution Cosmetics and a cash prize of $100,000.[2] This was also the first season where Absolut Vodka and Interior Illusions, Inc. were not sponsors for the show, more specifically for the Untucked episodes. The Interior Illusions Lounge was renamed to the Silver Lounge or FormDecor Lounge. The theme song played during the runway segment every episode was "Sissy That Walk" while the song playing during the credits is "Dance With U", both from the album Born Naked.

The winner of the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race was Bianca Del Rio, with Adore Delano and Courtney Act being the runners-up.

Adore Delano competed on the second season of All Stars. She quit the competition and placed ninth overall.

BenDeLaCreme and Milk competed on the third season of All Stars. Milk placed ninth, while BenDeLaCreme quit the competition and placed sixth overall.

Gia Gunn competed on the second installment of the Chilean version of Drag race titled The Switch Drag Race and finished as a runner-up. She was announced as one of the ten contestants to compete on the fourth season of All Stars.

Contestants[edit]

(Ages and names stated are at time of contest)

Contestant Name Age Hometown Outcome
Bianca Del Rio Roy Haylock 37 New York, New York Winner
Adore Delano Danny Noriega 23 Azusa, California Runner-up
Courtney Act Shane Jenek 31 West Hollywood, California
Darienne Lake[a] Gregory Meyer[3] 41 Rochester, New York 4th Place
BenDeLaCreme[b] Benjamin Putnam 31 Seattle, Washington 5th Place
Joslyn Fox Patrick Joslyn[4] 26 Worcester, Massachusetts 6th Place
Trinity K. Bonet[c] Joshua Jones[5] 22 Atlanta, Georgia 7th Place
Laganja Estranja Jay Jackson 24 Van Nuys, California 8th Place
Milk Dan Donigan[6] 25 New York, New York 9th Place
Gia Gunn Scotty Ichikawa[7][d] 23 Chicago, Illinois 10th Place
April Carrión Jason Carrión[9] 24 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 11th Place
Vivacious Osmond Vacious 40 New York, New York 12th Place
Magnolia Crawford Reynolds Engelhart[10] 28 Seattle, Washington 13/14th Place[e]
Kelly Mantle 36 Los Angeles, California
  1. ^ Miss Darienne Lake is simply known as Darienne Lake or sometimes Miss Darienne on the show.
  2. ^ BenDeLaCreme is often referred to as DeLa or BenDeLa on the show.
  3. ^ Trinity Kardashian Bonet is known as Trinity K. Bonet on the show.
  4. ^ Gia legally changed her name after her gender transition to Gia Ichikawa.[8]
  5. ^ Kelly Mantle and Magnolia Crawford competed on separate episodes and therefore, both were the first to go home, but neither was in a higher place than the other.

Contestant progress[edit]

Contestant[a] 1[12] 2[13] 3[14] 4[15] 5[16] 6[17] 7[18] 8[19] 9[20] 10[21] 11[22] 12[23] 14[24]
Bianca Del Rio WIN HIGH SAFE HIGH HIGH HIGH WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE Winner
Adore Delano LOW LOW HIGH HIGH WIN WIN SAFE BTM2 BTM2 WIN SAFE Runner-up
Courtney Act SAFE HIGH WIN SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE WIN LOW LOW SAFE Runner-up
Darienne Lake BTM2 WIN LOW SAFE LOW BTM2 HIGH SAFE LOW BTM2 ELIM Guest
BenDeLaCreme WIN SAFE HIGH WIN SAFE BTM2 LOW HIGH HIGH ELIM Miss C
Joslyn Fox LOW HIGH SAFE SAFE HIGH LOW BTM2 LOW ELIM Guest
Trinity K. Bonet HIGH HIGH BTM2 SAFE BTM2 HIGH HIGH ELIM Guest
Laganja Estranja SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE WIN ELIM Guest
Milk HIGH HIGH SAFE LOW ELIM Guest
Gia Gunn HIGH SAFE SAFE ELIM Guest
April Carrión HIGH BTM2 ELIM Guest
Vivacious BTM2 ELIM Guest
Magnolia Crawford ELIM Guest
Kelly Mantle ELIM Guest
     The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race.
     The contestant was the runner-up of RuPaul's Drag Race.
     The contestant was voted Miss Congeniality by viewers.
     The contestant won a challenge.
     The contestant received positive critiques but was ultimately declared as "safe".
     The contestant received judges critiques and was ultimately chosen to be safe.
     The contestant received negative critiques but was ultimately declared as "safe".
     The contestant was in the bottom two.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant returned as a guest for the finale episode.

Lip-syncs[edit]

Episode Contestants Song Eliminated
1 Kelly Mantle vs. Vivacious "Express Yourself"
(Madonna)
Kelly Mantle
2 Darienne Lake vs. Magnolia Crawford "Turn The Beat Around"
(Vicki Sue Robinson)
Magnolia Crawford
3 April Carrión vs. Vivacious "Shake It Up"
(Selena Gomez)
Vivacious
4 April Carrión vs. Trinity K. Bonet "I'm Every Woman"
(Chaka Khan)
April Carrión
5 Gia Gunn vs. Laganja Estranja "Head to Toe"
(Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam)
Gia Gunn
6 Milk vs. Trinity K. Bonet "Whatta Man"
(Salt-n-Pepa with En Vogue)
Milk
7 BenDeLaCreme vs. Darienne Lake "Point of No Return"
(Exposé)
None
8 Joslyn Fox vs. Laganja Estranja "Stupid Girls"
(Pink)
Laganja Estranja
9 Adore Delano vs. Trinity K. Bonet "Vibeology"
(Paula Abdul)
Trinity K. Bonet
10 Adore Delano vs. Joslyn Fox "Think"
(Aretha Franklin)
Joslyn Fox
11 BenDeLaCreme vs. Darienne Lake "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
(Kelly Clarkson)
BenDeLaCreme
12 Adore Delano vs. Bianca Del Rio vs. Courtney Act vs. Darienne Lake "Sissy That Walk"
(RuPaul)
Darienne Lake
     The contestant was eliminated after their first time in the bottom two.
     The contestant was eliminated after their second time in the bottom two.
     The contestant was eliminated after their third time in the bottom two.
     The contestant was eliminated after final lip sync of the season.

Guest Judges[edit]

Listed in chronological order:[2]

Special guests[edit]

Guests who appeared in episodes, but did not judge on the main stage.

Episode 4:

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
661"RuPaul's Big Opening"February 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)[b]

At the beginning of the episode, seven contestants are introduced: Adore Delano, April Carrión, BenDeLaCreme, Gia Gunn, Kelly Mantle, Laganja Estranja and Vivacious. For the mini challenge, each queen has to jump off a platform and pose while in the air, with Laganja winning the mini challenge. Ru then takes them outside and has Laganja assign each person a box, based on TV shows. Inside each box is materials that are needed to construct a runway look out of. BenDeLaCreme ends up winning the main challenge with April receiving high praise. Adore, Kelly, and Vivacious all receive negative reviews. Adore is declared safe and Kelly and Vivacious lipsync with Kelly leaving. RuPaul reveals that there is going to be another seven queens entering the competition on the next episode.

  • Guest Judges: Adam Lambert and Mike Ruiz
  • Mini-Challenge: Jumping off a platform photoshoot
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Laganja Estranja
  • Main Challenge: Designing an outfit inspired by a TV show
  • Challenge Winner: BenDeLaCreme
  • Main Challenge Prize: Custom jewel package by Fierce Drag Jewels
  • Bottom Two: Kelly Mantle and Vivacious
  • Lip Sync Song: "Express Yourself" by Madonna
  • Eliminated: Kelly Mantle
  • Farewell message: "Love u girlz! Rock your Pussies! XOXO Kelly Mantle P.S. Eat my Bacon!"
672"RuPaul's Big Opening Part 2"March 3, 2014 (2014-03-03)

At the beginning of the episode, the remaining seven contestants are introduced: Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act, Darienne Lake, Joslyn Fox, Magnolia Crawford, Milk, and Trinity K. Bonet. For the mini challenge, each queen has to pose with the pit crew on a bed and have a photo shoot during a pillowfight. Trinity ends up winning the mini challenge and has the task of handing out boxes to each queen. Each box is based on a type of party and is filled with materials that are needed to construct a runway look with. Bianca ends up winning with Milk and Courtney receiving high praise. Joslyn, Darienne, and Magnolia receive criticism with their looks. Joslyn is declared safe and Darienne and Magnolia lipsync, with the latter sashaying away. As the six queens walk back into the workroom, they meet the other queens from the previous episode.

  • Guest Judge: Khloe Kardashian
  • Mini-Challenge: Boudoir pillow fight with the Pit Crew
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Trinity K. Bonet
  • Main Challenge: Designing an outfit inspired by party supplies
  • Challenge Winner: Bianca Del Rio
  • Main Challenge Prize: $2,500 Shopping Spree from Fabric Planet
  • Bottom Two: Darienne Lake and Magnolia Crawford
  • Lip Sync Song: "Turn the Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson
  • Eliminated: Magnolia Crawford
  • Farewell message: "ZOMG! Love you girlie girls! xoxo - Magnolia"
683"Scream Queens"March 10, 2014 (2014-03-10)

At the beginning of this episode, the queens from last week are introduced to the contestants from week one. For the mini challenge, each queen has to pair up with a different queen that wasn't from their original group and perform a lipsync as one body. Milk and Adore are deemed as the winners and have to choose queens to be on their team. Both Milk and Adore ends up choosing the girls from their original group. For the main challenge, each team has to act in a horror movie, the original and the sequel. During shooting, RuPaul criticizes Trinity's performance and Adore's team for not being prepared. During judges' critiques, Milk's team is deemed safe with Darienne winning. Adore gets criticized for not handling the job as a leader well and her runway look, April for her performance, Laganja for her bland performance, and Vivacious for her performance and outdated runway. BenDeLaCreme is praised for her performance, with Santino saying that if she had been on the winning team, she would've won the challenge. Overall, Vivacious and April lipsync resulting in Vivacious sashaying away.

  • Guest Judges: Lena Headey and Linda Blair
  • Mini-Challenge: Create a beach themed lip sync in pairs
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Adore Delano and Milk
  • Main Challenge: Star in horror film trailers for "Drag Race Me to Hell"
  • Runway Theme: Best Drag
  • Challenge Winner: Darienne Lake
  • Main Challenge Prize: 5-night stay at Island House Key West Resort
  • Bottom Two: April Carrión and Vivacious
  • Lip Sync Song: "Shake It Up" by Selena Gomez
  • Eliminated: Vivacious
  • Farewell message: "Girls you will be missed. Take the world by storm, educate the masses. Get it, rearrange it, internalize it. Turn it. - Vivacious"
694"Shade: The Rusical"March 17, 2014 (2014-03-17)

In the beginning of the episode, the contestants has to look at zoomed in pictures and guess if the picture has a female or drag queen. Adore and DeLa are declared the winner and each chooses the others to be on their team. Each group has to perform in Shade: The RuSical!. During critiques, Bianca, Joslyn, Gia, and Milk are safe. Adore, Courtney, and DeLa gets praise for their performance. Darienne get negative critiques for her poor performance, April for her lackluster acting, and Trinity for her singing being unclear. Trinity and April end up having to lipsync with April leaving.

  • Guest Judges: Lucian Piane and Sheryl Lee Ralph
  • Mini-Challenge: Female or She-male?
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Adore Delano and BenDeLaCreme
  • Main Challenge: Performing live in the original production of Shade: The Rusical!
  • Runway Theme: Tony Award Realness
  • Challenge Winner: Courtney Act
  • Main Challenge Prize: 2 VIP packages to the Broadway musical Kinky Boots
  • Bottom Two: April Carrión and Trinity K. Bonet
  • Lip Sync Song: "I'm Every Woman" by Chaka Khan
  • Eliminated: April Carrión
  • Farewell message: "Love you girls, Echa' pa' lante, See you soon ♡ April"
705"Snatch Game"March 24, 2014 (2014-03-24)

The queens compete in a star-studded TV game show that showcase their celebrity impersonations

  • Guest Judges: Gillian Jacobs and Heather McDonald
  • Main Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: "Night of a Thousand Ru's"
  • Challenge Winner: BenDeLaCreme
  • Main Challenge Prize: 2 Couture outfits from Syren Latex
  • Bottom Two: Gia Gunn and Laganja Estranja
  • Lip Sync Song: "Head to Toe" by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
  • Eliminated: Gia Gunn
  • Farewell message: "Bring out the big Gunns dudes. xoxo Gia Gunn"
716"Oh No She Betta Don't!"March 31, 2014 (2014-03-31)

  • Guest Judges: Eve and Trina
  • Mini-Challenge: "Reading is Fundamental"
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Darienne Lake
  • Main Challenge: Rap battle in teams to "Oh No She Betta Don't"
  • Challenge Winner: Adore Delano
  • Runway Theme: Crazy, Sexy, Cool
  • Main Challenge Prize: Collection of custom-made jewelry
  • Bottom Two: Milk and Trinity K. Bonet
  • Lip Sync Song: "Whatta Man" by Salt-n-Pepa with En Vogue
  • Eliminated: Milk
  • Farewell message: "It's Milkin' time! ♡ you girls! Big + scary forever (drawing of cow udders)"
727"Glamazon by Colorevolution"April 7, 2014 (2014-04-07)

  • Guest Judges: Leah Remini and Lainie Kazan
  • Mini-Challenge: Designing nails and hand modeling fruits and vegetables
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Laganja Estranja
  • Main Challenge: Record an infomercial for Rupaul's Glamazon cosmetics
  • Runway Theme: Black and White Drama
  • Challenge Winners: Adore Delano and Laganja Estranja
  • Main Challenge Prize: Skincare products from Lather
  • Bottom Two: BenDeLaCreme and Darienne Lake
  • Lip Sync Song: "Point of No Return" by Exposé
738"Drag Queens of Comedy"April 7, 2014 (2014-04-07)

  • Guest Judges: Bruce Vilanch and Jaime Pressly
  • Mini-Challenge: Lip-synching to a RuPaul song upside down
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Joslyn Fox
  • Main Challenge: Performing a stand-up comedy act in front of a live audience
  • Challenge Winner: Bianca Del Rio
  • Main Challenge Prize: A one-of-a-kind gown designed by Marco Marco
  • Bottom Two: Joslyn Fox and Laganja Estranja
  • Lip Sync Song: "Stupid Girls" by Pink
  • Eliminated: Laganja Estranja
  • Farewell message: "xoxo, Ganja"
749"Drag Queens of Talk"April 14, 2014 (2014-04-14)

This week's challenge involved the queens channelling their inner talk show host by guest-hosting The RuPaul Show and interviewing Chaz Bono and Georgia Holt

  • Guest Judges: Chaz Bono, Georgia Holt, and Paula Abdul
  • Mini-Challenge: "Hung Men" hangman challenge
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: BenDeLaCreme
  • Main Challenge: Guest hosting The RuPaul Show and interviewing celebrity guests
  • Runway Theme: Animal Kingdom Couture
  • Challenge Winner: Courtney Act
  • Main Challenge Prize: Wig wardrobe from Outfiters Wig and a one-year haircare supply from Aquage
  • Bottom Two: Adore Delano and Trinity K. Bonet
  • Lip Sync Song: "Vibeology" by Paula Abdul
  • Eliminated: Trinity K. Bonet
  • Farewell message: "Be cool, Be nice, Be you. xoxo TKB"
7510"Drag My Wedding"April 21, 2014 (2014-04-21)

  • Guest Judges: Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
  • Mini-Challenge: Do abstract paintings using their bodies in honor of marriage equality
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Bianca Del Rio
  • Main Challenge: Transform grooms into brides for a wedding
  • Challenge Winner: Bianca Del Rio
  • Main Challenge Prize: Trip for two to Hawaii
  • Bottom Two: Adore Delano and Joslyn Fox
  • Lip-Sync Song: "Think" by Aretha Franklin
  • Eliminated: Joslyn Fox
  • Farewell message: "Forever Sisters: Keep It Foxy! Love Your Guts! Joslyn ♡"
7611"Glitter Ball"April 28, 2014 (2014-04-28)

  • Guest Judges: Bob Mackie and Khloe Kardashian
  • Mini-Challenge: Make a caricature of their peers with a puppet
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: BenDeLaCreme
  • Main Challenge: Design three outfits for the Glitter Ball: Banjee Girl Bling, Platinum Card Executive Realness, and Dripping in Jewels Eleganza
  • Challenge Winner: Adore Delano
  • Main Challenge Prize: A costume from Kicka Custom Design
  • Bottom Two: BenDeLaCreme and Darienne Lake
  • Lip-Sync Song: "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson
  • Eliminated: BenDeLaCreme
  • Farewell message: "Dear top 4- howz it going? I'm doing pretty good. Sometimes you have to have Mama Ru yell atcha a bunch of times before it sinks in. I guess I never reached that number of times, Darian. I knew the second I was up against you i waz out the door. You get it lady. I wish you all the luck in the world and only harbor enough resentment to write a long pointless message that you will have to clean and clean and clean and clean. But fo real tho you girlz are my heroes. XX BDLC"
7712"Sissy That Walk!"May 5, 2014 (2014-05-05)

  • Special Guests: Mathu Andersen and Jamal Sims
  • Main Challenge: Starring in RuPaul's music video Sissy That Walk as well as in two acting scenes
  • Lip Sync Song: "Sissy That Walk" by RuPaul
  • Eliminated: Darienne Lake
7813"Countdown To The Crown"May 12, 2014 (2014-05-12)
This week's episode takes a look back on the highlights, low-lights, and previously unseen footage from the season using various countdowns. In addition, past contestants Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Latrice Royale, Manila Luzon, Raja, Raven, Shangela Laquifa Wadley, Sharon Needles (impersonating Michelle Visage), and Tammie Brown also appeared, giving their opinions on the season and the contestants.
7914"The Finale"May 19, 2014 (2014-05-19)

Wigs fly as the queens discuss the drama of the season. Plus, both "America's Next Drag Superstar" and "Miss Congeniality" are crowned

  • Miss Congeniality: BenDeLaCreme
  • Runners-up: Adore Delano and Courtney Act
  • Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season Six: Bianca Del Rio

Controversy[edit]

After use of the term "Shemale" in the "Female or She-male?" challenge of episode 4 led to complaints over transphobic slang, Logo temporarily removed the episode from all platforms and will no longer use "You've got she-mail" as the mini-challenge intro.[25] Episode 4 was eventually put back up on streaming services with the "Female or She-Male?" mini-challenge segment removed.

Soundtrack[edit]

In this season the theme song for the series remains unchanged from the original season, only being condensed to a shorter length to allow for more show time.[citation needed] As in previous seasons, while RuPaul enters walking the runway before the judging each episode his song "Cover Girl" plays; an instrumental version of the song continues to play while he introduces the judges and celebrity guests. The main musical change-up of the season comes during the runway while each contestant struts, modeling their looks. As in each previous season the song changes to promote more album and/or single sales for RuPaul. The song this season played during the segment is "Sissy That Walk", from RuPaul's album Born Naked. Also from the album "Dance with U" plays at the end of each episode while the remaining queens dance on the runway, exiting the stage.

Born Naked essentially serves as a soundtrack for the season. Its release coincided with the season premiere, primarily for promotional reasons.[citation needed] However, in the time just after Logo's release of the season 6 "Meet the Queens" interviews, which announced and introduced the season's cast, an album entitled The CoverGurlz was released digitally presented by RuPaul, meant to promote the upcoming season.[citation needed] The single "Oh No She Better Don't" was also released during the season.

"Oh No She Better Don't"[edit]

"Oh No She Better Don't"
Single by RuPaul and DJ ShyBoy featuring The Cast of Rupaul's Drag Race Season 6
ReleasedMarch 31, 2014
Formatdigital download
Recorded2013
Genre
Length2:42
LabelWorld of Wonder
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)DJ ShyBoy
RuPaul singles chronology
"Geronimo"
(2014)
"Oh No She Better Don't"
(2014)
"Sissy That Walk"
(2014)
Rupaul's Drag Race Cast singles chronology
"Can I Get an Amen?"
(2013)
"Oh No She Better Don't"
(2014)

Following the airing of episode six, RuPaul and DJ ShyBoy released the single "Oh No She Better Don't," along with its music video made during the episode's main challenge, online. The song and video feature RuPaul and all of the queens still standing as of episode six.

Background[edit]

In episode six, the cast was broken up to form two rap groups. Darienne Lake won the mini challenge, so she was given the ability to choose four contestants to form her group. For her own group she chose Laganja Estranja, Bianca Del Rio, and Adore Delano and Courtney Act as they appeared on "American Idol" and "Australian Idol" respectively. Leaving BenDeLaCreme, Joslyn Fox, Milk, and Trinity K. Bonet to form the opposing group. Darienne, Laganja, Bianca, Adore, and Courtney formed the group "The Panty Hos." BenDeLaCreme, Joslyn, Milk, and Trinity named their group "Ru-Tang Clan," a play on words referencing the Wu-Tang Clan. For the challenge, BenDeLaCreme took on the stage name "Creminem" after rapper Eminem. The queens were directed by guest judges Eve and Trina.

It was announced in the episode that DJ ShyBoy would produce the song. The queens were responsible for writing their own lyrics. Though the queens filmed their music video for the episode, their vocals were recorded in an unknown studio off camera. RuPaul's part in the song was co-written by DJ ShyBoy (Jason Arnold) and Mark Nubar. RuPaul and ShyBoy recorded their vocals at The Spaceman Agency in Hollywood, CA with co-producer Mark Nubar.[26][27]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed and produced during the episode. It was at least partially directed by female rappers Eve and Trina as they advised the queens during the filming.[26] However the video was primarily directed and produced by World of Wonder, the same company that produces "Rupaul's Drag Race". The video was released to YouTube on World of Wonder's account on April 2, 2014, two days after the single's release,[28] but was aired on Logo during the episode before the episode's judging portion.[26]

Release and track listing[edit]

On March 31, 2014, the song became available on iTunes.[29]

  • iTunes single
  1. "Oh No She Better Don't" (featuring The Cast of Rupaul's Drag Race Season 6) – 2:42

RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz[edit]

RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz
"RuPaul Presents-The CoverGurls" (album cover).jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedJanuary 28, 2014 (2014-01-28)
Recorded2013
GenreDance
Length49:27
LabelWorld of Wonder
RuPaul chronology
SuperGlam DQ
(2011)
RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz
(2014)
Born Naked
(2014)

RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz is a 2014 compilation album by entertainer RuPaul, featuring the season 6 cast of his show RuPaul's Drag Race. The album was released on January 28, 2014.[30][31] The album was only released digitally to iTunes and Amazon.[30][32]

Background[edit]

Although previous winners and top-three contestants have been given the chance to collaborate with RuPaul either on a song[a] or by performing in one of the artist's music videos, respectively, this album marks the first time in RuPaul's Drag Race history that an album has been produced which features every contestant from the season.

The compilation consists of 14 covers of songs previously released by RuPaul, performed by all of the RuPaul's Drag Race season 6 contestants. It features tracks originally from RuPaul's albums Champion and Glamazon, as well as his extended play SuperGlam DQ, and the 2013 non-album single "Lick It Lollipop". The album also features an outtake from Champion entitled "Let's Turn the Night", reproduced with new vocals by Jason Carter and Miles Davis Moody of the RuPaul's Drag Race pit crew. April Carrión's cover of "Sexy Drag Queen" also features Jipsta from the original version of the song.[b][32]

As promotion for both the season's contestants and the, then, upcoming season, each contestant is also featured in a short music video for their cover ending with a montage of clips from their respective audition tapes.[33] World of Wonder also produced a music video for the pit crew's song "Let's Turn the Night",[34] which also promoted RuPaul's, then, recently released fragrance Glamazon, released as part of a limited edition make-up line with Colorevolution Cosmetics.[35]

Release history[edit]

Before the compilation's release, RuPaul confirmed on Twitter that a new album, in which each of the Season 6 contestants covered a song from his catalog, would be coming out.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

The week of release the compilation album debuted at number 6 on the iTunes Dance album chart.[36]

Track listing[edit]

(All writing credits adapted from the liner notes of the albums the songs originally appeared.)

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Let's Turn the Night" (featuring The Pit Crew)3:40
2."Ladyboy" (featuring Gia Gunn)
  • RuPaul Charles*Lucian Piane
2:33
3."Tranny Chaser" (featuring Joslyn Fox)
  • RuPaul Charles*Lucian Piane
3:56
4."I Bring the Beat" (featuring Vivacious)
  • RuPaul Charles*Lucian Piane
3:22
5."Superstar" (featuring Adore Delano)
  • RuPaul Charles*Lucian Piane
3:29
6."Click Clack (Make Dat Money)" (featuring Bianca Del Rio)
  • RuPaul Charles*Lucian Piane
3:09
7."Destiny Is Mine" (featuring Milk)
  • RuPaul Charles*Lucian Piane
2:58
8."Devil Made Me Do It" (featuring BenDeLaCreme)
  • RuPaul Charles*Lucian Piane
2:59
9."Lick It Lollipop" (featuring Darienne Lake)
3:13
10."Glamazon" (featuring Magnolia Crawford)
  • RuPaul Charles*Lucian Piane
4:02
11."Main Event" (featuring Kelly Mantle)
  • RuPaul Charles*Lucian Piane
2:52
12."Champion" (featuring Courtney Act)
  • RuPaul Charles*Lucian Piane
3:27
13."Jealous of My Boogie" (featuring Laganja Estranja)
  • RuPaul Charles*Lucian Piane
3:06
14."Cover Girl" (featuring Trinity K. Bonet)
  • RuPaul Charles*Lucian Piane
3:01
15."Sexy Drag Queen" (featuring April Carrión with Jipsta)
  • RuPaul Charles
3:40
Total length:49:27

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Contestant progress is referenced through the episodes from LogoTV, alongside the episodes published on iTunes Store.[11]
  2. ^ A preview of the first episode was unveiled on February 17, showing all but the lipsync.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lambe, Stacy (February 19, 2014). "Meet RuPaul's Drag Race's New, Bulgier Pit Crew". out.com, Popnography. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Shumaker, Jason; Jake Slane (January 13, 2014). ""LET THE TRANSFORMATIONS BEGIN!..."RUPAULS DRAG RACE" RETURNS TO LOGO TV FOR A SIXTH SEASON ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH AT 9 PM ET/PT". Logo Press Room. Logo. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  3. ^ Rezsnyak, Eric. "The Lake Effect". City Newspaper. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  4. ^ "Biography". Joslyn Fox official site. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
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