“Beauty Marked” is the debut album from American drag queen, Miss Fame. The album was released 9 June and has since had two singles, “Rubber Doll” and “Instafame”. Miss Fame has always been relatively popular due to her YouTube channel. She is an accomplished make up artist and there are many tutorials available on her channel. Her popularity rose further when she appeared on season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that she blew us (and the other queens of her season) out of the water. I loved Miss Fame while she was on RPDR. She served us couture and elegance every week on the runway. However, her personal interviews showed us a goofier side to her and that the cosmic queen could be down to earth too.
I did not think she was much of a singer or songwriter. I was thoroughly impressed when I found out that she had written all of the songs on “Beauty Marked” bar co-writing “Miss Fame” with Alaska 5000 and “I Run The Runway” with her fashionista sister, Violet Chachki. Listening to each of the songs you can tell that she did write them. If y’all didn’t know Fame is a brand before, you do now. Seriously though, I love how she truly encapsulated her personality into her album. Her love for outer space, glamour and couture really shines through.
“Beauty Marked” gives us a great variety of styles of music. It does stick within the borders of pop and dance. However, I feel there is a balance of songs you’d dance to in the club and ambient, slow songs to relax to.
In all honesty, there may be one I don’t like as much as the rest, but there isn’t a bad song on this album. My top three would be “All We Are Is Magic”, “Diamond Life” and “Miss Fame”. I completely live for the 90’s style beat that kicks in during the chorus of “Diamond Life”.
I would give this album a 4.5 rating for sure. In my opinion, this is some of the best music that a Drag Racer has ever produced. Drag queens’ music is notorious for its use of cheesy beats and heavy auto-tune but neither is evident in “Beauty Marked”.