Born RuPaul Andre Charles on November 17, 1960 in San Diego, California, this ubiquitous Amazonian superstar has made a success in recording, film and television. After a short stint in Atlanta selling used cars and making underground films, RuPaul hit the New York nightclub scene with his own brand of "terror" drag. He became a well-known club kid, but soon found himself back in Atlanta. After some time on the streets, he found himself back in San Diego with his mother, whom he described as "the fiercest drag queen I've ever known" .

Revitalized and focused, the 6' 4" (6' 7" in wig and heels) RuPaul soon returned to New York with a glamorous new image and upbeat attitude. His 1993 hit "Supermodel" propelled him into the national spotlight, which led to unprecedented national fame for a drag diva. He starred in a hit show at the Las Vegas Sahara Hotel in 1993, and had his own VH1 talk/variety show in 1996 which lasted three seasons. He appeared in (to name but a few) the films "But I'm a Cheerleader", "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar", "The Brady Bunch Movie", and "Crooklyn" as well as the TV series "Port Charles", "Veronica's Closet", "Nash Bridges", "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch". Currently Ru has his own New York WKTV radio talk show and is the spokesmodel for M.A.C. cosmetics, where he is the co-chairman for the M.A.C. Aids Fund.
Sex Freak (Funtone USA/Freak 23; LP, 1985)

Ping Ting Ting (Funtone USA; 12" single)
StarBooty (Funtone USA; LP, 1986)
-also (Funtone USA; CD, 199?)
StarBooty's Revenge(CD, 199?)
Supermodel Of The World [You Better Work] (Tommy Boy TBCD 542; CD single,1992)
Supermodel Of The World [You Better Work] (Tommy Boy ULT 9538-0; 12" Single, 1992)
Supermodel Of The World [You Better Work] (Tommy Boy 1058; CD, 1993)
A Shade Shady (Tommy Boy TBCD 578, CD Single, 1993)
A Shade Shady (Tommy Boy TB 588; 12" Single, 1993)
Back to My Roots (Tommy Boy TBCD 565; CD single, 1993)
Back To My Roots (Tommy Boy TBI 1012; 12' single) ITALY
Little Drummer Boy (Tommy Boy TBCD 7593; CD single, 1993)
Little Drummer Boy (Tommy Boy; 12" single, 1993)
Little Drummer Boy (Liberation Records, CD single, 1993) [Australia?]
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About RuPaul But Were Afraid To Ask (Tommy Boy; TBCD 93, 1993)
-This was a promotional CD for RuPaul's first Tommy Boy recordings and contains many short sound bites for DJ and radio play.
House Of Love/Supermodel (1993)
House Of Love (Tommy Boy UCRDG29; CD single, 1994) UK, pop-up case

House Of Love/Back to My Roots (12" single, Picture disc)
House Of Love/Back To My Roots (Tommy Boy UCR 231993; 7" single) UK
Don't Go Breaking My Heart (MCA12-54796; 12" single, 1993)
-duet with Elton John
-also on Elton John: Duets (MCA 10926; CD, 1993)
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (Atlas Records; 12" single, 1994)
-also on The Addams Family Values (Soundtrack) (1993)
Wigstock (Soundtrack)(1994)
Performs the song "Free To Be"
Foxy Lady (Rhino R2 72256; CD, 1996)
Snapshot (Rhino PR 7204; 12" single, 1996)
Snapshot (Rhino 76032; CD single 1996)
I'm Coming Out (Various Artists, 1996)
Features "Free To Be"
A Little Bit Of Love (Rhino 7227; 12" Single 1996)
Little Bit Of Love (Rhino 76034; CD Single, 1997)
Celebrate (Rhino Records 2430; 12 Single, 1997) (Promo)
Ho Ho Ho (Rhino Records; CD, 1997)
RuPaul, The Red-Nosed Drag Queen (12" single, 1997)
It's Raining Men . . . the sequel (BMG/Logic LOC 268; 12" single, 1997)
It's Raining Men . . . the sequel (CD, 1998)
-duet with Martha Wash
Supermodel Of The World (rerelease CD, 1999)
The Extravaganza MegaMix (Tommy Boy; CD/12" single, 1999) Germany

Plus, for the completists (and DJs) out there, RuPaul's various dance mixes have appeared on the following compilation trade records:
House of Love: Discotech DT-15; CD, 1992, Track 6
Back to My Roots: Discotech DT-20; CD, 1993, Track 4
Back to My Roots: Hot Tracks CD-12-04; CD. 1993, Track 1
Shade Shady: Discotech DT-22; CD, 1993, Track 5
Shade Shady: Hot Tracks CD-12-06; CD, 1993, Track 1
Shade Shady: Promo Only M-CLUB-1993-09; CD, September 1993, Track 9
Supermodel: Power House PH-16; CD, 1993, Track 4
Free to Be: Hot Tracks CD-14-06; CD, 1995, Track 2
Free To Be: Promo Only M-CLUB-1995-07; CD, July 1995, Track 2
Snapshot: Hot Tracks CD-15-07; CD, 1996, Track 3
Snapshot: Hot Tracks NRG-30V; 12 inch vinyl, 1996, Track A2
Snapshot: Promo Only M-CLUB-1996-11; CD, November 1996, Track 4
Celebrate: Promo Only U-CLUB-1997-10; CD, October 1997, Track 7