Another hot queer artist
Omar Apollo is the Mexican Frank Ocean
|by Anonymous||reply 144||May 13, 2023 1:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 2, 2022 3:59 PM|
Is he as dodgy at labels as Frank Ocean is?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 2, 2022 4:14 PM|
He identifies as “queer.” Not gay
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 2, 2022 4:15 PM|
Idk why but I rarely find Mexicans or South American men attractive or nice-looking. Not a consciously racist thing, I just generally don’t see any that look hot or beautiful to my eyes. Guess I need to see more and pay more attention, broaden the horizons some.
Actor and former pro-wrestler Paul London (née Garcia) is about the only Mexican man I’ve ever laid eyes on who I thought was really handsome. And I found out years after knowing of him that he’s only half-Mexican, anyways (his father is white Texan).
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 2, 2022 4:27 PM|
He seems not to be happening, poor thing, I wonder why?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 2, 2022 4:55 PM|
He’s very cute
|by Anonymous||reply 6||September 2, 2022 5:15 PM|
Fucking love Frank Ocean, what happened to him?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 2, 2022 5:18 PM|
Frank is so reclusive and stingy with music it has exhausted his potential fan base
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 2, 2022 5:23 PM|
Funny you say that, OP, because Ocean and Apollo were spotted yachting together in Italy recently
|by Anonymous||reply 9||September 2, 2022 5:24 PM|
[Quote] He identifies as “queer.” Not gay
Not true. He did an interview for NPR upon the release of his debut album, Ivory. He identifies as "very gay."
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 2, 2022 5:25 PM|
Frank Ocean has been reduced to yacht boy?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 2, 2022 5:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 2, 2022 5:26 PM|
[Quote] He seems not to be happening, poor thing, I wonder why?
His music is all over the place in terms of style. He still needs to find his own sound.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||September 2, 2022 5:27 PM|
We don't need another "queer bi" idiot like Frank Ocean.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 2, 2022 5:33 PM|
R10 “very gay”? So there are degrees now?😂
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 2, 2022 5:35 PM|
[Quote] RASCOE: You've been very open about your sexuality and your lyrics. And it's something that has drawn a lot of fans to you. You have a lot of queer fans. But you're not someone who leans into capital R representation. Do you feel it's your position that you would rather just have your records speak for themselves? You have records where you're talking about him, the guy that you are feeling. Would rather just leave it at that?
[Quote] APOLLO: I don't really care. In the beginning, I was trying to be mysterious.
APOLLO: But I'm very gay.
RASCOE: (Laughter) OK. So you're very gay.
APOLLO: It's funny - every time in interviews, you don't like to - do I really come off like that?
RASCOE: Well, I'm reading the other interviews. Maybe he don't like to say.
APOLLO: No, no, no. I do. I'm totally about it. I'm so with it. I just - I don't know. Maybe I was trying to be mysterious, trying to keep the mystique. You know what I'm saying?
APOLLO: But then, you know what? I don't even care anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 2, 2022 5:41 PM|
R15 it's fucking narcissistic bullshit. You are either gay or you aren't. There isn't any levels to being gay. Exclusively same sex attracted is gay. End of story. Gay means gay. The idiots who describe themselves in "percentages" of being gay are just low IQ "queer" bisexuals who love to fuck up the definition of gay/homosexual and blur the lines for their narcissistic entertainment.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 2, 2022 5:42 PM|
Some of your are so prickly. He was clearly saying that there's no ambiguity. He's not bisexual. He's gay. Very fuckin' gay. But humorless assholes of DL can't let shit go.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||September 2, 2022 5:44 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 2, 2022 5:45 PM|
R18 well if he really is gay and was just making it absolutely crystal clear that he isn't sexually ambiguous like Frank Queer Bi Ocean and the countless others like Frank, then that's awesome! We need more ACTUAL GAY celebrities and GAY artists. This fluid ambiguous bullshit of 90% of the entertainment industry is actually making people more homophobic not less homophobic.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 2, 2022 5:52 PM|
Are there countless others like Frank? Very few male celebrities speak on their same sex attraction.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 2, 2022 5:55 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 2, 2022 5:56 PM|
[Quote]We need more ACTUAL GAY celebrities and GAY artists. This fluid ambiguous bullshit of 90% of the entertainment industry is actually making people more homophobic not less homophobic.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 2, 2022 8:29 PM|
[Quote] I am interested to see how quickly Hollywood welcomes him back and forgets....as well as his so called fans.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 2, 2022 8:30 PM|
How does sexual fluidity make people more homophobic? Empirical evidence says otherwise
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 2, 2022 8:39 PM|
I'm not feelin the stache.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 5, 2022 3:48 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 5, 2022 4:07 AM|
I’m gonna take my time….
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 8, 2022 2:07 AM|
[quote] He identifies as "very gay."
BOSSY POWER BOTTOM.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 8, 2022 2:11 AM|
He's quite average looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 8, 2022 2:12 AM|
Well one of his song lyrics is reminiscing about blowing the backout of a guy (who has a gf).
|by Anonymous||reply 31||September 8, 2022 2:13 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 32||September 8, 2022 2:13 AM|
[quote] Well one of his song lyrics is reminiscing about blowing the backout of a guy (who has a gf).
Miss Apollo is the only MARY getting her "back blown out."
|by Anonymous||reply 33||September 8, 2022 2:20 AM|
Well, whoever gets to give him a pearl necklace is fortunate.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 8, 2022 2:21 AM|
This song is beautiful. He should blow up.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||September 15, 2022 5:07 PM|
I like it
|by Anonymous||reply 36||September 15, 2022 5:20 PM|
Why has the song gone up so much in streams? TikTok?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||September 15, 2022 5:50 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||September 15, 2022 6:28 PM|
It's nice to hear him backed by a vocal chorus, though they sing better than he does. He needs to work on his breath support. If "Evergreen" takes off, I suspect he'll make a full Nu Soul record. I'm not here for the corny Mexican song at the start.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||September 16, 2022 4:48 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 40||September 16, 2022 6:35 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||September 29, 2022 9:25 PM|
Blue nail polish, no thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||September 29, 2022 9:49 PM|
He is very attractive
|by Anonymous||reply 43||September 29, 2022 9:55 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 44||September 30, 2022 12:18 AM|
Climbing the Charts
Omar Apollo scores his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 1) with his budding hit “Evergreen.”
The song, released in April via Warner Records, debuts at No. 62 with 7.4 million U.S. streams (up 70%) in the Sept. 16-22 tracking week, according to Luminate. It also opens at No. 35 on all-genre Streaming Songs chart.
The surge can be attributed in part to the singer-songwriter’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 15, in honor of Latinx Heritage Month. Omar Apollo performed “Evergreen,” along with “En El Olvido,” “Petrified” and “Endlessly.”
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 30, 2022 12:19 AM|
“ Evergreen” has also expanded its reach thanks to TikTok, where a portion of the song’s bridge has been used in nearly 300,000 clips.
Omar Apollo (real name Omar Velasco; Apollo plays on his middle name, Apolonio), 25, first appeared on a Billboard chart in August 2019 with his EP Friends. The set debuted and peaked at No. 19 on Heatseekers Albums.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||September 30, 2022 12:20 AM|
NPR Tiny Desk Concert
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 30, 2022 5:09 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 30, 2022 2:55 PM|
The Tiny Desk concert was linked at r39.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||September 30, 2022 3:14 PM|
Reaction to meme
|by Anonymous||reply 50||October 2, 2022 4:51 AM|
I tried listening to his album a couple months ago and was bored to tears.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||October 2, 2022 5:01 AM|
It's very short.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||October 2, 2022 5:09 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 53||October 2, 2022 10:00 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||October 8, 2022 3:22 AM|
Work on your live vocals, Omar. "Go Away" was shit on Fallon (Kimmel?) and GMA. And tour with a trio of dedicated backing vocalists, not just your dirtbag buddies.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||October 8, 2022 8:58 AM|
Someone has a nasty character flaw of envy. It's also a grave sin ⬆️
|by Anonymous||reply 56||October 8, 2022 12:08 PM|
Shawn Mendes could learn a thing from Omar
|by Anonymous||reply 57||October 8, 2022 4:50 PM|
Mexican-American. Born in Indiana.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||October 8, 2022 6:39 PM|
[Quote] Someone has a nasty character flaw of envy. It's also a grave sin ⬆️
No one envies and underdog, dear. My post was constructive.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||October 8, 2022 8:08 PM|
Not sure someone with his level of fame and acclaim is currently an “underdog.”
|by Anonymous||reply 60||October 8, 2022 8:12 PM|
He's received a push. That's not the same as fame.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||October 8, 2022 8:19 PM|
A somewhat awkward interview. The host doesn't help.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||October 9, 2022 5:17 PM|
He’s very cute
|by Anonymous||reply 63||October 9, 2022 7:06 PM|
I love his chill vibe
|by Anonymous||reply 64||October 9, 2022 7:10 PM|
Like Frank, women love Omar
|by Anonymous||reply 65||October 9, 2022 7:14 PM|
[Quote] women love Omar
Who gives a fuck? This is DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||October 9, 2022 8:11 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||October 9, 2022 8:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 68||October 9, 2022 8:31 PM|
Because i love it when nonstraight dudes are attractive to women. Heightens my interest in them, as well as signals cultural progress.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||October 9, 2022 8:36 PM|
[Quote] when nonstraight dudes are attractive to women. Heightens my interest in them
It is to laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||October 9, 2022 8:44 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 71||October 9, 2022 9:55 PM|
A Chorus Line?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||October 9, 2022 10:16 PM|
Short interview. These host must be volunteers.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||October 13, 2022 10:34 PM|
He’s struggling to climb the Billboard Hot 100.
Last week, his song “Evergreen” was at 51.
This week, it fell down to 60. Its peak position was 51. Not a good sign.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||October 18, 2022 2:47 PM|
Lack of radio play?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||October 18, 2022 4:38 PM|
He just can't make it, for some reason. And I don't see him making in the future either.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||October 18, 2022 6:05 PM|
He has yet to find his own sound. The track with Pharrell was ass. His Prince knockoffs are just that.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||October 18, 2022 6:26 PM|
Is he a bottom?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||October 18, 2022 6:31 PM|
I hope not.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||October 21, 2022 3:25 AM|
[quote] He's not bisexual. He's gay. Very fuckin' gay
Where? Show us.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||October 21, 2022 3:28 AM|
Well, well, well...
|by Anonymous||reply 81||October 21, 2022 3:31 AM|
[quote]I don't really care. I feel like in the beginning, I was trying to be mysterious and stuff, but now I'm just like — I'm very gay, so I'm just like, whatever. It's funny, every time I'm doing an interview, they're like, "You don't like to..." I'm like, "Damn, do I really come off like that?" [laughs] But no, I'm totally about it. Maybe I was trying to keep the mystique, you understand? But I don't even care anymore [laughs].
|by Anonymous||reply 82||October 21, 2022 4:10 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 83||October 21, 2022 4:19 AM|
R4 is old, white, and saggy
|by Anonymous||reply 84||October 21, 2022 4:36 AM|
He's clearly trying to go the showman route (from 1:30 onwards).
|by Anonymous||reply 85||October 23, 2022 4:29 AM|
And just like Frank Ocean and Sam Smith, the majority of his listeners are probably young women or the men who are trying to fuck them. Gay guys are listening to music by women.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||October 23, 2022 4:56 AM|
I don't believe men are listening to Omar in an attempt to impress girls.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||October 23, 2022 5:01 AM|
R86, you say that like it’s a bad thing dude
|by Anonymous||reply 88||October 23, 2022 5:05 AM|
R20 So bi people should stop being bi and force themselves to be gay, just to please you?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||October 23, 2022 5:09 AM|
I've just realized that poster ISN'T named Dark Minge Lord.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||October 23, 2022 5:17 AM|
R88 It's just noticeable to me that gay male artists fail to make music that I, a gay man, can never really enjoy or get excited about. Also, R87, so many young men are so pussy starved, that yes, they do listen to music that women like so that they can have something to relate with them. I had a roommate who listened to Lorde, Taylor Swift, and One Direction as if it was a homework assignment, because he noticed a bunch of the girls he was friends with or matching with on Tinder liked them.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||October 23, 2022 5:23 AM|
That was his excuse, hon.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||October 23, 2022 5:24 AM|
[Quote] It's just noticeable to me that gay male artists fail to make music that I, a gay man, can never really enjoy or get excited about.
Do you enjoy Sinitta?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||October 23, 2022 5:25 AM|
R91, straight dudes like Frank Ocean because he speaks to them, not to get women. Don’t make up wild lies
|by Anonymous||reply 94||October 23, 2022 5:42 AM|
Omar is hot 🥵
|by Anonymous||reply 95||October 23, 2022 6:20 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 96||October 29, 2022 5:30 AM|
His stage wear has got more flamboyant since fully coming out.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||November 10, 2022 7:31 AM|
R69, that's bullshit, you need to stop chasing hetero validation. So homophobic.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||November 10, 2022 9:11 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 99||November 14, 2022 3:57 PM|
[quote] Omar Apollo is the Mexican Frank Ocean
And pink is the navy blue of India.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||November 14, 2022 4:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 101||November 17, 2022 8:12 AM|
I love his music, but I wish he'd get back to that more guitar-based, indie rocker sound. He had a little R&B Jeff Buckley thing going on in his early projects that was nice ('Unbothered', 'Two of Us', 'U Got Me'). This recent one has some great songs like 'Evergreen' and 'Invincible', but outside of a few it was so overproduced and poppy, jumping from genre to genre and not cohesive at all. Too many digital effects they put on his voice too - although he isn't really a great vocalist so I get why.
He sings about men in his songs a lot more frequently and openly than Frank Ocean (or even Steve Lacy). As a bi guy I'm happy to have him around, I just would rather he be on his own path as a great artist, than the industry's path as a great financial success. His team are pushing him HARD this year (part of the coming out is all the PR) and it's slowly working. He's probably one viral tik tok song and a terrible acting performance on an episode of Euphoria away from really exploding into the mainstream.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||November 17, 2022 12:00 PM|
The music will have to be bullet proof for him to break through. He can't rely on making women wet.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||November 17, 2022 12:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 104||November 19, 2022 9:38 PM|
OMG SEX ON A ST!CK!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||November 19, 2022 9:44 PM|
Women love him
|by Anonymous||reply 106||November 19, 2022 10:15 PM|
Hush, Uncle Tom at r106.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||November 20, 2022 2:40 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 108||November 20, 2022 6:14 PM|
Guys that look like this….
|by Anonymous||reply 109||November 24, 2022 7:40 PM|
I saw Omar on his "Protoype" tour yesterday. The show was soldout. He hit the stage in a black shiny, sequined suit that was a cross between Judy Garland and Prince. He is tall which makes him sexier. He's also agile and his signature move is a twirl, like MJ.
The audience was the most diverse collection of Zoomers I've ever seen at a concert. My gaydar short-circuited, I could not tell who was what. There were same-sex, opposite sex, intersex and indeterminate-sex couples. EVERYONE screamed like a teenage girl at the start of each song and when he would twirl. "Evergreen" was a loud sing-along that climaxed in ear-splitting screams from the crowd. The show was in a theater but they stood the whole time, even during ballads.
Judging from this reaction, he is clearly striking a chord and finding his audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||November 28, 2022 4:40 PM|
Some people actually don't think he's gay
|by Anonymous||reply 111||November 29, 2022 6:32 AM|
R89, how homophobic are you, creep?
|by Anonymous||reply 112||November 30, 2022 6:09 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 113||December 1, 2022 12:34 AM|
The Bi Troll claims that queer people who aren't gay are homophobic by virtue of their existence.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||December 1, 2022 12:43 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 115||December 1, 2022 12:44 AM|
[quote] He had a little R&B Jeff Buckley thing going on in his early projects that was nice ('Unbothered', 'Two of Us', 'U Got Me').
Vocally, he's not really as distinct as Buckley and certainly doesn't have the same caliber of instrument. I like him, though. He's got pizzazz.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||December 1, 2022 7:29 PM|
R114, no dummy it's their insistence that everyone is a on a fucking spectrum and there are no truly gay people. That shit is homophobic and you don't have to be a troll to see through the bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||December 2, 2022 5:32 AM|
The truly gay people are on one end of the spectrum and the truly het people are on the other end... Where's the homophobia?
|by Anonymous||reply 118||December 2, 2022 5:34 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 119||December 2, 2022 4:09 PM|
I wonder if he's fucking Shawn Mendes?
|by Anonymous||reply 120||December 2, 2022 5:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 121||December 2, 2022 5:47 PM|
[quote] I wonder if he's fucking Shawn Mendes?
No. They are sexually incompatible -- unless they really only like oral.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||December 2, 2022 6:06 PM|
Tiktok loves Omar
|by Anonymous||reply 123||December 2, 2022 6:15 PM|
The NC state Technician: On Sunday, Nov. 20, Omar Apollo won every heart in the sold-out venue of the Ritz in Raleigh. The 25-year-old R&B singer from Indiana is fairly new to the music scene, though you wouldn’t know it from the electric crowd of 1,400 people singing along to every word. This may be his first tour, but Apollo knows what he’s doing on stage.
The Ritz itself seems very boring and quiet from the outside, but once you step through the doors, you're greeted by the buzz of excited young people and friendly staff. The dark interior and crowded floorspace gets everyone in the mood to dance (and so do the bars stationed in the back of the room).
Opening for Apollo was Ravyn Lenae, who just released her first album "Hypnos,"which, after about four years of relative silence from the artist, did not disappoint. Although her voice was soft and high, it was strong and had an incredible range; it had a fierceness about it that was mimicked in her bright red costume.
Lenae had a calm presence and was clearly at home on the stage. With every song she performed, you could tell that her soul was in it. She performed some of her more upbeat songs like “M.I.A.” and “Xtasy,” which got the crowd fired up. Her R&B-mixed-with-soul sound was an awesome warmup for the crowd.
Apollo himself was warmly welcomed by the noisy crowd of fans and spent the rest of the concert in a sort of witty discourse with the audience. He was incredibly interactive with the crowd, and the crowd was interactive with him. He fed off of their boisterous energy and had everyone singing along and dancing. He stuck to songs from his latest album “Ivory,” such as “Talk” and “Killing Me.”
His songs incorporated aspects of both his American and Spanish backgrounds, as seen in his songs “En El Olvido” and “Tamagotchi.” Others like “Evergreen,” which you’ve probably heard on TikTok at some point, were more soulful, heartfelt songs every one of us can relate to. Evergreen’s famous lines: “You know you really made me hate myself, had to stop before I’d break myself, should have broken off to date myself, you didn’t deserve me at all,” emphasize Apollo’s heartache.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||December 2, 2022 6:17 PM|
You think he was fronting with the lyric about "used to blow your back out"?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||December 2, 2022 6:24 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 126||December 2, 2022 9:38 PM|
r118, when you keep insisting everyone is bisexual, THAT's the fucking homophobia.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||December 4, 2022 12:10 AM|
Who insisted everyone is bisexual? On this thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||December 4, 2022 5:39 AM|
Rejected from art school
|by Anonymous||reply 129||December 6, 2022 1:55 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 130||December 10, 2022 1:42 AM|
"I just wanna sit down..."
Whatchu wanna sit down on?
|by Anonymous||reply 131||December 10, 2022 1:45 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 132||December 13, 2022 5:41 AM|
So hot and smooth
|by Anonymous||reply 133||December 13, 2022 1:00 PM|
I think this interviewer is into him.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||February 6, 2023 10:40 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 135||March 9, 2023 3:31 AM|
I love how that reaction clip shows Omar giving no reaction.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||March 9, 2023 4:21 AM|
It's militantly, radicalised, bitter, quisling queenies such as yourself that re-fan the flames of homophobia. You silly c*nts think transphobia isn't an extension or moving of goal posts of homophobia that reverts.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||March 17, 2023 8:46 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 138||March 18, 2023 5:22 AM|
R137, do you protect gay men or women who identify as men?
|by Anonymous||reply 139||March 18, 2023 9:17 PM|
Frank Ocean in da house
|by Anonymous||reply 140||March 25, 2023 5:22 PM|
Frank Ocean got all bitchy after his shitty Grammy performance; it completely took the air out of the absurd hype surrounding him as it revealed him to be an overrated hack.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||March 25, 2023 5:53 PM|
That performance did not negatively impact Frank’s career. His failure to produce new content has, and his near reclusive lifestyle
|by Anonymous||reply 142||March 25, 2023 6:12 PM|
Frank Ocean's young brother died not so long ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||March 26, 2023 2:22 AM|
When he realized he is gay
|by Anonymous||reply 144||May 13, 2023 1:42 PM|