Anne-Marie says she’s attracted to women

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Anne-Marie performs during Free Radio Live held at Genting Arena on November 11, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Pop star Anne-Marie has revealed that she’s attracted to women.

The British musician, who went to number one in more than 20 countries as a featured artist on Clean Bandit’s hit song “Rockabye,” has opened up about her sexuality.

The 27-year-old followed Demi Lovato, Kehlani and Janelle Monáe in coming out over the past two months.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21:  *** EDITORIAL USE ONLY IN RELATION TO THE BRIT AWARDS 2018*** Anne Marie attends The BRIT Awards 2018 held at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

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Like these American stars, Anne-Marie said her sexuality was not limited by gender.

The singer, who released her first album Speak Your Mind on April 27, told music publication The Line of Best Fit: “I’ve never ever just been attracted to men. I’ve never just been attracted to women.”

She continued: “I’ve never felt the need to tell anyone that I’m bisexual.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27:  Singer-songwriter Anne-Marie performs onstage at MTV's "Wonderland" LIVE Show on October 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for MTV)

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“I don’t feel like I am. I just feel like I’m attracted to who I like.

“I honestly feel like everyone is like that,” she added.

The rising star said the intention behind one of the songs on her new album, Perfect, was to pay tribute to and normalise differences.

The track covers a range of issues from body image to mental health with honesty, vulnerability and strength – and, crucially, in one line she sings about how she sees her sexuality.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15:  Anne Marie visits Kiss FM Studio's on March 15, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

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Anne-Marie tells listeners: “And I’ll love who I want to love, ’cause this love is gender-free.”


Pop star Hayley Kiyoko, who has been dubbed Lesbian Jesus by her fans, renamed 2018 as 20GayTeen, and she’s been proven completely right so far.

Singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko   (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for MTV)

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Either side of Kiyoko’s proudly lesbian album Expectations being released in March, musicians publicly declared that they were members of the LGBT community.

In March, Demi Lovato explained her sexuality, saying: “I’m very fluid, and I think love is love.

“You can find it in any gender.


“I like the freedom of being able to flirt with whoever I want.”

In April, Kehlani came out as queer, not long after she kissed Lovato on stage during a concert.

The 22-year-old singer made the announcement after years of public speculation and media reports labelling her as bisexual or a lesbian.

INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Singer Kehlani performs at The Forum on March 2, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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She wrote on Twitter: “cuz i keep geddin asked.. i’m queer. not bi, not straight. i’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non binary people, intersex people, trans people. lil poly pansexual papi hello good morning. does that answer your questions? ✨”

The two-time Grammy Award nominee added that “if ur attracted to a man and then change your energy up when you find out he’s sexually ambiguous or queer, thass gross.”

She told followers that “you bout to miss out on some fye s**t.”

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Recording artist/ actress Janelle Monae attends the "Dirty Computer" screening at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre on April 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Atlantic Records)

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And on April 26, Janelle Monáe came out as queer.

The 32-year-old singer ended years of rumours by calling herself “a queer black woman” who wasn’t sure if she was bisexual or pansexual, adding: “I’m open to learning more about who I am.”