Brooke Lynn Hytes releases first ever recording, “Queen of the North”
All Hail the Queen! To celebrate her 35th birthday on March 11th, Brooke Lynn Hytes announced the forthcoming release of her first single, Queen of the North, that also features Canada’s Drag Race winner Priyanka. The music video for “Queen of the North” was officially released on Mar. 24 on LiveNation.com, sponsored by Absolut Canada, and is available to purchase everywhere on Mar. 25 at 6 p.m. ET. The track is a sure-fire hit with a built-in classic Brooke Lynn attitude!
“After years of swearing up, down, and around the corner that I would never release a single, I have decided that the world would really just be a better place with my angelic voice in it. You are all so welcome. I can promise that ‘Queen of the North’ will have fans dancing and laughing and the music video will be a truly iconic experience – but most of all, it will send an important reminder, to always address me as Your Majesty. Lastly, I would like to dedicate this single to Bianca Del Rio who has always believed in, and fostered, my musical ability.” — Brooke Lynn Hytes
Songwriters for “Queen of the North” are Leah Allyce Canali and Stacey Kay. The track is produced by Cooper Maden and Kevin Howley. Costume Designers are Dallas Coulter, Leelando, and Thomas Ogden. Hair is by Timmy Willy, Wigs and Grace, and Edward Scissorhands with makeup by Kalyd Odeh. The music video is produced by Brad Hammer Productions and features drag stars Aurora Sexton, Sasha Colby, and Arisce Wanzer with choreography by Hollywood Jade. The music video is sponsored by Absolut Canada in partnership with Live Nation Canada.
About Brooke Lynn Hytes
Equal parts ballerina, showgirl, and 90’s supermodel, Brooke Lynn Hytes is drag perfection. The Toronto native is a classically trained ballet dancer who attended the National Ballet School of Canada. She began her foray into drag by travelling the world and performing as a principal ballerina with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo – an all-male drag ballet company. Hytes then set her sights on the world of drag, winning multiple pageants including the coveted Miss Continental crown in the U.S. in 2014. She earned a residency at the famous Play Dance Bar in Nashville, TN in 2015 and became the first Canadian to appear on cultural phenomenon, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Throughout the show, she became known for her polished runway looks and iconic lip sync performances. Hytes is a beloved Canadian icon who has garnered fans worldwide and cemented her place in history as the first drag queen to be tweeted by @canada, Canada’s official Twitter account. She has also collaborated with top brands LaNeige, Absolut, Squarespace, Gillette, Fido, Bud Light, Trojan, Lyft, and MAC Cosmetics and performed in iconic venues around the world. Hytes appeared on Season 1 of Canada’s Drag Race as a permanent judge.
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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.