This Pride Month, Billboard is connecting queer artists with some of their musical heroes and biggest influences
How can you help LGBTQ people succeed in the music industry? One easy step: Share your networks and make introductions. So for Pride Month, Billboard is connecting queer artists with some of their musical heroes — who also happen to be major allies to the community — to get career advice.
Here, rising pop star Gia Woods — who's readying her upcoming Cut Season EP after dropping sparkling tunes like “Only a Girl” and “One Big Party” — gets tips on staying true to yourself from Nelly Furtado, who released her most recent studio album, The Ride, in 2017 (and whom Woods cites as an influence on tracks like “Naive”).