Born this way

Born this way


Meet Dani, a 18 year old Spotify playlist curator from Utrecht, Netherlands…
“I'm Dani a 18 year old student from Utrecht. I'm gay and music is my passion. Especially Rihanna. Music is a big part of my life and I love to inspire people with the music I listen to.”
Be sure to follow Dani on IG: @dani_lucas_linden


When & why did you make your playlist?

I made my playlist back in 2015 when I came out of the closet. I finally accepted who i was and I didn't care anymore if anyone judged me for being a boy jamming to Beyonce or Lady Gaga. I made this playlist to leave the hard times behind and grow to the person I am now.


Describe your playlist. Perfect situation(s) for jamming include:

The playlist is made out of pop and rock music and some hip-hop and R&B. This is a playlist made for the LGBTQ+ community and a playlist full of classics from the 80s till now. Its the perfect playlist for a party with people who love to jam to music everyone knows. From Lady Gaga's Poker Face to Madonna's Like A Prayer.


What was the best concert you've ever attended and why? (Include as many details as you'd like: city / venue / when / with whom...)

P!nk. She literally flew over the crowd. It was amazing. Her voice was on point all night!


What kind of music / artists did you grow up listening to?

Rihanna. My sister was always a Rihanna fan and I didn't like her at first but after hearing We Found Love i became a real big fan. She got me through some hard times during High School and she was a big inspiration for my coming out. Im still so thankful my sister introduced me to Rihanna.


Who are your all-time favorite artists and why?

My favorite artist of all time is Rihanna. She inspires me and I'm a part of the Rihanna Navy for 6 years now. I even have a tattoo from her logo on my arm. I also love other queens like Katy Perry, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj. I also love the old diva's like Cher, Madonna and Celine Dion.