Neil Tennant is a British singer and songwriter most famous for being part of the synthpop duo the Pet Shop Boys. Born in Newcastle in 1954, he moved to London in the 1970s to study and soon became part of the popular music world through music journalism. In 1981 he formed the Pet Shop Boys with Chris Lowe. They topped the charts with their re-released debut song "West End Girls" in numerous countries in 1985-6. Since then, they have released 65 singles, 14 studio albums and 3 soundtracks. Tennant has also done solo and other collaborative projects. In 1994 he came out as gay in Attitude magazine and has advocated on behalf of gay rights. He is patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
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This profile was created as part of the LGBTQ+ Composer Edit-a-thon which took place in February 2021 as part of LGBT History Month.
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