I'm looking for a word, more specifically an adjective, that can describe a singer who usually uses lyrics related to sex or some full of sexual innuendo.

So, which adjective fits best in the blanks?

He is the second ______ singer in the world.

She is the most _____/ ____ est singer in the world.

  • There is the term "torch singer", but it refers more to singers of songs about unrequited love. – Hot Licks Dec 8 '16 at 22:31
  • sexually-laden lyrics is how I would say it. – Lambie Dec 8 '16 at 22:32
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    Not sure there is such a word… it would describe about 99% of mainstream singers. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Dec 9 '16 at 0:15
  • Though e.g. Prince more than others, surely? – tripleee Dec 9 '16 at 5:33

Raunchy - Energetically earthy and unrefined; sexually explicit or provocative; lewd, bawdy, suggestive (OED)

She is the raunchiest singer in the world.



Past participle of sexualise:

  1. to give or acquire sexual associations
  2. To make sexual in character or quality:
    "[In work songs] working techniques are sexualised, and the tools and gestures of trade are turned into erotic metaphors"   (A.L. Lloyd).

(The Free Dictionary)

Sexualised fits well into your example sentence:

She is the most sexualised singer in the world.

However, there is some possible ambiguity regarding whether the singer is sexualised as a person or their songs are sexualised.
If you want this to be above any possible doubt, I would recommend saying something along the lines of:

Her songs are the second most sexualised in the world.

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