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The Singing/Rap and Recording Challenge, also known as the Music Challenge or Girl Groups Challenge, is a challenge where the contestants' songwriting and singing skills are put to the test in order to win the main challenge. They also need to perform live or lip sync the recorded track.

Similar to this challenge, the Rumix challenge was introduced in All Stars 2 as The Finale Challenge where Queens have to write their own verses for one of RuPaul's songs.

This challenge is not to be confused with the Rusical Challenge where the contestants are typically given their verse which they will either need to record or sing live as well as learn choreography too.

Challenge's Timeline

Show Season
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The challenge never appeared in the season.
The challenge appeared once in the season.
The challenge appeared twice in the season.

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  • Raja, Jaida Essence Hall and Symone are the only regular season winners to win the Singing challenge.
  • Sharon Needles is the only regular season winner to land in the Bottom Two in the Singing challenge.
  • During the first 11 seasons of the regular US instalment, Design or Runway challenge was the first challenge the queens have to face. This long-lasting tradition was broken by the Singing challenge when it became the first challenge of Season 12.
  • Monét X Change and Shea Coulee are the only queens to win this type of challenge twice.
    • However, Monét lost both of her lip syncs (lip syncs for your legacy) and Shea won both of hers.