In the early days of hip-hop, female rappers were essential to the genre’s biology, unapologetically detailing their experiences of the world they lived in.
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Few can touch Barbra Streisand in terms of cultural clout, career autonomy and sheer vocal ability, here we explore the enduring power of Streisand.
Legendary groups The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas and The Marvelettes are well known, but there are many female Motown stars you need to know.
There is no shortage of talented vocalists, but the best female jazz singers possess unique voices which hold their own against their male counterparts.
The best female guitarists of all time prove that the guitar isn’t just for phallic fretwork and cock-rock grandstanding.
Marking a turn away from shiny experimental pop towards darker, more challenging themes, ‘Homogenic’ set the tone for Björk’s most bold and innovative work.
Fusing lo-fi production with a singer-songwriter sensibility, Phair helped shaped what would become “indie rock” and defied expectations of what a female rock star could be.
Lucinda Williams' 'Car Wheels On A Gravel Road' made her a critical darling and introduced America to a new genre, alt.country.
A crossover collection crafted to perfection, Angélique Kidjo’s Djin Djin won the singer a Grammy and made her a successor to her role model, Miriam Makeba.