An introduction to some of the women that broke down barriers in the heavy metal and hard rock music scenes.
From subversive subject matter to affairs of the heart, the best female songwriters are often the most insightful, as this list proves.
From singing in Motown’s biggest girl group to earning Oscar nods and becoming a fashion icon, Diana Ross set the template for future stars to follow.
Female powerhouses Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil Kim, Mya and Missy Elliott came together for a Y2K spin on the 1974 LaBelle classic.
The supermodel, singer, actress, and Warhol star is the original multi-hyphenate.
At a time when the music business was dominated by men, the Memphis soul label Stax Records employed a host of women in key positions.
When it comes to the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, some of the most pioneering and powerfully influential figures were women.
Women have long dominated the rock scene, whether they’ve been acknowledged for it or not. Here are some of the best female rock singers to grace the stage.
Along with a host of others, this song helped lay the groundwork for today’s artists as they push against the stereotype of what a female rocker should sound or look like.
From pioneering instrumentalists to boundary-breaking singer-songwriters, these female Blue Note musicians deserve their places in the history books.
In life and love, Mary J. Blige wanted no more drama, but that certainly never applied to her sense of style.
Largely forgotten today, Angela Morley's keen ear for music enlivened iconic movies like 'Star Wars,' 'Watership Down,' and 'Schindler’s List.'
The best female guitarists of all time prove that the guitar isn’t just for phallic fretwork and cock-rock grandstanding.
From The Supremes to Martha & The Vandellas and beyond, the best Motown girl groups defined a strain of soul music that keeps us dancing in the street.
For every anthem and romantic ballad, female artists have also asserted their independence through empowering lyrics, challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes, bad relationships or the music industry itself.