As much a pioneer as she was a powerhouse, Ella Fitzgerald’s timeless tunes only get better with age.
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.
There is no shortage of talented vocalists, but the best female jazz singers possess unique voices which hold their own against their male counterparts.
Nashville has seen its share of rhinestone cowboys (and girls), but no one did country-fried sex appeal quite like Shania Twain.
It wasn’t easy for musicians to be openly feminist – or, indeed, to be openly women. But right from the start, they’ve been there...
Characterized by a voice that could split the sky or flutteringly seduce, Jessie J's fresh sound and Essex-girl saltiness always marked her out as a different kind of pop star.
A coming-of-age tale set to thumping bass and wheezing synths, ‘Kaleidoscope’ saw Kelis set the standard for a new era of experimental R&B.
Billie Eilish has gone from tinkering in her bedroom to racking up billions of streams worldwide, setting a new path to fame in a post-genre landscape.
By staying true to her roots and refusing to compromise, Jessie Reyez has perfectly set the stage for her introduction to the world.
“I found out hosts got to listen to music every day and talk about it, I knew at that moment I needed to be in radio.”
“To witness such a young, bright and fiercely independent young female blossom over the years and come into her own and find her voice has been beyond fulfilling.”