Today, legends are ten a penny. When Billie Holiday was given the accolade it meant something: she was one of, if not the, best jazz singers of all time.
“I hope we continue to inspire other young women to be who they want to be as artists, producers, engineers and other roles in the music industry.”
From a string of surprise releases to her openly revealing public persona, Ariana Grande has redefined what it means to be a pop star today.
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.
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...