As much a pioneer as she was a powerhouse, Ella Fitzgerald’s timeless tunes only get better with age.
So much more than a blues singer, Bessie Smith was an icon for her race and gender, and her legend resonates like no other in the history of blues singers.
Combine an earnestly backwoods twang with potent, economical songwriting, the country songwriter is among the finest the genre has ever produced.
An introduction and tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers ever.
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.
Motown’s secret weapon, Marc Bolan’s widow, and a Northern soul icon, Gloria Jones’ legacy extends far beyond ‘Tainted Love.’
Female powerhouses Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil Kim, Mya and Missy Elliott came together for a Y2K spin on the 1974 LaBelle classic.
In her own compositions, she managed to capture what love, life, and self-discovery truly looked like for most of us – battle wounds and all – sans the idyllic imagery often found...
The supermodel, singer, actress, and Warhol star is the original multi-hyphenate.
The under-publicized story of the trailblazing artist-executive from Seattle is well worth telling in some detail.
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.
The 1959 album from the legendary jazz vocalist and songwriter hits stores May 28.