Rising to fame with James Brown’s revue, Lyn Collins fought for female artists during a difficult period, leaving a trail of soul and funk classics behind.
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.
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.
A pioneer who influenced everyone from Chuck Berry to Keith Richards, Sister Rosetta Tharpe played rock’n’roll way before anyone else.
Uchis directed the visual for the viral single herself.
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.
Queen Latifah can still spit hot fire as effortlessly as she belts a note. The beauty is, she’s proven she doesn’t have to choose between the two.
Largely forgotten today, Angela Morley's keen ear for music enlivened iconic movies like 'Star Wars,' 'Watership Down,' and 'Schindler’s List.'
The Korean-Australian singer has set the record for the most YouTube views in 24 hours by a solo K-pop artist, with 'On The Ground' garnering 41.6million views
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.