Though small in number, these pioneering female music producers have made their mark in the industry, from Sylvia Moy to Linda Perry.
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.
Motown’s story is often told by the superstars who helped define the company’s sound, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
The story of Motown is also a story of female empowerment. Its finest female talents took opportunities – and risks – to help give women a spotlight.
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...
‘Amy dressed how she wanted to dress…She loved dressing up,’ shares Winehouse’s friend and stylist.
A hip-hop and fashion icon, Eve’s style is as singular as her flow. Revisit her best looks from her Ruff Ryder days to the red carpet.
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One of punk’s biggest achievements was in balancing gender equality, allowing charismatic female punks to break through and speak with authority.
With a cosmic sense of vision and a passionate interest in spirituality, Alice Coltrane left a formidable musical legacy that more than stands on its own.
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.
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.
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.
“These female professors guided me melodically, lyrically, spiritually and emotionally without even knowing it.”
From former child stars to internet sensations, these young female pop stars are the next generation of players to create a new pop narrative.
Dinah Washington sang the blues, jazz, torch songs and just about every other kind of ballad with style and panache.