Women are constantly looked upon as a weaker species compared to men.in many cultures or rather many countries women still they haven’t achieved the gender equality they so yearn to have. Biasness is not only applicable in the political world or employment world, music too has its share of challenges. However we have some women we can surely look upon as role models who have challenged men in their so called “music world” and have emerged victorious and successful. These below women have achieved everything and even broken records.
Here are the top 10 best female singers of 2017.
10. Ariana Grande
Truly age doesn’t define your potential and Ariana Grande has proven to the world how truthful that statement is. She was born in 1993 and started her career in Nickelodeon in the series Victorious in 2009 before moving to Sam & Cat. Her first album Yours Truly in 2013, debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 and that’s when she rose to glory. Although she has not been in the business like the rest of the women here she has managed to be among the top 100 most influential people, her music videos have more than 7 billion views, she has been nominated in the Grammys awards more than four times, and won several music awards. She is also the second most followed person in Instagram. Her 2017 hit songs are “Dangerous woman”, “into you”, “side by side”, “Everyday”, “Quit among others.
9. Nicki Minaj
She is the most influential female rapper of all time and the best there is today. Apart from being super sexy she has an incredible voice and she uses quite often the alter egos and accents making her music enjoyable to listen. Most of her music videos have more than 500 million views others almost reaching 1 billion views. Some her most watched music videos are “Anaconda”, “Super Bass”, “can’t remember to forget you”, Regret in your tears”, No Frauds”, “Only”, “Right by my side”, among others. Nicki has been nominated in the Grammy awards more than 15 times, she has also won several American music awards, MTV, BET, Billboard among others.
8. Jennifer Lopez
One of the best female singers we have today is Jennifer. She is a woman blessed with several skills since she is an actress, fashion designer, an author, and a producer. She started her music career in 1999 with the “If You Had My Love”. As an actress among the films Jennifer has starred are Shades of Blue, Out of Sight, The Wedding Planner, among others. Jennifer to date is the most influential Hispanic performer, and in addition she is the highest paid Latin entertainer.”mirate”, aint your mama”, “sexybody”, among others.
7. Selena Gomez
She used to be in Disney world and today she is a star in the music industry. Gomez has been more of a actor than a musician but the few songs she have so far done are hits. Some of her hit songs are “The Heart Wants What It Wants”, “Good for You”, “Same Old Love”. The reason why she has appeared in this list is because she is the most followed Instagram user in the world, and songs such as “It Ain’t Me”, “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, “only you” among others.
6. Katy Perry
We all know Katy Perry songs videos do spark controversy due to Sapphic themes but the truth is her songs are awesome and the videos too. Katy started out as a gospel artist when she was a teen before changing to secular music. Her rise to fame came in 2008 with the song “ I kissed a girl”, and “Hot n Cold”. Since then Katy has released other commercially successful hits such as “Roar”, “California Gurls”, “Dark Horse” “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “Part of Me”, “Wide Awake” “E.T.”, and “Last Friday Night. Some of her 2017 songs that have made her appear in our list are “Shadows”, and “chained to the rhythm”.
5. Lady Gaga
Among the best female singers we have today, and in addition a songwriter is lady Gaga. Lady Gaga was noticed by Akon the musician who uplifted her in the music industry. Today lady Gaga is one of the best-selling musicians of all time and in addition among the top 10 most influential women on Earth. She has several accolades to herself among them being 12 Guinness World Records, Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Contemporary Icon Award, 6 Grammy Awards among others. Some of her best hits that have placed her in this list are “million reasons”, “perfect illusion”, among others.
4. Taylor swift
Among the most popular musicians in the world the name Taylor swift must pop up because she is powerful, influential, best seller and above all her narrative songs. Swift apart from singing she is song writer an in fact she wrote all her 2010 speak now album. Some of swift most loved songs are “Our Song”, “You Belong with Me”, “Mean”, “Blank Space”, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “Bad Blood” among others. Swift has won so far 10 Grammy awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards, 19 American Music Awards, among others.
The wife to one of the richest hip hop artist of our times Jay z is among the best female singers we have in 2017.Beyonce is the most nominated woman in Grammy awards history, she is the highest paid black musician , she is also among the top influential and most powerful women we have on the planet. In 2017 Grammy Awards Beyonce (Formation) was nominated in the category of the record of the year, she won in the category of Best Urban Contemporary Album (Lemonade), . some of her recent 2017 songs are “Shinning”, and “Die with you”.
Our list can’t be complete without the Barbadian singer who is also an awesome actress. We all remember her great songs such as “Disturbia”, “Umbrella”, “Work”, “Only Girl (In the World)”, Diamonds” “Love the Way You Lie” are among the best-selling singles of all time worldwide. In addition as off February 2017 Rihanna became the best-selling solo artist of all time in certified units. Some of her 2017 songs are “bad habit, “changes”, “loyalty”, selfish”, “Sex with me “among others.
Adele is our number one pick in the list of top10 best female singers in 2017 and this is why. She won the most golden awards in the 59th Grammy awards. Some of the awards are the record of the year with (hello), Best Pop Vocal Album (25) Best Pop Solo Performance (hello), Song Of The Year ( hello), Album Of The Year (25), and other awards. Some of Adele 2017 hits are “water under the bridge”, Send My Love (To Your New Lover), “I miss you”, “Remedy”, “ hello” among others.
These women above have really made a mark in the music industry and have showed the world that women too are as powerful as their male competitors. These women should serve as inspiration to the young girls out there who have the talent or are aspiring to be great musicians one day. For the young female talents out there I can only urge you to emulate, and work hard as nothing can be served today on a silver platter for you and the only way to the top is through hard work.