Playlist: Crank Up The Volume For International Women’s Day

Including Rihanna, Vérité, and Solange.

By Claire Skogsberg - Mar 8, 2018
Photo by Ryan Vestil
A playlist for International Women's Day to celebrate female empowerment including TLC, Rihanna, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, SZA, and NAO. Including Rihanna, Vérité, and Solange.

Is there anything more inspiring than a strong, powerful, badass woman? I don’t think so. There’s simply nothing better than jamming out in your bedroom to the Spice Girls, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna, or tearing up the dance floor to tunes crafted by Missy Elliott, Cardi B, and Sister Sledge. Did your earliest dating lessons come from the TLC lyrics? Because, same.

My life was shaped by the female artists I grew up listening to—the women who unabashedly chased success and barreled through any of the obstacles in their path to get there. From Selena Gomez to Destiny’s Child, these are the class acts who taught me to value myself as the leading lady in my own life.

Today, International Women’s Day, is the time to celebrate all of the resilient females in our lives—the ones we aspire to be, the ones that give us strength. The truth is, there are hundreds of incredible female artists, past and present, who deserve to be recognized on this special and important day. We’ve narrowed it down to a genre-spanning mix of 50 tracks from our all-time-favorites and current inspirations from Stevie Nicks to St. Vincent, Pussy Riot to SZA, and Estelle to Kehlani. Check it out below and make sure to track these fabulous femmes on Bandsintown so you don’t miss it when they perform at a venue near you!

Allie XTrack
Kacey MusgravesTrack
The AcesTrack
First Aid KitTrack
Alex LaheyTrack
Sister SledgeTrack
Selena GomezTrack
Ms. Lauryn HillTrack
4 Non BlondesTrack
Mary J. BligeTrack
Nelly FurtadoTrack
No DoubtTrack
Lake Street DiveTrack
Missy ElliottTrack
Taylor SwiftTrack
Amy WinehouseTrack
Marian HillTrack
The CranberriesTrack
Betty WhoTrack
Fleetwood MacTrack
Bishop BriggsTrack
Jorja SmithTrack
Pussy RiotTrack
Maggie RogersTrack
Alanis MorissetteTrack
Charlotte GainsbourgTrack
St. VincentTrack
Kate NashTrack
Lily AllenTrack
Cardi BTrack

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