10 most influential females in pop music | audio-sounds.com
Here is the list of some of the most influential females in the history of pop music. A strong impact of these personalities on modern culture can hardly be overestimated.
There is no point denying, that women became rather successful and influential in different spheres of art. Though, the most popular female artists are singers. In fact, musical career is an open highway for every woman to fulfil their ambitions and to reach their goals. Throughout the history of pop music, there were female artists that proved that a talented and beautiful woman can have a strong influence on society, the establishment of the entertainment industry as well as on minds of their fans.
Some of these women brought new life to classical structures in music. Others are innovators of new movements and trends in modern pop music. They have one thing in common. They still are the objects of total admiration and inspiration for millions of people.
The image of Madonna became one of the most iconic ones in modern pop music. Her musical style always combined pop melodies and energy of rock music. Due to several influential albums, hits that topped well known charts and wide publicity created by media, she always kept her hand on the pulse of modern music. That allowed her to play an important role in pop music up to this day. She is also famous for being a well-known actress, writer, director and dancer. Her example inspired many other women to widen the boundaries of their activities. Even in her venerable age, Madonna remains an icon of style for millions of women all over the globe.
There are not many singers in the modern R’n’B scene like Beyonce. She started her career as a lead singer in a band called Destiny’s Child and later began a solo career. Beyonce is famous for her powerful voice and a unique musical style which possesses elements of soul, funk and hip-hop. Aside from being a singer, Beyonce is well known as a dancer and producer. She also became famous as one of the most stylish singers of modern time because of her hard work on her image in musical videos and on stage. Her philanthropic activity is well known through her organization Survival Foundation.
Taylor Swift is one of the most popular female American singers. She started her career as a country performer, and later her musical style evolved into country-pop, pop-rock and finally synth-pop. Taylor Swift is considered to be the world’s best selling performer when it comes to digital downloads of our time. What is more, she is often called a singer who brought back the popularity of country music in the mainstream. Taylor Swift’s unique style that combines patterns of pop music with traditional elements made her one of the most prominent country musicians of all time. Chances are, she will surprise us with many more amazing albums!
Anastacia is one of the most famous singers working in R’n’B genre. Despite being an unknown participant of MTV talent show “The Cut”, she managed to become one of the finalists and get her first contract at the beginning of the 90s. She is not only famous for her unique voice, but also for her philanthropic activity. Anastacia created several organizations which help many women to fight breast cancer. Despite her enormous involvement in charity, the singer has time to make each and every of her shows impressive. The upcoming Anastacia UK tour promises to be something huge – both for the fans and the performer. So, don’t miss a chance to see a brilliant show of one of the world’s most famous singer in the world.
Katy Perry is well known as one of the most innovative pop singers of present days. Her style evolved throughout her career which reflects her diverse musical tastes. She started singing in a gospel style and then she moved towards more traditional pop-rock structures. Katy Perry’s later albums were influenced by the classics of Swedish dance music. But, despite such changes, the singer managed to keep the canvas of her style well recognisable which shows the level of her professional musical education and talent. In 2015 Katy Perry became the world’s most top-earning musician according to Forbes, which is a huge achievement for gospel girl!
Lady Gaga is well known for her extravagant performances, provocative lyrics and innovative musical experiments. She succeeded in bringing back the atmosphere of early punk rock, glam rock and shock rock styles into the field of pop music and making them an inseparable attribute of it. Despite her controversial style and theatrical live performances, Lady Gaga remains one of the most successful and famous singers of our time as well as one of the icons of contemporary art. Aside from being a singer, Lady Gaga also stars in various films and TV-series, often playing roles of mysterious and dark women.
Britney Spears’ image highly influenced the whole generation of female singers as well as millions of fans worldwide. Her simple, yet catchy songs attacked charts and made her one of the most recognisable people in the history of pop music. She appeared to be one of the examples of a singer, who could turn her image into a number of brands in different fields of the entertainment industry. She developed her in lines of products such as video games, reality shows and even her own lines of perfumes. Britney Spears is also famous for being an actress and a TV star in different talent shows.
Cher is a singer that appears to be popular throughout several decades without rise&fall tendencies. A singer, an actress and a TV star, Cher managed to develop her talent and keep her mainstream popularity through the decades. She has won lots of awards such as Oscar, Golden Globe, Grammy and Emmy as well as topping charts with her songs on a regular basis. Her image, makeup, extraordinary behaviour and hair style made her one of the most recognisable women in show business. She is also considered to be one of the most successful female singers in the history of pop music.
Patty Smith is a living legend of rock music and one of the predecessors of punk rock movement. Her powerful and charismatic voice, sophisticated texts and musical style mixed with an undeniable strength of pure rock attitude, made her a cult icon for dozens of influential rock musicians. Her image and sound appeared to be a defining element of later female singers who tried themselves in mixing rock and pop music. In this light, there is no surprise that Patty’s name was included in the list of the world’s greatest artists according to Rolling Stone. And this magazine hardly ever goes wrong!
Aside from being the most popular Icelandic singer, Björk holds a reputation as one of the most extraordinary musicians in modern pop music. One of the main differences of her music is that she is not afraid to incorporate various techniques in her songs and albums. Sometimes these elements seem to be unmixable, though Björk always manages to do it in a very natural way which helps her to stay both a pop star and important performer of alternative music. She has a tradition of collaborating with some of the most popular underground performers, which is unusual for most pop musicians.