Famous Women Singers
The history of music is sprinkled with women singer who changed
the rules of the industry at the peak of their activity and
influenced entire generations. Below are five of the women
singers that made history in the last 50 years.
Blues, rock, soul
Janis Joplin scoured all styles.
In her small town of Port Arthur, she grew up with the rhythm
of blues, singing in the local choir, where she was noted
for her amazing voice. After she graduated from Jefferson
High School, she quickly quit her university studies and settled
near San Francisco, where she worked occasionally as a folk
An addict and alcoholic, she was more concerned with drugs
than song in this period, and her health deteriorated gradually.
She joined the Big Brother & the Holding Company band,
recorded an album in 1967, and became known at the Monterey
festival. She left the group to form a second one, the Kozmic
Blues Band - that accompanies the song ' I Got Dem Ol ' Kozmic
Blues Again Mama!', then a third, the Full Tilt Boogie Band.
The result is the posthumous album ' Pearl 'in 1971. Janis
Joplin died of an overdose in Hollywood.
Madonna is the undisputed queen of pop. A singer, dancer,
actress, director and producer, she is certainly an artist
of multiple talents. Since her first album "Madonna ",
the singer has reinvented herself in a chameleonic way. In"
Die Another Day , "from the soundtrack of the James Bond's
" Die Another Day ", to" Hung up ", through
her album" Hard Candy ", for which she collaborated
with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, Madonna knows no pause.
She also illustrates her productivity with movies such as
"Who's that girl "," Dick Tracy ","In
bed with Madonna "or" Evita."
First a singer and a model, Whitney Houston had an immediate
success with her unique voice. The Queen of Soul has sold
over 170 million albums and her song "I Will Always Love
You" was a worldwide hit. She was also a successful actress,
with her most famous film being "The Bodyguard".
After many years of success, Whitney Houston became addicted
to drugs and alcohol, failing to recover. She died on February
11, 2012, at just 48.
Aretha Franklin is an American singer of gospel, soul, funk,
rhythm and blues and jazz, dubbed "The Queen of Soul"
or "Lady Soul". Born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis,
she spent most of her childhood in Detroit in Michigan. Aretha
Franklin signed with Columbia Records after being discovered
by the legendary John H. Hammond. In the early 60s, she had
some small successes, like "Rock-a-bye Your Baby with
a Dixie Melody." In the late '60s, Aretha Franklin earns
the nickname "The Queen of Soul", and becomes at
the same time an internationally known artist and a symbol
of pride for the Black community. In January 1987, she became
the first woman to be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame. In 1989, she recorded duets with Elton John and Whitney
Houston. In 1994 she was awarded a Grammy for lifetime achievement.
Lady Gaga was one of the great revelations of 2008 in the
USA. Oscillating between pop, rock and dance, her single "Just
Dance" was listened to more than 400,000 times on MySpace
in three weeks, transforming the singer into a star! Compared
to Madonna or Gwen Stefani, the young girl of American and
Italian descent is not only famous for her music, but for
her eccentric style as well.
There is a secret
you don't know
Besides the factual biographies about famous women singers
presented above there is a super pinky swear secret that you
need to know. And that secret is that Yoko Ono is not in the
top 10 all-time list. I swear.