Women Musicians

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    Women musicians

  • Clara Wieck Schumann

    Clara Wieck Schumann
    Clara Wieck Schumann was known as the premiere female composer of the romantic period. Her piano pieces are still very appreciated to this day. She also recreated famous pieces of people before her time which were known and appreciated.
  • Alma Schindler

    Alma Schindler
    Alma Schindler was an Austrian composer. She created beautiful music. She was also a talented author.
  • Ma Rainey

    Ma Rainey
    Ma Rainey was considered the "Mother of Blues". She was the first great blues singer. Ma Rainey made over 100 recordings under a Paramount label. She was a wonderful performer and even a businesswoman.
  • Bessie Smith

    Bessie Smith
    Bessie Smith had a powerful and expressive voice. She made blues music. She had so much emotion and passion behind her singing which people could really feel. She was considered the "Empress of the Blues".
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Germaine Tailleferre
    Germaine Tailleferre was one of the foremost french composers of the 20th century. She had a lot of talent. She was the only female member of Les Six.
  • Judy Garland

    Judy Garland
    Judy is an American singer and actress. She is known as "the greatest entertainer who ever lived". She recieved a Juvenile academy award, a golden globe award as well as a grammy award and a special tony award as well. She was also nominated for a academy award for best actress in 1924.
  • Florence Beatrice Price

    Florence Beatrice Price
    Florence Beatrice Price was one of the first African American women to make a lasting mark in music. She had a beatiful, passionate voice. Florence was special because she helped pave way for not only women artists, but African Americans too.
  • Josephine Baker

    Josephine Baker
    Josephine is an American born French dancer, singer and actress. She is well known for her contributions to the civil rights movement. She was the first female to star in a major motion picture, Zouozou.
  • Peggy Lee

    American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress in spanning 6 decades. She wrote music for films. She won 12 Grammys.
  • Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton
    Dolly is a well known singer and actress, she was known for her country music. An amusement park was named after her in Tennessee called Dollywood. Dolly has composed over 3,000 songs in her career.
  • Lulu

    Lulu was a scottish singer and also an actress. "To Sir With Love" is one of her greatest songs. She also was the title song for a James Bond film. She won the Eurovision Song Contest in Europe with "Boom Bang-a-Bang". Her first in the UK was "SHOUT" which is a known song everywhere.
  • Gladys Knight

    Gladys is a singer, songwriter, actress, business women, and author. She won a total of 7 grammy awards, she is known as the "Empress of soul". She was ranked number eighteen on the list of 100 greatest women of rock.
  • Patsy Cline

    Patsy Cline
    She was an American country singer. She was also one of the most influential, succesful and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century. She was and is a big country icon.
  • Mahalia Jackson

    Mahalia Jackson
    Jackson was an American gospel singer, known as "queen of gospel". She was one of the most influential gospel singers in the world, she sang internationally and was a civil rights activists. She sold 45 rpm records including a dozon "golds".
  • Nancy Wilson

    Nancy Wilson
    An american singer with more than 70 albums and three grammy awards. She is labeled as a singer of the blues, jazz, cabaret and pop. Wilson got her own series "The Nancy Wilson" show which won an emmy. She is known as "sweet nancy" "fancy miss nancy" and "the baby".
  • Donna Summer

    Donna Summer
    American singer and songwriter who was most well known during the disco era. Summer is a five-time grammy award winner. She was also the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the United States bill board album chart.
  • Carly Simon

    Carly Simon
    Carly Simon had a very unique voice. It was the kind of voice that really made you want to stop and listen out of curiosity. It was beautiful. Her songs are described as reflective and were inspired by people and experiences in her life. Her passion for music can be seen her singing and many achievments.
  • Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin
    She is the number one Rolling Stones top 100 greatest singers of all time. She is know as "the Queen of Soul." She had 88 charted singles on Billboard. She sang Amazing Grace.
  • Minnie Riperton

    Minnie Riperton
    Minnie Riperton was an American singer and songwriter. She was best known for her single "lovin you" which was a big hit in 1975. She was the first celebrity to go public with her breast cancer and also kept touring. She became the spokesperson of the American Cancer Society's courage award which was presented at the White House by Jimmy Carter. She was a special woman.
  • Tina Turner

    Tina Turner
    Her real name is Anna Mae Bullock. Tina is her stage name. She is called "The Queen of Rock." She won 8 Grammys and has sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history.
  • Diana Ross

    Diana Ross
    An American singer, music artist, and actress. She's won 7 Ameican Music Awards and 1 Grammy. She had her own one-woman show.
  • Linda Ronstadt

    Linda Ronstadt
    Linda is an American singer that earned eleven grammy awards. She also earned two academy of country music awards, an emmy award, an ALMA award and many more. Linda made over 120 albums and won a golden globe award as well.
  • Joan Jett

    Joan Jett
    Joan was an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress. She has 3 albums that have been certified platinum or gold and a feminist icon many times throughout her career. She is most famous for her song "I love rock 'n' roll".
  • Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston
    She was a recording artist, singer, actress, producer, and model. She sold over 200 million records world wide. She's the only female artist to have 2 number-one Billboard 200 album awards on the Billboard magazine year-end charts.
  • Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson
    She was on multiple television shows. She is one of the highest paid artists in the industry. She is also one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music.
  • Vanessa Mae

    Vanessa Mae
    Vanessa is a well known British violinist, she was the wealthiest young entertainer in the United Kingdom. She made her international professional debut at the age ten in Germany. Her music style was described as "violin techno-acoustic fusion"
  • Janis Joplin

    Janis Joplin
    Janis is an American singer-songwriter known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." She is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was big rock and roll artist.
  • Shania Twain

    Shania Twain
    She is a country pop singer-songwriter. She has won 5 Grammy awards and 27 BMI songwriter awards. She is the first famale artist in history to have 3 consecutive albums reach diamond status.
  • Beverly Sills

    Beverly Sills
    Beverly Sills made a long lasting mark in history. She touched the hearts of many people because of her singing and charitable causes. She was a very generous, beautiful person. Beverly Sills lived her life passionately which people admired her for.
  • Madonna

    She is a big part of pop culture and has won multiple Grammys. She is in the Rock and Roll hall of fame. She has recently performed at the 2010 Super Bowl. She is also in the Guiness World Records for worlds top-selling female recording artist of all time.