3 Albums By Female Artists That Rocked The World
“The death of the album” is what music listeners and critics call this era of music as music streaming is on a rise and artists now release occasional “hit” singles and EP’s but no full body of work like artists in the past.
We have compiled a list of 3 albums by women that have had huge impacts culturally, globally and in music charts in celebration of International Women’s Day (8th March).
“Lemonade” is Beyoncé’s sixth studio album. It was released on April 23, 2016 accompanied by 12 tracks and an hour-long film with the same title on Tidal (a music streaming service owned by the singer’s husband Jay Z) and HBO respectively.
“Lemonade” centers on the feelings of betrayal and heartbreak of her husband Jay Z’s infidelity with a racial and cultural tone.
We journey through the eleven chapters Beyoncé’s emotional journey from intuition, denial, anger to reformation, forgiveness, resurrection, hope and redemption. Songs
This album also marked the start of Beyoncé’s political music sojourn which has been ongoing ever since.
The visual album is an ode to black women and a deeply personal love story.
1989 – Taylor Swift
The fifth studio album of American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift was released on October 27, 2014. Named after her birth year which also incorporates the start of 1980s synth-pop, Taylor takes an 80s inspired route to her music in this album.
With songs like “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, “Bad Blood”, Swift was able to completely change the trajectory of pop in the music world and also redefine herself as a musical artist and ‘pop girl’.
She went on to receive ten nominations at the 57th and 58th Grammy Awards.
21 – Adele
Every 2000s child knows how this album dominated the radio and TV stations, music charts,
The British singer had direct inspiration from “a rubbish relationship” as she famously put it which explains the album being an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end. “21” also earned her an album so classic and timeless that it earned its spot among the greatest albums ever made. Adele won six Grammys at the 54th Grammy Awards including Song, Record and Album of the Year.
“Rolling in the Deep” suggests the emotional dependence Adele experienced in her romantic relationship, “Someone Like You” is a soft ballad and the vulnerability and openness of “Take It All”.