I have been listening to music for as long as I can remember. My taste comes from my parents, friends, the radio, etc. Music, to me, is a way of connecting with your feelings and who you are as a person. It’s a way to tell my life story. Since it is Women’s History Month, I wanted to take some time talking about some of my favorite female-identifying artists.  

I think the first artist that I must brag about is Taylor Swift. If you know me, Swift is my all-time favorite musician. I have been a die-hard fan of her since elementary school and her music has been a pivotal point of my entire life. She has music for every emotion that you can possibly go through. I would say that my Holy Trinity albums by her would be Midnights, Red (TV), and Evermore. I want to also include an honorable mention to the rest of her albums because she has a perfect discography. I am a handful of Taylor lyrics that have been mashed together to create the person I am today. A song that I would recommend by her would be “Maroon”, which is off her latest album Midnights. Fingers crossed, I get to see her on tour this year.  

Another artist that I admire would be the British girl group, Little Mix. They were the first group to win The X Factor UK. I have been listening to them for the longest time and they are a group of women that are super talented. I’ve always grown up listening to girl groups, and when I discovered them, I instantly fell in love with their music. Little Mix has so many amazing songs that you can feel confident in yourself. With the vocal talents of Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, the group has proven themselves to be one of the best girl groups in this generation. Although they are on a hiatus (I pray they come back and don’t have us waiting like One Direction), I know each lady will have a spectacular solo career. My Holy Trinity albums would be Glory Days, Confetti, and LM5.  A song that I recommend by them would be “Nothing but My Feelings”.  

The third artist that I’m highlighting is my Canadian queen, Carly Rae Jepsen. I remember the first time that I heard her music. It was on my European, around ten years ago and I can remember hearing “Call Me Maybe” everywhere. In that instant, I knew that I really loved that song and had to hear more. The months following my trip, I would go on YouTube and listen to more of her music. And here I am now, still listening to her and having her take the second spot of my Top Artists for my Spotify Wrapped from last year. I am such a huge fan of her bubblegum pop vibes that she provides on all of her albums. I also love that she provides hints of 80s vibes through her songs as well. If I had to choose my Holy Trinity albums, I would pick Emotion, Dedicated, and Emotion Side B. A song that I would recommend would be “Fever”.  

The last artist that I’m spotlighting is my girl, Selena Gomez. I have been a fan of her since she was on Disney Channel. I admire the way she carries herself, even when being bullied by Hailey Bieber and others and her health challenges. Now she’s dominating the beauty world with Rare Beauty and working her tail off in the studios to drop another album.  She proves that she is a strong woman who deserves the world. Her music is emotional, but also has a ton of hits that I can vibe to. I don’t know if I have a Holy Trinity of albums for her, but I really do enjoy her album, Rare. If you’re feeling nostalgic, listen to “Hit the Lights” and if you want something newer, listen to “Lose You to Love Me”.  

I want to give an honorable mention to The Cheetah Girls, Beyonce, and Ariana Grande for creating music that I also love so dearly. I grew up listening to The Cheetah Girls and Beyonce on a constant basis. They were always on mp3, playing through my headphones. And Grande has been one of my favorites for the longest time. Her music makes me feel super confident as well. Songs to listen by these artists are “Strut”, “Church Girl”, and “Be Alright”.  

I hope you guys check out some of these amazing artists and Happy Women’s History Month! 

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