Curating a playlist for Women’s History Month that celebrates the trailblazing contributions of Black women artists is an opportunity to showcase their innovative sound and empowering anthems. From the soulful melodies of Aretha Franklin to the rhymes of Queen Latifah, the playlist can span decades and genres, reflecting the diverse talents of these visionary musicians. Each track serves as a testament to the creativity and resilience of Black women in the music industry, inspiring not only other artists but listeners of all backgrounds.

In crafting this playlist, it's essential to include songs that not only empower women but also offer a space for listeners to vibe out and enjoy the music. Tracks like Beyoncé's "Formation" and Erykah Badu's "Tyrone" blend infectious rhythms with powerful lyrics, creating anthems that resonate with audiences worldwide. Ultimately, we celebrate not just the legacy of Black women artists but acknowledge how their indelible mark on the music industry has inspired women of all ages.

To all the ladies in the place with style and grace, take a moment to listen to these powerful anthems by Black women artists who continue to shift the musical landscape with their presence.

Queen Latifah, “U.N.I.T.Y.”

Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y." delivers a powerful message of unity and empowerment, advocating for respect and solidarity amongst women.

Whitney Houston, “I'm Every Woman”

Whitney Houston's rendition of "I'm Every Woman" is a powerful declaration of female strength and resilience, celebrating the multifaceted nature of womanhood.

Corinne Bailey Rae, “Put Your Records On”

Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On" is a soulful and uplifting anthem encouraging self-love and embracing individuality.

Erykah Badu, “Tyrone”

Erykah Badu's crowd favorite "Tyrone" showcases her raw vocal talent and no-nonsense attitude as she dismisses an unfaithful partner with sass and confidence.

Aretha Franklin, “Respect”

"Respect" by Aretha Franklin is a timeless classic that has become an anthem for empowerment and self-worth.

Destiny’s Child, “Survivor” 

At the turn of the millennium, Destiny's Child's "Survivor" celebrated resilience and strength in the face of adversity, inspiring listeners to overcome challenges. 

India.Arie, “I Am Not My Hair”

India.Arie's "I Am Not My Hair" celebrates self-acceptance and individuality, challenging societal norms and promoting inner beauty.

Jazmine Sullivan, “Bust Your Windows”

Jazmine Sullivan's "Bust Your Windows" is a soulful yet fiery track expressing the emotions of revenge, betrayal and heartbreak.

Beyoncé, “Formation”

Beyoncé's "Formation" is a bold and unapologetic celebration of Black culture, identity and empowerment which instilled a sense of pride and confidence within listeners.

Yolanda Adams, “Open My Heart”

Yolanda Adams' "Open My Heart" is a soul-stirring gospel ballad expressing vulnerability and faith, inviting listeners to open their hearts to spiritual connection.

Dawn Penn, “No, No, No”

Dawn Penn's "No, No, No" is a reggae classic expressing frustration and determination in the face of romantic challenges.