8 Female Artists You Need To Be Listening To

Happy Women’s History Month! To celebrate, we’ve highlighted 8 talented female artists that you need to add to your playlist right now.

Chloe Leung

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: March 13th, 2021 10:22 am pst

Maria Menounos
Keven Undergaro
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Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, AfterBuzz TV is the artist-friendly entertainment news platform that celebrates, discusses, interviews, promotes and reports on the widest range of stars, creators and content through video, audio and article publications.

8 Female artists you should be listening to

Credit: Ella Mai

Now that we’ve entered March, it is officially Women’s History Month. Annually, this month is dedicated to celebrating all the achievements women have made around the world. Women continue to dominate in various industries, and today we’re celebrating the women in music! Here are 8 talented female artists who are bringing their craft to the music scene to inspire others.


H.E.R— an acronym for Having Everything Revealed— is a musical mastermind. Aside from being a singer and a songwriter, she also plays five instruments. For the first few years of her music career, she chose to keep her identity hidden from the media, wanting the attention to be solely on her music. The inspiration behind the majority of H.E.R’s music stems from notions of female empowerment. Her musical style is a mix of R&B, hip-hop, and soul. At only 23 years old, she’s already been nominated for numerous Grammys!

Ella Mai

Ella Mai was the first british artist since 1992 to top the US R&B music chart following the release of her song ‘Boo’d Up.’ The massive success of her single earned her two grammy nominations in 2019. Mai hopes her music can inspire young girls the same way artists like Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill inspired her growing up. As an artist, Ella is slowly beginning to expand the R&B scene in the UK.


UMI was writing and recording her own music as a student at the University of Southern California, before she decided to pursue her singing career full-time. With her lo-fi, soulful sound, UMI has paved a way for herself in the R&B scene. From guiding meditations for fans on her social platforms, to releasing new music on full moons, UMI aims to creatively align her music with her spiritual side. Her music draws inspiration from her own cultural background and life experiences, hoping to share her spiritual energy with others.

Tate McRae

If you ever need a song to cry or sing your heart out to, Tate McRae is your girl. At only 17 years old, the Alt-pop singer and songwriter has been releasing hit after hit in recent few months. Tate was known for being one of the finalists on the American TV series So You Think You Can Dance in 2016, but she recently made a name for herself within the music industry. During the pandemic, Tate began sharing her music on her TikTok account, which led to her single ‘You broke me first’ going viral on the platform. As a young popstar, Tate has been inspiring young girls all over to chase their dreams.


Fletcher is an absolute boss and she knows it. Authenticity is key when it comes to Fletcher’s music, public image, and persona. Her music documents her emotions from some of her rawest moments in life to share her unapologetic self with the world. Her most recent EP was written about the breakup she had with her ex — someone that she quarantined and shot all the music videos with. Fletcher aims to use her music to create conversations about being your bare self and learning to love every aspect of it.

Becky G

Becky G has come a far way since her American hit ‘Singing In The Shower’ in 2019. She’s since relaunched her music career—in the Latin music market. The Latin Urban genre has been predominantly driven by male artists, but Becky G is one of various female artists who have helped flip the switch, paving the way for more female representation. Her talent has brought her immense success with numerous singles making it onto Latin charts and music videos that reach hundreds of millions of views.

Jorja Smith

Jorja Smith is a british R&B artist that rose to fame following the release of her song ‘Blue Lights’ which was associated with the Black Lives Matter campaign in 2016. Jorja has made a name for herself within the industry as a strong independent artist. Her music mixes hip-hop and R&B, with a variety of other genres to create her own unique sound within the British and US music market. Jorja’s musical talent has been recognized by various big name artists, leading to collaborations with Drake, Kali Uchis, and Kendrick Lamar.

Rico Nasty

Rico Nasty has created a lot of buzz within the industry, not only for being a successful rapper in the male dominated genre, but also for her ever changing music styles. She’s tried cross mixed hip-hop with various different genres from punk rock to heavy metal. Rico has a punk spirit and isn’t afraid to show it. In many of her songs, she can be heard raging and screaming out bars, releasing all her tension and emotional energy. Rico is a non conformist who aims to use her music to create a space for people to bond and let out their pain.

While March is Women’s History Month, it’s always important to celebrate women everyday. Take the time to learn about the women, past and present, who have shaped the world around us!

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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About The Author:

Chloe Leung is a senior Journalism student at Emerson College and an aspiring digital producer. She is an intern at Afterbuzz TV and a fanatic of all things entertainment, fashion, and pop culture. 

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