From Debbie Harry to Beyoncé, history’s most influential frontwomen have paved a way for all ladies to pursue their passions with grace (when necessary), power, and fierce resolution. We salute these women for all they have done in the music industry and beyond, and have created this series to celebrate just a few of our favorites.
In ight of the release of her new album ‘Invasion of Privacy’, our latest piece explores the respectability politics that play a large role in the complex identity of Belcaris Almanzar (AKA Cardi B). An engine fueled as much by her supporters as her strongest doubters, Cardi B represents the ultimate “fuck you” to the white, male dominated industry and white dominated world. Cardi B is not asking for your approval or respect — she’s demanding it simply by existing in her truth.
2017 gave us a multitude of incredible music videos, from Kelela’s “LMK” to N.E.R.D & Rihanna’s “Lemon”. Here, Modern Girls share some of their favorites. Just sit back, relax, and press play.
At age 29, Sevdaliza has already lived many lives – Iranian refugee, professional basketball player, master’s student. Now, she’s redefining the intersection of art, music, sexuality, and humanity through her own unique brand of soulful witch-pop.
From Debbie Harry to Beyoncé, history’s most influential frontwomen have paved a way for all ladies to pursue their passions with grace (when necessary), power, and fierce resolution. We salute these women for all they have done in the music industry and beyond, and have created this new series to celebrate just a few of our favorites.
Part of why One Direction were able to last so long is because of this decision to support their fans as much as their fans supported them. One Direction gave an entire generation of girls a boy band—a concept traditionally and insidiously used to take advantage of teenage girls—and gave it back to them.
The “girl-next-door” “best friend” label that journalists use to market Ella isn’t an act. She really is that genuine and that nice. In her presence, Ella simultaneously makes you feel the safest and most vulnerable that you’ve ever felt in your entire god damn life.
To celebrate the release of their new album “HUMANZ”, we spent an intimate evening with Gorillaz at their 150-person Rough Trade show. Those who tuned into our Instagram Live got to virtually experience the show from the front row.
Be twice as good to get half of what they have. Growing up black in white America, this phrase is your constant companion. Passed down by your parents, it’s part-gift, part-curse, and supposed to be the ultimate motivator—do your homework, go to class, get good grades, work hard, rise above, go high. Always aim to be better than yourself.
Daft Punk are making their live return tonight at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards – and maybe, just maybe, teasing something new. Read on for a retrospective of the band’s work.