Celebrate women all year long with 10 empowering hits from today’s most popular female artists.
What better way to soundtrack the amazing contributions of women both past and present than with some of the best #girlpower tracks? Celebrate with sounds from incredible artists in pop, hip-hop, EDM and more that are currently making us proud and taking over on iHeartRadio stations —that you can easily access with your Contour receiver— across the country. Parents be warned, some of these songs may contain explicit content that is unsuitable for children, so make sure you have a listen before you let your kids listen!
Bebe Rexha “Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line)
Bebe Rexha has the platinum touch. She’s contributed to hit songs for G-Eazy, David Guetta and Eminem as a featured singer and songwriter. And now, she’s doing it for herself. “Meant to Be” is Bebe’s highest-charting single on the Billboard charts, proving that she’s a solo force to watch in 2018.
SZA “Broken Clocks”
SZA knows a little thing or two about resilience after heartbreak. “Broken Clocks” shows the buzzy singer dealing with a breakup, but knowing that she’ll be just fine. “I just take it day by day,” she sings.
Camilla Cabello “Havana”
Camilla Cabello is an independent woman. The singer enjoyed global success with her girl group Fifth Harmony, but decided to venture out on her own. “Havana” is a love letter to her native Cuba and a testament that taking professional risks pays off.
Carrie Underwood “The Champion”
In 2005, Carrie Underwood won American Idol. Since then, she has become one of the most successful female artists in the game. Recognized by Billboard as Country Music’s reigning Queen and by Rolling Stone as “the female vocalist of her generation of any genre,” she was listed by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. No stranger to beating out the competition, “The Champion” was created to soundtrack the Super Bowl.
Dua Lipa “IDGAF”
Like the title, “IDGAF” is definitely Dua Lipa. The brash, no-nonsense newcomer has made waves with her 2017 debut. Forget heartache. Play this one loud to all of your exes.
Demi Lovato “Sorry Not Sorry”
Demi Lovato is a survivor. A former Disney actress, she has publicly battled addiction and mental health challenges, but she always comes out on top. If you need inspiration to look and feel amazing, “Sorry Not Sorry” is a #girlboss playlist must.
Maren Morris “The Middle”
It can be scary for an artist to try out a new sound. Maren Morris is crossing over from country into pop with “The Middle.” A collaboration with EDM producer Zedd, the addictive song introduces Maren to an entirely new fan base. It’s funny, because just a few years ago, she was rejected from every singing competition she auditioned for! “I think about all of the freaking talent shows I’ve tried out for in my life and I’m so glad I didn’t make any of them,” she told Rolling Stone. “It’s full circle, because I was rejected from The Voice. I was rejected from American Idol — and I’m happier for it now.”
Cardi B “Bartier Cardi”
Cardi B proves that BIG dreams can (and do) come true. The former reality star became not just a rapper, but a record-breaking rapper in under a year. She made history in January by tying The Beatles and Ashanti as the only artists to place their first three Hot 100 hits, including “Bartier Cardi,” in the top 10 simultaneously, according to Billboard .
Selena Gomez “Wolves”
Selena Gomez is a woman who does it all. As an actress, singer, fashion designer and social media maven, she is a quadruple threat. Despite dealing with a full plate and a recent health scare, she continues to persevere.
Meghan Trainor “No Excuses”
She was all about that bass and now she’s all about respect. Meghan Trainor returns to music with a confident and powerful message to the men in her life: “Don’t you disrespect me.” “No excuses,” the singer and TV host says. She means it.
There you have it. Ten definitive fearless female tracks you need to add to your playlist to feel like the empowered, amazing woman you are. Hit play and stay pumped all year long!