#BlackWomenLead Spotify List - #GRAMMYs Edition

This GRAMMYs weekend, only a handful—exactly just about one handful—of Black women artists have been nominated for awards despite the overwhelming influence Black women have on the music industry and pop culture on the whole. For the first time since Nielsen began collecting the data, hip hop & R&B are the top music genre in the U.S., displacing rock for the first time ever. Yet, despite the often-imitated, never duplicated influence of our look and sound, and despite the dollars spent, Black women nominees are in low supply.

We know women of color in Congress and every level of public office can relate. Despite making up one of the most consistent voting demographics in the nation, we are still woefully underrepresented in public office. These are symptoms of the same problem. To tie these conversations together (and have a little fun), we’ve put together the #BlackWomenLead playlist. Through the playlist, we are lifting up and “seeing” the women who’ve influenced and inspired us, and continue to blaze trails; and we aim to create a soundtrack to motivate and encourage us as we define our leadership, whether we’re leaders in music, government, tech, or our households.

The playlist was curated by past and present elected officials, social justice leaders and cultural influencers.

 

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