Strong Women in Music

These singles and albums represent female fearlessness in music. The soundtracks of Brave and Frozen have great choices for little listeners to sing along to, and the girl-power pop of artists such as the Dixie Chicks and Lady Gaga appeal to kids of all ages. From iconic representations of female empowerment like Madonna and Missy Elliott to the boy-banishing anthems of Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift, there's something for everyone on this list of strong women in music.

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Dora the Explorer: We Did It! Music Poster Image
Dora's greatest hits are fantastico for preschool fans.
By Dora the Explorer, Shakira
(2010)
(2010)
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Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Music Poster Image
Funny, poignant songs showcase sisterly love and acceptance.
By Various Artists
(2013)
(2013)
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"Just Stand Up!" (CD single) Music Poster Image
All-star diva charity song to inspire and uplift.
By Various Artists
(2008)
(2008)
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Brave Soundtrack Music Poster Image
Fun, upbeat soundtrack to inspiring Pixar flick.
By Various Artists
(2012)
(2012)
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"Something to Dance For" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Disney darling sings of living your dream; great for kids.
By Zendaya
(2012)
(2012)
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"Who Says" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Empowering anthem for young girls; great choice for tweens.
By Selena Gomez
(2011)
(2011)
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Dance Revolution Music Poster Image
Pre-adolescent girl-power party fun.
By The Slumber Party Girls
(2006)
(2006)
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Rachel Crow Music Poster Image
X Factor alum's debut EP is clean, cute, and positive.
By Rachel Crow
(2012)
(2012)
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"Roar" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Pop princess releases another fierce girl-power anthem.
By Katy Perry
(2013)
(2013)
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As I Am Music Poster Image
Innocuous tunes delivered with a powerhouse voice.
By Alicia Keys
(2007)
(2007)
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"Bossy" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Empowering, mildy suggestive electro-pop anthem for girls.
By Lindsay Lohan
(2008)
(2008)
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Drastic Fantastic Music Poster Image
Infectious pop folk brings message of self-esteem.
By KT Tunstall
(2007)
(2007)
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"Give Your Heart a Break" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Positive pop anthem about facing fears in love and life.
By Demi Lovato
(2012)
(2012)
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Spirit Music Poster Image
Pop powerhouse sings innocent love songs.
By Leona Lewis
(2008)
(2008)
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Stronger Music Poster Image
Positive messages about self-esteem from former Idol champ.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2011)
(2011)
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Beauty and the Beat Music Poster Image
Catchy power pop from all-female new wave pioneers.
By The Go-Go's
(1981)
(1981)
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21 Music Poster Image
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Clean songs about love; most likely to appeal to older kids.
By Adele
(2011)
(2011)
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The Best of Salt-N-Pepa Music Poster Image
Original female rap trio likes to talk about sex.
By Salt-N-Pepa
(2008)
(2008)
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Fearless Music Poster Image
Insightful country love songs have broad appeal.
By Taylor Swift
(2008)
(2008)
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Growing Pains Music Poster Image
R&B diva with good messages about self-esteem.
By Mary J. Blige
(2007)
(2007)
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The Immaculate Collection Music Poster Image
Anthology showcases superstar's danceable hits.
By Madonna
(1989)
(1989)
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The Reminder Music Poster Image
iPod ad boosts singer's safe vocals, pure poetry.
By Feist
(2007)
(2007)
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The Secret Life of the Veronicas Music Poster Image
Fun girl-power pop with a slight edge. For tweens.
By The Veronicas
(2006)
(2006)
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She's So Unusual Music Poster Image
Irresistible '80s pop rockers and ballads from quirky star.
By Cyndi Lauper
(1983)
(1983)
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Soldier of Love Music Poster Image
Smooth as silk, strong as steel, but best for older kids.
By Sade
(2010)
(2010)
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Taking the Long Way Music Poster Image
Country-pop music with a message.
By Dixie Chicks
(2006)
(2006)
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Volta Music Poster Image
Electro music queen sings safe, beautiful poetry.
By Bjork
(2007)
(2007)
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Bad Reputation Music Poster Image
Joan Jett claims rock 'n' roll for women in fierce debut.
By Joan Jett
(1981)
(1981)
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Beyonce Music Poster Image
Stunning album is compelling, creative; some profanity.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
(2013)
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"Born This Way" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Clean pop tune offers upbeat message about loving yourself.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
(2011)
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Jennifer Hudson Music Poster Image
Oscar winning Idol belts smart and strong.
By Jennifer Hudson
(2008)
(2008)
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The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond Music Poster Image
Dark, haunting alt-rock/country soundtrack; best for teens.
By Various Artists
(2012)
(2012)
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Mind Body & Soul Music Poster Image
Joss Stone hits it out of the park, one more time.
By Joss Stone
(2004)
(2004)
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Pure Heroine Music Poster Image
Rising pop star's debut is edgy but smart and captivating.
By Lorde
(2013)
(2013)
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#1's Music Poster Image
Great collection of hits; lots of sexy lyrics.
By Destiny's Child
(2005)
(2005)
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"F--kin' Perfect" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Intense, inspiring song about loving yourself; OK for teens.
By Pink
(2011)
(2011)
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Horses Music Poster Image
Complex punk poetry from influential artist.
By Patti Smith
(1975)
(1975)
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Kala Music Poster Image
Sassy feminism mixed with some 4-letter words.
By M.I.A.
(2007)
(2007)
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Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Music Poster Image
Raunchy attitude along with playful fun.
By Gwen Stefani
(2004)
(2004)
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The Cookbook Music Poster Image
One spicy dish after another best for older teens.
By Missy Elliott
(2005)
(2005)
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Public Warning Music Poster Image
Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
(2006)
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It's Not Me, It's You Music Poster Image
Excellent singer-songwriter delves into mature topics.
By Lily Allen
(2009)
(2009)
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