Black Girl Music: Give these Women their Flowers!
Black female artists are using their creativity to cultivate the essence of Black Girl Magic, and recently we’ve seen an abundance of it.
COVID-19 has brought a new form of living; less interaction, more social awareness, but a new way to appreciate the world around us.
Black women have come together in music to show the world that their community is stronger than ever.
Recently we’ve seen artists from all different genres and platforms come together to create music with a message; that no one can bring the black woman down.
These are just a few Black Girl Albums that have been recently released during quarantine, that the music should rediscover. It unveils challenges of independence, love, and self-love.
Kaash Paige released her latest Album,Teenage Fever, an album that left her diary on the track. She has a natural vibe that everyone could get behind. This London native doesn’t have to do much with a swift beat, and bomb features. She has features including Don Toliver, K Camp, Isaiah Rashad just to name a few.
Lianne La Havas took an album and created a safe space for women to dive into their feelings without judgment and full acceptance. It was the perfect release given the world around us, and feeling the weight of the world on our shoulders she took that pressure off and put it into an album. Songs like Paper Thin and Green Papaya gave us the much-needed avenue to branch into tranquility while the world’s ‘on fire’ around us.
On top of that black women have exceeded the world’s expectations. Monica and Brandy surpassed numerous records in a recent Verzuz battle. These icons came together to share the same stage after a decade-long feud.
They exceeded expectations by surpassing 1.1 active viewers on an Instagram live, raised over 250k for Michelle’s Obama When We All Vote, and surpassed a record of live tweets in the United States during a live performance, which was previously held by 2020 VMA’S.
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6+ MILLION in total (not 1.2M!) tuned in to watch the Super Bowl of Livestreams. This is the NEW TV. The queens @Brandy and @MonicaDenise broke all #VERZUZ records and more! We generated more than 1M tweets in the US (beating the VMAs), 1.9M tweets globally, and helped raise $250,000 for @WhenWeAllVote 💥
When black women come together, the world reacts. And it was a night where people from all walks of life could come together to celebrate the power behind their voices. Famous singles like So Gone, Have You Ever, Angel of Mine, and much more. They closed out the night with their debut, The Boy is Mine, which left everyone with an abundance of joy turning off their screens knowing that these women celebrated each other and all the music they’ve given to the world.
Also in recent news, there have been several Black Girl Singles that have charted the music community.
Black women have been coming together now more than ever in the face of change, adversity, and empowerment. With the world falling to shambles, they have used their art to pick up the pieces, using their creativity and talent they have exasperated the definition of Black Girl Magic.
Madison Hunt is an aspiring music journalist from Washington DC. Her love for music started at a young age, having played the percussion since the fourth grade, music has always been a huge part of her life. She has an extensive resume writing for local publications within the metropolitan area. Her hopes are to highlight the potential of the DMV music market, as well as, create impactful stories surrounding the progression of the music industry. She specializes in covering neo-soul events and musicians. Some of her favorite musicians include Lauryn Hill, India Arie, SZA, John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, and more.