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5 Best American female hip hop singers in 2016

Emily 28 de January del 2017 celebrities
For all its flaws, 2016 seemed like it was going to be the year of feminism. We even had a woman as a presidential candidate. So we decided to gather the best female artists in 2016 for a musical genre that is primarily masculine: hip hop.

Male names such as Kanye West, Drake, Silento, Dolla $ign, and Desiigner might sound very familiar for you if you partied last, year but here are our top 5 female hip hop singers in America who starred in 2016.

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This creative and talented Barbadian singer is a star since she first appeared with her first great hit “Umbrella” in 2007. Today, 9 years after, she is still going strong as one of the best female hip hop singers. This year, the clubs beat with “This is what you came for”, sharing this success with Calvin Harris, and “Work” which featured Drake and kept the top position on the Billboard 200 and the Hot 100 for weeks. The same album “Anti” had a soul train music award nomination for the best composition. She was also the sparkling presenter of the MTV Awards 2016m so that’s why she is our number one.5 Best American Female Hip-Hop singers in 2016

Nicki Minaj

The awesome originally Trinidadian singer Nicki Minaj mainly gets her influence from Jay-Z, so this female artist has been in demand with hip hop music fans mainly since 2010. And this year, she was able to show once again that she is the current queen of this genre with “Side to Side” featuring Ariana Grande. This hit was among the best ones on the Billboard Hot 100. Both artists performed on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards and Nicki, as usual, was in the spotlight.

Iggy Azalea

This jolly Australian singer moved to the United States to fulfill her goal of becoming an outstanding hip hop artist, and she nailed it. Since her first performances on American stages in 2012, she has gotten the attention of a worldwide audience. Proof of this is her 2014 hit song “Fancy”, reaching one of the highest on the list of the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. This was the highest recognition of a non-US-born artist in the genre. Her striking and contagious song “Team” was performed in a stunning gig at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, which is one of the trendy festivals in the UK and in the US. She also was a judge this year, when she was debating with Guy Sebastian on “X Factor Australia”.

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We chose our number 4 on the list for being a new breath of fresh air on the hip hop and R&B music scene. This young American artist is responsible for the majority of the latest hip hop songs launched in this year. Singles such as “Company”, “Superlove”, “Pour your love on me”, “Just a taste”, “Nightride”, and “Dreams are real” were an audio on demand in 2016. Also, she is the one that was most featured with other artists on sogns such as “Shakehips” and “Chance the Rapper” and the hit “All my friends”, which was the Best Contemporary Song of the year. She starred duets with other outstanding singers in the hip hop industry, such as Rihanna in “No excuses”, Chris Brown in “Blow” also with Davido in “How long”, KDA in “Just Say”, Drake in “Best Mistake” and even Asian artists such as Park Chanyeol in the hit song “Freak Luv”.

Zara Larsson

The youngest on our female artist list is Zara Larsson, a famous Swedish songwriter who performed her singles at the European Championship 2016. Despite being a pop singer, we chose her to be a member of our top five best American female hip hop singers due to her awesome record “Ain´t my fault” where Lil Yachty collaborated. Zara was the presenter at the MTV EMAs 2016 where she also sang her other cheery track “Lush Life”.

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And those were our 5 best female hip hop singers of 2016. Don’t they all embody feminism? 2016 was definitely the year when this movement reached its highest pitch even in music.

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