Adam Yauch Adam Nathaniel Yauch was an American rapper, musician, film director, and human rights activist.
Alanis Morissette Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actress.
Alice Di Micele Alice Di Micele is a folk music and environmental singer/songwriter from Ashland, Oregon.
Allison Wolfe Allison Wolfe is a Washington, DC-based singer, songwriter, and zine writer who has been the lead vocalist for several punk rock groups including Bratmobile and Partyline.
Amy Ray Amy Elizabeth Ray (born April 12, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter and member of the contemporary folk duo Indigo Girls.
Anaïs Mitchell Anaïs Mitchell (pronounced 'uh-nay-is') (born c. 1981) is an American singer-songwriter.
Angel Haze Raykeea Angel Wilson (born July 10, 1991), better known by her stage name Angel Haze, is an American rapper and lyricist signed to Universal Republic and Island Records.
Ani DiFranco Ani DiFranco (born Angela Maria DiFranco; September 23, 1970) is an American singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, poet and songwriter.
Annemarie Roelofs Annemarie Roelofs (born 1955), also spelt Anne-Marie Roelofs and Anne Marie Roelofs, is a Dutch trombone player and violinist, and is a professor at the Frankfurt University of Music...
Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician.
Ari Up Ariane Daniela Forster (17 January 1962 – 20 October 2010), known by her stage name Ari Up, was a German-born vocalist best known as a member of the English punk rock band, The Slits.
Arise (musician) Tricia Lourdes Juanita Aguirre (born on July 14, 1987) better known by her stage name Arise is an American musician, singer and actress.
Azealia Banks Azealia Banks (born May 31, 1991) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.
Azure Ray Azure Ray is an American dream pop duo, consisting of musicians Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink.
Becca Albee Becca Albee is an American musician and visual artist who was a founding member of the band Excuse 17 which was an early pioneer in the Riot grrrl and Third-wave feminism movements.
Bernice Johnson Reagon Bernice Johnson Reagon (born October 4, 1942) is a singer, composer, scholar, and social activist, who founded the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock in 1973.
Beth Ditto Mary Beth Patterson, known by her stage name Beth Ditto (born February 19, 1981, in Searcy, Arkansas), is an American singer-songwriter, most famous for her work with the indie rock band G...
Beyoncé Knowles Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, simply known as Beyoncé, (born September 4, 1981) is an American recording artist and actress.
Bikini Kill Bikini Kill was an American punk rock band formed in Olympia, Washington in October 1990.
Billy Karren William Francis "Billy" Karren is an American musician and feminist best known as the lead guitarist of the punk band Bikini Kill, and the leader of Olympia garage band The November Witch.
Blame Sally Blame Sally is a collaboration of four solo female singer-songwriters from San Francisco who have recorded and performed together frequently over the past decade.
Bonnie Raitt Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player.
Brooke Candy Brooke Dyan Candy (born July 20, 1989) is an American rapper.
Buffy Sainte-Marie Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC (born February 20, 1941) is a Canadian-American Cree singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist.
Carly Simon Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author.
Carole King Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter.
Carrie Brownstein Carrie Rachel Grace Brownstein (born September 27, 1974) is an American musician, writer, and actress, who first widely became known as a guitarist and vocalist in Sleater-Kinney.
Cat Power Charlyn Marie Marshall (born January 21, 1972), also known as Chan Marshall or by her stage name Cat Power, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress and model.
Celia Mara Célia Mara is a Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer who has lived since the 1990s in Vienna, Austria and since 2003 also partly in Salvador, Bahia.
Cherie Currie Cherie Ann Currie (born November 30, 1959) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actress, and artist.
Chrissie Hynde Christine Ellen "Chrissie" Hynde (born September 7, 1951) is an American musician best known as the leader of the rock/new wave band the Pretenders.
Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer and actress.
Cinder Block (musician) Cinder Block (born Cindy Morgan, May 13, 1961) is an American punk rock vocalist and visual artist.
Corin Tucker Corin Lisa Tucker (born November 9, 1972) is a singer and guitarist, best known for her work with rock band Sleater-Kinney.
Courtney Love Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison, July 9, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actress, and artist.
Cris Williamson Cris Williamson is an American feminist singer-songwriter, who achieved fame as a recording artist, and who was a pioneer as a visible lesbian political activist, during a time when few who were...
Cyndi Lauper Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and LGBT rights activist whose career has spanned over four decades.
Dar Williams Dar Williams (Dorothy Snowden Williams, born April 19, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter specializing in pop folk.
Dixie Chicks Dixie Chicks are an American country music band which has also crossed over into other genres.
Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson; December 23, 1964) is an American musician and singer-songwriter who is best known for being the lead vocalist and one of three guitarists of the ...
Electrosexual Electrosexual is a French electronic musician, composer, performer, record producer and Music video director living in Berlin.
Elis Paprika Elis Paprika (real name Erika Elizabeth Nogues; May 8, 1980) is an independent Singer-songwriter from Guadalajara, Mexico.
Elliott Smith Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician.
Emily Saliers Emily Saliers (born July 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and member of the Indigo Girls.
Eve Libertine Eve Libertine (real name Bronwyn Lloyd Jones) is a British singer.
Fiona Apple Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart (born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist.
Frightwig Frightwig originated as an all-female Feminist Punk Rock American band from San Francisco, California.
Georgina Born Georgina Born is a British academic, anthropologist and musician.
Grimes (musician) Claire Boucher (born March 17, 1988) better known by her stage name Grimes, is a Canadian producer, artist, musician, singer-songwriter and music video director.
Helen Reddy Helen Reddy (born 25 October 1941) is an Australian American singer, actress, and activist.
Holly Near Holly Near (born June 6, 1949 in Ukiah, California) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, teacher, and activist.
Huggy Bear (band) Huggy Bear were an English riot grrrl band, formed in 1991 in London, and based in Brighton.
India.Arie India.Arie (born India Arie Simpson; October 3, 1975) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer.
Indigo Girls The Indigo Girls are an American folk rock music duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.
Jane Siberry Jane Siberry (born Jane Stewart, 12 October 1955 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, known for such hits as "Mimi on the Beach", "I Muse Aloud", "One More Colour" and "Ca...
JD Samson JD Samson (born August 4, 1978) is the stage name of Jocelyn Samson, an American musician, producer, songwriter and DJ best known as a member of the bands Le Tigre and MEN.
Jean Smith Jean Smith (born August 1, 1959 Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian musician, best known as the lead singer of the Vancouver band Mecca Normal, as well as a painter, novelist, lecturer an...
Jeff Buckley Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scottie Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Jen Smith Jen Smith is an artist, musician, zine editor, and activist from the United States.
Jennifer Abod Jennifer Abod is an American feminist activist, musician and journalist.
Jennifer Kimball Jennifer Kimball is a vocalist and songwriter who is part of the folk duo The Story.
Jessicka Jessicka Addams (born Jessica Fodera on October 23, 1975) is an American singer and artist.
Jewel (singer) Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974), professionally known as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, and poet.
Joan Baez Joan Baez (born January 9, 1941 as Joan Chandos Báez) is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist.
Joan Jett Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin; September 22, 1958) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blac...
Joan Osborne Joan Elizabeth Osborne (born July 8, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter and interpreter of music, having recorded and performed in various popular American musical genres including pop, soul...
Johanna Fateman Johanna Fateman (born 1974) is a writer, songwriter, musician, and record producer.
John Legend John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer-songwriter and actor.
John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member o...
Jonatha Brooke Jonatha Brooke (b. January 23, 1964) is an American folk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist from Massachusetts.
Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson; November 7, 1943), is a Canadian musician, singer songwriter, and painter.
Justin Sane Justin Cathal Geever, better known by his stage name Justin Sane is the lead guitarist and singer/songwriter of the United States-based musical group Anti-Flag, a punk rock band formed in ...
Kaia Wilson Kaia Lynne Wilson is a musician from Portland, Oregon, best known as a founding member of both Team Dresch, a revered 1990s queercore punk band, and The Butchies, a pop-rock spin-off from her so...
Karen Young (Canadian singer) Karen Young (born in Montreal on June 19, 1951) is a singer, lyricist, composer and arranger from Quebec, Canada who has explored several different musical styles.
Karin Dreijer Andersson Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson (born 7 April 1975), also known by her stage name Fever Ray, is the lead vocalist of the electronic music duo The Knife, formed with her brother Olof Dreijer.
Kat Bjelland Katherine "Kat" Lynne Bjelland (born December 9, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and guitarist.
Kate Nash Kate Marie Nash (born 6 July 1987) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and actress.
Kathi Wilcox Kathi Lynn Wilcox (born 1969) is an American musician.
Kathleen Hanna Kathleen Hanna (born November 12, 1968) is an American musician, feminist activist, and punk zine writer.
Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Blackstock (née Clarkson; born April 24, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actress.
Kenia Arias Kenia Arias (born October 22, 1982), often referred to simply as Kenia (is an American singer-songwriter, model, author and actress.
Kim Gordon Kim Althea Gordon (born April 28, 1953, Rochester, New York) is an American musician, vocalist, visual artist, record producer, video director, fashion designer, and actress.
Kurt Cobain Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. April 5, 1994) was an American musician and artist.
Kyle DiFulvio Kyle DiFulvio is an American singer–songwriter and musician.
L7 (band) L7 were an American rock band from Los Angeles.
Lachi (artist) Lachi is a singer-songwriter, pianist and author based in New York City.
Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American recording artist, activist, record producer, businesswoman, fashion desig...
Lady Sovereign Louise Amanda Harman (born 19 December 1985), better known by the stage name Lady Sovereign, is an English rapper and grime artist.
Laura Nyro Laura Nyro (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist.
Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer–songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress.
Le Tigre Le Tigre is an American electroclash band, formed by Kathleen Hanna (formerly of Bikini Kill) and Johanna Fateman in 1998 in New York City.
Leslie Fish Leslie Fish is a filk musician, author, and anarchist political activist.
Lily Allen Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper (née Allen; born 2 May 1985), known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English recording artist and actress.
Lindsay Cooper Lindsay Cooper (3 March 1951 – 18 September 2013) was an English bassoon and oboe player, composer and political activist.
Liz Phair Elizabeth Clark "Liz" Phair (born April 17, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Lizette Santana Lizette Santana, also known as Lizé, is an American recording artist, singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actress.
Lizé santana Lizette Santana, better known by her stage name Lizé, is an American recording artist, singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actress.
Lizé Santana Lizette Santana (born on September 20, 1980), better known by her stage name Lizé, is an American recording artist, singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actress.
Lorde Audre Geraldine Lorde (February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was a Caribbean-American writer, poet and activist.
Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn (née Webb; born April 14, 1932) is a chart-topping, multiple-gold-album-selling American country music singer-songwriter whose work has spanned more than 40 years.
Lorraine Segato Lorraine Christine Segato (born June 17, 1956, Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian pop singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for and a principal songwriter of new wave and pop rock gro...
Lorrie Sprecher Lorrie Sprecher (born 18 July 1960) is a writer, musician, and activist.
Louise Post Louise Lightner Post (born December 7, 1966, in St. Louis, Missouri) is the co-vocalist and guitarist for alternative rock group Veruca Salt.
Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953) is an American rock, folk, blues, and country music singer and songwriter.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Nadezhda Andreyevna Tolokonnikova (Наде́жда Андре́евна Толоко́нникова; born November 7, 1989), nicknamed "Nadya Tolokno" (Надя Толокно), is a Russian...
Nanci Griffith Nanci Caroline Griffith (born July 6, 1953) is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, reared in Austin, Texas, who currently lives in Nashville.
Natalie Maines Natalie Louise Maines Pasdar (born October 14, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter and activist who achieved success as the lead vocalist for the female alternative country band the Dixie Chicks.
Natalie Merchant Natalie Anne Merchant (born October 26, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
Nellie McKay Nellie McKay (born Nell Marie McKay), is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and former stand-up comedian, noted for her critically acclaimed albums, and for her Broadway debut in Th...
Olof Dreijer Olof Bjorn Dreijer (born 27 November 1981) is a member of the electronica duo The Knife, formed with his sister Karin Dreijer Andersson.
Pat Benatar Patricia Mae Andrzejewski (born January 10, 1953), known professionally as Pat Benatar, is an American singer and four-time Grammy Award winner.
Paula Cole Paula Cole (born April 5, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter.
Pauline Julien Pauline Julien, (May 23, 1928October 1, 1998) was a singer, songwriter, actress, feminist activist and Quebec sovereigntist.
Peaches (musician) Merrill Beth Nisker (born November 11, 1968), better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist who lives in Berlin, Germany.
Peggy Seeger Margaret "Peggy" Seeger (born June 17, 1935) is an American folksinger.
Phranc Phranc (born Susan Gottlieb on August 28, 1957 in Santa Monica, California) is an American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned several decades, and is also known for her cardboard a...
Pink (singer) Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), better known by her stage name Pink (stylized as P!nk), is an American singer-songwriter and actress.
Pink Champagne Pink Champagne (first named Kasern 9) was a Swedish feminist punk band in the 1980s.
Pussy Riot Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist punk rock protest group based in Moscow.
Queen Latifah Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, come...
Radio Sloan Radio Sloan is a musician from Olympia, Washington.
Retching Red Retching Red was an Oakland, California-based hardcore punk band that formed in late July 2004.
Rising Appalachia Rising Appalachia is a musical group lead by multi-instrumentalist sisters Leah and Chloe Smith.
Robyn Robin Miriam Carlsson (born 12 June 1979), better known by her stage name Robyn, is a Swedish recording artist.
Röda bönor Röda bönor was a feminist progg band formed in Lund in the mid 1970s.
Sadie Benning Sadie Benning (born April 11, 1973) is a video maker, visual artist, and musician.
Salt-n-Pepa Salt-n-Pepa is an American hip hop trio from Queens and Brooklyn, New York that was formed in 1985.
Sandra Bernhard Sandra Bernhard (born June 6, 1955) is an American comedian, singer, actress and author.
Sarah Dougher Sarah Dougher is an author, teacher, and singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon.
Sarah McLachlan Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC (born January 28, 1968) is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter.
Severland Severland is the third album released by Blame Sally.
Sharon Cheslow Sharon Cheslow (born October 5, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician, composer, artist, and writer.
Shauna Burns Shauna Burns is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and recording artist.
Sheila Nicholls Sheila Elizabeth Nicholls (born 9 February 1970 in Colchester, Essex) is a British singer-songwriter, now residing in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California.
Shingai Shoniwa Shingai Elizabeth Maria Shoniwa (born on 22 September 1981) is an English singer, best known as the vocalist and bassist for the UK indie rock band Noisettes.
Shirley Manson Shirley Ann Manson (born 26 August 1966) is a Scottish musician and actress, best known internationally as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Garbage.
Signe Hebbe Signe Amanda Georgina Hebbe (30 July 1837 – 1925), was a Swedish singer (soprano), actress, and theatre pedagogue.
Sinéad O'Connor Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor (born 8 December 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra.
Siouxsie Sioux Siouxsie Sioux (born Susan Janet Ballion, 27 May 1957) is an English singer-songwriter.
Spice Girls The Spice Girls were a British pop girl group formed in 1994.
Susan Abod Susan Gayle Abod (born 1951) is an American feminist activist and musician.
Suzanne Vega Suzanne Nadine Vega (born July 11, 1959) is an American songwriter and singer known for her eclectic folk-inspired music.
Taylor Momsen Taylor Michel Momsen (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress, musician, and model, who portrayed the character of Jenny Humphrey on the CW television series Gossip Girl and Cindy Lou Who...
Tegan and Sara Tegan and Sara are a Canadian indie rock duo formed in 1995 in Calgary, composed of identical twin sisters Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin (both born September 19, 1980).
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Thao and The Get Down Stay Down is a San Francisco, California-based (formerly Falls Church, Virginia) alternative folk rock music group.
The Knife The Knife are a Swedish electronic music duo from Stockholm, formed in 1999.
Tobi Vail Tobi Vail (born July 20, 1969) is an independent musician, music critic and feminist from Olympia, Washington.
Tori Amos Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos; August 22, 1963) is an eight-time Grammy Award–nominated American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer.
Toshi Reagon Toshi Reagon (born in Atlanta in 1964) is an American folk/blues musician.
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her singles "Fast Car", "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "Give Me One Reason" an...
Tune-Yards Tune-Yards (stylized as tUnE-yArDs) is the music project of New England native Merrill Garbus.
Una Baines Una Baines (born April 1957, Manchester, Lancashire, England) was best known as the keyboard player in the first line-up of British post-punk/new wave band The Fall.
Vi Subversa Vi Subversa real name Frances Sokolov Sansom was the singer and guitarist of UK anarcho-punk band Poison Girls.
Wendy O. Williams Wendy Orlean Williams (May 28, 1949 – April 6, 1998), better known as Wendy O. Williams, was the lead singer for the American punk band the Plasmatics, as well as a solo artist.
Xtina aguilera Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American recording artist and actress.
Yekaterina Samutsevich Yekaterina Stanislavovna Samutsevich (Екатери́на Станисла́вовна Самуце́вич; born August 9, 1982) is a Russian political activist.
Yoko Ono Yoko Ono is a Japanese artist and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking, as well as her 1969 to 1980 marriage to John Lennon.
Yousra Yousra (يسرا,) is an Egyptian actress and singer.
Zooey Deschanel Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter.