To get a Black woman's attention, an artist better put their all into a song and sing about our struggles, our triumphs, our pain, and our immeasurable joy. In other words, they better sang their hearts out. In celebration of Black History Month and the Grammys this Sunday, we put together a list of 25 albums every Black woman needs in the soundtrack to her life, from Mary J. Blige's "My Life" to Lauryn Hill’s “The “Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
Packed with one musical tribute to self-love after another, India.Arie’s debut album has earned an eternal spot on any Black woman’s playlist. To all the sisters who embrace their beautiful “Brown Skin,” aren’t the average girls on the “Video,” and pride themselves on “Strength, Courage and Wisdom,” this one’s for you.