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."
This classic album tells the story of a young woman searching for love yet desperate to love herself first. Filled with angst and lovesick laments, Blige is painfully honest in expressing her sadness (she wrote all the lyrics) over a relationship gone sour. A must-have for any woman needing to get “real” with herself.