Top 10 Tracks From Our Fave Female Artists of 2018 So Far
With the first-half of 2018 done and dusted, we can happily say there’s been a stack of good music released.
We’ve had comebacks from noughties icons Christina Aguilera and Backstreet Boys, the history-making ‘This Is America’ from Childish Gambino and Yeezy, Bey and Jay all dropped surprise albums. Not to mention, Drake keeps clocking the number one hits with ‘God’s Plan’.
But perhaps the most important trend of 2018 has been the resurgence of the solo female artist. This year, the world has been championing talented females in the music industry and we are right there behind the cause.
In celebration of girl power, here are 10 of our fave tracks from the leading ladies of 2018 to wrap your ears around…
SZA – ‘The Weekend’
Five-time Grammy Award Nominee, Sza picked up Best New Artist at the 2018 BET Awards and is the only female artist signed to Kendrick Lamar’s TDE label. She's killing it!
King Princess – ‘1950’
First artist to release a single off Mark Ronson’s label. Harry Styles drew attention to King Princess by tweeting about her single ‘1950’.
Amy Shark – ‘I Said Hi’
Gold Coast native, Amy Shark’s stage name was inspired by her favourite movie, 'Jaws' and won Breakthrough Artist at the 2017 Aria Awards! She's also our next MTV Unplugged Melbourne artist.
Cardi B FT. J Balvin – ‘I Like it’
Real name is Belcalis Almanzar, her record-breaking hit ‘Bodak Yellow’ was a response to Kodak Black’s ‘No Flockin’.
Sigrid – ‘Strangers’
Sigrid hails from Norway and won BBC’s 'Sound of 2018' award, which is huge! Previous winners include Sam Smith and Adele.
Ariana Grande FT. Nicki Minaj – ‘The Light is Coming’
Written and produced by Pharrell Williams, reports say eight rappers auditioned for Nicki Minaj’s part. Also, fun fact: Grande is the third most followed person on Instagram.
G Flip – ‘About You’
24-year-old G Flip is an ex-drummer turned singer from Melbourne. G Flip is short for her real name Georgia Flipo.
Camila Cabello – ‘Never Be the Same’
Her debut single ‘Havana’ is Spotify’s most-streamed song ever by a solo female artist. Yas girl!
Robinson – ‘Nothing to Regret’
21-year-old Kiwi sensation Robinson worked with Joel Little on ‘Nothing to Regret’ who’s previously worked with heavy-hitters like Khalid and Lorde. She's definitely in good company!
Billie Eilish ft. Khalid – ‘Lovely’
Based in L.A., and only 16-years-old, Billie is already going places. Not only does she have money-making tracks under her belt, she also co-hosts a radio show on Apple Beats 1 called 'Groupies Have Feelings Too.'
We’re looking forward to hearing what the next half of 2018 has in store for us!
- Julia Natoli
Amy Shark is performing at MTV Unplugged Melbourne in July! For more info head to mtv.com.au/unplugged!