Rapper Azealia Banks poses with her customised Karl Lagerfeld ipad after performing at his house party last week
A new year means a new set of females ready to take the music industry by storm. After the success and rise of fierce and fearless female artists making waves in 2011 such as: Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga and Ke$ha, it seems that in 2012 a new breed of female artist has emerged from under the woodwork to claim their place in the music industry. Oh yes, the sisters are doin’ it for themselves, check out our top 5 femme fatales below!
Earlier today, Forbes released the list for the highest paid women in the music industry during 2011. Lady Gaga topped the list making a staggering $90 million (or £58 million) between May 2010-May 2011 making her the highest paid woman in music. Gaga was followed by Taylor Swift who made $45 million and Katy Perry who made $44 million. Guess it really does pay to be different! Check out who else made the rich list below.
The little muffins aka Little Mix have defied all odds and have become the first girl band to make it through to the X Factor finals
2011 has most definitely seen a sudden up rise of fabulous, fearless and fierce British girl bands. Britain has gone from having all but two girl bands (The Saturdays and The Sugababes) to all of a sudden having nearly 10 circulating the scene at the same time. It’s a well known fact that generally the British music scene aren’t so accepting of girl bands … but all that’s about to change with a new breed of power girl band, smashing that glass ceiling and putting their best Giuseppe forward, proving to us that talented British girl bands really do exist. Check out our picks of the ones to watch for 2012 below!