Ladies First: Women's Hip Hop Milestones

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Salt-N-Pepa

Backed by hits like "Push It" and "Shoop," Salt-N-Pepa were the first female rappers to become true pop stars. Their debut album, 1986's Hot Cool & Vicious, was the first by a female rap act, group or solo, to go platinum (or gold for that matter). They were also the first female rappers to win a Grammy, for 1995's "None of Your Business."

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