I'm Every Woman: 25 Women Empowerment Songs

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  • Karyn White
  • TLC
  • Tupac
  • Nicki Minaj, Rihanna
  • Diana Ross
  • Des'ree
  • Janet Jackson
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  • Chaka Khan
  • Gloria Gaynor
  • Alicia Keys
  • Nina Simone
  • Alicia Keys
  • Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim
  • Destiny's Child
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Beyonce
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Queen Latifah
  • Salt-N-Pepa
  • Alicia Keys
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Tina Turner
  • Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu
  • India Arie
  • Bob Marley

"Keep Ya Head Up," Tupac 

While many male rappers get the wrath for degrading women, Tupac made sure he took some time out to show the women how much he appreciates them. Although "Keep Ya Head Up" was dedicated to a young lady named Latasha Harlins, who was murdered by a store owner, the song seems like an open letter to every woman listening. Since its time, the song has sold nearly five million copies and has served as an influence to artists such as Lil Wayne, Ludacris and Nas.  

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