I'm Every Woman: 25 Women Empowerment Songs

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  • 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
  • Karyn White
  • TLC

"Control," Janet Jackson 

Janet Jackson is one of the many pivotal artists in R&B history. Her single "Control," coming from the album of the same name, speaks of growing into your own person and taking control of your life, making your own decisions, and owning your independence. The song hit the top five on Billboard's Hot 100, and hit number one on the Hip Hop/R&B and Club Music chart. The single also granted her a win (over her brother Michael that year) for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video Award at the Soul Train Music Awards. 

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