Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift: 3 Hot Women in the Music Industry

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Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift: 3 Hot Women in the Music Industry

Laura Leiva

Modern Tokyo Times


There’s no shortage of amazing women artists out there right now – and some of the hottest names in music are making headlines for their work on and off the stage. Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj all have chart-topping hits in a range of genres, and fans can’t seem to get enough of their music.


Taylor Swift is often in the news – and not just for her music. Her string of romances with well-known names in music, such as Harry Styles of One Direction, Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers and John Mayer have provided her with attention and allegations of using the failed relationships as subjects in her lyrics. While she has alluded to writing songs about her past love, it doesn’t seem to matter where she finds her inspiration because her songs jump to the top of the charts. In her somewhat short music career, Swift has earned an impressive 145 awards from various organizations, including the Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards, among others. Currently, her album Red has climbed to the top of the charts in Canada, United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.


Another artist many are talking about is Nicki Minaj. Her recent addition to the judge’s panel for the hit show American Idol has been frequently featured in many gossip magazines and entertainment news columns for feuding with fellow judge, Mariah Carey. Whether it’s for publicity or not, Minaj brings her feisty personality and outrageous fashion to millions of viewers each week, which helps build her mainstream audience. Known for hip hop and pop music, Minaj has garnered attention for her unique style and has cited Lil’ Kim, Lauryn Hill and Foxy Brown as major musical influences. Her gold and platinum hit songs include Starships, Super Bass and Pound the Alarm.


Alicia Keys has been a best-selling artist since she first arrived on the music scene with her debut album, Songs in A Minor, in 2001. Since then, Keys has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and is featured in VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. As an artist in the world of hip hop and R&B, Keys has combined a variety of musical influences to create her unique sound. Playing keyboard and piano, her albums often feature an eclectic mix of jazz, soul and classic piano along with rich vocals. Her fifth studio album, Girl on Fire, is described by Keys as a collection of songs meant to empower fans – and the album’s title track is rapidly rising in the charts. Recently, Keys was named the new Global Creative Director for BlackBerry in their new launch of BlackBerry devices.


Three women with three different musical influences – but they all speak to music fans around the world and continue to release creative work that rises through the charts. With their growing fame in such a short amount of time, these artists have amassed millions in record sales and collaborations with world-renowned brands and companies.


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