In honour of International Women's Day, we're celebrating the incredible female artists we're lucky enough to be working with this year...
Ten-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift has released six studio albums since her debut back in 2006 and we've loved every one of them. The international superstar's most recent release 'reputation' topped charts worldwide, selling 1.2 million copies in the US in its first week making it 2017's best-selling US album. The lead single 'Look What You Made Me Do' broke multiple records within hours of release including most-streamed song in a one-day period EVER. Taylor was also Spotify's second most streamed female of 2017 and is the only artist to be awarded Billboard's Woman of the Year twice. TWICE! Now she’s gearing up to head out on her reputation Stadium Tour this summer with the incredible Camila Cabello and Charli XCX opening the shows! Tune into our playlist to hear how AMAZING these shows are going to sound.
With an incredible career spanning 30 years, Kylie Minogue has FOURTEEN studio albums to her name and has sold over 80 million records worldwide. The pop sensation is the highest-selling Australian artist of all time and has won multiple awards including a GRAMMY, Ivor Novello, ARIAs, BRIT Awards and many more. Kylie was also awarded an OBE in 2008 for her services to music!
Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Camila Cabello released her debut solo album 'Camila' this year which hit #1 on the Billboard Top 100, reached #1 in the UK and was certified Gold. The stunning album also topped iTunes charts in 100 countries, breaking the record for '#1 iTunes peak for a debut album'! Her hit single 'Havana' recently passed 765 MILLION streams and was her second #1 as a solo artist. This summer the pop songstress will be hitting the road for her sold out first ever UK solo headline tour as well as joining Taylor Swift on her reputation Stadium Tour.
The UK's most-streamed female artist on Spotify in 2017, Dua Lipa released her debut album back in June and we've had it on repeat ever since. Her empowerment anthem 'New Rules' achieved MAJOR success and became Dua's first #1 single as well as the official video reaching over a BILLION views on YouTube. She also made Brit Awards history this year being the first female artist to receive five nominations in one year, winning British Breakthrough Act and Female Solo Artist.
Queen of country-pop Shania Twain has sold 90 million albums worldwide and is the top-selling country artist of all time. Her studio albums include platinum selling debut 'Shania Twain', GRAMMY award-winning 'The Woman in Me', best-selling country album of all time 'Come On Over', her third Diamond-selling release 'UP!' and her latest album 'NOW'. As well as 5 GRAMMYs, 9 Billboard Awards and 5 AMAs, the singer-songwriter is also the only female recipient of CMT's Artist of a Lifetime Award!
Rising R&B star Jorja Smith broke onto the scene in 2016 with her MOBO nominated track 'Blue Lights' followed by her debut EP 'Project 11' the same year. Since then she has released multiple tracks including 'Beautiful Little Fools' for International Women's Day 2017, hit single 'On My Mind' with Preditah and 'I Am' from 'Black Panther The Album'. Last month saw Jorja named the 2018 Brits Critics Choice winner and set out on her SOLD OUT UK headline tour.
International pop icon Britney Spears spearheaded the rise of post-millenial teen pop inspiring the likes of Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Lana Del Ray and Meghan Trainor. One of the best-selling artists of all time, Britney has sold over 100 million records globally and has released nine HUGELY successful albums. After opening her Vegas residency in 2013, Britney is now taking her award-winning, record-breaking Piece Of Me show on the road.
Scottish singer Emeli Sandé catapulted to worldwide acclaim with the release of her multi-platinum debut album 'Our Version of Events' back in 2012. Since then she's topped charts with her 'Live At The Albert Hall' album, performed at the 2012 Olympics Opening & Closing ceremonies, won 4 BRIT Awards and been appointed an MBE for her services to music. Emeli is also part of the Global Citizen programme that aims to raise awareness of some of the world's biggest challenges.
Pop newcomer Sigrid released her infectious debut EP 'Dont Kill My Vibe' last May and we've been obsessed with her ever since. After a huge 2017 the Norwegian singer-songwriter went on to win BBC Sound of 2018, a list showcasing the most exciting talent for the year ahead, and at age 21 is the second youngest person to receive the honour after Adele. Her latest anthem 'Strangers' has been a MEGA success receiving over 18 million YouTube views and reaching the top 10 in the UK charts.
Break-out star of 2017, Katherine Ryan is currently dominating the UK television and live comedy scene with regular appearances on Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and more. The Canadian comedian took her show 'Kathbum' on the road for two sell-out nationwide tours as well as runs at Edinburgh Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival.
One of R&B's favourite new voices, H.E.R broke onto the scene with her debut EP 'H.E.R. Volume 1' back in 2016 which received love from Alicia Keys and Rihanna as well as being streamed over 65 MILLION times. After releasing a second EP 'H.E.R. Volume 2' four months later, the two EPs were combined with six unreleased songs for her debut album 'H.E.R.' that was hailed by Associated Press as one of the top ten albums of 2017.
Rising star of UK hip hop IAMDDB has already made an impression this year with her EP 'Hoodrich Vol 3' so expect BIG things from her in 2018. One of the most exciting talents around right now, her unique sound blending jazz and trap saw her named #3 on BBC Sound of 2018!
The stunning vocals of Jessie Ware have earned her three top #10 albums, four MOBO nominations, four BRIT nominations and a recent four night residency at London's Islington Assembly Hall that was described by Evening Standard as 'captivating' and 'beautiful'. Jessie's debut release 'Devotion' was Mercury Prize nominated for Album of the Year and recognised by Pitchfork as one of the best albums of the decade so far.
Global sensation Shakira is one of the most successful Latin acts in the world and one of the best-selling artists of all time. The TWELVE time Grammy award-winner released her 11th studio album 'El Dorado' last May which was certified 5x Platinum and topped the iTunes charts in 37 countries, with tracks 'La Bicicleta', 'Chantaje', 'Me Enamoré' and 'Déjà vu' helping Shakira become YouTube's most-streamed female artist of 2017!
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - OVO
The awesome cast of Cirque du Soleil’s new show Ovo features many high flying powerful women. Some of the incredible female performers include Neiva Nascimento as the main character Ladybug, mega talented contortionist Ariunsanaa Bataa, award-winning British gymnast Alanna Baker and many more phenomenal female stars.
You can see all of these amazing women live across the UK this year. Click the button below for tickets 👇