It’s been a tough year for female artists.
While some of the biggest names have been making headlines, many others have had their careers upended by controversial or downright offensive behavior.
Here are five of the most influential women in music and pop, along with a few names who have left the scene with little or no notice:Billie Piper, The PixiesIt’s been nearly six years since Billie Piper’s hit album, The Beautiful People, went platinum.
But her work is still seen as groundbreaking, as it’s the first time a female singer has had a song charted on the Billboard 200 chart.
The singer has a history of being critical of sexism and misogyny in music, but she’s never shied away from expressing her opinion, either.
She told Billboard in 2016 that she’s “disappointed in all the bullshit in the music industry.
The sexism is on the rise, and that’s a bad thing.
I think the best thing is that women, and all women, are finally starting to realize that you can’t always be the victim.”
She has since opened up about her own personal experiences with sexism and sexism in the industry, and recently made headlines for a rant about how she felt when she first came out as transgender.
Her latest album, All Hands on Deck, was released on Sept. 6, and Piper’s lyrics about the “pain and agony” of transitioning have become an anthem for transgender women in the spotlight.
The song was also a huge hit on Spotify in 2016, reaching the top 10 in its first week of release.
Piper was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance for her album, but her Grammy nomination was stripped from her after she came out publicly.
That followed her comments about how much she appreciated her “love and respect” for her fans.
“It’s not easy being a woman in a male-dominated music industry, but it’s easier than I thought it would be,” she said at the time.
“I just think it’s a beautiful, brave thing to stand up and say that you’re not a victim and you’re a person, and you know what, it’s just going to get better, and I’m just so happy that I’ve done it.”
Piper, who has been married for 27 years, has also remained mum on her plans for her next record, though she did say that she was looking forward to her first anniversary with her family next month.
“My goal is to celebrate this milestone with my family.
It’s such an important year for me and my family,” she told Billboard.
“And hopefully next year I can celebrate this anniversary with my kids, and celebrate my life, and not be a victim of any kind.”
Lady Gaga, The Lady Gaga ExperienceLady Gaga opened up to Billboard about her music career after being nominated for the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2015.
Her career has been marked by controversy since then, and her songwriting credits include Lady Gaga: Born This Way and Lady Gaga Live, both of which earned Grammy nominations for best pop song and best pop performance.
But despite these controversies, Lady Gaga has never shirked from expressing herself on the mic.
She’s spoken out on social issues such as the 2016 election and the ongoing controversy over police brutality in the United States, and has spoken out about the way men have treated women in sports.
Her latest album was released in June 2017.
The album is due out in 2018.
Lady Gaga is still a huge influence on young girls.
Her hit song “Born This Way” is one of the highest-selling songs of all time, with 1.7 billion copies sold.
She has also worked with various pop stars such as Beyonce and Nicki Minaj on their 2016 album, and she’s also worked alongside the likes of Katy Perry and Rihanna on their music.
“I am so proud to be a part of the Lady Gaga legacy, which is so inspiring and so beautiful, and to be part of this community, which has been so amazing,” Gaga told Billboard at the Billboard Music Awards.
“You can’t put a price on this legacy, and it’s been really beautiful.”
Pablo Honey, Lady AntebellumLady Antebillums lead singer, Alicia Keys, is one woman who’s been outspoken about sexism in music.
Keys is a woman of color and has had numerous brushes with controversy in the past.
Her controversial appearance on a hot mic and remarks about women who had abortions and breast implants in a 2010 documentary earned her a spot on the cover of The New York Times.
In 2014, she told the magazine that she wasn’t sure if she wanted to be in a band anymore.
“As an artist, I think I’m more of a performer.
I want to be on stage.
I don’t know if I want a band, or I just don’t feel like it’s my thing,” Keys said.
“But I also