ESSENCE Black Women in Music

Black Girl Karaoke: 51 Songs That Shaped Our Journey To Womanhood

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Rachaell Davis
Jul, 20, 2017 7:07 PM UTC

There’s nothing quite like a good karaoke session with your girls and we’ve got the perfect soundtrack.

Whether for a planned outing or an impromptu gathering with your crew, these classic songs by some of our favorite ladies in R&B and Hip Hop will make for an unforgettable night of memories. Scroll through to see how many lyrics you remember by heart and then make plans to gather your squad and put them to the test with the ultimate girls night karaoke jam session.