An exciting new crop of Black women in music is on the rise. Whether crafting the next catchy hip-hop anthem or breaking the ranks in country music, sisters are continually creating exciting new forms of expression, as per usual. See the 11 new voices to add to your playlist.
Whoever says there's no new good music is in for a pleasant surprise in 2013 as some of our favorite artists return with amazing new material. Just in time for the warmer weather, Beyonce, India Arie and Janelle Monae are just a few of the artists returning with sizzling new soul and R&B to keep us happy through the heat. Here's a look at 13 albums we're excited to blast in our speakers.