The future is female — in politics, sports, business and, of course, music. And as the music industry landscape continues to change and evolve, so has the talent that comes from each genre. Each of these artists vary in sound — from gritty hip-hop to sultry, soulful R&B — and are on their way to becoming the next big thing in music. They range from SoundCloud sensations to artists getting co-signs from Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna. But the one thing they all have in common? The “it” factor. Needless to say, these are the female voices you need to be tuned in to right now.