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The 13 Most Powerful Women in Music Right Now

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Who run the (music) world? Girls. And this year’s Grammy nominees are here to prove it.

From industry vets, like Pink and Miranda Lambert, to fresh newcomers, like Alessia Cara and Julia Michaels, the women rising to the top of the charts know exactly how to use their voices, taking on topics like politics, self-acceptance, and heartbreak, all mixed in with the occasional club banger.

Even divas who didn’t have a major album release got some Grammys love this year: Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift all got nods for their stellar collaborations with other artists. But women were conspicuously missing from the nominations for record of the year, a major snub that they, their fans, and other music-world big wigs spoke up about. Ahead of music’s biggest night, airing on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET on CBS, we’re breaking down the 13 fiercest female powerhouses going for Grammys glory.

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