The Zora Music Canon

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We celebrate the global sensations of the Black diaspora

This story is a part of the ZORA Music Canon, a celebration of Black women musical artists.


A lively image that says “10 Artists to Listen to Now” with a revolving animation of album covers.
A lively image that says “10 Artists to Listen to Now” with a revolving animation of album covers.

Leikeli47, Mereba, and Mickey Guyton headline our list of musicians who deserve your attention

This story is a part of the ZORA Music Canon, a celebration of Black women musical artists.


A lively image that says “The ZORA Music Canon” with several acclaimed album covers by Black women animated  as a gif.
A lively image that says “The ZORA Music Canon” with several acclaimed album covers by Black women animated  as a gif.

The 100 most iconic albums by African American women

The ZORA Music Canon, our list of the 100 most iconic albums by African American women and a follow-up to the ZORA literary canon, is, like its predecessor, an unprecedented collection created to honor artists and artworks whose contributions to American culture have not previously been recognized this way. Canons have historically been reserved for the works of white men. These lists are meant to go beyond that — to give proper due to Black American women whose monumental influence not only shapes music but is foundational to its past, present, and future.


This list of the 100 most iconic albums by African American women gives artists the recognition they rightfully deserve

This story is a part of the ZORA Music Canon, a celebration of Black women musical artists.

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