- Date : 03/04/2020
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As the singer Hailee Steinfeld rightly said, ‘Most girls are smart and strong and beautiful’. Here’s a list of your favourite ‘most’ girls from the music industry.
Pull up your playlist and scroll through it. We bet a majority of the music is likely to be from young female artists. That’s because women are running the world in every aspect – from business to music. Now put on your favourite tunes and read on to find out just how your favourite female singers became rich and famous. There’s a unique lesson to be learned from each of them that will inspire you and help you live life better.
1. Billie Eilish
Does the song ‘Bad guy’ start playing in your head immediately when you read her name? Everyone’s heard of this phenomenal 18-year old musician, but did you know that she’s the first artist born in the 21st century (2001, to be precise) to have her album reach no. 1 on Billboard?
Even before Billie became an adult, she managed to have a net worth of $8 million through her dark, melancholy pop that not only tops the charts every time but also stands out in the most striking way. This young artist struggled with depression and turned it into art. One key takeaway from Billie’s journey and music is that we can learn to deal with our emotions in a healthy manner.
Disclaimer: If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, please seek professional health.
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2. Taylor Swift
Millennial and Gen Z women have grown up with T-Swift and gone through the motions of it all – love, heartbreak, adulting, bullying, acceptance, and so on. What’s your favourite Taylor Swift song? Love Story, Blank Space, or You Need To Calm Down? Whichever your favourite, these and all her other brilliant and on-point songs have contributed to her $400 million net worth.
Taylor has been in the industry since she was 13 and one important thing that she stands for – and one that every fan will passionately agree on – is that hard work always pays off. Taylor didn’t have any connections in the music industry, but she convinced her parents to move to Nashville so she could build her career. She writes all of her own music, which is a rare and commendable thing in the industry. She worked hard every step of her career, while being humble and grateful to her fans through it all, and achieved the fame and money as a by-product.
3. Camila Cabello
While this young artist was initially known for being part of the all-girl band Fifth Harmony, people around the world now know her for her solo ‘Havana’, which she released at the age of 20. In June 2018, this song became Spotify’s most-streamed song ever by a solo female artist. And her net worth of $12 million is enough to fund endless trips to Havana for sure.
This 23-year-old Cuban-born singer and songwriter is truly an inspiration for several reasons, but what’s most endearing is her values and priorities in life. Despite her fame, riches, and youth, Camila always makes time for her family – parents, sister, and grandparents. When she turned 22 last year, she shared a list of important life lessons, and staying in touch with her family was right on top.
4. Selena Gomez
You may have first known her as Alex Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney, but this young actress, singer, and songwriter really began her career in 2002 at the tender age of four with her role on the show Barney and Friends. At 17, she had a net worth of $1 million, and as of 2019, it is estimated at $75 million. That’s a lot of hard work throughout her adolescent years!
Aside from all her achievements in her music and acting career, one thing we all can learn from Gomez is strength and perseverance. In 2014 she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease, due to which she had to undergo a kidney transplant in 2017. Through it all, she continued to be honest with her fans, graceful in her life, and resilient in her recovery.
This list isn’t exhaustive. Lorde, Meghan Trainor, Alessia Cara, and Hailee Steinfeld are some other female powerhouses in the music industry who are building the best years of their life through what fuels them the most – their passion for music. From showbiz to biz: Here is a list of women celebrities who took the entrepreneurial plunge.