Women in Music 2016
Watch Billboard and American Express' 'Women in Music: Inspiring a Generation' Video
Bozoma Saint John Accepts Executive of the Year Honor at Women In Music 2016: 'We're Knocking Dudes Out of the Way to Make Room for You'
Madonna Delivers Her Blunt Truth During Fiery, Teary Billboard Women In Music Speech
Kesha Accepts Trailblazer Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016: 'Don't Let Anyone Take Your Happiness'
Best and Worst Singles of the Week: From Joy Williams to Tame Impala
"'Cause I'm A Man"
"Not often proud of what I choose … a greater force I answer to," sings Kevin Parker on Tame Impala's soulful single, his falsetto chased by luminous synths for four gorgeous minutes spent battling his weaknesses. He never names that force; the answer's out there somewhere, drifting in the psych-rock cosmos. -- Ryan Reed
"Woman (Oh Mama)"
Ex-Civil Wars member Joy Williams returns as a soloist with a worldbeat anthem brimming with garbled metaphors about the power of womanhood. The production creates an otherworldly tribal atmosphere, but lines like "I am the universe wrapped in skin" bring it crashing back to earth. -- Jason Lipshutz
Unlike the standouts on MS MR's 2013 debut, Secondhand Rapture, which gradually erupted into austere choruses, the pop duo's new single delivers its punch upfront. Frontwoman Lizzy Plapinger's scattered vocal takes are collected into a taut dance hook, but the heavy electric guitar is the song's secret weapon. -- J.L.