ZORA, Medium's publication for women of color, has shared what it's calling the ZORA Music Canon: a list of the 100 most iconic albums by African American women, in the interest of highlighting "the genius and glory of Black women musicians." The list is a followup to the ZORA Literary Canon, published back in January, and was determined by a panel that included DJ and recording artists MC Lyte and Olivia Dope.
Check out five of their picks, presented chronologically by year of release, and be sure to go to the source for the full list. You can also find playlists with highlights from each album on ZORA's official Spotify profile.
What's your favorite album on the list?