Happy February! This month is extra important for two very awesome reasons: it’s Black History month AND Boost Your Self Esteem month. *Hint: these noteworthy observances will be a common thread across our blog, Instagram, and Facebook Group this month.*

To help celebrate and bring awareness to both Black History Month and Boost Your Self Esteem Month, we’re kicking February off with a special Spotify playlist full of uplifting songs with positive, girl-power messages, all sung by empowering Black female voices. Why celebrate with a playlist? Because music has transformative powers and is a big part of boudoir shoots here at Silk & Lace (each client receives her own custom-made playlist as a soundtrack for her photo shoot).

These Black female voices are fierce, fabulous, and have made major waves in their industry. They defied the odds against them and rose to the top – and each one did it in a way that inspired other women, just like them. These artists and songs are beautiful reminders that you are perfect the way you are, right now, and that you can and deserve to have the things you dream about.

So, whether you have a Black female voice or are listening to Black female voices, this playlist is guaranteed to move your body and soul and put you in the right mindset to conquer whatever lies in front of you. Prepare yourself for 50 songs, more than three hours of positive, woman-powered messages, and some damn good music.

Heads up: This playlist features explicit language and mature concepts.

Confident & Empowering Black Female Voices

Spotify playlist by Silk & Lace Boudoir

  1. Just Fine – Mary J. Blige
  2. Good as Hell – Lizzo
  3. I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston
  4. Feeling Myself – Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé
  5. Superwoman – Alicia Keys
  6. Level Up – Ciara
  7. Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu) – Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu
  8. Pretty Girl Rock – Keri Hilson
  9. Boss Bitch – Doja Cat
  10. Brown Skin Girl – Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, Beyoncé
  11. She Works Hard For The Money – Donna Summer
  12. I’m Legit – Nicki Minaj, Ciara
  13. Think – Aretha Franklin
  14. Shake It Off – Mariah Carey
  15. Free Your Mind – En Vogue
  16. Golden – Jill Scott
  17. Formation – Beyoncé
  18. Gangsta Lovin’ – Eve, Alicia Keys
  19. It’s Not Right But It’s Okay – Whitney Houston
  20. Fly – Nicki Minaj, Rihanna
  21. Rise Up – Andra Day
  22. Control – Janet Jackson
  23. Flawless Remix (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj
  24. Black Woman – Fatoumata Diawara, Ms. Lauryn Hill
  25. Broken Clocks – SZA
  26. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
  27. Queen of the Night – Whitney Houston
  28. ICY GRL – Saweetie
  29. Let Me Blow Ya Mind – Eve, Gwen Stefani
  30. Hot Stuff – Kygo, Donna Summer
  31. Girl On Fire (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj
  32. Survivor – Destiny’s Child
  33. Savage – Megan Thee Stallion
  34. Phresh Out The Runway – Rihanna
  35. Black Barbies – Nicki Minaj, Mike WiLL Made-It
  36. My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) – En Vogue
  37. Tempo (feat. Missy Elliott) – Lizzo, Missy Elliott
  38. Respect – Aretha Franklin
  39. I Am (feat. Flo Milli) – Baby Tate, Flo Milli
  40. He Wasn’t Man Enough – Toni Braxton
  41. Higher Love – Kygo, Whitney Houston
  42. Run the World (Girls) – Beyoncé
  43. Doo Wop (That Thing) – Ms. Lauryn Hill
  44. Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj) – David Guetta, Nicki Minaj
  45. What Have You Done For Me Lately – Janet Jackson
  46. Like This (feat. Eve) – Kelly Rowland, Eve
  47. Touch My Body – Mariah Carey
  48. Coconut Oil – Lizzo
  49. Me, Myself and I – Beyoncé
  50. A Woman’s Worth – Alicia Keys